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Tweedbank results 4/12/21

The results from today’s Score event at Tweedbank are HERE

This was the final event in our Autumn series, with the club Christmas meal to follow.

We opted for a score course with a “mass start” (spaced at Covid-compliant intervals !) to ensure a prompt finish.  To spice things up a little, runners could choose one of  two options using  the same map – a standard 45 minute score (as many controls as possible in any order) and a Challenge score with bonus points for each control if done in one set of even numbers then one set of odd, or vice-versa.  Five people opted for the challenge, with the remainder going for the standard course.

Colin Williams managed to clear all the controls on the Challenge course well within the allotted time to take first place overall, while Ellie Darlow made short work of the standard course in a little over 30 minutes.  It was good to see lots of different route choices, with runners all heading off in different directions at the start.

Thanks to everyone who made it along (and commiserations to those who were planning to but couldn’t attend..), and a special thanks to those who helped to make it happen – Robin for Controlling and setting out; Lindsey for looking after entries, download and results (and still getting a run);   and Pauline, Rob, Andrew, Judith, Bridget and Ken for collecting in controls.

Eb Rooney


The Hirsel, Coldstream 13/11/21- Results

A lovely autumnal day brought out the crowds today, a mix of orienteers and local residents enjoying the weather. Going straight into the rhody’s caught a few people out but it was nice to visit some new parts of the map elsewhere. Thanks to Andrew for Organising/Planning.

The results are HERE

Gordon Community Woodland 2/10/21 – Results

The results from Gordon are HERE

Thanks to everyone who turned out on what was a pretty wet afternoon which was a pity because I put the controls out in the dry and it’s a lovely bit of woodland when the sun is shining. John Tullie blasted round, going generally direct, while others found things tricky. Good to see another Tullie (M5 Wilson) enjoying his Orange course with Dad and Granny.

Special thanks to Pauline, Eb and Cathy who helped collect in controls etc at the end despite being quite wet.

The next club event is at The Hirsel, Coldstream on 13 November.

Lindsey, Organiser/Planner

Darnick Score event 30/6/21

The results from this evening’s Score event with a Twist at Darnick are HERE

The twist was that competitors had to visit controls in a sequence of even and odd number controls. 2 people managed to lose 10 points by having consecutive even number controls, interestingly one person did 110 then 120, the other did 120 then 110. Thanks to Robin for planning and organising a different format plus the lovely sunny evening.

Planner says:

Hope everyone enjoyed their run round Darnick on Wednesday, some fast and furious running and hope the less fast enjoyed it too. Amazed that ANYONE got them all in under 30 minutes – but 5 of you did! – some quick thinking involved. Well done Paul for a very clever solution – perfect economy of effort! Thanks for coming – there was a bit of work to update the map as the vegetation has had a prolific growing season, plus adding the hospital car park to the map made a third by-pass crossing possible – but I think it was worthwhile. And the weather was perfect!


Darnick Score 30th June

Darnick and Shunters Wud

Please make sure you read the SCORE FORMAT section !!

Car parking: Parking is behind the Busy Bees Nursery, near the BGH.

Directions: turn off the Melrose bypass at the traffic lights for the BGH. Go straight on past the main entrance to the hospital, and after 250m bear left to the car park BEHIND Busy Bees.

Course: Score course – with a TWIST.

Terrain: Mostly urban, but with a couple of small areas of woodland. It has been a prolific year for undergrowth, so if thinking of going direct in the woodland, full leg covering strongly recommended.

Other road users. Traffic in the Hospital area should not be busy, but you will cross many urban roads, including a bus route through the middle of Darnick where there are few pavements. Please take care when crossing these roads. The main roads are completely out of bounds and may only be crossed at a bridge or using underpasses. The main road to the north of the area has a pavement or grass verge which you may use.

You may meet dog walkers, cyclists and horses. Please be respectful and considerate.

Registration: You only need to visit Registration if you need to pick up a hired dibber, pay some money, or check the battery on your own SIAC dibber. Otherwise, you can go directly to the Start.

Start procedures: Clear and Check your dibbers before you enter the start boxes, as usual. Start boxes will be laid out so that there are at least 2m between waiting competitors. There will be a contactless check box in the -2 box for those of you with SIAC dibbers to waft. If your SIAC fails to register you will need to “dib” manually at the controls. Please do not arrive in the start area more than 10 minutes before your start to enable people to maintain 2m distances from others.

Map: scale 1:4000. Thicker vegetation and runnabilty is variable, mapping gives an indication only. In the Hospital precincts, some of the landscaping mapped as thickets, have been radically pruned.

Control descriptions on the front of the map only, no loose descriptions.

Control sites: Control units will be grippled to anything suitably immobile at the control site. Consequently, control units may be sited low to the ground. Please avoid putting your hand on any of the equipment.

Score Format:

  • You have a time limit of 30 minutes
  • Each control has the code number marked on the map.
  • Each is worth 10 points
  • there will be 22 controls, 11 odd numbers, 11 even numbers
  • You must alternate between ODD and EVEN control numbers. So, if you start with an ODD number, the next must be EVEN. If you start with an EVEN number …. well, you can guess the rest!
  • If you visit two even or two odd consecutively, the second one will be deleted from your total
  • Penalty for taking more than 30 minutes is 10 points per minute or part thereof
  • You will be given the map and then have 30 seconds to plan a strategy before dibbing the Start
  • Note that the control boxes will be programmed for contactless punching (SIAC)

Results: You will not receive a printout when you download but, fingers crossed, live results will be available on the internet: rr-live2.droppages.com

Covid-19 procedures: Sanitiser will be available at start & finish. All equipment will have been sanitised before use. Always keep a 2m space between yourself and anyone not in your family, this includes out on your course.

We are required to remind people in the higher risk categories, as set out by British Orienteering and Government, of the need to be aware that attending places them at increased risk.

Please leave promptly after your run and minimise socialising in the car park and in the Start/ Finish/ Registration area.

Have a good evening!

Robin Sloan, Planner/Organiser

Participant nameDo you have your own dibber?Start Time PM
Fiona JohnstonI have my own6.30
thom veitchI’d like to borrow an older standard dibber6.31
Lindsey KnoxI have my own6.32
Mike JohnstonI have my own6.33
Bridget KhursheedI’d like to borrow a new contactless one6.34
Fiona ForrestI have my own6.35
Paul McGrealI have my own6.36
Peter OHaraI have my own6.37
Tim DarlowI have my own6.38
Susan ShiellI have my own6.39
Austen WilliamsI’d like to borrow a new contactless one6.40
Alice WilliamsI’d like to borrow a new contactless one6.41
Colin WilliamsI’d like to borrow a new contactless one6.42
Phil MurrayI have my own6.43
Judith PurvesI’d like to borrow a new contactless one6.44
Lynne BogleI’d like to borrow an older standard dibber6.45
Ian MaxwellI have my own6.46
Sam MckinnonI have my own6.47
Eileen MaxwellI have my own6.48
Pauline McAdamI have my own6.49
James PurvesI’d like to borrow a new contactless one6.50
Robert CranstonI’d like to borrow a new contactless one6.51
John TullieI have my own6.52
Edmund RooneyI have my own6.54
 David Patterson  6.29