Grampian Orienteers are pleased to stage a Colour Coded event at Balmedie including a Short Green course for those who like the technical challenge but haven’t the energy for a full-blown Green on the dunes. Directions: A90 turn off at Balmedie roundabout and follow signs to Balmedie Country Park Parking: Main Balmedie Car Park (AB23Continue reading “Balmedie Sun 11th Dec 2022”
Below are the results from tonight’s event at Danestone. Many Thanks to Sam & Lesley for planning and to David for helping collect controls afterwards. Good luck to Sam Griffin who is off in the next few weeks to Portugal to the Junior World Champs, and to David who is off to Italy for theContinue reading “Balgownie 29th June Results”
Many thanks to Neil for planning the event and to Ian/Farran/Sam & Lesley for helping collect controls. Easy 1 Emily Arthur 31.082 George Esson 35.32 Short Tech 1 David Esson 30.062 Aileen Salway 31.253 Ros Nicholson 36.53 (cycled from Aberdeen)4 Chris Aust 37.055 Samantha & Kailin 59.486 Lennon Atchison 76.237 Paul Atchison 76.28 Long TechContinue reading “Balmedie 22nd June + BBQ Results”
Many thanks to Tim & Zoe for running the event on the night and to Sam Griffin our recently crowned British Sprint Champion who planned (lucky devil is in Majorca on a cycling holiday at moment!) Thanks to Bob and Aileen for helping collect controls at the end and David Esson for computing. Results P.S.Continue reading “Westburn & Victoria Parks Wed 15th Jun Results”
Below are the results from tonights event at Foggieton. Many thanks to George for helping put controls out, and Sam G, Zoe and Bob for helping collect the controls. Easy1 Logan Thompson 15.382 Emily Robertson 20.203 Sophie DePasquale 24.414 Helen Greenwood 25.225 Owen DePasquale 26.14Short Tech1 Olivia Coman 36.022 Ros Nicholson 41.093 Stuart Hall 43.504Continue reading “Foggieton Wed 9th Jun Results”
Sorry about the delay in posting results – too busy celebrating Saturday’s and Schools Championship results – oh, and Zoe’s first serious orienteering race in far too many years – and then work got in the way this morning.Better late than never! Results P.S. You’ll have noticed the website is getting a bit of aContinue reading “Duthie Park & Ferryhill Wed 1st Jun Results”
Below are the results from tonight’s event at Hazlehead Park. Was a gorgeous evening, and everyone seems to have enjoyed themselves. Interestingly we have a few participants who had equal times. Not often we get that! Many thanks to Tim and George for putting the controls out and Tim, Bob and George for collecting theContinue reading “18/5/22 Hazlehead Summer Series Results”
Great night with a lovely BBQ afterwards enjoyed by everyone. Thanks to planner Tim Griffin and Scouts for use of the fire pits. That wraps up our Summer Series. Great to see such big numbers turning out regularly and welcome to all the newcomers who have joined the club recently as a result. There’ll nowContinue reading “Templars 18/8/21 Results”
Many thanks to George and David for planning/computing and ace control collectors Bob Daly, Helen Rowlands and Gareth Yardley. Short (Easy) Results SplitsMedium Results SplitsShort Tech Results Splits Long Tech Results SplitsRouteGadget Don’t forget to check for ticks and that we now take a break for the Scottish 3+3 Days untilTyrebagger on 11th Aug TBCTemplarsContinue reading “Glen Dye Wed 21/7/21 Results”
Easy Results SplitsMedium Results Splits Short Tech Results Splits Long Tech Results Splits Routegadget Thanks to Eric Lovie planner and David Esson computing and control collection “Disgusting, nefarious, sneaky, crafty…” no, not the planner, ticks!! While you were waiting for the results, did you check yourself for ticks as loads of the wee critters outContinue reading “Mulloch Wed 14/7/21 Results”
Short (Easy) Results SplitsMedium Results Splits Short Tech Results Splits Long Tech Results Splits RouteGadget (this version of the map doesn’t show recently felled area to NW of car park) Thanks to Ian Hamilton for setting us a real challenge tonight certainly towards the start of the Long Tech. Good practice for those of usContinue reading “Scolty Wed 30/6/21 Results”
Short (Easy) Results Splits Medium Results Splits Short Tech Results Splits Long Tech Results SplitsRouteGadget Thanks to Paul Duley for tonight’s fun in the dunes, David for computing and Adrian, Alex and Ian for collecting.
Thanks to Dennis for planning, Paul Duley for helping collect and David Esson on laptop etc. Easy Results SplitsOrange Results SplitsShort Tech Results SplitsLong Tech Results SplitsRouteGadget
Easy Results SplitsShort Tech Results SplitsLong Tech Results Splits Routegadget Thanks to Dave Kirk for planning and Dennis McDonald for helping collect controls and David Esson for computing and everyone who took on the hilly challenge of B o’B.
