AGM 2021 roundup, Gramp Champs (not) and other successes

For those of you who couldn’t make it to the AGM last December you missed the entertaining sight and sound of David struggling to contain his own bemusement at having to refer to his mum and dad as “Lindsey” and “George” for the purposes of his Chairman’s Report. (I know the feeling having been taughtContinue reading “AGM 2021 roundup, Gramp Champs (not) and other successes”

Aberdeenshire Clubsport £100 grant

We are pleased to have been awarded a grant of £100 from Aberdeenshire Clubsport ( to help cover the additional costs of running events with Covid requirements.  We have invested in a contactless payment system and bought all the necessary PPE.  Good to have some financial support to back up the work our volunteers haveContinue reading “Aberdeenshire Clubsport £100 grant”

CompassSport Cup/Trophy Heats and Scottish Middle Distance Champs 2020

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”

Scottish Night Champs 2020

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”

AGM 2019 roundup, Gramp Champs and other successes

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 Our old Emit kit has served us well over the years but is getting tired and outdated and needing more and more TLC (see above) so time for an upgrade.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”

Scottish Junior Inter Areas 2019

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”

SiEntries now provide enhanced event searching.

SiEntries and SPORTident have been working on an enhanced orienteering events list. They have combined the search functions available from the SiEntries website with the events list published by British Orienteering. The new list can be used to see all orienteering events in the UK and to filter the list by club, association, event date,Continue reading “SiEntries now provide enhanced event searching.”

Strathearn 2019 Scottish 6 Days

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”

Scottish Orienteering Champs 2019

Solway Orienteers hosted this year’s Champs way down in the southwest corner if Scotland and several GRAMPs made the long trek down to compete. We have three podium places – congratulations to Neil, Sam and David! Neil McLean M75L 1stKatrina McLeod W21E 10thLindsey Esson Yellow 7thSam Griffin M16A 1stDavid Esson M40S 3rdTim Griffin M50L 13thBobContinue reading “Scottish Orienteering Champs 2019”

British Night Champs 2019

Well done to assorted Gramps for braving a looooooooong walk in and out as well as the technicalities of Dinnet to contest the British Night Champs over the weekend.  Congratulations to the medal winners and commiserations to those who ran out of steam/brainpower especially after helping at the SOUL at Cove earlier in the day. W21L KatrinaContinue reading “British Night Champs 2019”

2019 Scottish Night and Sprint Champs

We can’t claim any champions this year but we can claim some near misses. Pete, Rachel, David and Katrina ran at the Night Champs held at the John Muir Country Park just outside Dunbar 2/2/19 – very flat and fast compared to most DNC fare but good fun and an amazingly clear and starry nightContinue reading “2019 Scottish Night and Sprint Champs”

GRAMP Champs 2018

2018 GRAMP Champs by category (for trophies).pdf Congratulations to all our trophy winners! Juniors: Morven Farquharson & Sam Griffin Seniors: Katrina McLeod & Mark Stockton Veterans: Rachel Scott* & Tim Griffin Super Veterans: Lesley Gomersall* & Bob Daley* *these folk retained their 2017 titles The trophies were presented at the AGM. If you weren’t thereContinue reading “GRAMP Champs 2018”

Scottish Score Champs 2018

Four GRAMPs made the trip down south to Roxburgh Reiver’s event at Elibank in the Borders (to get in a bit of Score practice priot to the post-AGM event next weekend?) and did very well! Congratulations to Pete Lawrence and Neil McLean who are this year’s champions for M55 and M75 respectively. Bob Daly cameContinue reading “Scottish Score Champs 2018”

GJO success @ World School Orienteering Championships 2018

Three Gramp juniors had an enjoyable day at the Scottish Schools selection races for the World Schools Orienteering Championships which were held on Sunday at Faskally, near Pitlochry. Patrick Lang, Rory Halliday and Sam Griffin were representing Aberdeen Grammar and came a close second to George Watsons School in the team competition placing 9th, 8thContinue reading “GJO success @ World School Orienteering Championships 2018”

