***NOTE CHANGE OF DATE FOR TRAINING***
Jess Halliday is looking to organise another North Area Junior Training Day on 30th September, in the Grantown area. This is building up to the Junior Inter Area Competition on 28th/29th October. So calling all GJOs – if you’re interested then pass your names on to Carolyn McLeod and we’ll see if we can’t get a bit of backup for the twins this time.
Sluie (JD)2C points have been calculated and added to the mix – overall rankings after 6 events.
Well done to Oli Robertson, Reuben Cole, Robert Prince, Sam Griffin, Patrick Lang, Emily Robertson, Morven Farquharson and Josie Gomersall for leading or being in the top 3 of their age classes. Still 2 more events to go though so don’t relax just yet as the others may sneak up behind you over the coming months.
Just to remind you…. any Junior from Gramp or Maroc is automatically entered into the (JD)2C. You win points by running in any of the 9 nominated local Level C races listed below, with a sliding scale depending on your course and how well you do.
To try and keep things as fair as possible, only half points are awarded to shadowed competitors which is why we ask you to declare this when entering.
8 Jan MAROC Glen O’Dee
19 Mar MAROC Potarch
9 Apr GRAMP Crathes
30 Apr MAROC Coull
28 May GRAMP Tyrebagger
18 Jun MAROC Sluie
17 Sep GRAMP Scolty postponed
15 Oct GRAMP Forvie
5 Nov GRAMP now Scolty permissions permitting (?!)
In an exciting new development for 2017, we will be introducing North Area Junior Orienteering training days!
*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 squad level.
Who can join in?
The training days will not be selected, however all juniors attending need to be confident at completing an orange (TD3) course independently.
Last chance to sign up for the first North Area Junior Training day on 18th February!
I need to have confirmed numbers by Sunday night (5th February) so that I can ensure we have enough coaches lined up for the day.
We are currently at 24 junior athletes, which is very exciting 🙂
I’m sure there’s lots more who would like to join us! Anyone under 20 who can independently conquer a TD3/orange course is welcome, even if you’re in ScotJOS.
Also, remember to get designing your North Area logos so we can vote on them at Culbin.
More details for the training day will go directly to those who are attending in the week beforehand.
(GJOs – if you want to sign up then email Jess directly jjtullie at’ gmail.com)
Overall 2017 rankings so far.
Any Junior from Gramp or Maroc is automatically entered into the (JD)2C. You win points by running in any of the 8 nominated local Level C races listed below, with a sliding scale depending on your course and how well you do.
To try and keep things as fair as possible, only half points are awarded to shadowed competitors which is why we ask you to declare this when entering.
8 Jan MAROC Glen O’Dee
19 Mar MAROC Potarch
9 Apr GRAMP Crathes
30 Apr MAROC Coull
28 May GRAMP Tyrebagger
18 Jun MAROC Sluie
17 Sep GRAMP Scolty postponed
15 Oct GRAMP Forvie
5 Nov GRAMP now Scolty permissions permitting
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 from GRAMP and MAROC up to MW16 and this year the league will consist of 9 level C events plus the Scottish Championships, to be held at Balmoral in May.
Some of our GJOs did their bit for the North Team in the Scottish Junior Inter Area Relay last weekend – well done Naomi, Hannah & Josie for flying the GRAMP flag. Full results can be found here .
Mike Rogers of MOR would like to invite all GJOs to take part in the North Area Inter-Club Junior Challenge 2016. The competition is deliberately kept simple and is aimed at juniors who run Light Green and below – White runners completing their course have been known to sway the final results, so everybody’s result really does help.
It would be great to see all 5 north clubs fielding teams to make it into a truly competitive event (and also a chance to get to know their local peers and team-mates for when North compete against the other Scottish regions.) Somebody from Gramp’s GJO Team may well be about to send an email round to you all but thought I’d better give you the heads up asap.
This year’s North Clubs Junior Challenge will be at the excellent Keppernach on 6th Nov incorporated into INVOC’s Level C event so there will be chances for parents/chauffeurs to compete too.
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 buses were laid on to ferry them up Deeside for the Individual day and then north to Forvie for the Relays.
Iain McLeod was the JIRC Coordinator this year heavily involved in organising the accomodation and support side of things, George and David Esson controlled the Individual event and Adrian Will was Organiser for the Relays.
Congratulations to all competitors who ran at this challenging relay area.
Please enter your relay routes on Routegadget
For Individual results and overall team scores, see the Maroc website.
