Summer Forest Sprint Series

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Forest Sprint 2019 Final Points

Final Points FS 2019 Forest

If you spot any mistakes please let me know on webmaster@grampoc.com.

Many thanks to all our organisers and congratulations to the winners.
Unfortunately I don’t think we have prizes for you though apart from the kudos of having won and seeing your name up in lights!

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Overall:
1st Eilidh Campbell W18 MAROC  (182 points)
2nd Dominykas Kardokas M21 GRAMP (172)
3rd Kirsty Campbell W18 MAROC (163)

First Junior W: Eilidh Campbell W18 MAROC
First Junior M: Adam Barrie M14 MAROC
First Senior W: Rachel Scott W50 GRAMP
First Senior M: Dominykas Kardokas M21 GRAMP

Forest Sprint 5 @ Scolty 8/5/19

Series points Forest

Results  Splits  RouteGadget
If you haven’t used RouteGadget before then take a look at these guides on drawing or uploading your GPS route. Check the built in Splitsbrowser too to see where you lost time.

Series points after 4 events

Thanks to Helen and Gareth for braving the weather and doing the honours tonight. A nice wee course with a loop from number 4 that caught at least 2 folk out.

Last event in the series is at Dess/Deeside Activity Park next week and this coincides with World Orienteering Day/Week.

(Was half hoping I might spot celebrations in full swing in the woods tonight for Scottish Badger Week but maybe a bit too wet and cold for them. Or maybe they were all tucked up in their setts eagerly awaiting the start of the new series of Taskmaster like me hence the slight delay in posting results.)

Forest Sprint 3 @ Hazlehead 24/4/19

Results    Splits    Routegadget     Cumulative scores so far

A two-hander tonight brought to you by Jonathan Smith who planned and David Esson who ran the event on the ground with a little help from some friends.

An interesting finish gave us the chance to rerun or rethink 242 to 172 – did you swap tactics the second time around or did you stick to your first plan and did it pay off for you? If you haven’t already played with RouteGadget then have a go and let us see where you went.

Next event in the series is Tilquillie – check Maroc’s website next week for directions how to reach the parking/registration point.

Forest Sprint 1 @ Tollohill 10/4/19

Results  Splits

RouteGadget (sorry, can’t quite get all controls correctly centred on features but close enough)

Many thanks to David Esson for planning at relatively short notice and hope you all enjoyed your scamper around Tollohill. It’s easy to get confused with all those paths criss-crossing as well as the loopy nature of the course and several old hands got caught out.
(And oddly when I fired up Firefox tonight there was a very apt quote at the bottom of the screen: “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” Douglas Adams.)

Apologies for the lack of splits printouts initially. A certain old hand caught himself out while trying to set things up in a rush last night. Thanks to Bob Daly for helping collect controls.

See you all next week at Glen O’Dee.

By the way, Tollohill area is subject to various Local Development Plan Bids which would eventually surround the wood with housing. Take a look at this website and follow the links for more information on bids KN069 to 72. Although not impinging into the wood itself much it looks like we’d lose the north end of the area (but gain some urban territory to mix and match?) but more importantly wildlife would lose significant corridors in and out of the woods.

Forest Sprint Series – Final Results

Here’s the final points table for the series.  Best four results count towards the final score.  Well done Tim Griffin (2nd) and Sam Griffin (6th).

FSS Results 2018_Final

Forest Sprint @ Mulloch 9/5/18

Many thanks to all those who made it to Mulloch tonight, especially considering the not-quite-perfect weather conditions. Thanks also to Gareth, Bob and Zoe for help control collecting.

Results

Well done to those who recognised the photo locations, may be we should put on some photo-O too!

Note on forest rides. Mapped rides are the wider gaps through the mature trees and may be obscured at ground level by younger tree growth – look up! There are old and new extraction lanes running parallel to the mapped rides that are may look like rides, can be good route choices but are not shown on the map. Some examples below. I hope this helps.

Mapped ride (bit soggy underfoot!)

Mapped ride (bit soggy underfoot)

Recent extraction lane

Recent extraction lane

Mapped ride with younger trees. Crossed in foreground by recent extraction lane.

Mapped ride with younger trees. Crossed in foreground by recent extraction lane.

Mapped ride

Mapped ride

Extraction lane

Extraction lane

 

Results from Foggieton Forest Sprint

The snow has all gone now, leaving the undergrowth nicely flattened.  Much more runnable than Foggieton in the summer.  Results here:

Forest_Sprint_Foggieton_Results

Thanks to Helen Rowlands for helping clear up, and Bob Daly for collecting the controls.

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

ForestSprint 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 while all the time trying to read a jiggling map and watch where your feet are going. Give it a go.

Links to all parking locations will be confirmed soon so check back here nearer the time or on each clubs’ website.