JST event summary

Congratulations to all the Gramp junior competitors at the Jamie Stevenson Trophy event at Braemar on Sunday. Amidst strong competition, especially from Maroc and Moravian, Gramp juniors made a great effort, gaining four top-ten places including a podium place for Sam Griffin on the boy’s Light Green course. Many thanks to everyone, especially Zoe, TimContinue reading “JST event summary”

Jamie Stevenson Trophy 2018

Big congratulations all round to the Gramp Team who ran at the JS Trophy today at Morrone Birkwood, Braemar: Mia and Olivia Coman, Morven and Kirsty Farqhuarson, Noah and Sam Griffin, Oli Robertson, Reuben Cole and Connor Whitelaw. Between them they scored 558 points coming 6th overall which is a great result for such aContinue reading “Jamie Stevenson Trophy 2018”

GRAMP Junior Participation awards

Congratulations to our Gramp Juniors on their achievements in the SOA/Gramp Participation and Colour awards. Awards are granted as follows for the period 01 Jan 2017 to 30 Apr 2018: Ailsa Anderson (5, Green) Paul Caffyn (Green) Olivia Coman (10, Orange) Josie Gomersall (Green) Noah Griffin (5, Yellow) Sam Griffin (5, Orange, Light Green) PatrickContinue reading “GRAMP Junior Participation awards”

Scottish Championships 2018

We have more champions in our midst – and some double champions too! Building on last weekend’s successes Ros Evans, Oonagh Grassie and Kevin Reynard all won this weekend and some excellent personal results all round so congrats to all and as with the BOC I’ve listed all results as a measure of how weContinue reading “Scottish Championships 2018”

2017 AGM roundup and Roll of Honour

Quick summary of you for those of you who didn’t go to the AGM – and it’s very quick as it was a long time ago and I can’t remember much now. Sorry – should have posted much sooner. Busy year: Forest Sprints, Summer Series, Level C events, Urban etc. Scottish 6 Days – anotherContinue reading “2017 AGM roundup and Roll of Honour”

GRAMP Champs 2017

2017 GRAMP Champs by age class.pdf 2017 GRAMP Champs by category (for trophies).pdf Congratulations to all our trophy winners! Juniors: Josie Gomersall & Paul Caffyn* Seniors: Sarah Wallace & Jack Gomersall Veterans: Rachel Scott & Gareth Yardley* Super Veterans: Lesley Gomersall & Bob Daley *these folk retained their 2016 titles – Lesley retained her winning streakContinue reading “GRAMP Champs 2017”

Scottish Sprint Championships 2018

Sprint is one of the many different flavours of orienteering that seems to be getting more and more popular. It can be done in forest* or urban settings but in either case involves very short courses with lots of controls and twists and turns to keep your brain, lungs and legs at max capacity forContinue reading “Scottish Sprint Championships 2018”

CompassSport Cup Qualifier 2018

Thanks to Tim Griffin, Oonagh Grassie and Anne Hickling for flying the Gramp flag at this year’s CSC qualifier at Beecraigs 11/3/18. Between them they scored 280 points – just enough to keep us off the bottom of the table for the small clubs’ CompassSport Trophy. I know there were several others who entered, orContinue reading “CompassSport Cup Qualifier 2018”

10/2/18 Event Safety Workshop

MOR and INVOC are jointly offering a Event Safety Workshop: >     Sat 10 February, Nairn Community Centre, 3-6 pm Interested members can register with Ali Wiseman at If you’re organising a Level C event or above you’re supposed to have done one of these workshops although we realise that it’s not always possible toContinue reading “10/2/18 Event Safety Workshop”

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 bringContinue reading “2017 AGM – 2nd December”

Porto City Race Night Podium for Pete

2nd M Supervet* in the Night Race on Friday in the build up to the Porto City Race finale on Sunday. When interviewed by our roving reporter, Pete commented “Finally all those freezing cold nights in Deeside have paid off. Cheers!” as he cracked open his prize, a bottle of Poças Tawny Port**, and crankedContinue reading “Porto City Race Night Podium for Pete”

