Balmedie Sun 11th Dec 2022

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”

Balgownie 29th June Results

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”

Balmedie 22nd June + BBQ 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”

Westburn & Victoria Parks Wed 15th Jun 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”

Foggieton Wed 9th 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”

Duthie Park & Ferryhill Wed 1st 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”

18/5/22 Hazlehead Summer Series 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”

Glen Dye Wed 21/7/21 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”

Mulloch Wed 14/7/21 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”

Scolty Wed 30/6/21 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”

Countesswells Wed 2/6/21 Results

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! ūüė¶ A few more of the old facesContinue reading “Countesswells Wed 2/6/21 Results”

Crathes 26/5/21 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?

Summer Series 28/8/19 Templars Park

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”

Summer Series 21/8/19 Raemoir

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”

Summer Series 14/8/19 Mulloch

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”

Summer Series 7/8/19 Perwinnes Moss

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”

Summer Series Glen Dye 24/7/19

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”

Summer Series Dunnottar Woods 17/7/19

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”

Summer Series Tyrebagger 10/7/19

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”

Summer Series Scolty 3/7/19

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”

Summer Series Tollohill 12/6/19

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”

Summer Series Foggieton 5/6/19

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”

Summer Series Countesswells 29/5/19

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”

Templars Park Summer Series Grand Finale 15/8/18

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”

Glen Dye Summer Series 8/8/18

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”

Crathes Summer Series 18/7/18

  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”

Tollohill Summer Series – 4/7/18 Results

  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”

Summer Series 27/6/18 Balmedie + BBQ 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”

Summer Series Perwinnes Moss 20/6/18 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”

Summer Series Dunnottar Woods 13/6/18 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”

Summer Series – Countesswells – Wed 28/5/18

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”

Summer Series Hazlehead Wed 23/5/18 Results

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”

Summer Series 2018 – Weds 23rd May to 15th Aug

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”

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”

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”