For the geeky amongst you here’s an advantage to using MapRunF rather than MapRun: you can review, amend and re-submit your splits to include controls that didn’t ping for whatever reason. On the grounds that many folk are self-timing and will be running straight through the control sites rather than waiting for a ping, I’mContinue reading “MapRunF: how to amend your results for missing controls”
It was great to see so many old friends again tonight, tempted out for a run despite the weather threatening to dump on us big time. Thanks for being game guineapigs and joining the MapRun Tribe. A few lessons learned, not least that I need a new pair of glasses having plotted no. 8 inContinue reading “Cove Urban Sprint”
ResultsMapRun results/RouteGadget I’ve tried to adjust the times for those who were affected by number 8 being in the wrong position by looking at the traces on RouteGadget to see who obviously spent minutes wandering back and forth. Later starters were tipped off and self-timers would have been blissfully unaware anyway so rather than tryContinue reading “Urban Sprint Cove 2nd Sept Results”
Look what we’ve got to play with for future events now we’re gearing up to restart O post Lockdown! Control numbers have been added to the ‘Technical Info for Planners’ post which can always be found easily (along with info for Organisers, Controllers and Competitors) using the menu at the top. We also have aContinue reading “Oooh! Shiny new stuff!”
The Gramp MapRun Factory (Rachel) has been busy over the last couple of weeks and we now have several more courses uploaded courtesy of Sarah Dunn. From Aberdeen Uni and Perwinnes Moss (4 variations Easy to Tech) down to Stonehaven via Cove. Or a novelty twist based on and Aberdeen Street Art Trail. You paysContinue reading “That nice welcoming ‘ding’!”
Rankings following Birsemore can be found here. Obviously with the current suspension of all orienteering events until further notice there won’t be any more updates for a while. Next counting event will be advised when orienteering resumes following all relevant guidelines from BOF and UK government.
Those of you who are British Orienteering members will have received an email this morning (17/3/20) announcing the suspension of all orienteering activities with immediate effect on the advice of PHE, WHO and others. All bets are off as to when we can recommence but I think you’ll need to find alternatives for your exerciseContinue reading “All orienteering suspended due to Covid 19 coronavirus”
Well done to the 5 Gramps who went down to Errochty over the weekend to fly the flag for the club (metaphorically, don’t think they actually took a banner) in the CompassSport Trophy for smaller clubs. I’ve seen the maps and looks like Sam & Tim Griffin, Sam & Lesley Gomersall and Bob Daly betweenContinue reading “CompassSport Cup/Trophy Heats and Scottish Middle Distance Champs 2020”
Always thought Johnshaven would make a good place for a SOUL and Maroc proved me right today with Nick Hale exploiting the best bits to full advantage. David Esson was keeping his powder dry for his Birsemore Black Binge tomorrow but wandered around watching the entertainment and took some photos of various Gramps (and 2Continue reading “Johnshaven SOUL”
Many thanks to Helen Anderson for diligently carrying out Membership Sec duties over the last decade or so – not sure when she started but it certainly feels like a loooooong time ago. She’s now handed over the files of office to Lesley Gomersall so thanks to Lesley too for taking over. Anyone else outContinue reading “New Membership Secretary”
Results Splits RG Many thanks to Paul Duley for doing the honours tonight and David Esson for computing. Bit of a shock to find Glen Dye looking considerably different tonight but hopefully enough left for the Regional we’ll be holding here in October.