Easy Results SplitsMedium Results SplitsShort Tech Results SplitsLong Tech Results Splits Routegadget Many thanks to David Esson for reminding us how Countesswells lulls you into a false sense of security every time. Hands up who else got caught out at the pits at the far end again! 😦 A few more of the old facesContinue reading “Countesswells Wed 2/6/21 Results”
Thanks to Helen Rowlands for providing tonight’s fun whirl round Crathes and Gareth for assistance with control wrangling and David for ‘puting and entries. Easy Results SplitsMedium Results SplitsShort Technical Results SplitsLong Technical Results Splits Routegadget – did you know you can view splits graphically as well as upload/plot your routes on RG?
Hope you enjoyed the first of the Summer Series and our World Orienteering Day event. We’ll be reporting our numbers very soon to add to the grand total – it’ll be interesting to see what effect Covid 19 has – will it stymy numbers or will it boost numbers this year as lots of peopleContinue reading “Hazlehead 19/5/21 Results”
Results Thanks to Stuart Anderson for rounding off this year’s Summer Series with a trip down memory lane hurriedly trying to glean just enough info from the master map to get us round. Next time you pick up a pre-printed map and just go you’ll be much more appreciative! Eddy Coman was handing out JuniorContinue reading “Summer Series 28/8/19 Templars Park”
Results The feedback was that the area is pretty rough underfoot so probably not the best for careering downhill, but no injuries and everyone managed to get back to the start. Apologies to Amber Graham who was the only one the end who I didn’t manage to get a time for as the Brikke readerContinue reading “Summer Series 21/8/19 Raemoir”
Results I haven’t distinguished between map memory and the regular course, partly because I think there was some peeking going on, partly because a few people seem to know the area very well*. That said, my hat goes off to the handful of brave souls who went out there without a map for backup! Apologies toContinue reading “Summer Series 14/8/19 Mulloch”
Results Many thanks to Zoe and Tim (Maitre de Loops) for a fresh take on Perwinnes Moss in its newly denuded form in the old quarry. Both Technical courses had an option to complete up to 4 memory map mini loops of 2 controls each which went down well with everyone who tried them. Much discussion over tea andContinue reading “Summer Series 7/8/19 Perwinnes Moss”
Results From comments at download and earwigging conversations it seems most folk who took on the contour only map challenge for Long and Short Tech enjoyed the novelty factor and surprised themselves by managing to get their head around all the squiggles more easily than they thought they would and Katrina said she actually enjoyedContinue reading “Summer Series Glen Dye 24/7/19”
Results Apologies for the delay. Work getting in the way as usual. “Wow! That was fun! Just think – some folk pay £50 for the Banchory Beast when they could come to Dunnottar for £4!!” One family said they wanted to give orienteering a try after seeing the Adventure Show coverage of the JOK ChasingContinue reading “Summer Series Dunnottar Woods 17/7/19”
Results Apologies for the control in the wrong place. Clearly those who read the warning note on the board were less likely to waste time but that is no excuse for my mistake, sorry. Thanks to David, Hugh, Jeremy and Bob for taking in controls as well as to Matthew Thompson an ex-Grampian Junior whoContinue reading “Summer Series Tyrebagger 10/7/19”
ResultsRevised for Yann Newey running his first Short Tech. Sorry, we ran out of Short Technical maps so some people did a shortened version of the Long Technical course, very similar to Short Technical Haven’t distinguished between those who did the Map Memory version of Long Tech as seems most had prior knowledge of the area andContinue reading “Summer Series Scolty 3/7/19”
Results from a sunny Crathes.
Results balmedie-results-19062019 Here are results from Balmedie. Uncharacteristically fine summer weather for the barbecue afterwards. Thanks to Murray for organising the orienteering – and collecting the controls in while the rest of us were enjoying the barbecue. Thanks to David for organising the barbecue.
