Sunday, February 27, 2011
Manchester and District Orienteering Club is the club I was a member of before moving to Scotland in 1977 and the Twin Peaks event is their annual two day event.
SATURDAY,FEBRUARY 26, 2011
Middle Distance Race - Bleathwaite
I ran the Brown/M50 course which was 3.7k with 210m of climb and 16 controls.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2011
Long Distance Race - Torver Back Common
I ran the Short Brown/M50 course which was 6.3k with 210m of climb and 22 controls.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Roxburgh Reivers organised todays South of Scotland Orienteering League event at Lanton Moor, close to Jedburgh. I ran the Brown course which was 9.9k with 200m of climb and 22 controls, and which was won by Jegor Kostylev in 61.04.
After the event, I was recommended to "refuel" at the Woodside Garden Cafe which was so good that I ate and drank far more than intended!
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
I've run in the south west part of todays area (Dalton) once before - in 1976 on a 2 coloured (black and brown) map made by Mel Wilkinson. My recollection was of a tough and technical area and today, 35 years later, I've been reminded how tough and technical it is!
I ran Short Brown/M50L which was 6.8k with 300m of climb and 17 controls, and which was won by Martin Bagness in 57.10.
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Tonight's Night Race was planned by Ross McLennan, who used his garden for control 4/7/10. The Long course was 4.3k with 17 controls and despite a mass start, legs with lots of route choice, coupled with gaffling; meant that runners were often on their own. After 10, I found myself in a pack with 3 other runners, with the lead changing repeatedly as runners took different routes. It was such an absorbing race that I only became aware of the heavy rain, that had apparently been falling throughout the race, once I'd finished!