Congratulations to those Gramps who travelled up to take part in the Scottish Night Champs held at Findhorn last weekend. Looks like an intriguing mix of urban/forest/dunes judging from RouteGadget so it’ll be interesting to hear what they thought of it. Did it encourage a few more folk to have a go than would doContinue reading “Scottish Night Champs 2020”
I hope you all enjoyed tonight’s runs to a different area of Scolty (for DNC). Fortunately the weather gods were kind again! Did the fairy lights/bunting help add to the sense of occasion? Thanks to Gareth for control collecting and David E for computing/results. Thanks too for the offers of control collecting help – notContinue reading “DNC Scolty 19/2/20”
Results Splits RouteGadget Results updated 10/2/20 to show Joel Gooch on Long not Short course. Neil’s comment says it all. Going to be some very entertaining GPS tracks not least from those who have run or planned at Tyrebagger so often we really ought to be able to do it blindfolded by now! Thanks toContinue reading “DNC Tyrebagger 5/2/20”
I hope you all enjoyed a fabulous day at Balmedie. Beauty treatment of facial sandblasting thrown in for free. Final ResultsFinal SplitsRouteGadget Unfortunately Olivia Coman’s brikke failed and although we had a good idea of her overall time as there was no other way to prove she completed the course we’re obliged by the rulesContinue reading “Balmedie 23/2/20 (Regional)”
ResultsSplitsRG Thanks to Matt Parkes for planning tonight. I found the Short just the right mix of paths (if you could spot them) to lull you into a false sense of security and tricky stuff at the end of each leg. Thanks also to David for ‘puting and Matt, David and Murray for collecting controls.
Just before Christmas SOA’s Finance Director, Ben Hartman, sent round an email asking any tax-paying members to complete a Gift Aid declaration. As the SOA is a registered charity, Gift Aid allows it to claim extra funds from HMRC on any donations made – including our membership fees – as long as we’ve completed aContinue reading “SOA Gift Aid declaration”
Thanks to Sam and Lesley and the fearless Panda for tonight’s twirl round Crathes. Great start to the 2020 half of the series. ResultsSplitsRoutegadget If your New Year Resolution was to try Night O this year then see our DNC blog for full list of events to come and get in touch if you wantContinue reading “DNC Crathes 8/1/20”
Sarah Dunn of Scottish Orienteering is championing this mobile based version of orienteering using your phone’s GPS capabilities to track and time yourself while running one of our MapRun courses. Upload to Strava too so you can challenge your Stravamates. Visit the MapRun page for more info, instructions and downloads for the MapRun app andContinue reading “MapRun”
Anne Pearson of Tay to thank for this Christmas Brain Teaser.There are 51 points available. 1 point for getting the IOF symbol correct, if there is a + sign you get an extra point for then converting O speak into a word/ phrase that makes sense in the letter. One point for each Christmas symbol.Continue reading “Christmas Brain Teaser”
Great to see so many enthusiastic juniors charging round the Yellow (with more than a touch of sibling rivalry going on) and some old regulars coming out of the woodwork for some fresh air and a different challenge on the Score. First time I’ve been thanked for making someone’s brain ache – because “it tookContinue reading “Hogmany Hangover Handicap 2/1/2020 @ Hazlehead Park”
The hot news from the AGM is the unanimous decision to swap from Emit to SI Air. Our old Emit kit has served us well over the years but is getting tired and outdated and needing more and more TLC (see above) so time for an upgrade. The future is definitely contactless punching and althoughContinue reading “AGM 2019 roundup, Gramp Champs and other successes”
2 brilliantly fun criss-crossing courses using the best part of Balmedie were promised and duly delivered by David Esson tonight. Results Splits RG Thanks to David, Ian and Dennis for fetching in the controls for me while I sat in the warm tinkering with results. Rachel.
Results SplitsRoutegadget Thanks to Ian H for planning – courses of two definite halves with the best, intricate stuff saved for last. Also to David for driving the laptop and Dennis and David for helping collect controls.
