No Champs this year but some great runs/results including: 1st Pete Lawrence M55S Helen Greenwood Yellow 2nd Duncan Grassie M35L Gary Morrison M55S Chris Aust M70S Neil McLean M75L Gramp3 Mike Greenwood, Gary Morrison, Dennis McDonald Relay Class: 14+ points 3rd Matthew Thomson M35L Kevin Reynard M55S Bob Daly M65L Ros Nicholson W55S 4th SamanthaContinue reading “GRAMP successes at Scottish Champs 2022”
Scotland Vets Selection Policy for VHI 2022, Trawsfynydd, Snowdonia, Mid Wales 1st/2nd October 2022. Day 1 Individual. Day 2 Relays In 2022 the Scottish team for the Veteran Home Internationals will be selected using the results of the following races:British Champs Saturday 26th March LiphookJK Wales Day 2 Saturday 16th AprilJK Wales Day 3 SundayContinue reading “Scotland Vets Selection Policy for VHI Oct 2022 Wales”
I’m about to try and revamp our website taking into account various points raised in a report by the BOF Newcomer retention Group who reviewed all club websites and ‘marked’ them on various criteria particularly how we signpost beginners towards information, resources and events, clarity, ease of use and things like “Is a sense ofContinue reading “Ideas and feedback please”
JUST A WEE REMINDER TO FILL IN THE PRE-ENTRY FORM BELOW FOR THE NEXT TRAINING EVENT NEXT SUNDAY TO GUARANTEE YOURSELF A MAP, PREFERABLY BY TUESDAY LUNCHTIME. THE AREA LOOKED GREAT TODAY WHILST YOUR COACH WAS SUSSING OUT THE TRAINING EXERCISES/COURSES. THERE WILL BE AN ORANGE, TWO TECHNICAL LOOPS AND A LINE COURSE ON OFFER.Continue reading “Balmedie Training Event Sun 30th”
Following the successful morning spent at Dunnottar Woods our next training day is going to be at Balmedie on Sunday 30th Jan. Change of terrain, change of skills required. Please use the pre-entry form below to register for this and let us know what level you’re at or what you’d like to practice and we’llContinue reading “Training @ Balmedie 30/1/22”
Whether you need to brush up rusty O skills or learn new ones we’d love to see you all at any or all of 3 training days being organised by our club coaches: 16/1/22 Dunnottar Woods, Stonehaven30/1/22 Balmedie 20/2/22 Foggieton Wooods, Cults(Note changes of venue. Was to have been Scolty but that’s stormtrashed. 😦10:30 toContinue reading “GRAMP and AUOC Training Days”
Chilly but fantastic night at Balmedie tonight. Many thanks to Julian for planning, and Julian & David for collecting controls afterwards👍 Results RouteGadget
Many thanks to Team Esson for planning/’puting and Rachel, Helen and Pete for Control collecting. Results and splitsRoutegadget Turns out we could have had some sort of social outdoors as it was so warm this morning. Plenty folk spotted picnicking in the park and also bumped into some old ex-Gramp friends, Gordon and Ruth, whoContinue reading “Hogmanay Hangover Handicap 1st Jan 2022 @ Hazlehead”
Wed 22nd DNC at Templars Park has an extra Orange course for anyone fancying a shot at Night O in a small safe area or just a short pre-Christmas blast. Details on the Templars Park post. NB You must register your interest via the pre-entry form even for the Orange – no obligation to runContinue reading “Events in the very near future”
It is with great sadness that we are having to cancel our colour coded event at Crathes Castle on Sunday 12th December. The Storms that we endured over the weekend has flattened a significant part of the woodland at Crathes Estate. The Estate Office have said that it may well take months to tidy/clear theContinue reading “Crathes Event 12th December – Cancelled”
Big congrats David Esson on winning M40S down in Englandshire last night, while Hugh Nicholson came 7th in a large M55 field. Looks like it would have been quite magical with a smattering of snow over Cleeve Hill.
Vogrie Country Park, Sunday 28th November All are welcome to participate in orienteering in the delightful Vogrie Country Park on a newly extended map with very varied terrain. In addition to the parkland, woodland and the valley of the River Tyne, the map has been extended to include a former golf course, and for theContinue reading “ELO Orienteering at Vogrie”
Scotland won the Boys JHI Relay by 2 seconds this weekend! Congrats to James Hammond, Laurence Ward, Sam Griffin running in Team Scotland 1 and all the rest of the ScotJos crew on some other great performances too. Individual results from the day before
Did you get an email from Paul Duley recently asking for organisers/planners for DNC and other events coming up soon? Did you respond yet? Please do as without folk stepping up to fill these roles we may be forced to cancel events and we really don’t want to disappoint. We can offer guidance/mentoring if you’reContinue reading “Organisers/planners needed”
Thank you all for attending tonight’s event. Below is the link to the results. Many thanks to Dave Kirk for putting on a fun challenging event. https://www.sportident.co.uk/results/GRAMP/2021/OldAberdeenUrban
I try to keep an up to date list of upcoming events for Gramp and neighbouring clubs* on the right hand side of this webpage but if viewing on a mobile it’s not immediately obvious it’s there. So I’ve left two links in the menu system under ‘Events/Results’ for the SOA Events Calendar and theContinue reading “Looking for events?”
