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Scolty – 14 October 2018 – Level C – Results

Results and splits
RouteGadget (draw/upload your route and compare with others)

Hope you all enjoyed yourselves? Certainly seemed that way as I came back from the finish to find what appeared to be a lively cocktail party in full swing with folk animatedly discussing courses and catching up with friends in the sunshine by the cake stall.

Apologies for the control malfunction with 166 on the Orange course and thanks to Yann Newey for reporting it so promptly.
We thought we’d managed to reprogram a spare control and get it replaced before too many of you were affected but looking at the records just now nearly everyone was showing no punch – not 166 or the original number of the spare – so our cunning plan didn’t work. I’ve guesstimated a split time for you all so that you are re-instated in the results.

If you spot any errors like spelling mistakes or age classes or saying shadowed when you weren’t or vice versa then please email webmaster@grampoc.com and I’ll correct asap for the final results.

Course
White
Yellow
Orange
Light Green
Green
Blue
Brown

Length
1.8km
2.4km
3.2km
3.5km
3.8km
5.6km
8.1km

Climb
50m
55m
75m
80m
65m
170m
245m

 

Officials
Planner: Ian Hamilton
Organiser: Helen Rowlands
Controller: Gareth Yardley

Scolty Summer Series – 25 July 2018

A beautiful evening to spend outside … the dry spell resulted in some fast running for some and the heat slowed others down! Many thanks to the control collectors David, Dennis, Bob and Gareth.

Results

No event next week, but do join us in Glen Dye on 8th August.

Tollohill Summer Series – 4/7/18 Results

 

A beautiful evening to enjoy the view down the Dee and to the new turbines. Lots of takers of Ailsa’s lemonade tonight!

Special thanks to prosource.it for allowing us to use their car park, and thanks to those who used it or came by other means to free up car park space. Thanks also to Gareth , Bill and Paul for control collecting.

Results

Summer Series Foggieton 6/6/18 Results

Results

Sorry about the delay – Harris and the rest of the Hebrides were just too beautiful to tear ourselves away from in time to find WiFi connection to post last week. Although I’m told that Foggieton was equally sunny so fingers crossed the weather repeats itself for the rest of the Summer Series.

 

Gramps at LAMM 2018

Congratulations to all those who high-tailed it to Harris for the last ever Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon (LAMM) this past weekend. Special mention to Sam and Jack Gomersall – FIRST – on the C course. Whoopee! Well done! Great photos on the LAMM site (and links to full results).

Other Gramps and associates spotted in the listings below, apologies to anyone I’ve missed – there’s no club listing …

 

Elite 5th Tom Gomersall + Tim Gomersall
B class 32nd Michael Bott + Arron Baxter
C class 33rd Ian Hamilton + Colin Larmour
D class 20th David Kirk + Struan Kirk
Score 59th Marianne Lang + Angela Conroy
Score 61st Pete Lawrence + Rachel Scott (too much wine?)
C Class 30th Estera Zak and Scott Leibnitz
Score 19st Fiona MacDonald and Katy Bookock
Score 26th Lynn Smith and Caroline Watt
D class 11th Laura Barraclough and Jenny Blackwood

Summer Series – Countesswells – Wed 28/5/18

Thanks to all who came along to Countesswells on Wednesday.  We enjoyed a short break from the recent heat wave and even had a few spots of rain!  This first-time organiser would like to pass on a massive thanks to all of the club members who helped pull this event together, and especially to David Esson for huge assistance in the run up and on the day, I really couldn’t have done it would you!  There will be a Summer Series League this year for Gramp members, calculated on best out of 4 in each course.  Current standing will be announced after the fourth event.  See you all next week!

Results

Next week (6th June is at Foggieton).

Forest Sprint @ Mulloch 9/5/18

Many thanks to all those who made it to Mulloch tonight, especially considering the not-quite-perfect weather conditions. Thanks also to Gareth, Bob and Zoe for help control collecting.

Results

Well done to those who recognised the photo locations, may be we should put on some photo-O too!

Note on forest rides. Mapped rides are the wider gaps through the mature trees and may be obscured at ground level by younger tree growth – look up! There are old and new extraction lanes running parallel to the mapped rides that are may look like rides, can be good route choices but are not shown on the map. Some examples below. I hope this helps.

Mapped ride (bit soggy underfoot!)

Mapped ride (bit soggy underfoot)

Recent extraction lane

Recent extraction lane

Mapped ride with younger trees. Crossed in foreground by recent extraction lane.

Mapped ride with younger trees. Crossed in foreground by recent extraction lane.

Mapped ride

Mapped ride

Extraction lane

Extraction lane

 

Scolty DNC 2018-02-14 Results

Many thanks to Gareth for braving the worst of the day’s weather to put out the controls for me … must be something to do with the date!

