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Balmedie Summer Series 28/06/17

The wonderful dunes of Balmedie are the site for this week’s adventures. Followed by a BBQ – hot coals provided – bring your own food and drink.

Parking at the ‘southern end’. Turn right at the mini roundabout on entering the park. Remember the very narrow barriers and go slow. High tide in the evening – so beach will be reduced and burns may be higher.

4 courses – short, medium, short technical and long technical. Starts 6-7 (but earlier the better for more BBQ time). Course closes 8pm.
£4 seniors, £2 juniors as usual.

No extra training exercises this week – none needed, but they do start next week …

Summer Series 2017

Summer Series Events – fun, friendly events with something for everyone on Wednesday evenings. Events will have an easy (white/yellow standard), medium (orange standard) and two as-hard-as-we-can-make-it courses of different lengths (generally referred to as short and long tech).

Starts  6-7pm, courses close 8pm (unless changed for a particular event, please check website for any changes)
Seniors £4, students/juniors £2

Date Place/Google Map Results
24 May Hazlehead       This is World Orienteering Day Results
31 May Countesswells Results
7 June Dunnottar Results
14 June Foggieton    (Parking at Cults Primary School)  Results
21 June Crathes  Results
28 June Balmedie + BBQ
5 July Glen Dye (map updated 19 June)
12 July Cheyne Hill
19 July Tollohill
26 July Bennachie
2 Aug No event – all at 6 Days – Deeside 2017 enter now!
9 Aug Scolty
16 Aug Templars Park + BBQ + PRIZE-GIVING!

Google Map of all locations

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Hogmanay Hangover Handicap – Hazelhead – 02/01/2017

Sudok-O

Congratulations to all who came and managed to find their way round the right 9 controls! Great watching the start as everyone ran off in different directions.

We had 8 teams running around the slightly icy Hazelhead, and all but one managed to collect all 27 controls, getting caught out collecting two 237’s and no 227 (a couple of question marks – did Olivia visit 245 [I think so], and I lost Oonaghs download, but I’m sure she’ll have got the nine the others didn’t). Rachel thought up some great team names, but I am sorry to say I lost the sheet so unless she can remember them …

Many thanks to the McLeods for their hospitatlity having everyone round for soup and for providing prizes for the first three teams!

Some results and the map:
Team Results
Individual Run Results
Individual Splits
Hazelhead SudokO Map

Description

Based on the puzzle Sudoku of a 9×9 square that needs filling with numbers 1 to 9 …
There are 27 controls.
Teams of 3.
Each team of 3 people to visit all 27 controls, each team member to visit 9 controls whose last digit is numbered 1 to 9 (in ANY order).
All runners start at same time (11.00) after 10-15 mins dividing up the controls between team members (a PEN will be useful at this stage!).

Winning team is the one that collects all 27 controls correctly between three people in shortest time (runner times are summed – like a relay – but all running at once).

In more detail … the LAST DIGIT of each control is a number from 1 to 9. For example, controls 224, 234, 244 all count as 4’s. The first two digits of each control number only serve to identify the correct control on the ground. Each runner must visit nine controls collecting one of each number from 1 to 9, but in any order. So one runner might visit controls 235, 221, 246, 229, 222, 233, 244, 228, 227 and their two team mates will collect the other 18 controls between them.

Q   where has the extra H come from?
A   me!    Helen’s Hogmanay Hangover Handicap at Hazelhead

Crathes – DNC – 21/12/16 – Results

Many thanks to Lesley and Jack for another great evening .. last this year!

Some results and routegadget

Simple Results
Splits
Routegadget

Have a look …

Gramp events for 2017  requiring organisers / planners are listed HERE

Please take a peek and see if you can help out.

Hazelhead Night O – Wed 26/10/2016 – Results

We had a pleasant starry night for the “come and try it” Night-O at Hazlehead. Some fast times were recorded on Helen’s good courses.  The recent rain has wetted the ground quite a lot.  The grass was pretty squelchy in places (not good for golfers) and the ditches had a lot of water in them.

Did anyone see the Northern Lights after the race?  There was a red-alert … high chance of aurora.