Remember the video with Foss and Erik and other members of the Aberdeenshire Saxophone Orchestra summoning up their inner Picts at Easter Aquhorthies Stone Circle? Well, the ASO Zoomed with a southern counterpart, Phoenix Saxophone Orchestra based in Market Harborough in Leicestershire, for UK Make Music Day on June 21st and recorded ‘Entry of theContinue reading “Nothing to do with orienteering but… (part 2)”
Great night with a lovely BBQ afterwards enjoyed by everyone. Thanks to planner Tim Griffin and Scouts for use of the fire pits. That wraps up our Summer Series. Great to see such big numbers turning out regularly and welcome to all the newcomers who have joined the club recently as a result. There’ll nowContinue reading “Templars 18/8/21 Results”
Despite steady rain for much of the day, we managed to set off 1000+ people, count them back in and still found time to get a run ourselves, with some good results too with several 1st and 2nd placings. Big thanks to our Day Coordinator, Paul Duley, for keeping us all up to speed withContinue reading “S6D/2 Day 5 job done!”
Gramp’s day finally rolled round and tomorrow we’ll be manning starts, waking up/collecting controls and hopefully getting some orienteering in too on an area that’s been described as “hard to relocate” – sounds fun!!
Apart from Helen and family plus Tim G who were involved setting up controls for Day 4/5 (3 cheers for them!), most of us have been enjoying the official rest day although some need a few lessons on the definition of ‘rest’ as they seem to have interpreted it as the ‘rest’ of the holidayContinue reading “S6D/2 Rest Day”
…take your phone/camera and you can take part in this intriguing project https://www.forestryengland.uk/treeline Artist Ruth Maclennan is collating video clips of forests by tying them together visually along a horizon, either actual or inferred as a level when panning round a clearing for example. Although commissioned by Forestry England and Film and Video Umbrella itContinue reading “If you go down to the woods today…”
Photo taken at 2110hrs while collecting controls. Thanks to Eric Lovie for giving us a guided tour of all the boulders tonight in a fast and furious control picking style and David Esson for computing and control collecting.
After another month of watching Tiers and C-19 announcements with bated breath we’ve received a flurry of emails from the 6 Days crew outlining Plans L, M and N (at least) to go ahead with the 6 Days in one form or another. This is all thanks to Richard Oxlade, Dave Kershaw assisted by othersContinue reading “3 cheers for Richard and Dave!!”
We have a small stock of Gramp O Tops waiting for some (not-so-careful) owners to snap them up and help them fulfill their role in life to take you for a great run/walk through the woods while keeping you cool and psyching out the opposition with your GRAMPGofaster™ stripes. Adrian Will is i/c club clothingContinue reading “GRAMP O TOPS”
Our roving reporter, David Esson, is currently down in the Lakes thoroughly enjoying a wee holiday and some fine orienteering areas for the British Middle Distance Champs. Keep an eye on our Facebook site for maps and mentions. Middle Distance combines shorter classic courses and lots of controls so even the “long” legs still requireContinue reading “British Middle Champs 2021”
Another fun wee park for a bit of micro-O maybe? Little Island, NYC, 2.4 acres manages to pack in 350 species of flowers, trees and shrubs. Remember the arboreal trail map in Westburn and Victoria Parks? Something similar would work really well here.
Scottish Champs (at Craig a’Barns) is open for entries: https://www.sientries.co.uk/list.php?event_id=8389 Details on ESOC’s site https://www.esoc.org.uk/events/craig-a-barns-jun-13-2021 Worth getting in quickly – only 500 entries allowed
Entries are now open for the first Scottish Junior Cup Race at Auchingarrich, Perthshire, on May 30th. At this stage priority is being given to junior competitors and accompanying adults, but after 19th May entries will be opened to all SOA members until the maximum capacity of 200 is reached. C’mon GJOs – now’s your chanceContinue reading “Scottish Junior Cup Race 30/5/21”
Helen Anderson has been busy revising the child protection policy, aka Safeguarding, and a copy can be found here.