Helpers and others had a chance to enjoy Forvie, in the breezy but warm sunshine, after the Relays finished.
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 and Craig Chapman, 3rd in Bedafell class (out of 43, but out of 120 if you include Wansfell class on same course)
Peter and Nick Collins, 13th in Bedafell class (ditto)
Well done to all our GJOs who’ve been putting in the hours training prior to Summer Series events recently before traveling down to compete in this year’s Jamie Stevenson Trophy at Balkello near Dundee last weekend.
14 clubs attended from all over Scotland and ran Yellow, Orange, Light Green and Green courses with a points system based on finish places for both boys and girls classes so to maximise your team points potential you need a wide range of age and both boys and girls spread over the courses. Not easy to cover all bases if you have a relatively small team but the GJOs gave it their best shots and we came 8th out of the 14 clubs with a stonking 534 points. Our top runners were Maya Reynard, Connor Whitelaw, Josie Gomersall, Paul Caffyn, Morvern Farquharson and Kirsty Farquharson – congratulations guys!
Full results can be found here. Congratulations to our arch-rivals, Maroc, who retained the trophy.
Paul also posted the fastest run in time of 16 seconds and it looks to be about 125m on RouteGadget giving him a ballpark running speed of 28.1km/h. Woohoo!
The whole thing was all kicked off with an opening ceremony and parade as usual but I’m told the team weren’t impressed by the new white banner and had hoped for the BIG RED one? Next year.
Well the wrinklies were either too slow or didn’t chance their way past some very unclear mapping particularly in the old town of South Queensferry, so no Champs to report. But the girls did well – Josie Gomersall was 2nd W16 and Morven and Kirsty took 3rd and 4th respectively in W12.
Final rankings for John Duncan Junior Deeside Cup 2015
Congratulations to everyone who took part in so many races this year and in particular to the following:
Morvern Farquharson 1st W10
Kirsty Farquharson 3rd W10
Josie Gomersall 2nd W14
Ailsa Anderson 3rd W14
Naomi Lang 3rd W16
Lachlan Kirk 3rd M16
A belated congratulations (she only found out herself last weekend!) to GJO Morven Farquharson on winning the Northern Lights W10 Trophy for her run at Loch Vaa, back in early September, where she was the fastest W10 on the Yellow course in a time of 23:15.
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 and for many this would have been their first taste of major competion. 264 points total gave them 3rd place overall and they also boosted their (JD)2C scores at the same time. An excellent day all round!
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 congrats also to Jake and Dad (Maroc), 12th in Bedafell class.
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 can this year. Good Luck!
In case you didn’t already know, the Jon Duncan Junior Deeside Cup is named after an honorary GRAMP and ex-British Team member, Jon Duncan, who is now enjoying semi-retirement from the international orienteering scene growing beetroot in Norway. (Honest!)
The (JD)2C competition will be run over 10 x Level C events with the best 6 (TBC) scores counting for each runner.
There will be 6 classes for girls and boys, using the ‘standard’ age classes, i.e. M/W8, M/W10, M/W12, M/W14, M/W16.
Within each event, the Gramp/Maroc Junior who is highest placed for each course scores the maximum course points:
Light Green 500
Points for subsequent runners are calculated using this formula:
score = [(winner’s time)/(runner’s time)]*(maximum course points)
Every effort will be made to provide a White course at each event. However, if this is not possible, the JDC organisers will review how many events will qualify for the M8 and W8 classes
If you are being shadowed or running in a pair, please declare this when you register. You will score half points for your run
The competition aims to find the best Gramp / Maroc junior in each age class. Juniors may choose the course appropriate to their ability.
11th Jan Glen O’Dee
26th Feb Crathes
3rd May Glen Dye
17th May Bogendriep
7th June Back O’Bennachie
17th May Potarch
23rd Aug Birsemore
13th Sep Scolty
4th Oct Easter Clune
14th Nov Raemoir
Check the clubs’ websites closer to each event for details and entries links.
Many thanks to all the helpers for their labours in the cold sleety weather.
Brown 7.4 km – very hard
Blue 5.6 km – very hard
Green 4.3 km – very hard
Light Green 3.0 km – hard
Orange 2.5 km – medium
Yellow 1.8 km – easy
White 1.2 km – very easy
Organiser: Gareth Yardley
Planner: Sam Gomersall
Controller: Steve Spencer
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 notice an incorrect record of shadowing at any event in the results, please contact Trevor Ricketts to correct using this contact form.
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 to win.