The event was only timed informally, and results do not count for the Deeside Night Cup. But here are the results, and split times for those who are interested.

A couple of quite experienced people failed to punch the Start control (you must wait till it flashes) !! Don’t forget next week !  And sorry to Luke Graham who had a non-working eCard.

Long  5km  – difficulty TD5  (hard)
Medium  3km – difficulty TD5 (hard)
Orange 2.3km – difficulty TD3  (medium)

Glen Dye – Sunday 21 Aug – Final Results

Here are final results and split times for our level C event at Glen Dye:

Results

Splits

Winsplits

BOF results with Rankings points

Please enter your routes on Routegadget .

Thanks to the officials, and to all our helpers and control collectors.

Officials
Planner: Richard Oxlade
Organiser: Anne Hoy
Controller: Andy Tivendale (MAROC)
Professional Sleepyhead: Rob “Blame the Olympics” Hickling

Courses

Course
White
Yellow
Orange
Light Green
Green
Blue
Brown
Length
1.4km
2.1km
2.7km
3.0km
3.9km
5.5km
8.4km
Climb
30m
40m
85m
100m
150m
205m
325m

Mulloch – 17/8/16 – Results

A beautiful evening with stunning views, hope you had a chance to enjoy both! Many thanks to Chris and Margaret for all their work. You may not have noticed, but it involved a fair bit of gardening too.

Results
Splits
Routegadget

Next week at Templars an event with a different format followed by prize giving and BBQ – bring your own food – coals provided.

 

Autumn Urban Sprint Series 2016

UrbanBrickWall0544590One course of TD3 (Orange) standard about 3 – 4km long in streets and parks, using detailed ISSOM standard maps.

Category winners:
JU16                  Sam Griffin GRAMP   &   Olivia/Mia Coman GRAMP
J                         Joe Wright MAROC    &   Josie Gomersall GRAMP
Open                 Angel Iliev AUOC/Gordon Urquart GRAMP   &   Clare Tunaley MAROC
Vets 40+          William Nicolson INVOC   &   Lesley Gomersall GRAMP
Supervets 55+     Sam Gomersall GRAMP   &   Anne Hoy GRAMP/Team FJF IND
Best Newcomer     Kevin Hyland GRAMP   &   Estera Zak IND

Foggieton – 10/8/16 – Results

Hope you all enjoyed this evening’s courses, including the ‘no-paths’ map challenge. Particularly well done to those of you who are less familiar with the woods too. Thanks Anne for great courses and cakes!

I know some of you are anxiously awaiting the latest update on the overall league – it will be coming, but a few updates of last week’s results also needed.

Prelim Results
Prelim Splits
Routegadget

Dunnottar – 20/7/16 – Results

Thunderbolt and lightning, very very frightening! The day’s storms must have frightened most people off, but those who ventured out had a lovely evening with just enough of a breeze in the car park to keep the midges at bay. It was a little slippy under foot, prize for collecting most mud goes to Olivia – spectacular amount all over map and brikke as well as feet, legs and arms! Nice to see some new faces – keep coming (but not next week, we’re having a break. Next event is Back o’Bennachie on 3rd August)!

Thanks to the Caffyns for planning, and to control collectors Rachel, Rob, Genevieve and Joe.

Results
Splits
Routegadget

Summer Series Summary

We are over half way through the Summer Series now, time for a look at the league and attendance awards …

Overall after 8 events
Junior Attendance after 8

Junior Attendance Awards (3= bronze, 6=silver, 9=gold)
Silver Awards for Olivia Coman, Josie Gomersall, Alex and Patrick Lang. Well done – keep coming for Gold.
Bronze Awards for Connor Whitelaw, Murray Robb, Paul Caffyn, Lachlan Kirk, Morven & Kirsty Farquharson. Great work, if you keep coming you can all get Silver and some of you even a Gold!
Lots more bronzes could be earned too.

Summer League Leaders

Course Junior Women Junior Men Senior Women Senior Men
Medium Isobel Anderson Patrick Lang Sheena Farquhar Fergus Archibald
Short Tech Ailsa Anderson Alex Lang Marianne Lang Ondrej Masek
Long Tech Josie Gomersall Paul Caffyn Lesley Gomersall Callum McLeod

Plenty of events left for this all to change …
Congratulations to Bob Daly and Ondrej Masek for 100% attendance record so far!
For the purposes of this league the senior/junior split is roughly M/W18. Good for the younger juniors, but not so good for the older seniors!

