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!