Thanks to Dave Kirk for spending a lot of time tramping round Duthie Park and Ferryhill noting down numbers and details on various objects for us to collect on today’s Treas-O-re Hunt. (Presumably he must have worn his best puffa jacket so as not to look too dodgy as no reports in the P&J aboutContinue reading “Post-AGM Treas-O-re Hunt 8/12/19 Results”
North Area were the overall winners of this years Junior Inter-Area Champs and Sam Griffin looks very pleased with the trophy and remarkably relaxed unlike the poor frozen runner photobombing in the background! It was a very crisp couple of days at Scolty and Cambus O’May for Relays and Individuals where over 100 Juniors competedContinue reading “Scottish Junior Inter Areas 2019”
We hope everyone enjoyed the relays today, it was great to see so many enthusiaistic runners out and about. Thank-you all for joining in. Scolty Relays Overall Results Scolty Relays Splits The winners of the Girls Relay on Katja Neumann’s inspired woodland podium. And here are a couple of shots of the grand procession thatContinue reading “Student and Junior Relays Scolty 9/11/19”
ResultsSplitsRG (sorry, bit iffy in places as all on an old 1:10,000 map and some of the controls don’t sit quite right but close enough and the Splitsbrowser bit still works fine) Lovely crisp night last night and you could follow footsteps in the frost across the grassy bits. No such easy ride in theContinue reading “DNC Hazlehead 13/11/19 Results”
Three events of very different natures, in or close to 3 of the typical Pueblos Blancos in Andalucia, go to make up the competition. Typical Spanish organisation which means very relaxed but it all comes together in the nick of time even if it means some nifty improvisation like using oranges straight off a treeContinue reading “Rachel ha ganado tercero W50 en El Trofeo de Las Pueblos Blancos”
Due to potential conflicting Junior age class course designations at the Maroc Cambus O’May event on 10th November it has been decided to exclude the event from the JD2 Cup for this year. The event is being used for the Scottish Junior Inter Areas Championships 2019 Individual and all Juniors are encouraged to enter theirContinue reading “Jon Duncan Junior Deeside Cup 2019 Final Results”
Final ResultsSplitsRouteGadget BOF points (calculated overnight) Any mis-spellings or other errors please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Apologies for the lack of results display screen today – a slight oversight in the extension cable department. Good to see some tourists from quite far intrigued to give Forvie a go for the first time and seems like you relishedContinue reading “Forvie 6/10/19 Regional Results”
Final points and here by category Big thanks to all our organisers and everyone who came and ran too. Need both to make a series! . CONGRATULATIONS TO CATEGORY CHAMPS FOR 2019: Samantha McDonald JU16 (Under 16 and shadowed) Olivia Coman and Sam Griffin J (16 – 20) James BallContinue reading “Autumn Urban Sprint Series 2019 Final Results”
Firstly, congratulations to three GJOs who have just achieved milestone awards (or should that be kilometrestone in Ospeak?): Olivia Coman – 50 events Lachlan Kirk – 25 events Isobel Anderson – 10 events And congratulations to Jeremy and Pamela who have a new born son, Magnus. “Not long before he’ll be running in events! TimeContinue reading “GJO news and congrats”
Final points and here by category Results and SplitsThese are the right set of results and splits not the Cove ones which I somehow managed to copy across last week. Oops! But nobody said anything so maybe I should have just kept quiet? Thanks to Dennis for leading us round some of the trickier cornersContinue reading “Urban Sprints 2/10/19 Aberdeen Uni”
Results and Splits What a pea souper! I did have a photo emailed to me by Adrian N but doesn’t seem to have made it through the fog for me to show you – very atmospheric with a halo round the street lamp and a crowd of orienteers huddled by the banner – for safetyContinue reading “Urban Sprints 25/9/19 Cove”
Results and Splits Urban Series points after 3 eventsGood to see so many AUOC runners earlier in the series again this year so you can get 3 counting events. Welcome to Aberdeen! I’ve lumped you all into the Men/Women Open categories but technically you might be in the Junior categories if still under 21? If you spot any mistakesContinue reading “Urban Sprints 18/9/19 Duthie Park and Ferryhill”
Congratulations to Katrina McLeod on winning the W21 Scottish Score Champion crown at Faskally last weekend!