Please let me know of any corrections needed.
Helen

Cheyne Hill – 06/07/16

Well, nobody got run over and we all survived the man-eating foliage more or less in one piece. Some egos in tatters mind after getting caught out on that really steep slope that runs alongside the river and the use of sniffer dogs might have to be banned except they proved to be more of a disadvantage, diving off recklessly down the steepest bits with worried owners in tow from what I could see.

Incase you checked your splits print out against your control descriptions ….
Last week, control 234 got pinched so this week we disguised control 248 as 234 (because courses are planned and maps printed a week or so in advance [generally!]). This meant that as you went round control 234 looked OK, however all the electronic gismos, splits, routegadget etc knew it as 248. Next week at Glen Dye the technical wizards will come out to play and will re-program another control to fool all the electronic bits too!
Results
Splits
Routegadget

Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon

Several parent-child* pairings from NE Scotland entered this year’s SLMM in Martindale, it’s becoming a bit of a tradition. Congratulations to the following Gramp and Maroc teams:

Lachlan and Dave Kirk, 29th (out of 71 finishers) in Carrock Fell class
Keith and Gareth Yardley, 4th (out of 86 finishers) in Harter Fell class
Alistair and Craig Chapman, 3rd in Bedafell class (out of 43, but out of 120 if you include Wansfell class on same course)
Peter and Nick Collins, 13th in Bedafell class (ditto)

GAC 2016 Final Results

OK it’s official Shearwater have won the much coveted (?) GAC 2016 Bonsai Trophy after a great turnout at Balmedie this week and a misspunch on the Maersk team…

GAC 2016 Final Results

Sums have all been checked … a quick reminder of the scoring:
Top 3 ladies’ and top 3 men’s scores make up the score for the night.  The series result is based on the team’s best 4 events. Individual totals are also based on your best 4 scores. Simple…

Shearwater turned out en masse… even managing a new entry in the last week! Genesis dropped by the wayside much like the poor neglected Bonsai… we hope the newly purchased replacement (thanks Maersk!) will not suffer the same fate in its new home at Shell.

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Balmedie 29/06/16 – Results

The dunes were in great form with lots of people running round pretending to be marmots – or at least that’s how it looked from the one human that pretended to be a control. Lots of technical hitches tonight, but I hope you were all able to enjoy Helen’s courses and the BBQ none-the-less.

It doesn’t often happen, but from time to time we do get helpful passers-by that like to move controls around. Tonight the finish went to join the rabbits under a bush. Fortunately the speedy Coman family alerted us to this early on and we were able to provide a replacement (and then find the original) before most people got round. To this end we have altered the results so the easy course times actually finished at the last control.

We suspect the same helpful individual then went on to remove another control – no. 234 – that was used on the medium and long tech courses. Apologies to those early runners that spent time puzzling over its whereabouts, and the later runners startled by the talking control that took its place. In the results the times for the legs either side of this control have been removed.

Luckily the short tech course (and the final GAC event) was not affected by either of these issues, but fell foul of a crop of technical issues at download – equipment not functioning quite right, paper running out, spreadsheets playing up …. despite all this there are now some results that will be swiftly added to the GAC scores to find this year’s winners … who will it be? Congratulations to you all for being thrown in at the deep end with some pretty technical courses. Remember the summer series continues through the summer and then you can choose which course you’d like to do! Cheyne Hill next week.

Results
Splits
Routegadget (only Short Tech plotted this week)

Helen (the other one!)

GAC Results after Crathes

John has shunned his responsibilities as spreadsheet master again this week by remaining stuck offshore…some people will do anything to avoid typing in a few numbers. Anyway in his absence Shearwater have shot into the lead (and managed to get 9 people out last night- good effort!). Victoria and Claire still leading the ladies and Gareth and Jamie leading the men.

GAC results after 5 events

Perseverance prize this week goes to John D. and Alan of Shearwater…..25 mins on point number 3….