Scottish 6 Days 2017 Royal Deeside

Back home now after a great holiday in deepest, darkest Deeside and it’s good to see the sea again after a whole week of heathery hillsides, silvery birch and bouldery… bouldery… um… bignesses? (Sorry, been a long and energetic week.) Congratulations to the following successful Gramps: 1st Sam Griffin M14B and Oonagh Grassie W60L 2ndContinue reading “Scottish 6 Days 2017 Royal Deeside”

Sasha running really well at JWOC

SOA website has a post with regular updates on how Scottish athletes are helping Team GB rack up some great results at this year’s JWOC with Sasha playing a big part. In the Middle Sasha comfortably made it through the heats to the A Finals finishing 7th, missing a podium place by only 1 second. In theContinue reading “Sasha running really well at JWOC”

Team Gomersall wins the LAMM D Class

Congratulations to Sam and Lesley who won the D Class in this year’s LAMM in a stunning and very physical area comprising An Teallach, Fisherfield and Fannichs (and still had energy to peg it on the uphill finish at Dunnottar Woods – very impressive.) As course leaders they got the honour of providing a quickContinue reading “Team Gomersall wins the LAMM D Class”

Compass Sport Cup 2017 – 3rd place for Gramp in the Trophy class!

=-O How did that happen?! As a club with no clear strategy or captain (although we did have a banner which was more than many) we somehow managed to rack up enough points at Tentsmuir to come 3rd in the Trophy class (small clubs) and a mere 6 points behind arch-rivals Maroc. Result! It’s aContinue reading “Compass Sport Cup 2017 – 3rd place for Gramp in the Trophy class!”

Double win for Lesley Gomersall at Scottish Night and Sprint Champs 2017!

Woohoo! Congratulations to Lesley for sweeping up two trophies a couple of weekends ago (and apologies for not spotting this and posting sooner :-[) And she wasn’t the only Champ as Gramp mopped up several of the other Night Trophies too… congrats to Helen, Carolyn, Keith and Neil too. Scottish Night Champs W45L 1st HelenContinue reading “Double win for Lesley Gomersall at Scottish Night and Sprint Champs 2017!”

2016 AGM roundup and Roll of Honour

Quick summary of you for those of you who didn’t go to the AGM: Busy year: Forest Sprints, Summer Series, Level C events, Urban etc. Scottish Champs in May – run jointly with MAROC JIRCS in Sept – very successful, Ian coordinated whole w/e GMC – Dave plus 2 Ians – no issues – mightContinue reading “2016 AGM roundup and Roll of Honour”

GRAMP Champs 2016

2016 GRAMP Champs by age class.pdf 2016 GRAMP Champs by category (for trophies).pdf Congratulations to all our trophy winners! Juniors: Naomi Lang & Paul Caffyn* Seniors: Kate Robertson & Mark Stockton* Veterans: Lesley Gomersall* & Gareth Yardley Super Veterans: Oonagh Grassie & Rob Hickling* *these folk retained their 2015 titles but Mark cut it a bitContinue reading “GRAMP Champs 2016”

Date for your Diary: Gramp AGM, 10th December 2016

Where? The Craigiebuckler Scout Hall, accessed from Craigibuckler Drive starting promptly at 7pm. No parking on the grass please! When? 7pm en punto What? AGM business followed by prizegiving and food and fun and games and blether Just a reminder for everyone to bring a dish to share to the AGM and your own choiceContinue reading “Date for your Diary: Gramp AGM, 10th December 2016”

Gramps on the podium – BTO Urban League 2016

The results have now been published for the 2016 SOUL races, sponsored by BTO Solicitors. Congratulations to everyone who took part, and especially to the following who finished in the top 10 of their class :- W12- 2nd   Morven Farquharson 4th   Kirsty Farquharson W16- 2nd   Josie Gomersall M Vet 40+ 5th   Peter Lawrence W VetContinue reading “Gramps on the podium – BTO Urban League 2016”