Scottish Junior Inter Areas 2019

North Area were the overall winners of this years Junior Inter-Area Champs and Sam Griffin looks very pleased with the trophy and remarkably relaxed unlike the poor frozen runner photobombing in the background! It was a very crisp couple of days at Scolty and Cambus O’May for Relays and Individuals where over 100 Juniors competedContinue reading “Scottish Junior Inter Areas 2019”

Student and Junior Relays Scolty 9/11/19

We hope everyone enjoyed the relays today, it was great to see so many enthusiaistic runners out and about. Thank-you all for joining in. Scolty Relays Overall Results Scolty Relays Splits The winners of the Girls Relay on Katja Neumann’s inspired woodland podium. And here are a couple of shots of the grand procession thatContinue reading “Student and Junior Relays Scolty 9/11/19”

Jon Duncan Junior Deeside Cup 2019 Final Results

Due to potential conflicting Junior age class course designations at the Maroc Cambus O’May event on 10th November it has been decided to exclude the event from the JD2 Cup for this year. The event is being used for the Scottish Junior Inter Areas Championships 2019 Individual and all Juniors are encouraged to enter theirContinue reading “Jon Duncan Junior Deeside Cup 2019 Final Results”

GJO news and congrats

Firstly, congratulations to three GJOs who have just achieved milestone awards (or should that be kilometrestone in Ospeak?): Olivia Coman – 50 events Lachlan Kirk – 25 events Isobel Anderson – 10 events And congratulations to Jeremy and Pamela who have a new born son, Magnus. “Not long before he’ll be running in events! TimeContinue reading “GJO news and congrats”

Gramp Junior success at the Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival 2019

Three GRAMP juniors attended the Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival held at Hopetoun House. All three represented Aberdeen Grammar school and ran really well to get second place S3 boys team . Sam continued his good form of the last few weeks to win overall and retain his title from last year. Patrick came 4th andContinue reading “Gramp Junior success at the Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival 2019”

Scottish Orienteering Champs 2019

Solway Orienteers hosted this year’s Champs way down in the southwest corner if Scotland and several GRAMPs made the long trek down to compete. We have three podium places – congratulations to Neil, Sam and David! Neil McLean M75L 1stKatrina McLeod W21E 10thLindsey Esson Yellow 7thSam Griffin M16A 1stDavid Esson M40S 3rdTim Griffin M50L 13thBobContinue reading “Scottish Orienteering Champs 2019”

Proof of the Pudding – WSOC 2019

Remember all those cakes we’ve been eating recently? Here’s photographic evidence from the World Schools Orienteering Champs of Sam Griffin during the warm up day. Long race Wed 1st – starts from 11am Estonia time – that’s 9am our time. More happening throughout the week and no doubt Zoe will keep us posted via comments below.Continue reading “Proof of the Pudding – WSOC 2019”

Junior Sprint Selection – Go for it Sam!

GJO Sprint Maestro Sam Griffin is going down to Lancaster University this weekend for the BOF Junior Sprint Selection Race where M/W 16 – 20s from all over the UK will be competing. It’s a fantastic location to test aspiring squad members, with multiple complex route choices on a very busy map so full onContinue reading “Junior Sprint Selection – Go for it Sam!”

Jon Duncan Junior Deeside Cup 2018

Bogendriep saw the final event in this year’s competition and here are the final rankings. and trophy/medal winners. Congratulations! Fraser Pain M8 1st Trophy and Gold Medal Olivia Coman W16  3rd Bronze medal And well done to the Maroc winners and everyone else who took part of course! Jon Duncan Junior Deeside Cup 2018 fullContinue reading “Jon Duncan Junior Deeside Cup 2018”

GJO success @ World School Orienteering Championships 2018

Three Gramp juniors had an enjoyable day at the Scottish Schools selection races for the World Schools Orienteering Championships which were held on Sunday at Faskally, near Pitlochry. Patrick Lang, Rory Halliday and Sam Griffin were representing Aberdeen Grammar and came a close second to George Watsons School in the team competition placing 9th, 8thContinue reading “GJO success @ World School Orienteering Championships 2018”

GJO news: Sam Griffin selected for Regional Squads’ summer camp

Good news for one of our junior members… Sam Griffin got an email on Friday…. ‘Congratulations on your selection for the Regional Squads’ summer coaching camp at Lagganlia’ He wasn’t on the original list but was top of the reserve list after some strong peformances over the last months and gaining a Championship time atContinue reading “GJO news: Sam Griffin selected for Regional Squads’ summer camp”

JST event summary

Congratulations to all the Gramp junior competitors at the Jamie Stevenson Trophy event at Braemar on Sunday. Amidst strong competition, especially from Maroc and Moravian, Gramp juniors made a great effort, gaining four top-ten places including a podium place for Sam Griffin on the boy’s Light Green course. Many thanks to everyone, especially Zoe, TimContinue reading “JST event summary”

