Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
FVO runners Beccy Osborn and Brad Connor got married at Dunblane Hydro Hotel yesterday and after a memorable wedding reception last night, organised an orienteering event today for friends and family. Beccy had extended the Laigh Hills map so that their home, which was the start and finish for todays event, was on the map. Two courses, a long and a short, were planned and provided a challenging mix of street and park orienteering. I ran the long course which was 5.8k with 18 controls and came 4th in 36:09, circa a minute behind winner Marcus Pinker.
Map with my course.
Map with my route.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Ross McLennan organised the first of FVO's summer evening events at Abbey Craig, near Stirling. I ran the Green (longest) course which was 4.3k with 26 controls and which was won by Ewan McCarthy.
Maps with course.
Maps with my route.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2008 - British Individual Championships - Culbin East
Culbin Forest was first used for orienteering when the World Championships relays were held there in 1976. Its use since then has been limited because of environmental concerns, but fortunately these were overcome for this event. The eastern part of the area is new to orienteering and is fantastic fast, open forest on intricate sand dunes.
Former British Champion and World Championship runner, Steve Nicholson, planned a testing M50L course which was 9.1k with 200m of climb and 20 controls.
Map with course - start and finish parts.
Map with course - middle part.
Map with my route - start and finish parts.
Map with my route - middle part.
SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2008 - British Relay Championships - Culbin West
Culbin West is rougher and in some parts, denser, than the area used for the individual.
I ran in one of FVO's M40 teams. Jon Cross ran first leg, Steve Barrett second and me third and final leg.
Map with course.
Map with my route.