The girls got their first taste of big competition on Sunday at the Alvie SOL where between them they bagged 199 points for GRAMP in the North Clubs Inter-Club Junior Competition. Congratulations to you both!
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 a mass invasion by the North Team but haven’t heard whether there was a repeat performance of the marshmallow tower contest success.
Naomi then went on to run again in the Inter Club Team Relay helping GO Gramp achieve 4th place against some talent packed teams from ESOC, FVO and INT. Sadly we should really be marked as non-comp as we never did find an eighth runner from Gramp despite our Team Captain’s stirling efforts to find someone (thanks for doing the honours, Evgueni, as well as driving for the JIAR crowd.) Instead we co-opted Martin Wilson of BKO who did us proud on the last leg but the rest of us deserve a pat on the back too for managing to avoid the mini mass start and not mispunch. There’s 7/8 makings of a good Gramp team already – maybe, just maybe, next year….?
“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.”
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 night unfeasibly fast (although Joe Wright is fast filling that slot – watch out behind you Sasha!)
So the bare facts will have to do and they are rather impressive:
65th of 161 in the Sprint
45th of 163 in the Long*
17th of 60 in the Middle
16th 0f 54 in the Relay A team
*I think one of the Nopesport pundits was talking about Sasha when they said:”Just had a chance to catchup… some fantastic results today, serious strength in depth from the girls, bodes well for the two girls relay teams, and possibly the best ever GB performance from a first year 18?”
The BOF website echoes this sentiment too so it only remains for GRAMPs to add their congratulations. Make sure you shake his hand next time you see him at a Summer Series – it could be your claim to fame in a few years time!!
PS As if the above weren’t proof enough of his talent, according to the latest issue of CompassSport Sasha is now 7th overall and 1st Junior in the BOF Rankings (and beating Oleg!)
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 and his mum came 17th (28 in class).
For those who know the Lakes, the event was in the Helvellyn area. A tough Day 1 course took them up Deepdale, over a 700m col, all the way back down Grisedale almost to Ullswater before going across Glenridding, up and over Raise to Helvellyn and then descending to Thirlmere. Day 2 started with steep ascent up Fairfield, over Hart Crag, into Deepdale, back up the first col, along St Sunday Crag before descending back into Deepdale for a very well deserved Cumberland Sausage dinner.
Well done guys!
The course was the same as a ‘normal class’ called Wansfell, where Lachlan and dad would have beaten the winners and Keith and mum would have come 28th (ish) of about 100 entries. Really well done guys!
At the other end of the courses, Gareth Yardley and Dave Thompson entered the elite solo class called ‘Klets’ and came 4th and 14th respectively (or 2nd and 6th Vets if you prefer). Great work all round.
Photos from Carolyn now on Flickr – more to follow.
Overall position 5th at the Jamie Stevenson Trophy today. WELL DONE to you all for taking part.
I thought you all competed very well despite the mud and drizzle!
You had great team spirit especially when you stayed by the finish to cheer everyone in. Definitely a credit to Gramp. I was very proud of you all and very much enjoyed the day. Well done to our two podium positions: Naomi Lang, 2nd on Light Green and Calum McLeod 2nd on Green.
Finally on behalf of everyone I would like to say a big thank to Evgueni for driving the minibus once again.
There are some cracking photos of some of the GJOs, mud-caked but still smiling (mainly!), on ActivNorth’s website aka Chris Spencer of Scottish 6 Day photo fame. I’ve asked if we can purchase some for our archives even though his cart isn’t set up for business just at present.
Anybody got any other homegrown photos to share? Send Rachel the link or files please to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to see the full results and who scored what, check here.
BTW – the latest (JD)2C points are up now after the Glen Fearder event. Click here for those.
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:
W8 2nd Kirsty Farquharson
W10 2nd Isobel Anderson, 3rd Maya Reynard
W12 2nd Ailsa Anderson
W14 3rd Naomi Lang
W16 3rd Kate Wilkinson
M14 3rd Lachlan Kirk
M16 2nd Sasha Chepelin
Trophies and certificates for (JD)2C and GRAMP Champs will be awarded at the AGM on Saturday.
Hope you’ll all be there to receive them? And that you’ve been busy planning something scrummy to bring for the bring-a-dish supper? See you there!
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 a look at the write up on the SOA website. Well done guys!
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 winners of course but also to everyone who took part and gave it their all, especially the many for whom it was their first taste of the buzz of relay racing.
