Sunday, November 23, 2008

ESOC ESOA Individual Championships - Penicuik Estate



The day dawned bright and, with a fresh fall of snow on the ground, meant I had to get out and do something - even after a late night following Forth Valley Orienteers Dinner Dance the previous evening! I opted to go to this years East of Scotland Orienteering Association Championships, organised by Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club at Penicuik Estate, south of Edinburgh. I ran the Blue course which was 6.4k with 235m of climb and 15 controls, and then spent the rest of the afternoon in a very pleasant coffee shop in Edinburgh with some members of Interlopers.

Results.
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RouteGadget.

Map with course.



Map with my route.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

FVO Club Championships 2008 - Barr Wood



Steve Barrett planned todays courses. I was running in the Veteran Mens class which meant running the Blue course which was 5.4k with 140m of climb and 16 controls. I was thinking more about my calf (following an injury sustained whilst running in a cross country race last weekend) than where I should be going, and had a bad run. Tonight is the Club Dinner Dance (at the Stirling Highland Hotel) - always a great occasion with lots of Highland dancing!

Results.

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Map with my route.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

LOC District Event - Birkett Common and Wharton Fell



This was my second visit to Birkett Common and Wharton Fell - the first being in the summer of 2002 for the Lakes 5 Day. The weather today was far from summery, being cool and windy, with squally showers. Despite that, the area is a pleasant place to orienteer and with a well planned course, made for an enjoyable event.

I ran the Brown (longest) course which was 8.7k with 275m of climb and 18 controls, and which took me 62:46.

Results.
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Map with course.



Map with my route.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

TINTO Twin Weekend - Lanark Racecourse and Country Park and Rachan and Dreva Hill



The TINTO Twin Weekend takes place every year on the weekend after the clocks go back at the end of October and comprises a Night Event on Saturday and a Day Event on Sunday. This year the format was different from normal with both events being score events - where controls are given a points value and can be visited in any order within a certain time. A late return results in penalty points being deducted.



SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 01, 2008

TINTO Twin Night Event - Lanark Racecourse and Country Park

The venue was varied and included some woodland, fields and sports pitches. A nearby firework display made for a colourful, and at times noisy, night sky!

I ran M50/Course 2 which had a 40 minute time limit and 23 controls, and got 20 controls in 38:36. The traditional TINTO Twin Weekend post night race soup was served in the nearby Rugby Club house, was tasty as always and allowed for post race analysis and socialising.

Results.
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Map with my route.





SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 02, 2008

TINTO Twin Day (Scottish Score) Event - Rachan and Dreva Hill

Rachan and Dreva Hill was at its autumnal best with cool, clear skies, snow on the nearby hills and the summer bracken dying back. I ran M50/Course 2 which had a 60 minute time limit and 22 controls, and got all 22 controls in 54:39.

On the way to the last control. Photo from Tinto Orienteering Club website.



Results.
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RouteGadget.

Overall results.

Map with course.



Map with my route.