Results from todays event at Bowhill are HERE
I do hope that everyone enjoyed their runs.
When planning the courses it was clear that it is probably time to re-survey quite a bit of the area – vegetation in particular has changed somewhat with various areas much more runnable than indicated and in others rhododendron thickets are completely unmarked. For the most part I chose to avoid areas where this was the case. You’ll perhaps be relieved to know that I ditched my original plan to do something different from normal and take you up the steep hill to the north of Bowhill House. I did at least position controls 9 and 10 on the Light Green course in a small area that I’m not aware we’ve used for this kind of event.
I’d like to thank Bowhill Ranger Rory Powell for permission to run the event, and to Rob in particular for his help in putting out some controls before the 1pm rush.
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.
Results from todays event are HERE
Rob will provide a short report later.
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
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
It was good to see such a good turnout at our Selkirk Sprint, I hope you all enjoyed the courses. Especially pleasing to have the yellow course turn into a training event for the Schools Championships! Continue reading