Wednesday, December 15, 2010

FVO Night Event - Polmaise Wood

Roger Goddard planned tonight's course, with the gaffling working really well at separating runners after the mass start. I ran the Long course which was 4.8k with 18 controls and which was won by Mark Nixon in 38 minutes.


Sunday, December 12, 2010

TAY Christmas Score - Knock of Crieff

The TAY Christmas Score is always good fun - orienteering followed by a social with food! This years event took place at Crieff, with the orienteering taking place on the snow covered Knock - the hill above the town, followed by post race ginger wine (far better than water!) and lunch at the Glenturret Distillery. I got all except one control, but took 2 minutes more than the time allowed (60 minutes) so incurred some penalty points! I visited the controls in the following order: 171, 173, 174, 172, 177, 178, 176, 175, 181, 185, 184, 182, 186, 188, 187, 180, 194, 193, 192, 189, 190, 179, 183 and 170. Will Hensman continued his recent good form by winning the event.


Wednesday, December 08, 2010

FVO Night Event - Minewoods and Bridge of Allan

I organised FVO's Night Event tonight. Cold temperatures and snow meant that only hardcore club members turned out. The Long course was 5.6k with 26 controls and gaffles, and was won by Will Hensman. The Short course, won by Gareth Bryan-Jones, was 4.4k and was the same as the Long, except that number 5 was their first control.