Autumn Series 1- Gordon Community Woodland

Thank you  to all those who came along to Gordon Community Woodland.  I hope you enjoyed your run.   It was good to see a few new faces and also visitors from over the border.

I enjoyed my planning trips to the woodland leading up to the event.   The flat ground and network of paths make Gordon a good area for newcomers to orienteering.  From an organisers perspective the hut is ideal too,  providing a focal point as well as warmth and shelter for registration and download.

In the wooded areas the visibility and runability are very much evolving as the plantation  becomes more mature .  I would like to thank Robin & Lindsey for their work making alterations to the map which reflect the changes.

There is good running on the paths and tracks around the plantation  but off the paths there are areas of really tough going.  On the Light Green  I tried to plan legs which offered route choice but also wanted to give the opportunity to run across some of the better ground .  Well done to Sam for leading the way on this course.

As usual,  the on the day organisation was a team effort with Robin helping to place controls and Lindsey running the computer side.   Post-run, Robin, Paul, Sam & James collected in controls, while  Max & Lindsey helped tidy up. Thank you.   See you at Bowhill in October.

Autumn 2017 fixtures

Download a PDF of our Autumn Fixtures list HERE

More details are in the Upcoming Events section on the right hand side of this page.  In addition, we are planning a series of Night events in November.  Watch this space.

Hawick Sprint results

The results from the final sprint of the series is HERE

Thanks to everyone for making the series another success, and we had some cracking weather for the last 2 events.  Pity no Yellow competitors turned up though.Thanks to Rob for manning the Start and to Pauline, Keith and John for collecting in the controls for me.

Well done to Ian on another series win. Continue reading

Melrose Sprint results

Results from Wednesday’s Sprint in Melrose are HERE

The League Table has been updated after the Melrose Sprint and now shows positions based on the aggregate of the best four scores to date. Ian Maxwell is at the top on 117. If Marc Heger wins the Hawick Sprint and Ian finishes third or worse, then Marc can equal Ian’s total. Patrick Heger can only get to 116 if he wins at Wilton Park. If anyone other then Marc wins in Hawick then Ian takes the trophy. Continue reading