Relay Points: North 68 East 36 West 64
(Individual Points and Overall Points will be published on the Maroc website.)
The basis for the scoring is, in each class, 24 for 1st, 20 for 2nd, 16 for 3rd, 12 for 4th, 8 for 5th and 4 for 6th – but only 2 teams from each of the 3 areas count. So, in the Open it was West 24,4; East 16,8; North 20,12. In the Girls it was North 24,12; West 20,16; East 8,4.
Here are the splits by course and team results after each leg and final results. (We invented a Star class of Orange/Yellow/Yellow so that three spare runners could still get a run and join in the fun.)
Photos from Marianne Lang – if anyone else has some photos they’d like to share then send them, or a link, to email@example.com.
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 from Wendles.
Meanwhile, over in Ireland, Jack Gomersall came 3rd M20 to help Scotland clean up in the Senior Home Internationals too. Wow! What a week for Scottish orienteering!
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 done guys!
Katrina McLeod and Sasha Chepelin led the GRAMP challenge by winning their Green courses and there were some good backup performances by many others to contribute to GRAMPs total of 572:
|Katrina Mcleod||Green Girls||100|
|Sasha Chepelin||Green Boys||100|
|Calum Mcleod||Green Boys||96|
|Alex Lang||Yellow Boys||93|
|Jack Gomersall||Green Boys||93|
|Paul Caffyn||Light Green Boys||90|
Sadly not quite enough to knock Maroc off the top spot again this year, with GRAMP finishing in a respectable 6th place, but still a very “Well Done!” (in no particular order) to the whole GJO team: Maya Reynard, Josie Gomersall, Katrina McLeod, Sasha Chepelin, Calum McLeod, Jack Gomersall, Paul Caffyn, Struan Kirk, Lachlan Kirk, Keith Yardley and Alex Lang.
You can see all the results here – both individual and team results and also the run in times for the last control to the finish. (Stats mania!)
There’s a comment on the SOA website about various sponsors for the event, so the burning question is did anyone from GRAMP manage to win a Tunnocks Teacake?
Couple of photos which should enlarge if you click on them – there’s a promise of more if Carolyn remembers to give me a memory stick at Kingshill next week. First one is the traditional JS opening parade but what are they up to in the second?
Team McGramp – aka Carolyn, Calum and Iain McLeod – fought off the opposition down south to romp home to victory in the British Orienteering Relay Mixed Adhoc class by some 2.5 minutes. Probably sweetest of all was beating Maroc 7 (who should surely have been disq’d as there are only 3 runners to a team?? 😉 )
Individually Team McGramp also had good results: 4th W45L, 10th M18E and 6th M50S respectively.
Several other Gramps were in attendance too including the Hicklings, Bob Daly, Paul Duley, the Armitages and at least one Hale and Chepelin that I spotted in the results. Sasha kept up his winning form post-JK by taking top spot for M16A.
Congratulations all round!
Well done, Sasha!
Here he is in the traditional medal winners’ pose along with Dane Blomquist of the England team. Take a look at the results and pics on the WSC2013 website – if you think it looks hot and sunny in this photo then imagine that run-in along all that loose sand.
Sasha also came 6th in the Long Distance race and teamed up with Jens Van Lommel of Belgium/Flemish team and Xiaojia Ou of China to come 35th out of 148 in the Friendship Relay. I guess a handover is the same whatever language you speak but must have been interesting trying to discuss routes afterwards?
Well done to Maya Chillingworth and the Robertson Kids for flying the GRAMP flag at the Junior Inter-Club Competition at MOR’s Quarrelwood event recently. Between them they scored only 1 point less than the full team of ten from MOR! The big surprise of the day was INVOC managing to beat MAROC to the trophy so congratulations to them too.
Don’t know what the woods were like for the Juniors but our woods on the other side of the road were so full of fallen, but still crispy, beech leaves that it was like running through ankle-deep cornflakes a lot of the time!
Sasha and Katrina went waaaaaaaay down south to Surrey over the weekend to help the Scotland Team gain 2nd place at this year’s Junior Home Internationals. It’s a two day event with an Individual race on the Saturday – Sasha was 4th M16, Katrina 5th W18 – followed by a Relay on the Sunday where the age classes are mixed up – Sasha’s team came 4th in the Mens and Katrina’s 8th in the Womens.
Overall results: England 141 points, Scotland 106, Wales 62 and Ireland 51.
