Saturday, November 20, 2010

FVO Club Championships - South Achray

James Tullie planned this years FVO Club Championships at South Achray, near Aberfoyle. I ran the Blue course which was 5.0k with 15 controls. More exercise is planned for tonight with the FVO ceilidh.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

FVO Night Race - Plean Country Park

Map above produced by Stirling Countryside Ranger Service.

Tonights courses was planned by Steve Barrett of Stirling Surveys. I ran the Long course which was 5.0k with 150m of climb and 21 controls. The race was won by Mark Nixon from Will Hensman, whilst I finished in 7th place with a time of 39:20.


Sunday, November 07, 2010

EckO Autumn Series - Kilmory Castle and Dun Mor

Loch Eck Orienteers is the orienteering club for Argyll, which was a beautiful place to visit today - a clear autumnal day with the leaf colours at their very best and the tops of the hills dusted with snow. Their Autumn Series event offered a choice of 4 courses, ranging from Yellow to Blue. I ran the Blue course which was 6.4k with 17 controls.


Wednesday, November 03, 2010

FVO Night Event - Dumyat

Dumyat (with the Wallace Monument in the foreground) by day.

This was FVO's first Night Event of the winter and took place on Dumyat - a hill at the west end of the Ochil Hills. Fraser Purves planned a Long course which was 6.1k with 23 controls. A mass start with gaffling, meant there was lots of head to head racing, with runners from the 2 different gaffles coming together at 17, making for an exciting finish. Roger Goddard and Will Hensman were the first runners home, with me third, just in front of Steve Nicholson.