Wednesday, August 25, 2010

FVO Evening Event - Doune





Doune Castle and the River Teith.

Doune is a new orienteering area for Forth Valley Orienteers who also have a new website. Steve Barrett of Stirling Surveys made the map and Brad and Beccy planned the excellent courses. I ran the Long course which was 5.4k with 18 controls and which was won by Will Hensman in 36 minutes, closely followed by Roger Goddard.

Results.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Lakes 5 Day 1 - Swindale North



Lakes 5 is based on Coniston in the English Lake District.

The first event was at Swindale North and was entirely on open fell. I ran M50L which was 7.2k with 180m of climb and 13 controls, and which was won by John Tullie in 46.44.

Results.
WinSplits.
RouteGadget.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Purple Thistle - Balmacara





Purple Thistle events adopt a 'barebones' approach and provide quality orienteering in great areas. This years event was held at Balmacara in the West Highlands and gave very tough and technical orienteering and, given the great weather, fantastic views of the Isle of Skye and surrounding hills and lochs.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 2010

Day 1 - Balmacara East

I ran the Mighty Thistle which was 11.7k with 21 controls. The course more than lived up to its name - with most runners out for more than 2 hours!

Results.
WinSplits.
RouteGadget.



SUNDAY, AUGUST 15, 2010

Day 2 - Balmacara West

I ran the Mighty Thistle which was 10.9k with 28 controls.

Results.
WinSplits.
RouteGadget.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Xtremor and OO Cup



This years Xtremor took place at Kranja vas in south west Slovenia and was, as usual, focused on providing really good quality orienteering (great area, map and planning!) without some of the frills associated with other events.

SATURDAY, JULY 17, 2010

Xtremor Day 1 - Kranja vas

M45 was 4.2k with 14 controls.




SUNDAY, JULY 18, 2010

Xtremor Day 2 - Kranja vas

M45 was 4.2k with 14 controls.




MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010

Xtremor Day 3 - Kranja vas

M45 was 4.1k with 13 controls.

Xtremor results.








This years OO Cup was based on Nazarje and provided varied and challenging orienteering. The last 3 races were held on the Velika planina - a fantastic area of alpine meadows and karst woodlands, as illustrated on the cover (above) of Ivan Nagy's excellent book on the area.

SATURDAY, JULY 24, 2010

OO Cup Day 1 - Vinca

M50 was 3.2k with 195m of climb and 17 controls.

Results.
Splits.
RouteGadget.




SUNDAY, JULY 25, 2010

OO Cup Day 2 - Ziferje

M50 was 4.4k with 240m of climb and 20 controls.

Results.
Splits.
RouteGadget.




MONDAY, JULY 26, 2010

OO Cup Day 3 - Gojska planina

M50 was 4.7k with 300m of climb and 14 controls.

Results.
Splits.
RouteGadget.




TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2010

OO Cup Day 4 - Mala planina

M50 was 3.5k with 170m of climb and 18 controls.

Results.
Splits.
RouteGadget.




WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2010

OO Cup Day 5 - Velika planina

M50 was 5.1k with 280m of climb and 16 controls.

Results.
Splits.

Overall results.