Category Archives: Selkirk Hill 17th May 2017

CompassSport Trophy 2016

The Scottish qualifying round of the 2016 CompassSport Trophy took place at Dumyat/Stirling University today and RR finished an excellent 2nd which means we’re in the Final 🙂   Maximum points for class winners Faisal Khursheed, John Tullie and Robin Sloan plus a 2nd place for Pauline McAdam were the key to the results – well done to everyone though, as it’s a team effort.

The final is in October near Sheffield and we’ll be looking to improve on our 2nd place in 2013.

Boxing Day Social

Waiting to start the quiz

Waiting to start the quiz


An excellent turnout of 39 people running today and that was without a few poor souls who were suffering from various lurgies. Thanks to everyone for the great spread of food and drink for the apres-run.

Well done to Rob and John for finishing the general knowledge “quiz” with a maximum score of 8, Rob finishing 1st overall on time.  Sam picked up the goodies for first junior to finish and Sarah scooped the ladies prize.  I know it’s a lovely park but Anne and David decided to spend a lot more than the allotted 40 minutes in it and were penalised accordingly (but they got rewarded with booby prizes !)

The answers:

How many Teletubbies were girls2
On a computer keyboard which key is shared with £3
How many stars feature on the flag of New Zealand4
How many rings on the Olympic flag5
How many colours on a Rubiks Cube6
How many colours in a rainbow7
In the 12 Days of Christmas, how many Maids a Milking8
Number of hurdles in a 400m hurdles race10




Traquair results

Thanks for the good turnout and pleased to see that everyone seems to have enjoyed the format.  It was very satisfying to see the new map being used (despite me forgetting to add the northing lines !).  Hopefully we’ll be allowed back another time and I can finish mapping some of the outlying areas that we didn’t use this time.

The full results are HERE

A spreadsheet of your total times for either Yellow+Maze or Courses 1+2+maze are below.  Well done to Charlotte on the Yellow/Maze combination and 3 good runs from Kirstin on the Course1,2 and Maze combination, despite Faisal’s best (if slightly cheating) efforts.

PositionNameYellowcourse 1course 2MazeTotal
1Charlotte Muller Stuart00:21:5700:08:330:30:30
2Eva Gibson00:21:5800:19:190:41:17
3Emma Amos00:26:0700:23:210:49:28
4Eilidh Murray00:26:0800:23:280:49:36
5Trinity Hill00:32:5300:17:010:49:54
1Kirstin Maxwell00:09:1800:13:2400:07:470:30:29
2Faisal Khursheed00:11:2000:12:4800:07:350:31:43
3Ian Maxwell00:10:3000:14:0500:07:270:32:02
4Robin Sloan00:11:5800:15:5100:08:360:36:25
5Andrew Armstrong00:13:2600:15:5000:09:100:38:26
6Eb Rooney00:14:5000:18:2200:08:460:41:58
7Maggie Cripps00:15:3600:18:3600:09:050:43:17
8Pauline McAdam00:16:3500:20:0100:10:380:47:14
9Yousuf Khursheed00:14:0500:24:1500:09:410:48:01
10Mairi Eades00:17:1200:21:5300:10:560:50:01
11Bridget Khursheed00:22:0400:20:1500:10:170:52:36
12Duncan Sheill00:21:0500:23:2700:10:390:55:11
13Keith Murray00:22:1800:22:0300:11:320:55:53
14Sam McKinnon00:18:5900:26:2000:12:190:57:38
15Fiona Johnston00:20:1900:26:5100:11:200:58:30
16Cathy Rooney00:24:0400:23:0300:12:430:59:50
17Bill Urquhart00:25:3500:26:2700:09:161:01:18
18Judith Pate00:23:2000:39:5200:18:351:21:47
19Fiona Eades00:31:4100:39:3200:13:151:24:28
20David Paterson00:32:0300:41:0300:26:451:39:51

The new permanent course was duly opened and hopefully the course will be well used.  Thanks to Catherine Maxwell Stuart for agreeing to host the course, as well as having us competing there on Saturday.

Opening of the Traquair Permanent Orienteering Course

Opening of the Traquair Permanent Orienteering Course

Eileen took a few photos on the day…

British Championships 2014

The British Orienteering Championships were held in north Northumberland and the winner was the glorious weather.

The forest for the individual race on Saturday has been rarely used and provided a very physical challenge to all the runners with most of the area covered in either heather, high bilberries or tree brashings making running very difficult. Roxburgh Reivers still managed to get two people on the podium in the shape of Fiona Forrest on W40 and John Tullie on M55 who were both 3rd in their classes. Pauline McAdam just missed out, finishing 4th on W55.

John Tullie 3rd

John Tullie 3rd

The relay championships provided much more pleasant running conditions among grassed-over mine workings near Otterburn. Kirstin Maxwell had a great run to help her Edinburgh University team to first place on the Women’s Premier class in what was her final run as a student. Roxburgh Reivers had a record six teams competing, including two junior teams. Although none made it onto the podium Elena Heger deserves a mention for having the fastest time on her leg on the mixed under-18 class, and Yousuf Khursheed also ran well for 4th place on his M14 leg.


Edinburgh Uni winning team.

Some photos courtesy of Rainer Heger below:

Scottish Champs 2014

One of the highlights of the orienteering season are the Scottish Championships, two days of individual and then relay competitions, this years event being held north Perthshire last weekend.

The individual race took place in glorious sunshine just north of House of Bruar in a mixed area of woodland and open hillside and with Roxburgh Reivers being part of the organising team they had to juggle their runs with operating one of the Starts. The event was also a Scottish Veterans team selection event so competition was tight but Reivers were delighted to get three members on the podium. Fiona Forrest won W40L by over a minute and Lindsey Knox took the W55L Scottish title by slightly under a minute. Rob Cranston finished 3rd overall but 2nd Scot on M45S.

On Sunday the weather had deteriorated to dull with regular heavy downpours so the club were glad of the club shelter for the Relay Championships at Dunkeld. With additional members travelling up from the Borders for the day, there were 3 teams entered including a squad of under-16’s competing in their first orienteering relay event. Whilst not finishing on the podium all the boys did well and gained experience for future runs. Faisal Khursheed in particular had a good run, running an adult course and finishing in 4th position. The club senior team of Pauline McAdam, Lindsey Knox and Ian Maxwell won their handicap age class and were placed 4th overall.

This weekend sees a large number of Reivers doing a raid over the border to Northumberland for the British Championships.

Patrick - 3rd from left in blue top at start of relay race.

Patrick – 3rd from left in blue top at start of relay race.

Lindsey with W55 trophy and "bag" memento

Lindsey with W55 trophy and “bag” memento