Jamie Stevenson Trophy 2018

Big congratulations all round to the Gramp Team who ran at the JS Trophy today at Morrone Birkwood, Braemar: Mia and Olivia Coman, Morven and Kirsty Farqhuarson, Noah and Sam Griffin, Oli Robertson, Reuben Cole and Connor Whitelaw. Between them they scored 558 points coming 6th overall which is a great result for such aContinue reading “Jamie Stevenson Trophy 2018”

Great Schools Orienteering Festival success for Gramps (aka Aberdeen Grammar)

Three junior Gramp members (two ‘old’ hands and one very recent one) competed in the Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival at Pollock Park representing Aberdeen Grammar recently and came away with a first and team Silver in S2 Boys…. can we get more next year?! Read the P&J report here. Congratulations guys!!

GRAMP Junior Participation awards

Congratulations to our Gramp Juniors on their achievements in the SOA/Gramp Participation and Colour awards. Awards are granted as follows for the period 01 Jan 2017 to 30 Apr 2018: Ailsa Anderson (5, Green) Paul Caffyn (Green) Olivia Coman (10, Orange) Josie Gomersall (Green) Noah Griffin (5, Yellow) Sam Griffin (5, Orange, Light Green) PatrickContinue reading “GRAMP Junior Participation awards”

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”

Jon Duncan Junior Deeside Cup 2017 Final Rankings

Overall 2017 final rankings   and Winners table Big congratulations to Oli Robertson who retains the M8 Trophy and Sam Griffin for 2nd M14, just pipping Maroc’s Joel Gooch at the final post , and Josie Gomersall 2nd W16. 3rd places go to Emily Robertson W8, Kirsty Farquharson W12 and Robert Prince M10.   Trophies and prizesContinue reading “Jon Duncan Junior Deeside Cup 2017 Final Rankings”

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”

Jon Duncan Junior Deeside Cup – rankings after Forvie

Rankings Good to see several of the GJOs taking on the contour challenge at Forvie. Most of you made it out alive and kicking at the other end and even if you didn’t we hope you enjoyed the day anyway. . Only Scolty left to go now to round off this year’s (JD)2C on SundayContinue reading “Jon Duncan Junior Deeside Cup – rankings after Forvie”

North Area Junior Training day on 18th February Culbin

In an exciting new development for 2017, we will be introducing North Area Junior Orienteering training days! Main aims: *To provide coached training opportunities outwith club orienteeringfor TD3 (Orange) and above juniors. *To provide fun and motivational opportunities for juniors in the North of Scotland. *To provide a stepping stone between club and national squadContinue reading “North Area Junior Training day on 18th February Culbin”

Jon Duncan Junior Deeside Cup 2016 Final Results

Final results Maybe some of the GJOs would like to leave a comment about taking part in the (JD)2C this year? We’d love to find out the good, bad and the amazing bits from a GJO perspective. The dates and rules for the (JD)2C competition 2016 are linked below. This competition is for juniors fromContinue reading “Jon Duncan Junior Deeside Cup 2016 Final Results”

Junior Inter Regional Championships 2016 – Results for Relays + public races

Individual – Cambus O’May – Sat 24th September Relay – Forvie – Sun 25th September Gramp are proud to be joint hosts with Maroc for this year’s JIRCs which saw squads from all over the UK jetting in to compete and socialise with old friends and rivals alike. Competitors stayed at Cults Academy and busesContinue reading “Junior Inter Regional Championships 2016 – Results for Relays + public races”

Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon

Several parent-child* pairings from NE Scotland entered this year’s SLMM in Martindale, it’s becoming a bit of a tradition. Congratulations to the following Gramp and Maroc teams: Lachlan and Dave Kirk, 29th (out of 71 finishers) in Carrock Fell class Keith and Gareth Yardley, 4th (out of 86 finishers) in Harter Fell class Alistair andContinue reading “Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon”

North Clubs Junior Competition 2015

Well done to GJOs Dara Tivendale, Morven Farquharson, Isobel Anderson, Kirsty Farquharson, Duncan Will, Douglas Walmsley, Mairi Walmsley and Alex Lang for holding it together at Wood of Easter Clune over the weekend and not being phased by stiff competition from Maroc and MOR. They ran in courses varying from White to Light Green andContinue reading “North Clubs Junior Competition 2015”

Junior Gramps at the Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon

Congratulations to Lachlan and Keith for taking their dads for a run round Coniston this weekend in the Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon. Tricky control sites (some even missing) and poor visibility on Day1 all adding to the fun. Keith and Dad 3rd in Wansfell class; Lachlan and Dad 13th in Harter Fell class; and congratsContinue reading “Junior Gramps at the Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon”

Jon Duncan Junior Deeside Cup 2015

Final rankings Rules and events list below.  Any questions? Contact Trevor Ricketts of MAROC or Marianne Lang of GRAMP or ask at an event. You’re automatically entered into the competition if you’re a GRAMP or MAROC Junior, all you need do now is make sure you get along to as many events as you canContinue reading “Jon Duncan Junior Deeside Cup 2015”

