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DNC Glen Dye 7/12/16

Apologies from our newbie planner, Bob Sheridan, for control 7 on the Long being in the wrong depression. We’ll void* the legs on either side and publish updated results soon but in the meantime here are the Results and Splits so you can mull over the rest.

*Seems Glen Dye has that mind-blowing effect on first time DNC planners (you’ll remember Rachel had to do the same last year?) and it’s hard to know who to ask to double-check for you without making them non-comp as most of the experienced orienteers are DNC regulars.

As well as a new planner we had some new faces tonight, enjoying both the terrain and the Chillimobile hospitality. Welcome to the DNC “club” guys!

 

DNC Balmedie – 23/11/16 – Results

Starry, starry night!  Perfect for star-gazing and not so bad for orinteering, either!  Although cold (+1 deg) there was almost no wind, and conditions were excellent for fast running.  The ground frost actually hardened up the open sandy areas, and made them faster than ever before.

The EMIT equipment worked well despite the cold.  All the brikkes functioned perfectly.  I think that doing the brikke check at registration is something we should always do.  The control units worked fine, although two units (103, and 106) gave numerous low battery warnings – “99 codes”.  However, with one exception, they still registered punches on the brikkes of everyone who visited them.  The exception affected Matthew Gooch, who logged a “99 code” from control 106, but no punch registered there.  As the 99 code is clear evidence that he visited the control, we have happily reinstated Matthew.  Controls 103 and 106 are now going to be retired from active duty (after over 10 years service).

There was very close competition at the top of both courses, though you’ll see from the splits that even the speed merchants still had far from perfect runs and some lost considerable time at certain controls.  Here are the links to:

Results        Splits         Routegadget

Planner/Organiser – Rob Hickling

DNC Cheyne Hill 9/11/16

Results Splits RG     Long course results amended 16/11/16

First big apology goes to Alistair for repeatedly calling him Craig. I do know who you are but was suffering brain fade after a long day and hassle over brikkes not starting.

Second apology goes to all who had trouble getting brikkes to start – lesson learned and we’ll not be using the old ones for DNC in future as it looks like they don’t like the cold any more than we do.
I was keeping our new brikkes aside for GMC this weekend and wasn’t sure how many we had and whether I could cover both events with all new brikkes so decided to use older for last night. Bad move!
You’ll see on the results I’ve massaged the times by either using folks’ watch/GPS time or estimating what they might have taken for the first leg as they mostly have all correct controls logged just not the Start.

Third apology is for not getting results up last night as GMC preparations took precedence and then bed beckoned.

Fourth apology is for apologising so much!

Organiser: Rachel Scott
Long 4.9km 240m climb
Short 3km 165m climb

Deeside Night Cup 2016/17

moonTo try and make best use of the darker nights, the DNC will start and finish a bit earlier again this year. Two courses 3km and 5km at TD5/Green standard as far as possible. No concessions to the dark. There may also be an additional Orange in a couple of our less technical/scary areas for really junior Juniors and beginners to be able to have a go too. Check the details on the DNC blog (but wait a few days as I haven’t had time to set it up for 2016/17 yet.)

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26/10/2016 GRAMP Hazlehead intro event
02/11/2016 MAROC Cambus O’May
09/11/2016 GRAMP Cheyne Hill, Stonehaven 
16/11/2016 MAROC Dess
23/11/2016 GRAMP Balmedie
30/11/2016 MAROC Muir of Dinnet 1
07/12/2016 GRAMP Glen Dye
14/12/2016 MAROC Bogendreip
21/12/2016 GRAMP Crathes

04/01/2017 MAROC Muir of Dinnet 2
11/01/2017 GRAMP Forvie
18/01/2017 MAROC Coull
25/01/2017 GRAMP Tyrebagger
01/02/2017 MAROC Muir of Dinnet 3
08/02/2017 GRAMP Scolty
15/02/2017 MAROC Glen O’Dee + meal

As this is a shared series, we operate a separate blog with full list of dates, venues, travel maps, final results and chat – DNC Blog.  Once it kicks off in earnest check there rather than here for up to date details like snow reports.

There are lavish prizes for the best M/W Junior and Senior in each Cup and a host of frivolous prizes for things like the Toughest of the Tough for the most gruelling courses and Best/Worst Mistake. Seriously though, this is one of the most competitive leagues around and worth turning out for if only for the challenge of finding your way around areas you thought you knew pretty well until someone turned the lights out!

 

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

DNC Tyrebagger results 6/1/16

Not such a bad night despite the forecast and oddly the worst wet bits were gigantic puddles on the main tracks and not the stream that bisects the area E-W as expected. There were about four people who complained about location of control 167 (I suspect they were right), most said they found it no problem so I have left it in the results.

John L.

