Wednesday, December 16, 2009

FVO Night Event - Minewoods & Bridge of Allan







I organised tonights event which was 5.0k with 18 controls. James Tullie won in 41.35, with Will Hensman second 12 seconds behind and Steve Barrett third a further 4 seconds down.

Results.
Spilts.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

INT Club Championships - Craigmillar Castle



The flier for the event said that "Craigmillar provides a unique combination of parkland, intricate contour detail and complex urban terrain. An unspeakable nettlefest in the summer, the winter reveals it in all its glory. The urban area comprises three distinct sections. Craigmillar is a recently built affordable housing complex. The Thistle Foundation, formerly a closed community for disabled servicemen, is being restored as another housing estate. Greendykes Farm is a former council estate, now a deserted ghost town in the process of demolition (this has already begun, some areas with demolition in progress are mapped out of bounds)."

With a map made by Scott Fraser and Graeme Ackland, and courses planned by Graeme Ackland, this was an event not to be missed. I ran the long course which was 8.1k with 31 controls.

Results.
WinSplits.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

FVO Night Event - Abbey Craig





Jon Cross planned a testing long course which was 4.7k with 30 controls. James Tullie scored his third successive victory, with Steve Nicholson second and Ross McLennan third.

Results.
Splits.

Part 1 map.



Part 2 map.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

SROC Regional Event - Whitbarrow Scar



Whitbarrow Scar was wet and cold, but gave some great orienteering. I ran the Short Brown course which was 7.7k with 235m of climb and 22 controls.

Results.
WinSplits.
RouteGadget.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Scottish Score Championships - Pitmedden Forest



I ran the B course which allowed 60 minutes to get as many controls as possible. Each control had a points value (from 10-50 points), with points being deducted for being late back (1 point for every 6 seconds late). I got 19 of the 23 controls in 58.14 and visited controls: 109, 110, 111, 113, 130, 133, 106, 107, 136, 124, 119, 118, 117, 116, 104, 103, 101, 102 and 128. I would have done better if I'd ignored the first 4 controls I did and tried to get the 4 I didn't visit (in the north east part of the area - only 1 visible on map below), since they were worth more points.

Results.
Splits.
RouteGadget.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

FVO Club Championships - Hermitage Woods





Will Hensman planned some imaginative courses which, although physical, made good use of the area. I ran the Blue course which was 5.2k with 380m of climb and 14 controls.

Results.
Splits.
RouteGadget.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

FVO Night Event - Sauchie Crags





Jason Inman planned a technical course on a map updated by Gareth Bryan-Jones. I ran the long course which was 5.6k with21 controls, but ran out of time and retired at number 11. James Tullie secured a second, successive night event victory.

Results.
Splits.
RouteGadget.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

MAROC District Event - Inver



Inver is a pine forest just east of Braemar and is an area I have not run in for several years. I ran the Brown (longest) course which was 7.1k with 220m of climb and 19 controls.

Results.
Splits.
RouteGadget.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

FVO Night Event - Polmaise Wood





Will Hensman planned FVO's first night event of the autumn. The long course was 5.1k with 21 controls and was won by James Tullie.

Results to follow.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Tinto Twin Day Event and SOL 7- Beecraigs and Witch Craig Wood





This was the last SOL of 2009, with the south west part of the area new to orienteering. I ran the Short Brown/M50L course which was 7.7k with 260m of climb and 23 controls.

Results.
WinSplits.
RouteGadget.
Overall results.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Tinto Twin Night Event - Beecraigs



This years Tinto Twin took place at Beecraigs, near Linlithgow. I ran Course 2/M50L which was 5.0k with 125m of climb and 13 controls.

Results.
WinSplits.
RouteGadget.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

EUOC FWTN 3 - Riccarton



Roger Scrutton planned tonights event at Riccarton - Heriot Watt University campus to the west of Edinburgh. I ran the long course which was 4.7k with 50m of climb and 20 controls.

Results.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

GRAMP SOL 6 - Forvie





Forvie is an open, sand dune area to the north of Aberdeen. Doug Guy planned some technical and enjoyable courses, with my M50L course being 7.7k with 15 controls. Fastest on the course was John Tullie in a very impressive 53 minutes.

Results.
Splits.
RouteGadget.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

MAROC SOL 5 - Coull





It was great to return to Coull after ca 20 years and to run a course, planned by Roger Coombs, which made really good use of the area. I ran M50L which was 7.3k with 330m of climb and 17 controls.

Results.
WinSplits.
RouteGadget.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

INVOC District Event - Anagach



I ran the Brown course which was 7.8k with 215m of climb and 17 controls.

Results.
Splits.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

MOR Scottish Sprint Championships - Lossiemouth Sunbank Park



Lossiemouth, a small town on the edge of the Moray Firth, was the venue for this years Scottish Sprint Championships. I ran the B course which was 2.7k with 18 controls.

Results.
Splits.
RouteGadget.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

STAG SOL 4 - Dalnamein





I ran the Short Brown course which was 8.7k with 180m of climb and 21 controls, and which took me 61.39.

Results.
WinSplits.
RouteGadget.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

STAG 11 person relay - Faskally





The victorious FVO team - photo from FVO website.

This years 11 person relay took place in Faskally Woods, near Pitlochry. FVO were defending champions, but were facing stiff competition from Edinburgh University and Interlopers.

I ran second leg (with 2 other team members running different courses starting at the same time) and ran a Light Green course which was 3.0k with 120m of climb and 13 controls.

The last leg was a close race between FVO and the students, with FVO's Jamie Stevenson just (by 3 seconds) holding off Ali McLeod.

Overall team results.
Results by course.
WinSplits.
RouteGadget.

Map with my route.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Gramp Local Event - Glen Dye



I ran the Brown (longest) course which was 8.4k with 305m of climb and 23 controls, and which was won by Oleg Chepelin.

Results and splits.
RouteGadget.

Map with my route.