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Scottish Score Champs 2018 – Results

The results from Elibank:

Results and splits per course are HERE

Results and splits per class are HERE

Routegadget for Championships courses  HERE

List of Scottish Score Champions HERE

Organiser’s Report:

Thank you to all those who came down to the Borders to support Roxburgh Reivers’ running of the Scottish Score Championships 2019. We were satisfied with the turnout which matched our expectations. I hope you enjoyed your run. Certainly most faces showed a cheery disposition when returning to assembly after running and I am sure Lindsey’s courses gave much pause for thought as to what was your optimum route.

From an organisers point of view a Score event is ideal for this time of year when daylight is short. Dismantling of the event is much easier to plan when you know all competitors should be back within 70 minutes of starting.

Elibank is of course a ‘working’ forest and there is much work being done at the moment. It will be different the next time you run here! RR are thankful to Forest Enterprise and Elibank Estate for permission to hold the event.

As always RR club members gave willing and skilled support in running the event. And at the end of the day there was still a goodly number willing to go back out into the forest and collect in controls. Thank you. Special thanks are due to:-
Lindsey Knox for keeping me right on many aspects of the event organisation as well as the pre-event programming of the SI units;
Controller Ewart Scott for wise guidance and a calm head;
Duncan Shiel for a great shift on the laptop doing registration, download and also producing a comprehensive set of results for the prize-giving;
John Tullie for bringing along his trailer and generator and completing all sorts of trouble-shooting tasks on the day (and still having the energy to have a great run on his course);
And finally to Paul McGreal who led a slick prize-giving and even brought his own PA and a podium, well done to all those who got to step up on to it as Scottish Champions.

Robert Cranston

Planner’s Report:

I’ll start with a couple of apologies and get them out of the way. The bracken was still a bit more lively that I would have liked so earlier starters had a tougher run than later runners in certain areas. Secondly, I hadn’t spotted that Stirling Surveys printed the 60-min descriptions in value order which didn’t match the control number order on your maps. I personally find value order quite annoying,

Elibank was certainly tough but I received many comments from people saying how much they’d enjoyed the course. I had thrown in a few higher pointed controls to tempt people away from a natural circuit and that kept you on your toes.

There’s been much debate about whether we have a Score Championships or not but I think there’s still a place for it. Folk know that they’re only going to be out for a set time, they need to use a different skill set, and with a shorter competitive window controls can be collected before it’s dark (which we just managed on a gloomy day).

Finally, I was very impressed with some of the scores today considering the bracken was still a hindrance in places.  Well done to the 3 people who cleared their courses within the time limit, I honestly didn’t think anyone would manage it !

Lindsey Knox

Selkirk Hill Night 3

The results of this evenings night event are HERE

Series results as follows:

We scored the series on 1 point for winning, 2 for being second etc, so lowest score wins. Must do all three.
Points totals were:
Ian. 5
Barry. 8
Sam. 12
Lindsey. 26
Pauline. 26
Andrew. 26
James. 27
Judith. 38
Bridget. 38
That’s as far as we went, don’t think anyone else did the three events.

Gala Policies – Night Event 2

Results from tonight’s night event are HERE

planner’s report:

Thanks to everyone who came to Gala Policies on another mild dry night, and well done to Ian for flying round the 2.2km course in under 18 minutes. Being much runnable ground, there was a fair bit of route choice and good to see some animated discussions afterwards about the best line – or at which controls the wheels came off. With one more race to come, it could go either way for Barry and Ian, but any mistakes by them at Selkirk could open the door for Sam or John. 

Well done Ellie for being First Lady back, and thanks to John for shadowing her (suspect Ellie was casting the shadow with John’s big light behind!)

Thanks also to Paul for helping with a technical glitch, and to Pauline, Sam, Barry and Judith for bringing in controls . Rob – I know I said there wasn’t much climbing, but that was compared to  Vertish! – well done done for getting round with the still dodgy ankle. 

See you all next week at Selkirk  


Vertish Hill, Night Event 1 – Report

When I volunteered to organise this event back in July I thought I would be recovered and back to running.  Alas, I have a wee while to go yet but I still enjoyed planning the first night event of the series on the Vertish Hill.

This was the first night event  I had planned and it was tricky to decide how to get the difficulty just right. My plan was to avoid having too much climb and give plenty opportunity to run on the fairways.  As this was the first event of the series I thought it was better not to make the navigation too tricky. Pleasingly there was a spread of times but with no one taking too long, and six different people having fastest leg times.   Everyone was very positive when they finished.     Well done to Barry Veitch, first home, pipping Keith Murray in an impressive time.

As ever lots of help from Reivers .  Thanks to Lindsey for setting up SI and taking entries.   Andrew took over to allow Lindsey to get a run and then the tidying up was efficiently done with Pauline, John, Barry & Robin collecting in controls.  Lindsey also produced results in quick time before heading away on a foreign trip.  Thank you. See you at Gala next week.

Results are HERE