Next week is the last GAC (but not the last Summer Series so if you’re hooked, please keep coming!) at Balmedie. BBQ after your run – you finally get to meet your  team and your rivals other than in a bog or a thicket.  Bring some meat to cook, BBQs and coal all provided.
NB Car park at Balmedie is not the main one – turn right at the mini roundabout just before the main car park and drive along the road heading south for about 0.5 km.  Gramp flag should be flying.

Crathes 22/06/16 – Results

An excellent evening, lovely area, courses and weather! Lots of fun had on the easy course by the Torphins Brownies – well done all of you.

Provisional results for your perusal:
Results
Splits
Routegadget

The five weeks of Summer Series events so far should have you all psyched up for this weekend’s orienteering: Saturday at Westhill and Sunday at Glen Fearder. And don’t forget next Wednesday is BBQ* time at Balmedie – the final event of the Grampian Adventure Challenge – will it be Maersk Oil claiming the bonzai again?

*BBQ coals supplied but bring your own food!

Tyrebagger 15/6/16 – Results

The overflow problem wasn’t car related, but of the watery kind. Some days it just rains and rains and rains, and this was one of them. A special thanks to Lynn and Jonathan for setting it all up and to everyone who ventured out. One to remember?!

Results
Splits
Routegadget

Countesswells 01/06/16 – Results

Another lovely evening for running about in the woods, although it got surprisingly chilly by the end. A few boulder controls catching people out – remember to find a good attack point for the trickier controls such as these (and choose the fastest route to the attack point). If only I practiced what I just preached!

Next week we head out to Scolty near Banchory. May be a chance to sneak some points from those still recovering from the Highlander Mountain Marathon this weekend?

Preliminary Results
Preliminary Splits
Routegadget

Hazelhead 25/05/16 – Results

An excellent start to this year’s summer series, helped no end by the delicious range of cakes provided by Team Griffin.

The results are linked below, and will be included in the main summer series post in the Results column Sometimes it takes a little while to get things sorted … keep checking back for updates. The idea is to get ‘preliminary results’ up as fast as possible – possibly just handwritten results of finish times typed up late at night – mistakes do creep in (especially if my handwriting or typing is involved). At some point these will turn into ‘Results’ as typos etc are corrected. If you spot anything amiss – let me know. Points for the league will be generated from these results.

This year I am attempting to get all the events ‘processed’ to provide split times. When you down load at the event you get a little receipt showing the controls you went to and the timings (splits), however at the event there is no check done against which controls you were actually supposed to go to! This is done later using some software that also produces the Splits sheet. This is then loaded with the course info and map to Routegadget. If you have never used it before, do have en explore – it’s a nifty system that lets you relive your event without the leg ache. You can draw your route, upload your GPS route and race everyone with a mass start.

In the GAC looks like Maersk Oil are planning to defend their record?

Results
Splits
Routegadget

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Glen Dye – Level C Event – 21/08/16

The start of the Autumn orienteering season is the Glen Dye Event this Sunday. It is a chance to run on the best bits of Glen Dye’s pine forests and moraine.

Final Details … updated 18/08/16

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Summer’s here!

Summer Series 2016The weekend has at last brought some warm weather to get us thinking of beaches and summer so time to get ready for this week’s Forest Sprint at Balmedie and the Summer Series 2016 starting on Wed 25th May.

Help us spread the word by printing off a copy of the flyer and putting it up on a notice board.

Crathes – Level C Event – 24/04/16

Results
Splits
BOF ranking points
RouteGadget

Officials
Planner: Paul Duley
Organiser: Helen Anderson
Controller: Andy Oliver

A fly past by a red kite kicked things off well first thing Sunday morning while the team were setting up the Start and for most folk the day continued well too (unless they were unfortunate enough to try head butting a tree.) Great to see so many new faces eager to try a second course and a few of our old O friends popping up too.

Just a wee reminder to start looking for ticks after forest runs. The mild winter means that there are already some out and about – I got one during the Paisley “urban” race a few weekends ago and only spent about two minutes in a patch of woodland. America has discovered a new strain of Lyme disease BTW, not over here yet as far as is known.

