Uncategorized

This category contains 5 posts

Forest Sprints 2017 overall results after Dunnottar

Sprint series results after the third event at Dunnottar. Any issues with the compilation let Sam know.
end

2017Forest_SprintSeries 270417a.pdf

AUOC Beerienteering Balmedie 29/4/17

For those of you who feel like helping AUOC celebrate their last event of the year and release some of the exam pressure here’s an invitation to all over-18s*: BEERIENTEERING

If you think you’re up to the challenge contact them on Facebook to let them know you’re coming and start planning your survival tactics now!

*AUOC wish to stress that they do not endorse irresponsible drinking – hence the age ban for this event.

Reminders

Maroc are doing the honours for this week’s Forest Sprint at Glen O’Dee. Details on their website.
Overall points after Hazlehead.

Online entries for SOL 3 at Drumlanrig close at midnight Monday 17th.

Ali’s still collecting orders fro the new Gramp tops. He’ll probably be at Dunnottar on 26th so catch him there.

Don’t eat all your Easter Eggs in one go.

 

Compass Sport Cup 2017 – 3rd place for Gramp in the Trophy class!

=-O How did that happen?! As a club with no clear strategy or captain (although we did have a banner which was more than many) we somehow managed to rack up enough points at Tentsmuir to come 3rd in the Trophy class (small clubs) and a mere 6 points behind arch-rivals Maroc. Result!

It’s a team competition so you need strength and depth across a variety of age classes/courses, so potentially anyone’s score could be the deciding factor between placings.
Tentsmuir’s an area well suited to such a broad variety of competitors with a grid of forest blocks, some of which have small patches and ridges of highly complex contour detail for the TD5 courses. The blocks seem ridiculously easy at first glance but lulled one or two of us into a false sense of security and caught us napping.
Thanks to all 31 Gramps who ventured down and particularly to our 13 highest scorers shown in bold below.

Helen & Stuart Anderson; Evgueni Chepelin; Bob Daly; David Esson; Morven, Kirsty & Laura Farquharson;Sam, Lesley & Josie Gomersall; Oonagh Grassie;Sam, Noah & Tim Griffin; Rob & Anne Hickling; Anne Hoy; Pete Lawrence; Alan & Jayne Macgregor; Neil McLean; Iain, Calum & Carolyn McLeod; Richard Oxlade; Ali Robertson; Rachel Scott;
Bob Sheridan; Gordon Urquhart; Duncan Will. For full results check out Robin Strain’s results pages.

This now means that we’ve qualified for the CSC final down in Devon 22/10/17 at the intriguingly named area, Virtuous Lady – fancy an Autumn break anyone? FlyBe will get you to Exeter via Manchester for a mere £180!

Double win for Lesley Gomersall at Scottish Night and Sprint Champs 2017!

Woohoo! Congratulations to Lesley for sweeping up two trophies a couple of weekends ago (and apologies for not spotting this and posting sooner :-[)
And she wasn’t the only Champ as Gramp mopped up several of the
other Night Trophies too… congrats to Helen, Carolyn, Keith and
Neil too.

Scottish Night Champs
W45L 1st Helen Rowlands
W50L 1st Carolyn McLeod
W55L 1st Lesley Gomersall

M/W Open 1st Keith Yardley

M70L 1st Neil McLean
M55L 3rd Richard Oxlade

Scottish Sprint Champs
W55 1st Lesley Gomersall

M21 2nd Callum McLeod
M55 3rd Sam Gomersall
W50 3rd Carolyn McLeod

Full results and RouteGadget can be found on the MOR website.
What do you make of the courses?

New club tops for 2017

CAN’T WAIT FOR THE NEXT EVENT? NEED A FIX NOW?

Then try a Permanent Orienteering Course in a local forest or park or try one of our Street O maps for a taste of urban O.

SOA

Scottish Orienteering Association

British Orienteering

British Orienteering

RSS SOA news

  • British Orienteering Championships 2018
    Orienteers are advised that with the exception of the Scottish Championships weekend (Individual and Relay) being held on the 21 and 22 May 2016 the Balmoral Estate is embargoed for the British Orienteering Championships (Long Distance). Torphantrick (5 km east of Ballater) is embargoed for the British Relays. These events will be held over the weekend 19 an […]
  • Seasonal Orienteering at Glenmore Lodge
    Glenmore has recently been remapped by Trailmaps and until the end of September control markers (T-bars and kites) have been set-out around the area.  These make a fairly challenging 60 minute Score event or visit any number in any order as you please. Due to possible issues about vandalism obvious path junctions have been avoided so the technical standard i […]
  • World Orienteering Day 24th May
    We invite clubs, schools and youth groups to participate in World Orienteering Day on 24th May, and have prepared a Maze Challenge to get you started!