Full results and reports etc can be found at http://www.moorenet.co.uk/seoa/wjhi/
As well as the serious racing there are usually some other activities and competitions for everyone to mess about and relax a bit and have some fun with folk from the other teams. I’ve yet to hear what they got up to this time – maybe Sasha or Katrina can spill the beans?
Fantastic news on the BOF website that Sasha has earned a well-deserved place in the M16 group of the British Talent Development Squad!
You can see the announcement and the company he’ll be keeping on the BOF website. Sadly, this probably means we’ll be seeing even less of him at our local events now, by the time he’s travelled about on Squad duties and exams start kicking in too, but if you do catch a rare glimpse then don’t forget to congratulate him.
Well done to Lachlan Kirk and Naomi Lang who chalked up brilliant 3rd and 4th places in this year’s Stoney Stomp 10k, with times of 42m 18s and 43m 52s respectively. And it was a pretty hot day on a tough hilly course at Durris Forest so even more of a result. There’s a picture of Lachlan in the Mearns Leader with his bronze medal gleaming in the sunlight and he’s wearing his GRAMP top. Good man! Nothing like a good bit of publicity for the club!
(We only found out about this by happening to read the Leader – c’mon GJOs – don’t be shy – tell us what you’ve been up to so we can share your success with the rest of the club.)
Scotland have won the Junior Inter Regional Championships down in Norfolk. Well done guys!
The organising club, NOR, has full results showing Sasha as M16 Champion and Katrina in 7th place W18. (Think they may be the only two representatives from GRAMP this time?) Try checking the NOR website for more info.
Individual results http://www.norfolkoc.co.uk/media/Results%202012/indres.html
Overall results http://www.norfolkoc.co.uk/media/Results%202012/overallresults240612.pdf
Relay results http://www.norfolkoc.co.uk/media/Results%202012/relayresults240612.html
Just wanted to send a huge WELL DONE to all the GJOs who ran this weekend. I was very proud of your team spirit and enthusiasm you showed today. Everyone ran well in an area which had a very intricate path network. We had a great overall result coming in 4th position and a few excellent individual results. Well done to Sasha , our medal winner in second place and to Struan, Paul, Calum and Katrina who just missed out on podium positions coming in 4th on their respective courses. Also a special mention for our youngest competitor – Duncan who tackled a very tricky yellow course. I hope you all agree that it was a great day out even although the sun didn’t shine. You can see the full results on the SOA website.
Also many thanks to all the adults for your help and support: David, Bill, Adrian, Iain and Evgueni for driving the minibus.
Hope to have some photos here on the website in the next few days.
Keep up the orienteering over the summer and look out for more junior training events in the autumn.
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
British Orienteering have announced selections to their Talent Camp, to be held at Badaguish Outdoor Centre this summer, and the list includes several SCOTJos names not least our own Sasha Chepelin for M16. Well done Sasha!
Just back from the JK and trawling through the results the overall impression is quite a few 2nds for GRAMP, some good personal performances from some and two 1sts – congrats to Sasha and Tim Gomersall for adding to their silverware collection! Some pretty tough terrain out there, not helped by a lot of recent windblow, made for some long days for some of us with quite a few knocks and sprains (oh and don’t forget the evil nettle patch at the relays) but the brain cells also took a hammering as it was generally good technical, tricky stuff. Most of us came out of it still smiling (although maybe it was smiling at the prospect of the well-earned seconds of Easter Eggs?) and enjoyed it even if we weren’t bothering the podium people at all.
In no particular order:
2nd place for Helen Cromie in both the WOpen Sprint and W21S (living closer to the Scandi action must be paying off?), Sam Griffin M10B, Jack Gomersall M18L,Richard Oxlade M50S, Calum/Sasha/Jack Men’s Short Relay (10 minutes ahead of the ‘old men’ Doug/Nick/Dad!)
1st place for Sasha M16 Sprint and Tim Gomersall M20L
Hats off to the three brave orienteers who had a tilt at the Elite classes – Calum McLeod M18E 17th (and one MAROC scalp), Katrina McLeod W18E 15th (and two MAROC scalps!) and not quite last but enjoyed every energy-sapping minute of it Gordon Urquhart M21E 54th!
3rd place for Anne Hickling on W55S and she found time to help with the Trail O (and is still seeking helpers for WTOC2012 please BTW)
Well done too to the Junior Ws who did well considering their lack of experience of big events like the JK but kept it together on both days – Maya Reynard W10B 8th, Josie Gomersall W12B 5th and Chloe Raynard W14B 4th.