 

 

 

Countesswells Forest Sprint 13Apr2016 – Results

A great turn out for the first of the Forest Sprint series, thank-you to all who gave up their maps to be used again and apologies for any waiting around at the start. Future organisers take note!

Results   Splits     Routegadget
Overall points

Next week the event is being run by MAROC at Sluie, see you all there.

 

Event Safety Workshop – 25 April 2016

Ever wanted to know more about what goes into organising an event? Fancy having a go at organising an event? Then come along to this workshop, a practical, enjoyable and informative evening learning about the considerations for a good and safe event.

The Event Safety Workshop is a British Orienteering Federation (BOF) course that is now mandatory for all event organisers, planners and controllers. Anne Hickling has kindly agreed to run the course and Shell have supported us by providing a venue.

Monday, 25th April 2016  6.30-9.30pm
Cults, Aberdeen

Pre-requisities: being a BOF member

If you would like to attend, please use this contact form – places are limited.

Scolty DNC 3 Feb 2016 – Results

A lovely night for a Scolty Scramble (or amble in my case). Many thanks to Dave for taking us round the forest tonight.

Results     Splits
Routegadget

Forvie Night-O – Results 20/1/2016

Thanks to everyone for participating tonight.  Sorry I couldn’t make the printer work; results are linked below.  Such a good evening I couldn’t resist collecting in the controls.  Crossed the moor in the moonlight with my torch off watching a faint aurora just visible against the moonlight.  Nearly lost myself at one point when I mistook a deer for a control; thought it was odd when it started moving faster than me!  Seal song, geese, eider, curlew, deer, aurora, a bat, mist and frost.

Results
Splits
Routegadget

Summer Series 2016

Summer Series Events – fun, friendly events with something for everyone on Wednesday evenings. Events will have an easy (white/yellow standard), medium (orange standard) and two as-hard-as-we-can-make-it courses of different lengths (generally referred to as short and long tech).

Starts  6-7pm, courses close 8pm (unless changed for a particular event, please check website for any changes)
Seniors £3, students/juniors £1

Date Place/Google Map Results
25 May Hazlehead* Results , Splits , RG
1 June Countesswells* Results , Splits , RG
8 June Scolty* Results , Splits , RG
15 June Tyrebagger* Results , Splits , RG
22 June Crathes* Results , Splits , RG
29 June Balmedie* + BBQ Results , Splits , RG
6 July Cheyne Hill Results , Splits , RG
13 July Glen Dye Results , Splits , RG
20 July Dunnottar Results , Splits , RG
27 July No event (Welsh 5 days) Gramps in Wales
3 Aug Back O’Bennachie Results , Splits , RG
10 Aug Foggieton Results , Splits , RG , Juniors
17 Aug Mulloch Results , Splits , RG
24 Aug Templars Park + BBQ + PRIZE-GIVING! RetrO Results , Overall

Google Map of all locations

Help us spread the word by printing off a copy of the flyer and putting it up on a notice board.
(In case you’re wondering, the photo was taken by Chris Spencer of ActivNorth.)

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Forest Sprint Series 2016 – Weds 13th April to 18th May

ForestOverall results after 6 events.
Congrats to Jake Chapman and Sarah Dunn on a Maroc double win this year.
Hope you all enjoyed these short courses although I think maybe we need to choose our areas with care for next year as some were not really that sprinty.
And Balmedie wasn’t that foresty either I suppose!
April 13th Countesswells           Results      Splits
April 20th Sluie                          Results
April 27th Dunnottar                Results   Splits
May 4th   Tillyfourie                 Results  Splits
May 11th  Balmedie              Results Splits
May 18th Tillquhillie            Results

 

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Tollohill – Post AGM Event – 6th Dec 2015

A lovely bright day for a great dash round Tollohill, thanks to Ali for the great courses. The place was positively peppered with controls. Well done to those who braved the ‘no paths’ option. We hope you enjoyed your runs.

Results and Splits and Routegadget!

A few takers for the iO – but not a high success rate with some gadgets freezing, others the app stopped – we need to work on that. It won’t be replacing EMIT for a bit!

