Friday, June 29, 2007

UK Cup Final Sprint Distance - Stirling University







I helped at tonights UK Cup Final Sprint race at Stirling University which is also being used as a selection race for this years World Championships.

The mens course was 3.0k with 55m of climb and 20 controls, and was won by Graham Gristwood, with Jon Duncan second and Jamie Stevenson third.

The womens course was 2.8k with 35m of climb and 17 controls, and was won by Pippa Whitehouse, with Helen Bridle second and Helen Palmer third.

Results.

Mens course.



Womens course.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

MAROC Local Event - Glen O'Dee







Glen O'Dee is a coniferous woodland on the outskirts of Banchory. I ran the Green (longest) course which was 4.2k with 125m of climb and 14 controls, and which took me 36 minutes.

Results.
Splits.
RouteGadget.

Map with my course.



Map with my route.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

AYROC Scottish Relay Championships - Craigengillan Estate







The relays used a different part of Craigengillan Estate and took place entirely on open hill. I ran first leg in the Handicap 9 relay and ran 4.4k with 195m of climb and 15 controls. I handed over to Jon Cross in second place - just behind Andrew Tullie of RR. Jon then handed over to Gary Longhurst who finished in second place, just behind RR. In the Mens Open, Mark Nixon anchored EUOC to victory, finishing just in front of Murray Strain of INT.

Results.
Splits.

Map with my course.



Map with my route.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

AYROC Scottish Individual Championships - Craigengillan Estate







This years Scottish Championships took place at Craigengillan Estate to the south east of Ayr. Craigengillan comprises some moderately detailed open hillside and a small area of (contrasting) deciduous woodland. I ran M50L which was 7.9k with 220m of climb and 17 controls. I took 50 minutes and had a good run apart from a 30 second miss at 9.

Results.
WinSplits.
RouteGadget.

Map with my course.



Map with my route.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

MDOC Twin Peak Day 2 - High Dam







M50L was 6.5k with 235m of climb and 16 controls, and took me 55 minutes; and I visited all the controls today! I had a good run to 11, afterwhich I lost a bit of rhythm. Was well beaten though, by circa 3 minutes, by Donald Petrie who followed up his Day 1 victory with another fine run!

Donald Petrie, CLYDE, winner of M50L.



Results.
WinSplits.
RouteGadget.

Map with my course.



Map with my route.

MDOC Twin Peak Day 1 - High Dam

SATURDAY, JUNE 09, 2007









High Dam was the venue for this years Twin Peak event which is organised by Manchester and District Orienteering Club - the first orienteering club I joined when M15. High Dam is a lovely mix of woodland and fell, is located to the south west of Lake Windermere in Cumbria and offers some of the most challenging orienteering in England.

M50L was 6.6k with 310m of climb and 18 controls, and took me 71 minutes. I started badly, losing several minutes at number 1; but then settled into a good rhythm. Lost a minute or so at number 9. Things really fell apart leaving 13 when, thinking I was at 14 (- both controls were on crags with marsh to their west!), I set off to 15, couldn't make anything fit and got totally lost! I dismissed the download print-out showing my not having visited 14 as SI card/unit failure. Have only realised what I actually did now - a day and a half later! At least I can stop worrying about my SI card not working properly!!

Results.
WinSplits.
RouteGadget.

Map with my course.



Map with my route.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Isles of Mull and Ulva

MONDAY, JUNE 05 AND TUESDAY, JUNE 06, 2007



Ben More, A'Chioch and Beinn Fhada from Ulva.



Both my children went off on school trips on Monday morning, so Hazel and I took advantage of their absence to get away for a couple of days and to celebrate our twentieth wedding anniversary. We got the ferry from Oban to the Isle of Mull where we went for a run up Ben More (- the island's only Munro!), A'Chioch and Beinn Fhada. The ascent and descent were wet, tussocky and rocky, and were really hard going; but the ridge in between was fantastic, giving plenty of scrambling and great views.

Monday's run.



We spent the night at the Calgary Hotel which serves lovely food and nice wine, and the following day (- Tuesday!) got the ferry over to the Isle of Ulva for a run around the island. The weather was superb and gave great view of many of the other islands in the Inner Hebrides - Iona, Staffa, the Treshnish Isles, Tiree, Coll - to name but a view!

Part of Tuesday's run.



Hazel on Ulva.



Me on Ulva.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

MAROC District Event - Bogendreip





Bogendreip was used for last years Scottish Relay Championships during which I sprained my ankle. I've been competing in ankle braces ever since and felt at ease in the terrain, even the rocky areas, today. I ran the Brown (longest) course which was 6.7k with 225m of climb and 14 controls. I took 46 minutes and had a good run, only losing time with a small miss at number 3.

Results.
Splits.
RouteGadget.

Map with my course.



Map with my route.