VHI 2014 – Scotland come second with Rob’s help

Gamekeeper turned poacher? Something like that – what I’m trying to say is that hopefully Rob H enjoyed the VHIs as a competitor rather than team manager for a change having handed over the reins last year. This year’s competition was hosted by NGOC at their Caddihoe Chase event. Rob won M60 on the firstContinue reading “VHI 2014 – Scotland come second with Rob’s help”

ScotJos triumphant in the Ward Junior Home Internationals 2014!!

http://www.scottish-orienteering.org/scotjos/ward-junior-home-internationals-2014 I like the description of Sasha’s contribution in the relays … “Sasha then showed just why he is British no. 1 by coming home in the lead a full 15 minutes clear of his nearest rival.” Helen R

Successful debut for Sasha representing GBR at JWOC 2014

Yes, this is a bit late after the event but we’d hoped that maybe ScotJOS had been secretly engaging in some media training and if we hung on we might have heard all about it from Sasha himself. He’s obviously still recovering though judging by the lack of a willowy figure flitting round Scolty last nightContinue reading “Successful debut for Sasha representing GBR at JWOC 2014”

Two Gramp Juniors get their first taste of a mountain marathon

Lachlan Kirk and Keith Yardley spent their weekend having a go at a mountain marathon, generally the preserve of adults. The Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon has a class called ‘Bedafell’ specifically  for parent and child, where the child is aged 14-18. Lachlan did it with his dad and got a fantastic third place. Keith andContinue reading “Two Gramp Juniors get their first taste of a mountain marathon”

First aiders practising their TLC

Five club members have just completed a first aid for sport course. Here’s an action shot from the training day just begging for a caption competition – leave us a comment if you have any ideas! But seriously, thanks to Laura, Helen, Carolyn, Ewen and Adrian for putting themselves forward for this important but unsungContinue reading “First aiders practising their TLC”

A few Gramps spotted at Run Balmoral

As they will no doubt be too modest to tell you themselves and in case you don’t scrutinise the P&J… Carolyn McLeod won the Women’s 10k race at Balmoral yesterday (21st overall) and Naomi won the Secondary Schools race and broke the course record by 15 seconds. Woohoo! Well done girls! Sasha was the secondContinue reading “A few Gramps spotted at Run Balmoral”

3 GRAMPS in podium places at JK2014

Putting her money (feet?) where her coaching mouth is, Anne came 3rd overall W55S at the JK down in Wales over the Easter W/e. Looks like she and Rob were also having a private Pre-O battle which resulted in a draw with one better result apiece. (There’s a rumour that Anne will be signing autographsContinue reading “3 GRAMPS in podium places at JK2014”

Sasha and other selected ScotJOSers at EYOC

Sasha, along with 5 other ScotJOS colleagues, was rubbing shoulders with future champions at the European Youth O Champs in Portugal recently. Dominated by Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Russia and Czech Republic these champs certainly gave our homegrown talent a run for their money but it looks like they relished the challenge – take aContinue reading “Sasha and other selected ScotJOSers at EYOC”

GRAMP contingent at the JIRCs weekend PLUS SHIs

Well done guys – Scotland won all 5 trophies again this year and Sasha, Karen and Calum were there to help the team to victory, putting ScotJOS up at the top of the regional squads!! There’ll be a report on the SOA website soon but in the meantime feast your eyes on these photos fromContinue reading “GRAMP contingent at the JIRCs weekend PLUS SHIs”

Standing on the shoulders of (future) giants

Despite the tough tussocky terrain on the first half of the courses, Team HalfGramp managed 6th place in the 8 Person category of this year’s Interclub Relay but we have to come clean and admit that this was only achieved by cunningly taking up organiser Jess’ offer to hire us some SEDS members to makeContinue reading “Standing on the shoulders of (future) giants”

JHI 2013 – 2nd place for ScotJOS

Sasha and Calum ran for Scotland in this year’s Junior Home International which took place in South Wales, near Merthyr Tidfil over the weekend of 14/15 September. Results were a win for England, with Scotland 2nd helped a lot by Sasha’s 3rd place in M16 no doubt, then Wales 3rd and Ireland 4th. Well doneContinue reading “JHI 2013 – 2nd place for ScotJOS”

