Wednesday, November 28, 2007

FVO Night Event - Barr Wood





Gary Longhurst planned a challenging and fun course. I was anxious not to over exert myself after a recent virus and opted for the short option, which was ca 4k with 14 controls.

Results.

Map with course.



Map with my route.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

FVO Club Championships - Sauchie Crags





Sauchie Crags is located to the south west of Stirling and has not been used for orienteering before. Olympian (steeplechase in Mexico) and FVO stalwart, Gareth Bryan-Jones, made the map and planned and organised the event; whilst wife Jan laid on much appreciated post-race soup.

I didn't run because of a viral infection, but went along to spectate, take photos and enjoy the soup! Had I been running, I would have done the Blue (Veteran Men and Senior Womens) course which was 4.1k with 165m of climb and 14 controls.

Results.

Map with Blue course.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Park-O and MOV XXVIII - Venice





Video on orienteering in Venice by unknown person(s) and which, as epocian comments on Nopesport, gives a "good impression of what it's like!"





SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2007 - Park-O


This was my first time in Venice and it was obvious from the difficulty I had trying to find my hotel, that this was going to be unlike any street orienteering event I had done before.

Saturday was the Park-O. I ran the Mens Medium (the longest) course which was 3.8k with 14 controls. I had a pleasing, clean run; took 25:42 and finished in 21st place.

Results.
Splits.

Map with my course.



Map with my route.





SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2007 - MOV XXVIII

This was the main event of the weekend and attracted 3163 runners from 32 countries. It promised to take runners into the centre of Venice where the maze of alleys is most confusing - and also where the alleys are most congested with tourists!

I ran M50 which had 89 entrants and which was 6.1k with 16 controls. I took 48 minutes and finished in 3rd place behind Massimo Balboni of Italy and James Crawford of England.

Results.
Splits.

Map with my course.



Map with my route - dashed line is where I can't remember exactly which way I went!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Tinto Twin Day Event and SOL 7 - Altarstone





Altarstone is close to Stobo Castle near Peebles and is larch woodland planted on reasonably steep ground. The courses were planned by Gerry Thomson and Jason Simpson - the duo creating enjoyable, but challenging, courses which tested a range of orienteering techniques. In their determination to produce good courses, they dug the depression at number 2 and moved a boulder (- a significant distance!) to number 6 because the reentrant they'd intended to use was indistinct - well done and thanks guys!

I ran M50L which was 5.9k with 260m of climb and 27 controls.

Results.
WinSplits.
RouteGadget.

Map with my course.



Map with my route.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Tinto Twin Night Event and Scottish Night Championships - Firpark





I ran M50L which was 6.7k with 75m of climb and 21 controls.

Results.
WinSplits.
RouteGadget.

Map with my course.



Map with my route.