Results from tonight’s night event are HERE
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
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
The results from this evenings sprint at Jedburgh are HERE
Another tricky course from Planner Ian.
Gala Policies Results
The results can be seen here
Thanks to Fiona for organising an enjoyable event.
Congratulations to Mike Johnston and Seb Darlow who won the Sprint and the Yellow courses respectively. Unfortunately Ian didn’t manage to fix it so he won!
Next event will be at Jedburgh Grammar School next Wednesday evening.
Latest Standings can be seen here
Results from this evenings event at Gordon are HERE
The glitch with the start times prior to 6pm is partially solved but I’ll not bore you with the partial details ! Suffice to know that the results are now correct.
Thanks to everyone who came along to this evening’s Sprint in Gordon Community Woodland. It was great to see some guest runners as well as the usual faces, and I hope you all enjoyed your runs.
This was my first time planning for a sprint format, and my first time planning at Gordon, so it was something of a learning journey. I opted for a sprint course which gave lots of changes of direction with some degree of route choice (round by the path or straight through the grotty forest…), and a small “butterfly” loop thrown in for good measure. It seems to have worked, with plenty of variation in the routes people took and some discussion afterwards.
Control 13 on the sprint proved unlucky for some – a combination of a slightly outdated map and a planner who can’t tell one boulder from another! Apologies to those who had problems here…
Congratulations to Nick Barrable, who won the Sprint in an impressively short time of 13:03, and to Seb Darlow who completed a faultless Yellow course in 18:40.
Thanks to all those who helped, especially Robin Sloan who acted as Controller and provided copious planning advice, Duncan Shiell for running registration and download, Susan Shiell for manning the start and helping with setting up, and all those who collected controls afterwards.
A new area for orienteering this evening. Thanks to everyone involved in the planning and organisation.
Congratulations to Ian Maxwell on his win in the sprint race and congratulations also to Max Ferguson and Isla Mcpherson on a closely fought Yellow race
John Tullie has asked to be treated as non-competitive runner, but his performance is till included for comparative purposes.
The results can be found here
The next event will be at Gordon next Tuesday.