GRAMP come 6th in Jamie Stevenson Trophy

Katrina McLeod and Sasha Chepelin led the GRAMP challenge by winning their Green courses and there were some good backup performances by many others to contribute to GRAMPs total of 572: Katrina Mcleod Green Girls 100 Sasha Chepelin Green Boys 100 Calum Mcleod Green Boys 96 Alex Lang Yellow Boys 93 Jack Gomersall Green BoysContinue reading “GRAMP come 6th in Jamie Stevenson Trophy”

Team McGramp take BOC 2013 Mixed Adhoc Relay prize

Team McGramp – aka Carolyn, Calum and Iain McLeod – fought off the opposition down south to romp home to victory in the British Orienteering Relay Mixed Adhoc class by some 2.5 minutes. Probably sweetest of all was beating Maroc 7 (who should surely have been disq’d as there are only 3 runners to aContinue reading “Team McGramp take BOC 2013 Mixed Adhoc Relay prize”

Fantastic result for Sasha at the World Schools

3rd in the Middle Distance Race Well done, Sasha! Here he is in the traditional medal winners’ pose along with Dane Blomquist of the England team. Take a look at the results and pics on the WSC2013 website – if you think it looks hot and sunny in this photo then imagine that run-in alongContinue reading “Fantastic result for Sasha at the World Schools”

Pipped at the post in CompassSport Cup Qualifier

Sam Gomersall, Rob Hickling and John Wilkinson, GRAMP’s top 3 Blue Men, psyching out the opposition Congratulations to all of you who ran for the club in the CompassSport Cup Qualifier at Birsemore 17/2/13. We were narrowly beaten by Maroc who scored that little bit more relatively in the shorter courses, no doubt due toContinue reading “Pipped at the post in CompassSport Cup Qualifier”

GRAMP Roll of Honour 2012

GRAMPIAN ORIENTEERS ROLL OF HONOUR 2012 Club events: 4th in Jamie Stevenson Trophy (Alexander, Jack, Struan, Lachlan, Keith, Paul Calum, Katrina, Kate, Josie, Naomi, Laura, Ailsa & Duncan) Area Events: North Area 2nd in Junior Inter Area Championships (Calum, Katrina) International Call-ups: Scottish Vets for VHI – Scotland 2nd under Team Captain Rob Hickling, DaveContinue reading “GRAMP Roll of Honour 2012”

Tim Gomersall picked for SHI

Taking time out from his studenty studiousness, Tim ran M20 for Scotland at the Senior Home Internationals 23rd/24th Sept at Craig a Barns and Errochty. Scotland won pretty much everything in sight, finishing with a total of 55 points against 44 for England, 28 Cymru and 22 for Ireland. Tim got to rub shoulders withContinue reading “Tim Gomersall picked for SHI”

GRAMP Champs 2012

Gramp Champs 2012 Final Rankings by Age Class here.       And weighted for Junior/Senior/Vet categories here. And in Excel format with all the counting scores from each event if you want to analyse your performance further (is it better to target events like Pannanich where you think there’s more chance of hoovering up points?) Counting events andContinue reading “GRAMP Champs 2012”

Scotland win JIRCs!

Scotland have won the Junior Inter Regional Championships down in Norfolk. Well done guys! The organising club, NOR, has full results showing Sasha as M16 Champion and Katrina in 7th place W18.  (Think they may be the only two representatives from GRAMP this time?) Try checking the NOR website for more info. Individual results http://www.norfolkoc.co.uk/media/Results%202012/indres.html OverallContinue reading “Scotland win JIRCs!”

Scotland 2nd at VHIs

Well done to all the Scottish Vets for securing second place overall in this year’s Veteran Home Internationals over in Tollymore during the weekend. Provisional points are reported on the SOA website by Rob Hickling, VHI Team Manager http://www.scottish-orienteering.org/soa/page/vhipoints-results-from-the-vhi and you can check the individual athlete’s performances on the Tollymore O’Fest website http://www.niorienteering.org.uk/tollymore2012/results/results.htm. Obviously RobContinue reading “Scotland 2nd at VHIs”

Scottish Sprint Champs 2012

Congratulations to both Carolyn McLeod W45 and Sasha Chepelin M16 who won Scottish Sprint Champion status at St Andrews Uni Campus over the weekend. Katrina was also on the podium, 2nd equal in W18, having kept up the McLeod family tradition of racing each other over the same courses and beating Mum by 55 seconds.