The usual two courses on offer:Long 4.8km 18 controlsShort 3.3km 12 controlsIt’s Balmedie, so no significant height gain, but plenty of sand-dunes to run up and down. No moon. (That’s info, not an instruction.) Parking/reg in main visitor car park. Starts from 18.00 beside the Sand Bothy.What-3-words: hazel.trappings.difficultLat, Long: 57.253829, -2.041307OSNG: NJ 976 182 (forContinue reading “DNC Balmedie 15th Feb”
Results RG up now. Show us your wiggles (as Rob H used to say.)
Results and RG Thanks Davids for setting up and collecting in in the snow flurries. What a mudfest that was! Now I know that TD5 = Transcendent Dubs Grade 5.
Hazlehead is back… and not just in the park this time so using mostly the golf course area and some of the few wooded parts that have not been affected by the storms. Although traffic will be minimal if any, please take care at road crossings and note the under-16s should be accompanied to ensure their safety. Continue reading “DNC Hazlehead Wed 9th Nov”
Final resultsThis season’s DNC final event took place at Crathes with award winning courses from Ros who managed to weave everyone between all the wind blow and also scooped First Lady in the Mini DNC in the process. About 30 other Gramps have been out enjoying the dark side on Wednesdays and three have aContinue reading “DNC 2021-22 Final Results”
Results RouteGadget(If you think folk took odd routes bear in mind the actual map used on the night was covered in pink crosses indicating felled/windblow patches.)
Results for tonight’s Night O at Elrick Hill https://www.sportident.co.uk/results/GRAMP/2022/ElrickRouteGadget Many thanks to Murray for planning it👍
Results and splits Routegadget Many thanks to John Lang for the dizzying whirl round the woods.
Chilly but fantastic night at Balmedie tonight. Many thanks to Julian for planning, and Julian & David for collecting controls afterwards👍 Results RouteGadget
Results and splitsRouteGadget not quite sure how crazy this is going to look but will be fun playing it back!! Many thanks to Dave Kirk for the courses and to Lachlan and David E for helping collect controls.
Results and splitsRouteGadget Thanks to David Esson for planning and Drew Tivendale for assistance in collecting afterwards. Looking at the spiders’ webs seems like the “wee tip” re checking numbers was a good one. Good luck to anyone trying to suss out a training run in the area by looking at Strava traces!!And good luckContinue reading “DNC Tollohill Wed 24th Nov”
Fantastic nights orienteering at Hazlehead tonight. Great courses which caught a few people out planned by our W12 junior Samantha McDonald. Well done Samantha👍 Results are now available to view https://www.sportident.co.uk/results/GRAMP/2021/DNCHazlehead BOF results RouteGadget
Final results have been posted on the DNC blog. We managed to squeeze in half a series this time before Lockdown stopped play so points have been tallied up for best 5 out of 8 events and any would-be planners of cancelled events still get 50 points for volunteering. Although the DNC Cup was dominatedContinue reading “DNC 2020/21 Final Results”
Sorry for the slight delay – a weird side effect of timing we’ve not seen before meant those of us with early starts had negative times before David managed to sort it all out late last night. BTW, thanks David for your help on IT and Starts at all the Gramp DNCs, much appreciated byContinue reading “DNC 9/12 @ Foggieton Results”
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Short Results SplitsLong Results SplitsRouteGadgetBOF results We parked in the bottom level of the car park initially but swiftly moved up after realising that the heavy rain at ~17:30 was being beautifully backlit by the headlights of cars on the top level and making it look really, really uninviting! We were eventually shamed into gettingContinue reading “DNC 11/11 @ Crathes Results”
Big thank you to Julian Robertson for starting us off with two great courses threading in and out of the dunes. So nice to feel the sand between your toes again even if, like me, your rusty O skills were really given a test tonight. Short Results SplitsLong Results Splits RouteGadget BOF results
Results Splits RG Many thanks to Paul Duley for doing the honours tonight and David Esson for computing. Bit of a shock to find Glen Dye looking considerably different tonight but hopefully enough left for the Regional we’ll be holding here in October.
I hope you all enjoyed tonight’s runs to a different area of Scolty (for DNC). Fortunately the weather gods were kind again! Did the fairy lights/bunting help add to the sense of occasion? Thanks to Gareth for control collecting and David E for computing/results. Thanks too for the offers of control collecting help – notContinue reading “DNC Scolty 19/2/20”
Results Splits RouteGadget Results updated 10/2/20 to show Joel Gooch on Long not Short course. Neil’s comment says it all. Going to be some very entertaining GPS tracks not least from those who have run or planned at Tyrebagger so often we really ought to be able to do it blindfolded by now! Thanks toContinue reading “DNC Tyrebagger 5/2/20”
ResultsSplitsRG Thanks to Matt Parkes for planning tonight. I found the Short just the right mix of paths (if you could spot them) to lull you into a false sense of security and tricky stuff at the end of each leg. Thanks also to David for ‘puting and Matt, David and Murray for collecting controls.
Thanks to Sam and Lesley and the fearless Panda for tonight’s twirl round Crathes. Great start to the 2020 half of the series. ResultsSplitsRoutegadget If your New Year Resolution was to try Night O this year then see our DNC blog for full list of events to come and get in touch if you wantContinue reading “DNC Crathes 8/1/20”
2 brilliantly fun criss-crossing courses using the best part of Balmedie were promised and duly delivered by David Esson tonight. Results Splits RG Thanks to David, Ian and Dennis for fetching in the controls for me while I sat in the warm tinkering with results. Rachel.
Results SplitsRoutegadget Thanks to Ian H for planning – courses of two definite halves with the best, intricate stuff saved for last. Also to David for driving the laptop and Dennis and David for helping collect controls.