Results and Splits Interesting idea combining 50/50 woods/streets. Did you like it? Shame I couldn’t make it but I did have an interesting urban encounter of my own this evening in the shape of a cheeky young fox nosing around hopefully for scraps at Union Square bus station.
Eddy Coman has been hunting down GJOs to hand over certificates for various awards: Ailsa Anderson – 10 events Paul Caffyn – Green Morven Farquharson – Light Green Rory Halliday – 10 events Patrick Lang – Orange, Green Robert Prince – 5 events Emily Robertson – 5 events, Yellow Oli Robertson – 5 and 10Continue reading “GJO Awards”
Results and Splits Looks like a good turnout, hopefully the rain held off for you all or maybe you like the water cooling while sprinting flat out? Resident (in every sense of the word) Sprint Champ, Sam Griffin, is off to a flying start in this year’s competition with Katrina McLeod now back in town leadingContinue reading “Urban Sprints 4/9/19 Westburn and Victoria Parks”
Results Thanks to Stuart Anderson for rounding off this year’s Summer Series with a trip down memory lane hurriedly trying to glean just enough info from the master map to get us round. Next time you pick up a pre-printed map and just go you’ll be much more appreciative! Eddy Coman was handing out JuniorContinue reading “Summer Series 28/8/19 Templars Park”
Results The feedback was that the area is pretty rough underfoot so probably not the best for careering downhill, but no injuries and everyone managed to get back to the start. Apologies to Amber Graham who was the only one the end who I didn’t manage to get a time for as the Brikke readerContinue reading “Summer Series 21/8/19 Raemoir”
Results I haven’t distinguished between map memory and the regular course, partly because I think there was some peeking going on, partly because a few people seem to know the area very well*. That said, my hat goes off to the handful of brave souls who went out there without a map for backup! Apologies toContinue reading “Summer Series 14/8/19 Mulloch”
Good morning, Grandtully! This was the peaceful, misty scene snapped by Pete as he was waking controls up at 7 on Saturday morning for Gramp’s big day. A few hours later there were heffalump tracks everywhere and folk milling about all over trying to keep track of subtle vegetation changes while helter-skeltering downhill, gravity assisted.Continue reading “Strathearn 2019 Scottish 6 Days”
Results Many thanks to Zoe and Tim (Maitre de Loops) for a fresh take on Perwinnes Moss in its newly denuded form in the old quarry. Both Technical courses had an option to complete up to 4 memory map mini loops of 2 controls each which went down well with everyone who tried them. Much discussion over tea andContinue reading “Summer Series 7/8/19 Perwinnes Moss”
By the time we had a control stolen in Westhill and David bought 2 bottles of wine for AWPR3 Trophies on an impulse, we may not have made much money today but boy did we have a load of fun and a very relaxed and sociable time sunbathing in Westhill Industrial Estate or BBQing atContinue reading “The AWPR Three 24/8/19”
Results From comments at download and earwigging conversations it seems most folk who took on the contour only map challenge for Long and Short Tech enjoyed the novelty factor and surprised themselves by managing to get their head around all the squiggles more easily than they thought they would and Katrina said she actually enjoyedContinue reading “Summer Series Glen Dye 24/7/19”
Results Apologies for the delay. Work getting in the way as usual. “Wow! That was fun! Just think – some folk pay £50 for the Banchory Beast when they could come to Dunnottar for £4!!” One family said they wanted to give orienteering a try after seeing the Adventure Show coverage of the JOK ChasingContinue reading “Summer Series Dunnottar Woods 17/7/19”
Results Apologies for the control in the wrong place. Clearly those who read the warning note on the board were less likely to waste time but that is no excuse for my mistake, sorry. Thanks to David, Hugh, Jeremy and Bob for taking in controls as well as to Matthew Thompson an ex-Grampian Junior whoContinue reading “Summer Series Tyrebagger 10/7/19”