April 11th    Foggieton    GRAMP  Results
April 18th   Tillyfourie   MAROC  Results
April 25th   Scolty           GRAMP  Results
May 2nd      Tilquhillie   MAROC  Results
May 9th       Mulloch       GRAMP  Results
May 16th     Bellwood      MAROC  Results

Overall series results coming soon (Ian H has been very busy as Assistant Planner for the British Orienteering Champs hence the slight delay)

One course TD3 or Orange standard i.e. medium difficulty, about 3km, with lots of controls and route choice in a relatively small area so full on concentration required just as much as fleet feet. Great for developing Juniors too if accompanied by a TD3 standard runner. Best 4 scores out of 6 will count towards the FSS league results.

Registration: 18:00 to 18:50
Starts: 18:30 to 19:15
Fees: £4 Senior, £2.50 Junior/Student

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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

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 Hammonds for getting our injured competitor home after a visit to Stonehaven minor injuries clinic; hope the complications won’t hamper his preparations for an early flight out of Aberdeen at 0530 on Friday morning (ouch!).

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 and some old faces braving a chilly wind and evening golfers. Good to meet/catch up with you and hope to see some of you at Glen O’Dee next week? Details on Maroc’s website.

Forest Sprint Series 2017 – Wednesdays

Sprint O is great fun – lots of controls in quick succession in a relativelyForest 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 while all the time trying to read a jiggling map and watch where your feet are going. Give it a go.

April 12th Hazlehead GRAMP    Results
April 19th Glen O’Dee MAROC   Results
April 26th Dunnottar GRAMP    Results
May 3rd  Tilquillie MAROC         Results
May 10th Foggieton GRAMP       Results
May 17th Dess MAROC                 Results

Series Results

One course TD3 or Orange standard, about 3km, with lots of controls and route choice in a relatively small area so full on concentration required just as much as fleet feet. Great for developing Juniors too if accompanied by a TD3 standard runner. Best 4 scores out of 6 will count towards the FSS league results.

Registration: 18:00 to 18:50
Starts: 18:30 to 19:15
Fees: £4 Senior, £2.50 Junior/Student

Overall Results after all 6 events.

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Forest Sprint Series 2016 Final Results

Overall results after 6 events.
Congrats to Jake Chapman and Sarah Dunn on a Maroc double win this year.
Hope you all enjoyed these short courses although I think maybe we need to choose our areas with care for next year as some were not really that sprinty.
And Balmedie wasn’t that foresty either I suppose!

Balmedie Forest Sprint 11th May

Lovely weather, a very twisty-turny course, lots of controls and a double-sided map caught out the unwary … well done to all those that succeeded!

Results Splits Routegadget
Overall after 5 events … all could change …

Summer’s here!

Summer Series 2016The weekend has at last brought some warm weather to get us thinking of beaches and summer so time to get ready for this week’s Forest Sprint at Balmedie and the Summer Series 2016 starting on Wed 25th May.

Help us spread the word by printing off a copy of the flyer and putting it up on a notice board.

Forest Sprint Dunnottar Woods 27/4/16 – Results

Thanks to all who came along tonight. The sleet, snow and hail held off for the evening so apart from being a tad slippy underfoot all was well (pity same can’t be said for the afternoon!). Some pretty fast times recorded and some more mature members keeping the young ones off the top slots for once.

Special mention must go to all the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts (and leaders and helpers) who gave their course a go – we hope you all enjoyed it and come back for more (we will be back on 20th July). May be less mud next time!

Results.   Splits
Routegadget
Overall results after 3 events, currently a battle between the Chapmans for top spot. To be continued ….

3 more Forest Sprints, then on to the Summer Series. Download this Summer Series Flyer and spread the word!

Countesswells Forest Sprint 13Apr2016 – Results

A great turn out for the first of the Forest Sprint series, thank-you to all who gave up their maps to be used again and apologies for any waiting around at the start. Future organisers take note!

Results   Splits     Routegadget
Overall points

Next week the event is being run by MAROC at Sluie, see you all there.

 

Forest Sprint Series 2016 – Weds 13th April to 18th May

ForestOverall results after 6 events.
Congrats to Jake Chapman and Sarah Dunn on a Maroc double win this year.
Hope you all enjoyed these short courses although I think maybe we need to choose our areas with care for next year as some were not really that sprinty.
And Balmedie wasn’t that foresty either I suppose!
April 13th Countesswells           Results      Splits
April 20th Sluie                          Results
April 27th Dunnottar                Results   Splits
May 4th   Tillyfourie                 Results  Splits
May 11th  Balmedie              Results Splits
May 18th Tillquhillie            Results

 

Hazlehead SS Results 10/6/15

The weather must have brought out the crowds as John was out of all maps by the end of the evening with quite a few new people turning up and giving it a go. Nobody managed to fall in the ditch on the long and short tech but many got caught out by the fence around the large grass area on the way to the four controls to the South of the main park. And in spite of one control going missing for a while it was found so all kit handed to the Andersons for next week.