 

2015 AGM – Sat 5th December

The club AGM and social will be on Saturday 5th December at The Scout Hall, Oakhill Crescent (near the Atholl Hotel) starting promptly at 7pm.

Agenda
Short AGM & prize-giving (including the GRAMP Club Championships), followed by ‘Bring a Dish to Share’ supper (food and drink), and some entertaining games for adults and juniors.

Please come prepared to air your views about any topic and suggestions for next year.

Juniors welcome too – there’s another room to escape to so you don’t need to be involved with the talking bit, but can then join in the eating bit!

Any queries? Contact the secretary using this form.

See also this is flyer (with map). NB The Scout Hall is on a narrow lane, late-comers may need to park on Oakhill Road.

Post-AGM event at Tollohill on Sunday 6th December!

Templars – 26/08/2015 – Results

Thank-you everyone for coming along and giving Poker-O a go. I know it all sounded a bit daunting at the start “what, no map?!”, but I think all those brave enough to try it enjoyed themselves. Maybe even found a few delicious raspberries en-route? The medium course was very short (long story) – but packed in plenty of controls. Perhaps a warm up for the Urban Series starting next week at Duthie Park?

Results below – as complete as I can get them. I put the score brikkes through the download software so they counted the controls ‘properly’. Mostly!

Simple Results

Templars PokerO Score Splits

I’ll leave the rules up in case you are still wondering what happened to you last night. Great to see the full age range of competitors; M2 – M80 (or is that the length of a traffic jam …). That’s what I love about orienteering.

That’s the summer series for another year. Thank-you for coming along and a special thanks to all the organisers on the front line ( planners) and all those working behind the scenes sorting permissions, GAC, equipment, BBQs, awards, maps, fixture lists, website info, controlling and welcoming new members. And if you have any ideas about changes/improvements to the series, please let someone from the committee know.

Poker-O
In the 40 minute time limit, visit as many controls as you can and build the best poker card hand.

  • Competitors DO NOT carry a map
  • There is a map of the whole course at the start and at each control
  • Each competitor is dealt 5 playing cards (just before start)
  • Each control has a bag containing 3 playing cards
  • ONE card may be exchanged at each control, per visit
  • Cards from different packs may, and should be mixed freely
  • Any control may be visited any number of times, but no extra points are gained
  • Another control must be visited between card exchanges at the same control (eg to exchange two cards at one control you have swap the first card, visit another control and then return to swap the second card … if it is still there)
  • 23 controls are part of score event, there are controls out that are not part of the score event (and do not have maps or cards attached) … and do not count as ‘visiting another control’
  • Points are awarded per control visited and by value of poker hand. Points are forfeited for any time taken over 40 mins
  • Winner is runner with highest score. Fastest time is used for ranking in the event of tied scores
  • Organiser’s decision is final!
  • Exchanging cards with other competitors is not allowed
  • Bribing the dealer is obviously not permitted at all

Poker-O Scoring
For each control on score course: 10 points (total available 230 points)
For poker hands (see also this PDF of poker-o scores):

HAND                    POINTS
Royal Flush           200
Straight Flush       150
Five of a Kind*      120
Four of a Kind       100
Full House             80
Flush                       60
Straight                   50
Three of a Kind     40
Two Pairs               30
Pair                          20
High Card               10

*Five of a Kind is not a normal poker hand, and is not illustrated on sheet, but is possible here because multiple packs of cards are being used.

Time penalties: minus 10 points for every minute or part thereof over 40 minutes.
Card penalties: minus 10 points for any lost cards.
There is no ranking of scores by card rank (eg a pair of Jacks has same value as a pair of 2’s).
Tied scores (sum of control, card and penalty points) are sorted by run time, faster time wins.

Enjoy!

Scolty – 19/08/2015 – Results

A wonderful evening had by all (thanks Jack), especially the runners who all arrived back just before the rain started for control collection!

Results here

 

 

Bennachie – 29/07/2015 – Results

The rain held off, and the hill warmed the tech runners up. Lots of fun had by all!

