DNC Balmedie 15th Feb

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”

DNC Hazlehead Wed 9th Nov

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”

DNC 2021-22 Final Results

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”

DNC Tollohill Wed 24th Nov

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”

DNC 11/11 @ Crathes Results

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”

DNC Hazlehead 13/11/19 Results

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”

DNC Crathes 9/1/2019

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”

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 belowContinue reading “Scolty DNC 2018-02-14 Results”

Tyrebagger DNC Results – 31st Jan 2018

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”

Balmedie DNC – 17th Jan 2018 – Results

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”

Raemoir DNC – 3 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”

Crathes DNC – 6th Dec 2017 – Results

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”

Hazlehead DNC 8th Nov 2017 – Results

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”

DNC Scolty – 8th Feb 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”

DNC Glen Dye 7/12/16 – Results

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”

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.  AllContinue reading “DNC Balmedie – 23/11/16 – Results”

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 learnedContinue reading “DNC Cheyne Hill 9/11/16”

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.Continue reading “Hazelhead Night O – Wed 26/10/2016 – Results”