Congratulations to both Carolyn McLeod W45 and Sasha Chepelin M16 who won Scottish Sprint Champion status at St Andrews Uni Campus over the weekend. Katrina was also on the podium, 2nd equal in W18, having kept up the McLeod family tradition of racing each other over the same courses and beating Mum by 55 seconds.
Congratulations to all GJOs who took part in this year’s Jon Duncan Junior Deeside Cup and here are the Final Results. Usually, we present the trophies at the GRAMP and MAROC AGMs so if your name is on one then a special congratulations and GJOs please come to collect your trophy on Saturday 8th Dec.
The Jon Duncan Junior Deeside Cup is named after an honorary GRAMP and ex-British Team member, Jon Duncan, who is now enjoying semi-retirement from the international orienteering scene growing beetroot in Norway. (Honest!)
Team GRAMP came third in the CompassSport Cup competition today, 59 points behind arch rivals (and friends) MAROC who in turn lost to ESOC by a mere 11 points. Congratulations to ESOC who now go through to the final in September.
Thanks to everyone who heeded the clarion call and turned out for the club, especially Foss and Erik who got up at 5:30 this morning for the 284-mile round trip!
Well done to Felix Späth, a very recent new member, and Sasha for gaining the maximum points for their respective classes and all the other GRAMPs who backed them up (a full list and course results etc is available here) not least Keith Yardley and Lachlan Kirk who kept their heads and put in solid performances against the MAROC M14- runners. Some of us plodded too slowly to make a mark, others blew up mid-course, some picked up the wrong map and some just couldn’t make it on the day but even taking all that into account I still don’t think we could have matched ESOC’s performance had everything gone according to plan.
Thanks also to Evgueni for chauffering the minibus and accomodating Pete’s demands for a later departure so he could have a few more minutes in bed (Foss and Erik were not impressed by such lack of moral fibre) and also to the Gomersalls for providing top notch tea/cake/blethering venue after the event.
Well done to 3 GRAMPS who won Scottish Score Championship status at Stirling today (27/11/11) – Tim Griffin M45, Dave Armitage M60 and Katrina McLeod W18. Also to Sam Gomersall M50 who came second behind Martin Dean (which is as good as winning in my book as the area is Martin’s back yard!!) 😉
The ingenious trade-off between fast grass and tarmac around the University Campus coupled with the steeper rougher terrain to the north made it quite difficult to judge how long you thought you’d take in each area and to decide whether to do the Campus loop first with fresh legs or to leave it to last to stagger through on the way to the Finish. Another nice touch, that caught many folk out, was the inclusion of several of the highest scoring controls very close to the Start/Finish rather than in the furthest corners of the map as is often the case. Those that took a moment to read the instructions and map carefully before pegging off were rewarded with some unexpected easy hits – good for the confidence and ego!
Full results can be found on the FVO website.
Here are the final results: (JD)2C 2011 Final Results
Big Fat Congratulations to:
Laura Smith, Isobel Anderson and Maya Reynard who packed out the top three places in W8 – looks so good when it says GRAMP, GRAMP, GRAMP!
Also Ailsa Anderson and Josie Gomersall for 1st and 2nd in W10, Naomi Lang and Kate Wilkinson 3rd in W12 and W14 respectively. The boys struggled a bit this year but well done to Patrick Lang, Keith Yardley and Jack Gomersall who all came 3rd in M8, M12 and M16 respectively and Sasha Chepelin who cruised to 1st place in M14.
And everyone who took part in this year’s (JD)2C – even if you didn’t get into the top three places hopefully you enjoyed the friendly competition with Maroc and the chance to run in some great areas in Deeside.
5 courses completed Hannah Will
10 courses completed Duncan Will
10 courses completed Kirsty and Morven Farquharson
First club member to qualify for the 100 Award is Josie Gomersall – that’s real dedication to orienteering.
Well done everyone!
Kate and Rob Wilkinson, Naomi Lang, Laura Barraclough and Sasha Chepelin were all picked to run for the North Area Team (GRAMP, MAROC, MOR, BASOC, INVOC) at the Junior Inter-Area Competition down in the borders 29th/30th October.
North Area Team came 2nd overall after Saturday’s Relays and Sunday’s Individual results were added into the mix. Well done guys!
You can see their results at http://www.rstrain.ndtilda.co.uk/results_11/jia/res/ and http://www.rstrain.ndtilda.co.uk/results_11/tt/d_res/
Sasha also took part in the Tinto Twin Night Event (is there no stopping him?!) and won his class. Congratulations!