Sunday, September 26, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
St Andrews on the Fife coast, is better known as the home of golf than as an orienteering venue; but away from the fairways, its streets provided an excellent and difficult, orienteering challenge - thanks to a great map and planning by Clive Masson. I ran the Urban Long course which was 6.3k with 45m of climb and 28 controls, and which was won by Ola Martner of EUOC in 39.34.
Map - parts 1 and 3 of course.
Map - part 2 of course.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Loch Vaa was first used for the World Relay Championships in 1999 and is one of my favourite orienteering areas - even on a dreich day like today! Planner Andy Hyslop produced a fun flier for the event (above) and set a challenging Brown course which was 10.1k with 12 controls - all of which were in re-entrants!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
This is the first time that the grounds of Queen Victoria School, on the edge of my home town of Dunblane, have been used for orienteering. Trevor Hoey planned a Long course which was 2.5k with 20 controls and which was won by Will Hensman in 13.05.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Interlopers organised today's event which was a South of Scotland Orienteering League (SoSOL) event and the Scottish round of the Compass Sport Cup. I ran the Blue 2 course which was 6.3k with 90m of climb and 19 controls.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Graham Gristwood approaching the last control and second place.
The sun shone for the Park World Tour race in Perth City Centre. I ran the Men's Open Final course which was 2.1k with 25m of climb and 25 controls, and which was the same as the Elite Final which was won by Oystein Kvaal Osterbo of Norway in 14:22. Helena Jansson of Sweden won the Women's Elite Final which was 2.0k with 25m of climb and 24 controls in 15:20
Elite Final Results.
Elite Final Splits.
Open Final Results.
Open Final Splits.
Sunday, September 05, 2010
MAROC have some great areas and one of their best is Birsemore Hill - the venue for todays race, the fifth of this years Scottish Orienteering League races. I ran the M50L (Short Brown) course which was 6.8k with 215m of climb and 21 controls.
Saturday, September 04, 2010
This years 11 person relay was organised by Grampian Orienteers and took place at the National Trust for Scotland's Crathes Estate, to the west of Aberdeen. I ran first leg (Short Green which was 3.3k with 105m of climb and 13 controls) and handed over to 3 team mates, who handed over to 3 more runners who, in turn, handed over to 3 more runners, before a single, last leg runner went out. Winners, and defending champions, were FVO.
Overall team results.