Thursday, July 28, 2011

World Orienteering Championships 2015 Candidate - Scotland



British Orienteering is a candidate to host the IOF World Orienteering Championships in 2015 and has prepared a Facebook page to publicise the bid: http://www.facebook.com/WOC2015Candidate

The key features of the bid are partnership, world class terrain, live tv, sustainability and international development; with more details of these to be found on the following link: http://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/images/uploaded/downloads/events_woc2015_leaflet.pdf

The supporting document http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=141426425938532&set=pu.140672086013966&type=1&theater illustrates how superb the terrain is and what a wonderful venue Inverness would be for the Championships! Some of the photos from the document can be found below.











Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hill races - Knock Hill, Crieff and Oxton Border Games

With few orienteering events on immediately prior to the Scottish 6 Days at Oban and a very strong field in M50, I decided to do some hill races to stay motivated and to keep in shape. Scottish Hill Racing and Scottish Hill Runners provide excellent information on hill racing in Scotland.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2011

Knock Hill, Crieff

This race was 8k with 210m of climb (although Strathearn Harriers
describe the route as 8.6k with 420m of climb) and was won by Brian Bonnyman of Westerlands in 32:26.

Results.




SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2011

Oxton Border Games

This was 5k with 100m of climb and was won by Darin Dougal in 18:20.

Results.



Last weekend also saw the Snowdon Hill Race in Wales which was televised and which features Murray Strain of Interlopers. If you haven't seen it, it's well worth a watch: http://www.s4c.co.uk/clic/e_level2.shtml?programme_id=499410345

Sunday, July 17, 2011

INVOC Event - Rogie



INVOC events are always good - quality forests, maps and planning, and ; given the proximity of the Moray Firth, give an opportunity for some post race dolphin watching. I ran the Blue (longest) course which was 5.8k with 235m of climb and 17 controls.

Results.
Splits.

Monday, July 11, 2011

WMOC - Pecs, Hungary



Pecs, in the south of Hungary, was the venue for this years WMOC and provided 5 great races.


FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011
Sprint Model - Pecs Kertvaros





SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2011
Sprint Qualification - Pecs Belvaros

I ran M50-1 which was 2.4k with 95m of climb and 13controls.

Results.
Splits.
RouteGadget.




SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2011
Sprint Final - Komlo Kenderfold

I ran M50-A which was 2.2k with 80m of climb and 13 controls.

Results.
Splits.
RouteGadget.




MONDAY, JULY 4, 2011
Long Model - Lyukas hars




TUESDAY, JULYL 5, 2011
Long Qualification 1 - Szarvaskut

I ran M50-3 which was 7.0k with 295m of climb and 15 controls.

Results.
Splits.
RouteGadget.




WENESDAY, JULY 6, 2011
Long Qualification 2 - Vizfo

I ran M50-3 which was 6.8k with 230m of climb and 18 controls.

Results.
Splits.
RouteGadget.




FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011
Long Final - Szuado

I ran M50-A which was 7.7k with 370m of climb and 16 controls.

Results.
Splits.
RouteGadget.