Sunday, September 30, 2007

FVO SOL 6 - Dumyat



Wallace Monument with Dumyat behind.



Jon Cross and Mark Holliday (both FVO) at the pre-start.



Trevor Hoey planned some really good courses that made the most of Dumyat, a small hill on the western fringe of the Ochils. The courses were physical, but posed some good technical challenges which caught quite a few people out! The settings for both start and finish were at the top of crags in Yellowcraig Wood and gave fantastic views. Good weather also helped contribute to a really enjoyable event.

M50L was 7.1k with 350m of climb and 19 controls.

Results.
WinSplits.
RouteGadget.

Map with my course.



Map with my route.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

TAY 11 Person Relay - Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park





This years 11 Person Relay took place at Kinnoull Hill on the outskirts of Perth and was won by Edinburgh University. I ran third leg for FVO which was (a Green course) 4.6k with 205m of climb and 16 controls.

Relay results.
Results.
Splits.

Map with my course.



Map with my route.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

INVOC District Event - Dallaschyle





Dallaschyle is located east of Inverness, near Cawdor Castle; and was used for the World Championships in 1999. Unfortunately, recent felling has adversely affected the area; but it still provides good and in places, very technical, orienteering. I ran the Brown course which was 8.0k with 250m of climb and 23 controls, and which was won by Ewan McCarthy of BASOC.

Results.
Splits.

Map with my course.



Map with my route.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

BASOC District Event - Inveruglas





Inveruglas is south west of, and overlaps with, Inshriach West - Day 3 of Spey 2007 - STV video taken that day. Visibility is low throughout and the area is quite hard going, especially after all the rain that has fallen in the last 48 hours! I ran the Brown course which was 8.0k with 265m of climb and 17 controls. I missed out number 7, only realising as I neared number 9, but was too tired (- after a hard weeks training checking paths at work!) to go back for it.

Results.
Splits.
RouteGadget.

Map with my course.



Map with my route.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

MAROC SOL 5 - Birsemore Hill



View from the car park.



Birsemore Hill is a new orienteering area - "the best new area in Britain in 2007" according to mapper Jon Musgrave. Planner, Sarah Dunn, made the most of the area and produced some really interesting and technically demanding courses.

M50L was 6.9k with 350m of climb and 20 controls.

Results.
Splits.
RouteGadget.

Map with my course.



Map with my route.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

GRAMP District Event - Crathes



Crathes Castle.



Former training partner, Doug Guy, planned some really good courses with legs of varying length, changes of direction, route choice and tricky, but fair, control sites.

I ran the Brown course which was 8.1k with 160m of climb and 20 controls. Found the forest quite rough and really struggled to find a rhythm.

Results.
Splits.
RouteGadget.

Map with my course.



Map with my route.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Jamie Stevenson Trophy - Faskally







The Jamie Stevenson Trophy is an inter-club competition for Scottish juniors. This years competition was held in the woodlands at Faskally, near Pitlochry. FVO juniors performed admirably, just beating MAROC by a single point, to take the trophy.

I ran around the Green (longest) course after the juniors had run and took 37 minutes for the 4.0k course with 22 controls.

Results.
Splits.
RouteGadget.

Map with my course.



Map with my route.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Training - Moor of Alvie and Speybank



The view from Speybank looking towards Inshriach and the Cairngorms.





Moor of Alve and Speybank is a delightful mix of pine forest and birch woodland growing on moraines. I drove to Speyside to look at some ski boots and bindings (Scarpa Terminator X and Rottefella NTN) that I'm thinking about buying for next season and decided to go for an easy training run whilst there - the first for a week because of a cold!

I ran 6.2k with 18 controls.

Map with course.