Crathes Level C colour coded event – 22 Feb 2015

Crathes 22Feb15 Results   Crathes 22Feb15 Splits    BOF results pages c/w ranking points Draw your routes at Routegadget2 here. Analyse your split times at Winsplits here. Many thanks to all the helpers for their labours in the cold sleety weather. Courses Brown   7.4 km  – very hard Blue      5.6 km   – very hard Green   4.3 km  Continue reading “Crathes Level C colour coded event – 22 Feb 2015”

Jon Duncan Junior Deeside Cup 2014

It’s all over for this year – Final Results and Trophy/Medal Winners. Congratulations to Maya Reynard on winning W10 and Hannah Will, Morvern Farquharson, Isobel Anderson, Naomi Lang, Daniel Smith, Paul Caffyn and Lachlan Kirk on winning medals too. Shadowing is shown in the results tables by the number being in italics.  If you noticeContinue reading “Jon Duncan Junior Deeside Cup 2014”

SOA win JIRCs – Sasha mentioned in despatches

    Well done to the SOA Team who travelled down to the Lake District to compete in the Junior Inter Regional Champs and won by a very close 5 points over NWOA. Nopesport reports that Sasha and another competitor stopped to help someone with a dislocated shoulder but that Sasha still went on toContinue reading “SOA win JIRCs – Sasha mentioned in despatches”

JIAR and Interclub Relay 2014

Congratulations to the North Team, including GJOs Naomi Lang, Patrick Lang, Ailsa Anderson, Keith Yardley & Alex Lang, on their comprehensive victory at this year’s Junior Inter-Area Relays held on a complicated little area close to the Falkirk Wheel. North won with 145 points, West 117, East 76. I’m told that Stirling YH survived aContinue reading “JIAR and Interclub Relay 2014”

ScotJos triumphant in the Ward Junior Home Internationals 2014!! I like the description of Sasha’s contribution in the relays … “Sasha then showed just why he is British no. 1 by coming home in the lead a full 15 minutes clear of his nearest rival.” Helen R

Successful debut for Sasha representing GBR at JWOC 2014

Yes, this is a bit late after the event but we’d hoped that maybe ScotJOS had been secretly engaging in some media training and if we hung on we might have heard all about it from Sasha himself. He’s obviously still recovering though judging by the lack of a willowy figure flitting round Scolty last nightContinue reading “Successful debut for Sasha representing GBR at JWOC 2014”

Two Gramp Juniors get their first taste of a mountain marathon

Lachlan Kirk and Keith Yardley spent their weekend having a go at a mountain marathon, generally the preserve of adults. The Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon has a class called ‘Bedafell’ specifically  for parent and child, where the child is aged 14-18. Lachlan did it with his dad and got a fantastic third place. Keith andContinue reading “Two Gramp Juniors get their first taste of a mountain marathon”

Jon Duncan Junior Deeside Cup 2013

Final standings for (JD)2C 2013 Well done to Morvern Farquharson who held on to her lead to win the W8 Trophy! Maroc pipped us at the post for all the other trophies this year but we also had loads of good performances and the following also deserve congratulations for gaining 2nd or 3rd place overall:Continue reading “Jon Duncan Junior Deeside Cup 2013”

Sasha and other selected ScotJOSers at EYOC

Sasha, along with 5 other ScotJOS colleagues, was rubbing shoulders with future champions at the European Youth O Champs in Portugal recently. Dominated by Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Russia and Czech Republic these champs certainly gave our homegrown talent a run for their money but it looks like they relished the challenge – take aContinue reading “Sasha and other selected ScotJOSers at EYOC”

JIAR Scolty 5/10/13

Never has that little triangle of wood in Scolty been sooooooooooo noisy! The enthusiastic cheering was deafening at times especially when Daniel Stansfield and Jennifer Ricketts came storming down the final track to clinch first place for their teams West 1 and North 1G in the Open and Girls classes respectively! Congratulations to the winnersContinue reading “JIAR Scolty 5/10/13”

GRAMP contingent at the JIRCs weekend PLUS SHIs

Well done guys – Scotland won all 5 trophies again this year and Sasha, Karen and Calum were there to help the team to victory, putting ScotJOS up at the top of the regional squads!! There’ll be a report on the SOA website soon but in the meantime feast your eyes on these photos fromContinue reading “GRAMP contingent at the JIRCs weekend PLUS SHIs”

JHI 2013 – 2nd place for ScotJOS

Sasha and Calum ran for Scotland in this year’s Junior Home International which took place in South Wales, near Merthyr Tidfil over the weekend of 14/15 September. Results were a win for England, with Scotland 2nd helped a lot by Sasha’s 3rd place in M16 no doubt, then Wales 3rd and Ireland 4th. Well doneContinue reading “JHI 2013 – 2nd place for ScotJOS”