Rankings after Crathes
GJOs in top 3 positions in their age classes: Oli and Emily Robertson, Reuben Cole, Morven and Kirsty Farquharson, Sam Griffin, Patrick Lang and Josie Gomersall
Well done guys!
Aka (JD)2C, the Jon Duncan Junior Deeside Cup is a competition between Maroc and Gramp Juniors that has been going for many years now. Any Maroc or Gramp Junior is eligible and automatically entered just by running at certain nominated Level C events throughout the year where they can score points depending on their course and their result.
We now have an almost complete set of events – check the main (JD)2C post here for the list and also rules and scoring system.
Next counting event will be Tyrebagger on 28th May. Middle distance race so good for those of you who enjoy finding lots of controls rather than flat out running and a chance to even the score a bit with those whose legs work faster than their brains sometimes.
Glen O’Dee saw the first round of this year’s (JD)2C and here are the rankings.
(There’s a prize for the first person to spot my mistake but you’ll have to look hard!! Rachel)
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
28 May GRAMP Tyrebagger
18 Jun MAROC Sluie
?? MAROC ????TBC
17 Sep GRAMP Scolty
15 Oct GRAMP Forvie
5 Nov GRAMP Bennachie
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.
Latest update for JDC after Glen Dye.
Lots of blaeberries and lots of sun… what more do you need? And some good performances too:
Noah came first on white, Connor came in fourth on yellow, Isobel was fourth on orange and Naomi came first on green.
In terms of overall positions our youngest Gramp Oliver is still leading the M8s and there are potential medal positions for Robert, Hannah, Morven, Kirsty, Isobel and Naomi.
With only three more events to go it’s time to rake those points in!
Next event on Sunday 4th September.
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
Latest rankings after 9 events
Sorry – no time for the in depth analyses as posting cheekily from work.
Don’t forget the last (JD)2C chance to earn a few more points will be Gramp’s own event at Raemoir Sunday 15th Nov.
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!
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.
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!
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!)
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.