Results here

Next event in TWO weeks’ time: Countesswells, Wed 12 Aug 2015

Perwinnes Moss – 15/07/15 – Results

Results from the Perwinnes Moss. Those who weren’t there missed a glorious evening of sunshine (and fantastic views from NE corner). The newly updated map was a joy to use … but perhaps mid July is not the best time of year for an event here, given the height of undergrowth! Many thanks to Chris, Margaret, Eilidh (9) and Rhuraidh (6) for setting it all up.

Perwinnes Moss Results 15-07-2015

Next week – Tollohill

Mulloch – 8/7/15 – Results

Thank-you to everyone turning out last night, giving a good show for the Sports Minister, I hope you enjoyed your runs. My apologies to those on the long tech who got caught out by the control number change – as we don’t process the event fully with splits I can’t make any adjustments to times. Extra points to Heather who enjoyed it so much, she did two courses!

Thanks to all who helped out organising the car park, downloading and control collecting, all very much appreciated.

Results

NEXT WEEK – 15 July – at Perwinnes Moss

 

Junior Gramps at the Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon

Congratulations to Lachlan and Keith for taking their dads for a run round Coniston this weekend in the Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon. Tricky control sites (some even missing) and poor visibility on Day1 all adding to the fun.

Keith and Dad 3rd in Wansfell class; Lachlan and Dad 13th in Harter Fell class; and congrats also to Jake and Dad (Maroc), 12th in Bedafell class.

 

Glen Dye Summer Series – Wed 1st July

 

Results from a great evening eyeing up the blaeberry crop for later in the summer …

Next week’s event is at Mulloch (near Knockburn Loch, SE of Banchory).
BTW Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health is coming along to find out about orienteering ahead of WOC2015.

Balmedie Results – 17 June 2015

Congratulations to all brave enough to defy the mind boggling, leg sapping, shoe filling dunes of Balmedie. I am glad to report that all returned and enjoyed a hearty BBQ afterwards. Many thanks to Ailsa for the courses and to Murray for sorting out the electronic gadgetry that was playing up … results HERE.

This event marked the final of the Grampian Adventure Challenge 2015 with the winners Maersk successfully defending their trophy. Well done everyone for tackling some tough courses! Don’t forget there is an event every Wed through the summer (except 5th August), everyone welcome.

Next event is Cheyne Hill near Stonehaven (tight for parking, so please car share as much as possible).

Foggieton SS 13/5/15 Results

Thanks to Jonathan for a great start to the series with fabulous weather too. Great to see so many new and old faces. Thanks for coming, and spread the word!

Some close results on the easy course – Duncan and Olivia only a few seconds apart they will need to pat close attention in the training sessions to keep that up … Well done also to Mark Stockton for the winning time on long course, even with most the map missing.

Results here (Grampian Activity Challenge results to follow … too complicated for a mere mortal like me)

See you all at Tyrebagger next week.

CompassPoint SOL4 – Glen Dye – 3rd May

mini-glen-dyeThe fabulous Glen Dye area was the setting for CompassPoint SOL4

As you’ll have noticed, there was not much dappled sunshine flowing between the trees (as in the photo) … it was flowing all right, but the wet stuff not the sunshine.  Congratulations and thanks to you all for participating and helping in such drenching conditions.

Results are now finalised:

Results by Courses
Splits by Course
Results by Age Class
Splits by Age Class

Here’s the links to Winsplits, Splitsbrowser and to Routegadget.
And BOF results with Ranking Points

Pre-O

Here are the Pre-O results and course solution sheet.  Well done to the four people who had all four correct answers!

(N.B. On the solution sheet:-  Z controls were those where no kite was correctly placed, and the solution sheet indicates where a correctly-placed kite would have been placed by “Z”).

 

Final Details

Forest Sprint – Tollohill – 24/04/15 – Results

Thanks to all who came along, hope you enjoyed it, even those who came from Balmy Banchory to the Haberdeen Haar. Congratulations to Janne for a flying run.

Results
Splits

Keith Y

Grampian Adventure Challenge 2016

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Shell Shearwater are this year’s well deserved champions. Congratulations!

 

Final Scores

Top 3 women’s and top 3 men’s scores make up the score for the night. The series result is based on the team’s best 4 events. Individual totals are also based on your best 4 scores.