Another Weally Wet Wednesday! Many thanks to all those that came along – you seemed to enjoy yourselves despite the conditions. Special thanks to all the helpers – David for welcoming everyone and helping collect controls – Kate, Gareth and Bob* for helping collect controls. Results (at last. Apologies for delay. Well done everyone forContinue reading “Summer Series Tollohill 12/6/19”
Results The hawkeyed planner types noticed that the course lengths were overstated due to the map being 1:7500 and not 1:10000, which the software had been told. So either you were glad the rainforest exploration was a bit shorter than expected, you ran really fast, or you were a Garmin/Planner/Performance person (or all three). ApologiesContinue reading “Summer Series Foggieton 5/6/19”
Results Training element: Attack points. This was the biggest turnout we have had for a Summer Series Event in the last two years (only other over 50 was Scolty in July 2018). Apologies for running out of Long Tech maps (and thanks to those who had run and gave up their maps) but the usualContinue reading “Summer Series Countesswells 29/5/19”
Results First Summer Series event of 2019! Woohoo! Thanks to all for coming along and apologies to the first few on the Long course who found control 2 was missing……. It wasn’t missing, I just forgot to put it out! John
Results (BBQ without rain – RESULT!! ) Thanks to Tim for squeezing everything into that poor little car and squeezing some fun courses into Templars’ bijou area. Map memory definitely favours the regulars so well done to those relative newcomers brave enough to take it on. Thanks to all our 11* organisers during the series – chocs were handedContinue reading “Templars Park Summer Series Grand Finale 15/8/18”
Results What more can you ask than a lovely sunlit forest with some reasonable technicality? Grateful thanks to Fasque Estates for allowing us to use a different car park from the usual on a Wednesday night which gave the Short course a more pleasant run than is possible from the usual car park, and allowedContinue reading “Glen Dye Summer Series 8/8/18”
A beautiful evening to spend outside … the dry spell resulted in some fast running for some and the heat slowed others down! Many thanks to the control collectors David, Dennis, Bob and Gareth. Results No event next week, but do join us in Glen Dye on 8th August.
Results Nice to see Michaela and Lucie from AUOC, a Belgian family and a few other well-kent runners and occasional visitors to our Summer Series helping to boost the numbers to a very respectable 48 given it’s peak holiday season. Although not wall-to-wall sunshine it was a fine, warm evening but amazingly no midges to bug us –Continue reading “Crathes Summer Series 18/7/18”
Thanks to Bill and Paul for this week’s Tyrebagger event, and Olivia for supplying the refreshments. Who knew bracken was so drought resistant! Results Next week we are at Crathes Castle
A beautiful evening to enjoy the view down the Dee and to the new turbines. Lots of takers of Ailsa’s lemonade tonight! Special thanks to prosource.it for allowing us to use their car park, and thanks to those who used it or came by other means to free up car park space. Thanks alsoContinue reading “Tollohill Summer Series – 4/7/18 Results”
OK – the weather did its other usual trick. By the time I got there (delayed in the infamous A90 roadworks enlivened by Lesley G hanging out of her car window miming “can I have a cuppa?” at me in the campervan as we trundled slowly along) the haar was rapidly developing into a real peaContinue reading “Summer Series 27/6/18 Balmedie + BBQ Results”
Results Thanks to those who braved the weather and came along tonight – lots of comments about the undergrowth but that’s Perwinnes Moss for you. It’s hard to plan ‘interesting’ courses without having to take you into ‘interesting’ places so my philosophy was to embrace the nettles and gorse and jump in with both feet.Continue reading “Summer Series Perwinnes Moss 20/6/18 Results”
Results Despite the slightly inclement weather, it was an enjoyable event at Dunnottar, which was improved significantly by the availability of delicious cake and homemade lemonade from Ailsa who is fundraising for a trip to Nepal with Operation Raleigh. Hopefully more to come in the following weeks! After such a dry spell, it was aContinue reading “Summer Series Dunnottar Woods 13/6/18 Results”
Results Sorry about the delay – Harris and the rest of the Hebrides were just too beautiful to tear ourselves away from in time to find WiFi connection to post last week. Although I’m told that Foggieton was equally sunny so fingers crossed the weather repeats itself for the rest of the Summer Series.
Thanks to all who came along to Countesswells on Wednesday. We enjoyed a short break from the recent heat wave and even had a few spots of rain! This first-time organiser would like to pass on a massive thanks to all of the club members who helped pull this event together, and especially to DavidContinue reading “Summer Series – Countesswells – Wed 28/5/18”
Thak you to Jonathan Smith for planning/organising the Summer Series kick off in his ‘back garden’ (and also for agreeing to take over looking after the club kit very soon I’m told.) As predicted, the Long Tech “got what they deserved” by dint of the bracken starting to really spring up in the last week or so inContinue reading “Summer Series Hazlehead Wed 23/5/18 Results”
We’re on the WOD map! Hazlehead 23rd May is now officially registered as a WOD 2018 event. Come and be part of the biggest mass participation orienteering event ever. WOD 2017 saw an amazing 288,007 participants. OK, time to fess up – not all at Hazlehead but at 2,265 locations in 79 countries whichContinue reading “Wot’s WOD?”
Summer Series Events Fun, friendly events with something for everyone on Wednesday evenings. All events will have 4 courses making them suitable for beginners and experienced alike: easy (all on paths – white/yellow standard – upto 2km) medium (partly on paths – orange standard – upto 3km) two as-hard-as-we-can-make-it courses of different lengths (generally referredContinue reading “Summer Series 2018 – Weds 23rd May to 15th Aug”
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”
“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”
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”
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”
Lovely evening for some blaeberry picking … and orienteering too. Many thanks to the Caffyns for entertaining us all. Results