Forest Sprint Series 2018 – Weds 11th April to 16th May

Sprint O is great fun – lots of controls in quick succession in a relatively short distance and fast running alone is no use in this discipline if it’s of the headless chicken variety! You really have to look closely at the map, make snap decisions about route choice, execute them quickly and cleanly whileContinue reading “Forest Sprint Series 2018 – Weds 11th April to 16th May”

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”

Back of Bennachie Results – Sun 4th Feb 2018

It turned into a beautiful winter’s day at Back O’ Bennachie (after a cold wet start) – blue skies, no wind, and a tough hilly forest and moor to test you all. Here are provisional results and split times. Routegadget has been loaded here, please add your routes! You can also analyse your splits onContinue reading “Back of Bennachie Results – Sun 4th Feb 2018”

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”

Seaton Park – 3/12/17

Many thanks to Dave Kirk and everyone who came to lollop along the l0opy longs and other courses. Everybody found the cave, avoided dashing headlong into the river and obviously didn’t spend too long dozing on the sofa. There was a bit of wildlife watching. Some head-to-head battles on the run-ins created a much greaterContinue reading “Seaton Park – 3/12/17”

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”

Scolty (Level C) 5th November 2017 – Results

Gramp Champs and JD2C Event We hope you enjoyed running at Scolty.  It’s a hilly and physically tough area in some places, fast in others, and the navigation can be testing – especially near the far start on Hill of Gouach.  The air temperature of 5 degrees felt chilly in the tent, but was pleasantContinue reading “Scolty (Level C) 5th November 2017 – Results”

GMC 2018: Braemar 10th/11th November

Grampian Mountain Challenge  –  Scotland’s Friendly Sociable Winter Mountain Marathon We hope you all had a wonderful weekend in and around Braemar, we certainly enjoyed hosting our fifth GMC with a fantastic group of competitors, please come back int two years’ time! Here are some provisional results. If you notice any discrepancies please get in touchContinue reading “GMC 2018: Braemar 10th/11th November”

Aberdeen Uni Urban Sprint 27/9/17 Results

Results   Splits A great lesson in reading your control descriptions carefully tonight (Team JFF had photographic evidence of number 5 skulking on the wrong side of the fence to where they were) and if that didn’t catch you out then the straight line belt from 11 to 13 missing out 12 did. Thanks to DavidContinue reading “Aberdeen Uni Urban Sprint 27/9/17 Results”

Balgownie Urban Sprint 20/9/17 Results

Results   Splits Couple of folk got caught out by the loop from 10-11-12-13 and  forgot one of the controls. Oops! The rest of us just caught out not reading the map properly around that area and at least two of us realised afterwards that we used key alleyways once but then promptly ignored them a secondContinue reading “Balgownie Urban Sprint 20/9/17 Results”

Westhill Urban Sprint 13/9/17 Results

Results  Splits As always, any spelling mistakes or other corrections please email asap. OK, hands up all those who got caught on the wrong side of the fence between 9 and 10? Thanks to Mark Stockton for another great wee course with some interesting route choices all the way to the end. (And thanksContinue reading “Westhill Urban Sprint 13/9/17 Results”

Duthie Park and Ferryhill Urban Sprint 6/9/17 Results

Results     Sorry, no Splits this week as the laptop was playing up. Hopefully business as usual next week. Thanks to John Lang for several interesting route choices tonight leading to differences of over 500m recorded on different folks’ GPS. Do you take the time to eyeball the differences accurately before committing or do you justContinue reading “Duthie Park and Ferryhill Urban Sprint 6/9/17 Results”

Westburn & Victoria Parks Urban Sprint 30/8/17 Results

Results  Splits (If I’ve mispelled a name or mis-guessed an age group let me know Age groups are used for trophies at the end of the series, best 3 results from 5 count towards your total. I’ll post more on that after a couple of events when I’ve calculated points to date.) Thank youContinue reading “Westburn & Victoria Parks Urban Sprint 30/8/17 Results”