Apologies to those who tried to go to the car park on the old road out to Countesswells Road. I have now moved the marker on the map ready for next year. Note to future SS planners – please follow the link from the SS series for your event and shout me now if it shows the wrong place by emailing webmaster@grampoc.com.

Results

Next event is at Balmedie 17/6/15 followed by a BBQ and the GAC Big Reveal/Prize Giving. Everyone welcome, we’ll provide fuel, you just need to bring food and drink and some money for *****CAKE*****  Thought that might grab your attention…..

Needing a post BBQ treat? Naomi will be raising money for her World Challenge trip to Vietnam and Cambodia in summer 2016 by selling cakes and fresh lemonade at Balmedie on Wednesday.  Make sure you run hard in those dunes and are suitably hungry and thirsty!

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Forest Sprint 2015 – AUOC double

Congrats to Janne Heikkinen and Angel Iliev of AUOC for gaining the top two slots this year closely followed by Bob Daly GRAMP. Maroc’s Joe Wright and Abi Mason take the Junior honours.

Full results can be found on the Maroc website or here (pdf).

Scotly Forest Sprint 8/5/15 Results

Thanks to everyone who came to the event at Scolty on Friday.  The weather held fair and there was no mention of exit polls during the post event analysis.  Well done to  MAROC’s Jo Wright who narrowly beat AUOC’s flying Finn Janne Heikkinen.

The leader after 5 events is Bob Daly (Gramp) 5 points ahead of AUOC’s Janne Heikkinen.  Leading junior is MAROC’s Jo Wright.   Abigail Mason of MAROC is the leading female junior and also leads the women’s class ahead of AUOC’s Michaela Kolistanikova.

The final event of this series is next Friday (15th) at Dess.

Results on Forest Sprint post

Tollohill Forest Sprint Fri 24-4-15 Results

Results
Overall results after 3 events

Congratulations to Keith Yardley for taking on a Sprint as his first go at planning – plenty of controls and twists and turns saw us all stopping dead at one point or another asking “Which path am I on? Where was I going?”

Lost property – pair of trainers left in the back of Rachel’s car – email me on flump@care4free.net to arrange where and when to hand them back please.

Forest Sprint – Tollohill – 24/04/15 – Results

Thanks to all who came along, hope you enjoyed it, even those who came from Balmy Banchory to the Haberdeen Haar. Congratulations to Janne for a flying run.

Results
Splits

Keith Y

Forest Sprint Series 2015 Fridays 10th April to 15th 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 while all the time trying to read a jiggling map and watch where your feet are going. Give it a go.

April 10th  Countesswells GRAMP  Results  Splits
April 17th   Tilliefourie MAROC
  Results and splits
April 24th  Tollohill GRAMP  
Results  Splits
May 1st      Tilqhuillie MAROC  Results and splits
May 8th     Scolty GRAMP Results
May 15th   Dess MAROC  Results

Overall results

One course TD3 or Orange standard, about 3km, with lots of controls and route choice in a relatively small area so full on concentration required just as much as fleet feet. Great for developing Juniors too if accompanied by a TD3 standard runner. Best 4 scores out of 6 will count towards the FSS league results. Overall results can be found on the MAROC website. Registration: 18:00 to 18:50 Starts: 18:30 to 19:15 Fees: £4 Senior, £2.50 Junior/Student For a poster to display at work or wave under the noses of interested friends and tempt them along click here. .

Scolty Forest Sprint 9/5/14 Results

Plan a bog standard TD3 course I was told. So I did. And quite successfully judging by the state of many of you but the prize for overall coverage and gloopiness has to go to poor wee Joel Gooch who looked like a giant had picked him up and dunked him in chocolate custard up to his waist. (Maybe Roger can award consolation points? He’s threatening to get round to working out some scores this weekend BTW.)

Several adults were lured into a false sense of security watching Juniors skipping over the mud but discovered that an extra few pounds in weight makes all the difference when they tried to follow suit. But it seems that the WW1 style mud engendered a WW1 sort of camaraderie amongst competitors and David Esson would like to thank Ewan Musgrave for being kind enough to hang around watching him flounder to safety before dashing off.

In my defence, I’d just like to point out that route choice is supposed to be part of the game even at the micro level. And I’ve done my penance by having to run 3 quarantined brikkes under the tap when I got home which produced enough mud to nurture a small tattie plant or two and are now ponging gently in the kitchen.

