Club Championships 2015 – Selkirk Hill

Thanks to everyone who turned out on a snowy day for the Club Championships – from the comments afterwards you seemed to have enjoyed yourselves and I was pleased that so many people finished closely.  The format baffled a few people beforehand but it looks like everyone understood the concept and no-one was docked points for doing controls in the wrong order.  I allowed 114 to be either colour as it was my fault the code was the incorrect colour.  One person on Orange forgot to dib the start but luckily Jim caught them on camera so I’ve re-instated them at approximately the correct time.

The normal results are HERE and the handicap results are in the table below.  Well done to Marc, our new Club Champion. Photos at the bottom (apologies for the blurry ones, my assistant’s photography skills leave a bit to be desired but I can’t complain too much after he helped put out some of the controls !)

Marc Heger 14M1600:28:001414
Amjad Khursheed 15M5500:28:021515
James Purves 15M5500:28:441515
Sarah Tullie 15W2100:28:481515
Robin Sloan 16M6500:29:091616
Yousuf Khursheed 14M1400:29:4714151 extra
Robert Cranston 16M5000:30:161616
Faisal Khursheed 16M1600:30:241616
Scott Amos 14M4500:30:391414
John Tullie 19M5500:30:461919
Andrew Armstrong 15M5500:30:491515
Sam McKinnon 11M1400:31:281111
Bill Bruce 13M6000:31:5614141 extra
Ian Maxwell 19M5500:32:011919
Maggie Cripps 12W2100:32:091212
Keith Murray 17M5000:33:011717
Bill Urquhart 12M4500:33:371212
Eb Rooney 16M5000:33:531616
Paul McGreal 17M4000:33:551717
Patrick Heger 15M1600:35:031515
Pauline McAdam 15W6000:35:281515
Fiona Johnston 11W5500:36:001111
Judith Pate 12W4000:36:591212
Elena Heger 13W1600:37:501313
Susan Shiell 11W6500:39:021111
Bridget Khursheed 12W5000:42:041212
Duncan Shiell 14M6500:43:581414
Calum Murray 13M1600:44:581313
David Paterson 11M5000:45:2911143 extra
Anne Campbell 12W5000:47:401212
Mhorag Heger 11W4500:47:581111
Eilidh Murray 10W1400:50:261010
Emma Amos 10W1400:50:271010
Cathy Rooney 12W5500:23:521293 short

Boxing Day Social

Waiting to start the quiz

Waiting to start the quiz


An excellent turnout of 39 people running today and that was without a few poor souls who were suffering from various lurgies. Thanks to everyone for the great spread of food and drink for the apres-run.

Well done to Rob and John for finishing the general knowledge “quiz” with a maximum score of 8, Rob finishing 1st overall on time.  Sam picked up the goodies for first junior to finish and Sarah scooped the ladies prize.  I know it’s a lovely park but Anne and David decided to spend a lot more than the allotted 40 minutes in it and were penalised accordingly (but they got rewarded with booby prizes !)

The answers:

How many Teletubbies were girls2
On a computer keyboard which key is shared with £3
How many stars feature on the flag of New Zealand4
How many rings on the Olympic flag5
How many colours on a Rubiks Cube6
How many colours in a rainbow7
In the 12 Days of Christmas, how many Maids a Milking8
Number of hurdles in a 400m hurdles race10




Eildons Hills 6/12/14 (and Xmas dinner)

A good turnout on a winters day but we certainly got better weather than later in the afternoon.

Results:   HERE

Winsplits:  HERE

The event was followed by our Christmas dinner in The Townhouse in Melrose where 33 of us we were served a most enjoyable meal.  Thanks to Judy for organising this.

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Christmas 2014

Christmas 2014


Evening Training & Social @ Jedburgh

Ian Maxwell organised an enjoyable technique training exercise based in the Sports Hall at Jedburgh Grammar School.  The session focused on map orientation, a core technique in orienteering.  A course laid out on a grid gave everyone a chance to practice this skill in a semi-competitive way.  Afterwards we retired upstairs for tea, coffee, juice and some rather nice mince pies (thank you Pauline).  ‘Results’ to follow………………………..

ESOA Champs – The Hirsel

Results are   HERE

Routegadget HERE

Winsplits   HERE

List of East of Scotland Champions:   ESOA INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS 2014

The organiser writes:
Perfect weather for November, willing and hard working RR club members and ideal facilities at the Hirsel made this an easy event to organise, although finding a herd of Highland Cattle in residence in the route to the start yesterday morning was a surprise. Soon sorted by a very co-operative Douglas and Angus Estate in the person of John Letham, to whom we are very grateful for supporting our first event at the Hirsel. Planner Andrew Armstrong and controller Alasdair Wilson Craw provided interesting and challenging courses, judging from the feedback I heard, and you the competitors made the whole day worthwhile by attending in such good numbers. Thanks for coming, thanks for supporting the Homestead Tea Room and in particular thanks for supporting our Juniors’ fundraising efforts for the World Schools in Turkey next year – they made an excellent total of £120. Please come again!
Robin Sloan
Lost Property: 1 ‘large’ sweat shirt, with Glenmore Forest Park logo
1 beanie hat, logo
•Contact organiser for return, see contact details on event web page
Also found in the classroom:
1 pair overtrousers
Small rucsac containing pair binoculars
• These are still at the Hirsel, as we couldn’t be sure they belonged to an O participant

Roxburgh Reivers win 7 Area titles:

ESOA-2014Yousuf M14, Lindsey W55, Ian M50, Eileen W50, John M55, Elena W14. (missing Fiona W40)