Templars Park Summer Series Grand Finale 16/8/17

Thanks to David Kirk for a brain-bending finale to the Summer Series using some new additions to the fringes of the Templars map to give us a guided tour of part of the hotel grounds next door and some particularly vicious patches of nettles we’ve not visited before. (Top Tip: don’t lose your footing andContinue reading “Templars Park Summer Series Grand Finale 16/8/17”

Scolty Summer Series Results 9/8/17

“Of all the control sites in all the features in all of Scolty Woods, he had to pick mine.” Pete Lawrence, Planner for Scolty Level C in Sept on parts of Calum McLeod’s courses last night A gorgeous sunny evening saw us scampering round the lower levels of Scolty on Middle Distance style courses muchContinue reading “Scolty Summer Series Results 9/8/17”

Autumn Urban Sprint Series 2017

One course of TD3 (Orange) standard about 3 – 4km long in streets and parks. Wed 30th Aug  Westburn and Victoria Parks Wed 6th Sept Duthie Park and Ferryhill Wed 13th Sept Westhill Wed 20th Sept  Balgowniel Wed 27th Sept Aberdeen Uni Kings Campus . Congrats to the following folk who either retained or gainedContinue reading “Autumn Urban Sprint Series 2017”

Bennachie – Weds 26th July – Results

Our pre-Six Days tune-up event took place at Bennachie on Weds 26th July.  After a wet day (which the planner can vouch for, as he was setting out the controls in the rain!) the sun came out and the evening finished with immaculate blue skies and a terrific sunset. Click here for the results. TheContinue reading “Bennachie – Weds 26th July – Results”

Cheyne Hill Summer Series 12th July – Results

A sunny warm evening with a swimming opportunity in the hefalump trap taken by a few including myself and Ian while setting out the controls. High bracken and overgrown paths made it especially challenging for those taking ‘short cuts’. A friendly family all the way from OLG Chur (Chur orienteering club) in Switzerland came andContinue reading “Cheyne Hill Summer Series 12th July – Results”

Crathes Summer Series 21/6/17 Results

Results Squelch, squelch, drip, drip, splish, splash, sploooosh… Thanks go to Bob Sheridan for having faith in the hard core bunch of nutters that we all are and still thinking it was worth setting out controls and sitting patiently in the rain waiting for us last night. So many hard core nutters in fact that lateContinue reading “Crathes Summer Series 21/6/17 Results”

Foggieton Summer Series 14/6/17 Results

Results Well done to all those who braved the no paths version of the map, especially the Short Tech runners moving up from Medium or who said they were just getting back into orienteering after a long break. No handrails can be a bit daunting at first but makes you feel very smug when youContinue reading “Foggieton Summer Series 14/6/17 Results”

Tyrebagger results uploaded to BOF

It was a bit of a tag team event in terms of admin and officials but we’ve finally managed to get the right combo in Aberdeen this weekend to upload the results to BOF for the rankings. Sadly only the Brown course had sufficient qualifying finishers so only they get any points. For newcomers: theContinue reading “Tyrebagger results uploaded to BOF”

8/6/17 Dunnottar Woods Summer Series Results

Despite the 48 hours of rain beforehand, the weather was lovely and I think the evening went well, as evidenced by the number of people coming back covered in mud! I’d like to pass on my thanks to Olivia, Bob Daly, Rachel and Pete for doing most of the control collection. Eddy Coman Results AndContinue reading “8/6/17 Dunnottar Woods Summer Series Results”

24/5/17 Hazlehead Summer Series starts and WOD

Beautifully hot evening to kick off the Summer Series and to coincide with World Orienteering Day! The planner did a runner (John – I hope you had a lovely time down in London), leaving the rest of the Lang team in charge.  It all mostly went  according to plan though a few controls went walkaboutContinue reading “24/5/17 Hazlehead Summer Series starts and WOD”