ResultsSplitsRG (sorry, bit iffy in places as all on an old 1:10,000 map and some of the controls don’t sit quite right but close enough and the Splitsbrowser bit still works fine) Lovely crisp night last night and you could follow footsteps in the frost across the grassy bits. No such easy ride in theContinue reading “DNC Hazlehead 13/11/19 Results”
Results Splits RG (sorry – georef’d version of the map isn’t playing tonight so you’ll have to adjust your GPS tracks manually) Thanks to Sam for planning and the family for assisting on reg and anyone else who helped collect the controls as that was the final Gramp offering for this year’s DNC. Only 2Continue reading “DNC Glen Dye 6/2/19”
Results Splits RG Was a great night, even with the computer freezing in the cold. David Esson spent a productive hour later on and reuploaded all the brikkes into the computer in the warmth of the house and it all worked perfectly of course. (Need to add a hot water bottle to the Planner’s kit list?) Thanks toContinue reading “DNC Scolty 23/1/2019”
Results and Splits RouteGadget Good to see some different faces there tonight – trying to get in some more practice before the upcoming Scottish Night Champs no doubt. Thanks to Paul Duley for planning, David Esson for computing and David Kirk who helped the other two collect controls afterwards. Two courses (long 5.3km, short 3.1km)Continue reading “DNC Crathes 9/1/2019”
Well Murray certainly made us all think all the way round with a couple of exceptionally difficult courses. Chapeau to those who whizzed round in ridiculously quick times and commiserations to those who really struggled on those fiendish long legs. Results Splits RouteGadget
Results Splits RouteGadget Well done to Matt for persevering through wind, rain, sandstorms and 2 waterproofs to get the controls out there for us tonight and the 22 nutters who braved it all – points well earned all round. I’m told there’s video evidence on Maroc’s Facebook page.
Results Splits RouteGadget Woohoo! Results posted from Tyrebagger car park courtesy of David’s mobile Wifi signal – in’t technology wonderful? Many thanks to Matt Parkes, Dennis McDonald and David Esson for doing the legwork to collect while I sat and posted. Long 4.9km, Short 3.1km
Results Splits Ta muchly to Dennis and his mate at 243 for a spooky spin round the fairways and greens tonight. Woooooooooooooooooooooo!
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 belowContinue reading “Scolty DNC 2018-02-14 Results”
On the night of the “super-moon” there was possibly enough light to complete the courses without using a headtorch! Joe Wright nearly had an opportunity to try that theory out, as he broke his light (and bashed his knee) before even starting. Fortunately for him, he borrowed a light and his knee didn’t seem toContinue reading “Tyrebagger DNC Results – 31st Jan 2018”
Another delightful night for orienteering … clear, moonless (fantastic views of the constellations), little wind … and even the open sand areas were frozen, so were very fast running. If you weren’t there you missed a treat. Here are Results and Split times. Routegadget (with Splitsbrowser) is now loaded up – enter your trails (andContinue reading “Balmedie DNC – 17th Jan 2018 – Results”
Taking a look at the weather for the rest of the country, we were pretty lucky with the conditions for the DNC race at Raemoir. We had the most benign evening, with almost no wind, clear skies, a nearly full moon, and temperatures just hovering a degree or so above zero. That didn’t mean thereContinue reading “Raemoir DNC – 3 Jan 2018 – 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
A dry and mild evening for night-O at Crathes (Thankfully before Storm Caroline arrives). Thanks to Jack G for very pleasant, runnable and enjoyable courses. Getting to the Start was a bit more challenging than usual, as there were no reflectors to show the way, and no start description either! I think everyone found itContinue reading “Crathes DNC – 6th Dec 2017 – Results”
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!
After the clear frosty evening of 7th Nov, when the northern lights coud be seen all over northern Scotland as far south as Edinburgh, we had a cloudy damp evening for Dave Kirk’s courses at Hazlehead – but nevertheless a large entry. It was a bit of a middle distance style race, with many controlsContinue reading “Hazlehead DNC 8th Nov 2017 – Results”
A slightly damp night, but the drizzle was light and didn’t realy penetrate the trees too badly. The forest was very wet underfoot, however – I’ve never seen the marshes so wet. Fortunately, the event was well over before a sharp snowstorm blew through about 9.45pm! The courses were very nice – thanks to MurrayContinue reading “DNC Scolty – 8th Feb 2017 – Results”
Another pleasantly mild and dry winter’s evening for night-O at Tyrebagger. Here are: Results and Splits Routegadget is loaded – please enter your routes and check out the splits on Splitsbrowser.
Twas a beautiful night, not a cloud in the sky, with a full moon and a great view of the planet Venus and the stars. (Not that the moonlight helped me much!). There was a bitter wind and it was only 3 degrees, but it didn’t feel too bad when you were running in aContinue reading “DNC Forvie 11th Jan 2017 – Results”
Many thanks to Lesley and Jack for another great evening .. last this year! Some results and routegadget Simple Results Splits Routegadget
As well as a new planner we had some new faces at Glen Dye, enjoying both the good terrain, good weather and the Chillimobile hospitality. Welcome to the DNC “club” guys! Final Results and Split Times Apologies from our newbie planner, Bob Sheridan, for control 7 (131) on the Long being in the wrong depression.Continue reading “DNC Glen Dye 7/12/16 – 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. AllContinue reading “DNC Balmedie – 23/11/16 – Results”
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 learnedContinue reading “DNC Cheyne Hill 9/11/16”
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.Continue reading “Hazelhead Night O – Wed 26/10/2016 – Results”