Apologies to long course runners for not having full set of timed controls – entirely my fault for not collecting correct controls from the store. Splits below are as recorded. I have attempted some fixes for routegadget …

Thanks to everyone who came along – see you all next week at the meal. Helen

Results
Splits
RouteGadget

Glen Dye DNC 20-12-17 Results

A balmy night at Glen Dye after all the slipping and slithering around in the town of late made a lovely change. Hope you enjoyed the seasonal mince pies after …

Results

Splits

Routegadget

Seaton Park – 3/12/17

Many thanks to Dave Kirk and everyone who came to lollop along the l0opy longs and other courses. Everybody found the cave, avoided dashing headlong into the river and obviously didn’t spend too long dozing on the sofa. There was a bit of wildlife watching.

Some head-to-head battles on the run-ins created a much greater effort than normal for the final leg! The race for top spot on the medium was particularly keenly fought. Weel done to Jeremy whose extra tears of experience obviously paid dividends!

Not sure what happened to the Lawrence/Scott team – enjoyed themselves a little too much at the AGM?

Results
Splits

Don’t forget the next day time event we have to run off the even greater excesses of New Year celebrations – Jan 2nd at Tyrebagger with soup etc after at the Anderson’s in Inverurie.

Photos from Lesley (and Marianne above).

(Shame didn’t manage to capture Kevin squeezing himself into the cave “How the *£^%!! am I expected to get in there?!”)

HHH – Tyrebagger – 02/01/2018

Run of the seasonal excess at Tyrebagger. Novelty event, more details to follow (as well as post-event soup and social in Inverurie).

Organiser: Helen Anderson

Junior Training with SOA

There is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for juniors running at TD4 (light green) and above to participate in a full weekend of top class coaching with orinteers from around Scotland in March 2018. It will be based at Templars park with exercises at Glen Dye so minimal travel for any Gramp members.

More details on SOA website.

2017 AGM – 2nd December

The Grampian Orienteers Annual General Meeting and social will be held at the Craigiebuckler Scout Hut, Aberdeen at 7pm on Saturday, 2nd December 2017.

Last AGM minutes and agenda were sent out by email – contact club secretary if you didn’t receive copies or for items to raise under AOB (any other business).

Please bring contributions to a pot luck supper and your own supply of crockery and cutlery – to reduce our environmental footprint. Meeting will start at 7pm, so best arrive a bit beforehand.

Sunday 3rd December – run it all off at the post-AGM event at Seaton Park courtesy of Dave Kirk (all welcome as usual!)

Countesswells DNC – 22/11/2017

Here are final Results and Splits

Routegadget is loaded up – please input your routes.

Many thanks to Dennis for two challenging courses, where I suspect many expected an easy time!

Autumn Urban Sprint Series 2017

UrbanBrickWall0544590One course of TD3 (Orange) standard about 3 – 4km long in streets and parks.
Wed 30th Aug  Westburn and Victoria Parks
Wed 6th Sept Duthie Park and Ferryhill
Wed 13th Sept Westhill
Wed 20th Sept  Balgowniel
Wed 27th Sept Aberdeen Uni Kings Campus

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Congrats to the following folk who either retained or gained a new trophy:
JU16   Sam Griffin (GRAMP) & Rachel Salway (MAROC)
J          Lachlan Kirk (GRAMP) & Josie Gomersall (GRAMP)
Open  Janne Heikkinen (AUOC) & Claire Tunaley (MAROC)
V         William Nicolson (INVOC) & Carolyn McLeod (GRAMP)
SV       Gary Longhurst (FVO) & Lesley Gomersall (GRAMP)
UV      George Esson (GRAMP)
Newcomers Petra Hampton & Dominykas Kardokas

Final rankings after 5 events (best 3 scores to date) and by Category

 

Glen Dye 5/7/2017

Lovely evening for some blaeberry picking … and orienteering too. Many thanks to the Caffyns for entertaining us all.

Results

Balmedie Summer Series 28/06/17

Balmedie, beach, BBQ, bit blowy

and lots of scouts!

Results

Many thanks to Gareth for planning and Alex for saving the day putting controls out (only some, only helped his time a little bit Pete!).

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

Junior attendance awards Well done to all the ‘medal’ winners.

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  Results
21 June Crathes  Results
28 June Balmedie + BBQ  Results
5 July Glen Dye  Results
12 July Cheyne Hill  Results
19 July Tollohill Results
26 July Bennachie Results
2 Aug No event – all at 6 Days – Deeside 2017
9 Aug Scolty Results
16 Aug Templars Park + BBQ + PRIZE-GIVING!  Results

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

Helen R

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!

New club tops still available

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