DNC Tyrebagger Results.pdf
DNC Tyrebagger Splits.pdf

RouteGadget

DNC Glen Dye Part 1 25/11/15 Results

Hot off the press – results (revised 26/11/15) and splits. Routegadget now loaded too.

Interesting to see how you all coped with Pete’s long legs across those large areas of nothingness in a variety of different ways. Mine was to chicken out completely and refuse to run at all as my bearings are rubbish at the best of times, so you all have the moral high ground tonight. Bad luck to Rob for losing his magnifiers, I’ll ask Pete to look out for them when he’s collecting controls tomorrow.

Best of all was the reappearance of the Chillimobile! Hooray!

DNC Crathes 11/11/15 Results

As Denise said last night: “Typical Crathes! Just when you think you know it…..”

Updated Results and Splits

Routegadget2 has been loaded up … please enter your routes here.

Night O at Hazlehead, Wed 28th October – Results

The clocks have gone back and we have the Deeside Night Cup to illuminate your Wednesday evenings.  First event was an introductory event at Hazlehead on Wednesday 28th October on a damp and rather misty evening.  There were three courses:

Long Technical – 5.0km

Short Technical – 3.1 km

Orange – 2.8 km

Here are the Results and Splits.

See you all next Wednesday at Potarch, from 6pm, when the Deeside Night Cup scoring applies and the game is on!

 

Deeside Night Cup 2015/16

moonTo try and make best use of the darker nights, the DNC will start and finish a bit earlier than in previous years and also run closer to Xmas/New Year break to squeeze in a couple more. Helen Rowlands is the DNC Coordinator for GRAMP. We have planners for all the GRAMP events but if you think you can lend a hand at registration or by collecting controls she’d still like to hear from you.  Contact her using this contact form.

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Two courses 3km and 5km at TD5/Green standard as far as possible. No concessions to the dark. There may also be an additional Orange in a couple of our less technical/scary areas for really junior Juniors and beginners to be able to have a go too. Check the details on the DNC blog.

28/10/2015 Hazlehead intro event
04/11/2015 MAROC Potarch
11/11/2015 Crathes 
18/11/2015 MAROC Sluie
25/11/2015 Glen Dye part1
03/12/2016 MAROC Shooting Greens
09/12/2015 Glen Dye part2
16/12/2015 MAROC Balnagowan
23/12/2015 Balmedie
30/12/2015 MAROC Glen Tanar (cancelled)
06/01/2016 Tyrebagger
13/01/2016 MAROC Glen Tanar
20/01/2016 Forvie
27/01/2016 MAROC Bogendreip
03/02/2016 Scolty
10/02/2016 MAROC Dinnet North

17/02/2016 MAROC Torphantrick (fingers crossed and permissions TBC)

As this is a shared series, we operate a separate blog with full list of dates, venues, travel maps, final results and chat – DNC Blog.  Once it kicks off in earnest check there rather than here for up to date details like snow reports.

There are lavish prizes for the best M/W Junior and Senior in each Cup and a host of frivolous prizes for things like the Toughest of the Tough for the most gruelling courses and Best/Worst Mistake. Seriously though, this is one of the most competitive leagues around and worth turning out for if only for the challenge of finding your way around areas you thought you knew pretty well until someone turned the lights out!

Raemoir DNC 17/12/2014

Many thanks to all those who turned up for event at Raemoir, to Gareth for the challenging courses, and the hosptality of the Raemoir Hotel (including a heater!).

Raemoir Results

Raemoir Splits

 

Countesswells DNC 3/12/14

A good twirl round a frosty forest followed by hot soup and chilli. Can’t beat it.

2014-12-03 Countesswells DNC Splits.pdf
2014-12-03 Countesswells DNC.PDF     (corrected with Joe Wright on Long)

DNC 2014 Hazlehead warm up – results

Many apologies for the delay, Sam had to get the Sleeper to London immediately after the event and just back now. Dedication, eh?
There are a couple of names that only ever seem to run at night. I think they may be vampires?

DNC 2014 Hazlehead 19-11-14 Results.pdf

Deeside Night Cup 14/15

For a full list of dates, venues, travel maps, final results and chat for the 2014/15 DNC take a look at the DNC Blog.

There are 2 courses of about 5k for the DNC and 3k for the DN(mini)C, both TD5 or Green standard so if you’re a beginner not yet confident of doing a Green alone then we’ll have to try and find you an experienced running partner (it’s only fair on the planners not to have to wait for hours trying to decide whether to call out the Rescue for you!)

There are lavish prizes for the best M/W Junior and Senior in each Cup and a host of frivolous prizes for  things like the Toughest of the Tough for the most gruelling courses and Best/Worst Mistake. Seriously though, this is one of the most competitive leagues around and worth turning out for if only for the challenge of finding your way around areas you thought you knew pretty well until someone turned the lights out!
Helen Rowlands is the GRAMP half of the DNC co-ordinating team.  Contact her using this contact form.