The laptop battery died on me before I could download all finishers. Now connected to the mains I’ve done so and discovered a couple of typos but I think I’ve managed to match the correct brikke to everyone. If you think your result looks wrong then drop me an email on webmaster@grampoc.com (no trying to blag a few minutes off mind unless you can produce evidence!) Three folk used their own brikkes so I can’t give splits for you guys I’m afraid but I did write down your times so you appear in the overall results.

Congratulations to Dan Gooch for his flyer of a run to win Scolty within the 15 – 20 minute goal. Two more events to go at Sluie and Glen O’Dee – good luck everyone!

Rachel

Scolty Forest Sprint 9-5-2014 Splits.pdf
Scolty Forest Sprint 9-5-2014 Results.pdf

2bogmonstersPatricia Graham sent me this photo of 2 victims of the Scolty Bogmonster. It’s a bit blurry partly due to low light but probably more because she was laughing so much while she was taking it?

 

Overall scores post-Scolty

 

Mulloch Forest Sprint – Friday 25th April

Hope you all enjoyed your run, the haar adding that bit of special Grampian atmosphere (seemed particulary keen on hanging round people’s glasses).

Results      Splits

Tullohill Forest Sprint – 11th April 2014

What a pleasant evening for the first Forest Sprint of the series of 6 races throughout Deeside this year.  The views from the hill over Aberdeen harbour were great.  Here are the results and splits:

Results    Splits

Thanks to David for planning a smashing little course that avoided the nasty stuff in the north!

2014 Forest Sprint Series Fridays

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 while all the time trying to read a jiggling map and watch where your feet are going. Give it a go.

April
11th Tollohill GRAMP  Results Splits
18th No event – too busy eating Hot Cross Buns
25th Mulloch  GRAMP  Results Splits

May
2nd Bogendriep  MAROC  Results
9th Scolty  GRAMP    Results   Splits
16th Sluie  MAROC    Results Splits
23rd Glen O’Dee MAROC  Results

Overall scores post-Glen O’Dee now on the Maroc website.
Big congratulations to wor Alex Maclachlan for taking top spot from many keen and nippy Marocs!

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2013 Forest Sprint Series Fridays

 April
19th Dunnottar Woods  GRAMP  Results
26th Shooting Greens  MAROC   Results

May
3rd Scolty  GRAMP   Results   Splits
10th Dess  MAROC    Results
17th Mulloch  GRAMP    Results   Splits
24th Potarch  MAROC   Results

Final results (best 4 of 6 scores count)

Ta muchly to all the planners – another nice wee series of diverse areas and approaches to sprint courses.

2012 Forest Sprint Series

Another great little series was wrapped up on Friday 25th May. GRAMP’s Sasha Chepelin M16 managed to finish 2nd thereby securing his title of 2012 Forest Sprint Winner, closely followed by Callum Roberts M18 and Josh Dudley M18 tying for 2nd which means Evgueni was forced into 4th in the end.

The youngsters also dominated the Women’s battle too with Frances Wright W18 taking first place, with Evelyn Mason W16 in second and GRAMP’s Katrina McLeod W18 in third. If Katrina had managed to make it to four events like the others who knows what the result may have been?

Thanks to all the organisers from both clubs for providing another chance to round off the working week with a therapeutic scamper round!

April 20th Tilquillie MAROC
April 27th Crathes GRAMP Results Splits  RG
May 4th Dunnottar GRAMP Results Splits
May 11th Scolty GRAMP     Results   Splits
May 18th Sluie MAROC      Results
May 25th Corsedarder MAROC    Results and overall results

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Summer Forest Sprint Series 2011

GRAMP organised 3 out of the 6 Summer Forest Sprint Series 2011. Results from our events shown here – the Tollo Hill results are/were with the rest on the Maroc website for reasons I’ve forgotten now.

13/05/11_Dunnottar_Sprint_Results     17/06/11_Newmillhill_Sprint_Results
13/05/11_Dunnottar_Sprint_Splits        17/06/11_Newmillhill_Sprint_Splits

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 while all the time trying to read a jiggling map and watch where your feet are going. Give it a go.

UPCOMING EVENTS (click series or event names for details link)

DEESIDE NIGHT CUP
(GRAMP/MAROC)
WEDS
11/12 Balmedie
18/12 Carlogie
8/1    Crathes
15/1   Corsedarder
22/1  Forvie
29/1  Potarch
5/2    Tyrebagger
12/2  Balnagowan
19/2  Scolty
26/2  Dinnet
4/3    Glen Dye
11/3   Tilquillie

SAT EVENTS
7/12 GRAMP AGM

SUN EVENTS
8/12 Post-AGM Treasu-O-re Hunt

THURS (ONE OFF SPECIAL)
2/1/20 Hogmany Hangover Handicap @ Hazlehead Park

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