So starting with Maroc’s Cambus O’May Forest Sprint Wed 28th April, fill yer boots!Still need to be member of SOA/BOF or O club though, pre-entry via forms on websites etc etc. WED 28/4 Cambus O’May (M)WED 5/5 Dunnottar Woods (G)WED 12/5 Denlethen Woods (M) Few more Forest Sprints to go and then GRAMP’s Summer SeriesContinue reading “From 26th April we can attend other clubs’ events and City/Shire boundary officially permeable”
Mairi Eades is doing a research project on about why adults in Scotland go orienteering for her uni Sport and Recreation Management degree. Could you spare a few minutes to complete a short questionnaire? Participants must be 18 or over, are living in Scotland (or would normally, if it weren’t for Covid) and currently orContinue reading “Got a few spare minutes?”
“The slope of these curves varies by task. For example, in sports that rely heavily on physiological fitness—like sprinting 100 meters—the decline of the fitness curve would be steeper than in a sport like alpine climbing or orienteering, where pure fitness matters less and wisdom gained through experience matters more.”(Outside Online An Ode to Aging)Continue reading “Have you peaked yet?”
Would you like to help a Loughborough student, William Smith, help you by coming up with a solution to misty specs while out orienteering? Then please take a few minutes to complete this survey to help him get a better insight into the problem (his words not mine!!)
Dreaming of autumn city O breaks back in the old days…. this looks like it would be fun for a Friday night race to kick off a weekend. It’s in Awaza, a luxury resort in Turkey.
We misinterpreted the messages about “Guides” and “car parks” and weren’t expecting a very well supported open air market going on full swing in the Guides’ field. Thanks to Sam and Lesley for taking it all in their Organiser/Planner stride and organising some impromptu parking marshalling on top of hanging the last few controls thisContinue reading “Crathes 6/12 Results”
Go on – take a careful look at the scrolling photos at the top…. https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/home
Have you spotted the articles going up on the SOA site highlighting the achievements and contributions of various individuals? Heidi Ross and Marie Bernards of AUOC were in the spotlight on Tuesday. They’re doing a great job currently coaching via Zoom amongst other things to help keep AUOC fired up about orienteering and it’s obviouslyContinue reading “Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Week 2020”
Congratulations to Sam Griffin on his selection for the ScotJOS Squad and the British Orienteering Talent Squad Tier 1. Despite the lack of events this year, Sam’s been keeping fit with lots of running and cycling and we had wondered if he would be able to remember how to orienteer still but any concerns wereContinue reading “Sam’s in the Squads!”
…does feature three Gramps. Can you spot them?
Well, who would have thought all that mud, marsh, bog and assorted wet stuff would have produced so many excited, grinning faces? We’re a weird bunch! It’s been a very strange few weeks as what was supposed to have been a simple little local event firstly attracted folk from far, far further afield than we’dContinue reading “Glen Dye snaps and thoughts”
I just wanted to acknowledge EUOC’s sensible attitude to recent announcements and to thank them for their decision to pull out of our event at Glen Dye this weekend. Technically they didn’t have to as there is no travel ban as such but they’ve obviously taken on board the recent headlines that “researchers at UCLContinue reading “Thank you, EUOC!”
Urban-meets-classic. Even just getting there would be fun, never mind keeping track of yourself in that maze.
For the geeky amongst you here’s an advantage to using MapRunF rather than MapRun: you can review, amend and re-submit your splits to include controls that didn’t ping for whatever reason. On the grounds that many folk are self-timing and will be running straight through the control sites rather than waiting for a ping, I’mContinue reading “MapRunF: how to amend your results for missing controls”
It was great to see so many old friends again tonight, tempted out for a run despite the weather threatening to dump on us big time. Thanks for being game guineapigs and joining the MapRun Tribe. A few lessons learned, not least that I need a new pair of glasses having plotted no. 8 inContinue reading “Cove Urban Sprint”
As the local Aberdeen Lockdown has just been implemented and the Planner and many competitors live in the City and can’t now travel that far we’ve had to cancel the event at Crathes tonight.We may be able to rearrange it for later in the year so watch this space for news on both Crathes andContinue reading “Crathes event 5/8/20 CANCELLED”
We want clubs, volunteers and participants to feel safe, confident and also enjoy their first experiences returning to orienteering events. So Scottish Orienteering have put together an Event Guidance document and a COVID-19 Risk Assessment which has been approved by Scottish Government and we also have the support of sportscotland. Why club members only atContinue reading “Covid 19”
Round 9 – Something a bit less orienteering – but map required… what year and where were they?
Round 8 – Back from holiday and visiting a local place… Clue: A-mazing! – Same as usual Location Year and what event?