Crathes DNC – 26th Feb 2014 – Results

Here are the Results and Splits for the last DNC event of 2013/14 season.  Click here for Routegadget.

Congratulations to all those who took part and braved the damp dark forests and heaths (not much if any snow this year, thankfully). 36 of us enjoyed the post-series curry and prize-giving at Derbar’s in Banchory. See you next year.

Forvie DNC – 29 Jan 2014

A good, dry, night had by all. Everybody who went out came back (always a relief). Results linked below, routegadget to follow …

Helen

Simple Results Splits

Balmedie DNC 15 Jan 2014 – Results

Well, the weather was mild (9°C) but there was wetness in the air which dampened the outsides (but not the spirits) of the 40 people who ran at Balmedie.  Tricky courses on a moonless night…  No 154 in particular was hard, and the prizes go to those who persevered (eh, Ali?).

Many thanks to Dennis McD for planning and organising (enjoy your 30 pts!) and control collectors (in the worst of the rain) David E, Simonas and Rob.

Results   Splits    Routegadget

P.S.  We’ve attempted to update Age Classes shown in the results for the new orienteering year.  If we’ve got it wrong, please email the correction to grampoc *at* gmail.com.

Scolty DNC 4th Dec 2013 – Results

Hi to all night-O’ers.  Here are the results for the Scolty DNC event tonight.

Scolty Results   Scolty Splits

Routegadget is set up here – please add your routes.

The event theme was “check your codes”.  There were controls on boulders (over 60m apart – all kosher!) and several people didn’t notice that they punched at the wrong boulder!  It pays to pay attention, folks.

Deeside Night Cup 13/14

For a full list of dates, venues, results etc for the 2013/14 DNC take a look at the DNC Blog.

DNC Glen Dye Results 18/2/13

After a slight pause (frustrating for some but very handy for those of us away on holiday who thought we were going to miss the fun) for snow last week, we got to scamper round some of the lumpiest bits of Glen Dye. Ali’s signature style of Middle Distance flavour control picking proved very popular and certainly made the forest seem almost crowded with bobbing head torches.

Despite the short notice of the new date, 32 intrepid night orienteers took to the tricky moraine contours. Sasha stormed the long course ahead of Josh, and they were well ahead of the rest. Evgueni was just prevented from making it a Chepelin double by a fast run from Pete.

Results     Splits   RouteGadget

Forvie DNC Results 30/1/13

For the brave souls who ventured out to Forvie on Wednesday night, here are the results. Thanks for turning up!

Helen

ForvieDNC_SimpleResults.pdf
ForvieDNC_Splits.pdf

Tyrebagger DNC Results and Splits 19/12/12

19-12-12-TyrebaggerDNCSplits.pdf
19-12-12-TyrebaggerDNCResults.pdf

Routegadget now up and running (which was more than I could manage on the brackeny bits!!)

Snow Shoes in the Dunes (Balmedie DNC 5/12/12)

Here are the results and splits for the unusual night-O in the sn-O-w at Balmedie.  It must have felt very strange running the open dunes, with light reflections off the white stuff, and tracks going everywhere.

Why not blog your stories on the DNCchat blog?

Congratulations to Peter L for winning (comprehensively) his last race as Chairman!

Balmedie DNC Results
Balmedie DNC Splits

Routegadget’s loaded up on the GRAMP RG site.   Bonsoir.

Deeside Night Cup 2012/13

Info and results are all on the DNC Blog.

 

Deeside Night Cup 2011/12

Click here to jump through to the DNC blog to see who won what lavish prizes for the 2011/12 DNC and the overall results. Most nights saw frantic competition in relatively mild conditions compared to last year’s snowy epics – (although I think some folk secretly miss the buzz of floundering through deep drifts with their torchlight bouncing off and their breath hanging in illuminated clouds in front of their face – atmospheric yes but rubbish for trying to navigate and run quickly!)

23/11/11   Birsemore (Drew Tivendale M) Results and RouteGadget
30/11/11   Foggieton (Calum McLeod G) RouteGadget  Results Splits
7/12/11     Glen Davan (Peter Craig M) Results and RouteGadget
14/12/11   Balmedie (Ian Searle G) Results   RouteGadget
4/1/12       Sluie (Frances Wright M)  Results and RouteGadget
11/1/12     Tyrebagger (Gomersalls G) Results Splits RouteGadget
18/1/12     Ballogie (Andrew McMurtrie M) Results and Routegadget
25/1/12     Raemoir (Evgueni Chepelin G) Simple results     Splits  RG
1/2/12       Shooting Greens (Chris Low M) Results and Routegadget
8/2/12       Forvie (Ian Hamilton G) Simple Results   Split time results
15/2/12     Cambus O’May (Alistair Marshall M) Results  Routegadget
22/2/12     Crathes (David Kirk G)  Results  Splits

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