Forest Sprint results from Foggieton 10th May

A pleasant cool and dry evening.  A bit difficult to squeeze a 3 km course into such a small area.  Thanks to Helen Rowlands for helping with registration/download, Dennis, Bob and John for collecting controls and Rob Hickling for help with map corrections. Forest_Sprint_Foggieton_Results Overall Results after Foggieton

Tyrebagger Middle Distance – Sunday 28/5/17 – Results

A cold wind if you were hanging about at the registration tent, but otherwise fine dry conditions for a quick dash around Tyrebagger.  Several positive comments were heard about the courses, and the forest was in good shape as the bracken is still low.  Many thanks to our event team and all the helpers. ClickContinue reading “Tyrebagger Middle Distance – Sunday 28/5/17 – Results”

Summer Series 2017

Summer Series Events – fun, friendly events with something for everyone on Wednesday evenings. Events will have an easy (white/yellow standard), medium (orange standard) and two as-hard-as-we-can-make-it courses of different lengths (generally referred to as short and long tech). Starts  6-7pm, courses close 8pm (unless changed for a particular event, please check website for anyContinue reading “Summer Series 2017”

Dunnottar Forest Sprint 26/4/17 Results

The midges weren’t actually biting, the notorious mudslides of Dunnottar weren’t anywhere near as bad as previous years, Jon beat Ewan by 2 seconds, the injury wasn’t a broken ankle as feared and Rachel and Pete had their chips. I’d call that an evening full of results. Dunnottar FS 26-4-17.pdf Many thanks to Mark HammondsContinue reading “Dunnottar Forest Sprint 26/4/17 Results”

Hazlehead Forest Sprint Wednesday 12th April Results

Results A straightforward event at Hazlehead: just one unmapped abandoned tent between two points – not quite as exciting as the naturist sunbathing in the dunes at Balmedie last year. Olivia had brisk trade at her cake stall, not surprising as we were spoilt for choice and my choice was delicious. Some new faces andContinue reading “Hazlehead Forest Sprint Wednesday 12th April Results”

Crathes – Level C Event – 9/4/17 – Results

Crathes Event Results A pleasant mild day at Crathes, perfect conditions and dry underfoot, so some fast times seen especially by the leaders on the Brown (and all the more impressive considering the fastest 4 legs had already done the Clachnaben Hill Race on Sat!) And at the other end of the spectrum, it wasContinue reading “Crathes – Level C Event – 9/4/17 – Results”

Forest Sprint Series 2017 – Wednesdays

Sprint O is great fun – lots of controls in quick succession in a relatively short distance and fast running alone is no use in this discipline if it’s of the headless chicken variety! You really have to look closely at the map, make snap decisions about route choice, execute them quickly and cleanly whileContinue reading “Forest Sprint Series 2017 – Wednesdays”

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”

Balmedie – Sun 5th February 2017 – Results

We were taken by surprise a bit by a last-minute Saturday rush to pre-enter this event using the Early Email Entry system.  We’d printed 85 maps based on early indications of the number of EEE’s.  In the end, there were 97 runners.  So well done everyone for getting up off the couch and coming alongContinue reading “Balmedie – Sun 5th February 2017 – Results”

Hogmanay Hangover Handicap – Hazelhead – 02/01/2017

Sudok-O Congratulations to all who came and managed to find their way round the right 9 controls! Great watching the start as everyone ran off in different directions. We had 8 teams running around the slightly icy Hazelhead, and all but one managed to collect all 27 controls, getting caught out collecting two 237’s andContinue reading “Hogmanay Hangover Handicap – Hazelhead – 02/01/2017”

Post-AGM Novelty Event @ Countesswells 11/12/16

Results             Map Pondering over the top words: 2 Juniors came up with “sunshine” compared to the adults’ “rampage” and “dental” – what does that tell you about the different perspective a few extra age classes gives you?! Prepare to be boggled! This was a score event like no other… Instead of controls having a pointsContinue reading “Post-AGM Novelty Event @ Countesswells 11/12/16”

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”