Contact the Event Safety Workshop Coordinator

Forest Sprint Series 2015 Fridays 10th April to 15th May

Sprint O is great fun – lots of controls in quick succession in a relatively short distance and fast running alone is no use in this discipline if it’s of the headless chicken variety! You really have to look closely at the map, make snap decisions about route choice, execute them quickly and cleanly while all the time trying to read a jiggling map and watch where your feet are going. Give it a go.

April 10th  Countesswells GRAMP  Results  Splits
April 17th   Tilliefourie MAROC
  Results and splits
April 24th  Tollohill GRAMP  
Results  Splits
May 1st      Tilqhuillie MAROC  Results and splits
May 8th     Scolty GRAMP Results
May 15th   Dess MAROC  Results

Overall results

One course TD3 or Orange standard, about 3km, with lots of controls and route choice in a relatively small area so full on concentration required just as much as fleet feet. Great for developing Juniors too if accompanied by a TD3 standard runner. Best 4 scores out of 6 will count towards the FSS league results. Overall results can be found on the MAROC website. Registration: 18:00 to 18:50 Starts: 18:30 to 19:15 Fees: £4 Senior, £2.50 Junior/Student For a poster to display at work or wave under the noses of interested friends and tempt them along click here. .

Summer Series 2015

Summer Series events – fun friendly events with something for everyone on Wed evenings. Events will have an easy (white/yellow standard), medium (orange standard) and two ‘as hard as we can make it’ courses of different lengths.
Starts  6-7pm, courses close 8pm (tbc). Seniors £3, students/juniors £1

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13th May     Foggieton*               Results
20th May     Tyrebagger*             Results
27st May      Dunnottar*                Results   
3rd June      Crathes*                   Results
10th June    Hazlehead*              Results 
17th June    Balmedie* + BBQ     Results
24th June    Cheyne Hill              Results 
1st July       Glen Dye                  Results
8th July       Mulloch                         Results               
15th July     Perwinnes Moss       Results
22nd July    Tollo Hill        –CANCELLED —
29th July     Bennachie                Results
5th Aug       No event – all at WOC/Scottish 6 Days
12th Aug     Countesswells          Results
19th Aug     Scolty                            Results
26th Aug     Templars Park + BBQ    Results

…and then on to the Urban Series   Results

Guide to O map symbols and control descriptions

Junior Attendance Awards
The more events you attend, the higher the award you’ll get. 3 for Bronze, 6 for Silver, 10 for Gold.

have you got*This year, the Summer Series incorporates the Grampian Adventure Challenge for teams of 8 at the venues marked by an asterisk.
Check the GAC post for results and comments and contact email.

Please help promote the Summer Series by displaying this poster somewhere and/or talking to your friends about it. It’s the ideal intro to orienteering and a great family thing to do.

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Crathes Level C colour coded event – 22 Feb 2015

Crathes 22Feb15 Results   Crathes 22Feb15 Splits    BOF results pages c/w ranking points

Draw your routes at Routegadget2 here.
Analyse your split times at Winsplits here.

Many thanks to all the helpers for their labours in the cold sleety weather.

Courses
Brown   7.4 km  – very hard
Blue      5.6 km   – very hard
Green   4.3 km   – very hard
Light Green 3.0 km  – hard
Orange  2.5 km  – medium
Yellow   1.8 km  – easy
White    1.2 km  – very easy

GRAMP CHAMPS and (JD)2C event
Emit timing

Officials
Organiser: Gareth Yardley
Planner: Sam Gomersall
Controller: Steve Spencer

Situations Vacant

Gramp events requiring organisers/planners for 2017

Last updated 23 May 2017

Please contact me if you can help. No previous experience necessary for most events. I will update this page as events are taken … any questions just ask.
Thanks!  Helen R.

Level C Events –  colour coded events
05 Nov Bennachie        planner, organiser

Urban Series – 1 course
13 Sep    Westhill
20 Sep   Balgownie

New club tops for 2017

CAN’T WAIT FOR THE NEXT EVENT? NEED A FIX NOW?

Then try a Permanent Orienteering Course in a local forest or park or try one of our Street O maps for a taste of urban O.

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