Sunday, February 24, 2008

ELO SoSOL - John Muir Country Park







This was the fifth race in the South of Scotland Orienteering League and took place at the John Muir Country Park which is located close to the town of Dunbar, around 30 miles east of Edinburgh. A coastal site, it comprises wide sandy beaches, dunes, grassland and pine forest. The Park is named after John Muir, the famous explorer, naturalist and conservationist who was born in Dunbar in 1838. He lived in Scotland until the age of 11 when his family emigrated to the United States. His extensive conservation work led to the establishment of the US National Parks including, during his lifetime, Yosemite, Sequoia and Grand Canyon. He was also the founding president of the Sierra Club.

I ran the Brown course which was 9.5k with 21 controls.

Results.
WinSplits.

RouteGadget.

Map with my course.
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Map with my route.
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Saturday, February 23, 2008

ESOC Scottish Night Championships - Kinneil Wood





Kinneil Wood is on the south side of the Forth Estuary, to the west of Edinburgh. I ran the M50L course which was 6.6k with 170m of climb and 25 controls, and which took me 44 minutes.

Results.
Splits.
RouteGadget.

Maps with my course.
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Maps with my route.
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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

FVO Night Event - Dumyat East





Fraser Purves planned a really good 5.4k course with 260m of climb and 22 controls. Ewan McCarthy and Ross McLennan got away early on and I was part of a chasing pack comprising Jon Coss, Jason Inman and Gary Longhurst. Jon finished just in front of me in third, but had forgotten to visit number 15!

Results.

Map with course.



Map with my route.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

RR SoSOL - Elibank Forest



This was the fourth event of the South of Scotland Orienteering League and was organised by Roxburgh Reivers at Elibank - a tough forest near Peebles. Andrew Armstrong planned a testing Brown course which was 7.4k with 380m of climb and 24 controls. I started just after FVO clubmate, Will Hensman and caught him near number 3, exchanging the lead with him to control 20; afterwhich I managed to pull away.

Results.
WinSplits.
RouteGadget.

Map with my course.



Map with my route.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

WCOC Northern Night Championships - High Rigg and STAG Knoll Kollection - Faskally

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 09, 2008 - WCOC Northern Night Championships - High Rigg



High Rigg is an area of detailed fell near Keswick in the Lake District. It is a very good orinteering area in day time, but at night it is superb - runnable and challenging! I ran the Blue course which was 5.7k with 170m of climb and 17 controls, and which took me 47 minutes.

Results and splits.

Map with my course.



Map with my route.



SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2008 - STAG Knoll Kollection - Faskally





The Knoll Kollection is a fun one hour score event with controls (65) on every ring contour and form line. SI punching was used, which, for those with older versions of SI, meant carrying three cards. I ran north and then anti-clockwise and got all the controls in 47 minutes.

Results.
Splits.
Map showing all knolls.
RouteGadget.

Map with course (and my route).

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

FVO Night Event - Sauchie Crags





Brad and Beccy planned a really tough course which was 4.7k with 18 controls.

Results.

Map with course.



Map with my route.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

LOC Regional Event - Bouth



Lakeland Orienteering Club's Regional Event took place at Bouth and was planned by former British Team runner, Carol McNeill. I have run on the western part of the area once before (in 1975 as an M17 - see map below!) and the eastern part twice before. The middle section is a new orienteering area. I ran M50L which was 6.9k with 235m of climb and 21 controls. The forest was great, with quite a lot of young trees and scrub to reduce visibilty and a well planned course which made the most of the area.

Results.
Splits.

Map with my course.



Map with my route.



Map of western part of the area from 1975.