Category Archives: Results of RR events

Club Championships 2021 – Lanton

The results from todays Club Championships at Lanton are HERE

There were 2 Championship categories today – Young Junior and Open. Well done to Seb Darlow and Cathy Rooney for their respective wins. The results show everyone’s handicap after their name. There was also a 60 minute Score which a few folk took advantage of.

Thanks also to Ian and Eileen Maxwell for organising/planning etc.

Teviothead local event 28/11/20

Results from our event at Teviothead on Saturday are HERE

Thanks to John for putting out, waking up and collecting all the controls. Big thanks and a well done to Kate for her first event as Planner, not the easiest of events to plan for your first one but Kate gave us all a challenge with no easy or obvious route choices. Rob helped at Registration allowing me to get a run this time 🙂


Some photos from Kate, the Planner.

Teviothead 3/10/20

Results from a damp Teviothead today are HERE

Routegadget HERE

Hope everyone enjoyed themselves today (despite the weather) – from the comments I received it sounds like folk were just glad to be back competing.

My plan was to not have a conventional course for the green – more middle-distance/relay style planning with lots of controls (it wasn’t a coincidence that it ended up as 19!) and changes of direction. I also wanted to try and use the best bits of the area with all the lovely wiggly brown lines – hence the reason for the 1,7500 scale. This also tends to be the bit with the best underfoot conditions.

Light-Green was perhaps more conventional although with a lot of similar legs – a consequence of being limited to 25 controls. Leg 16-17 on Green seems to have caught a few people out – a deceptively tricky leg, made all the more difficult by control 120 on Light-Green pulling the unsuspecting off-line.

The observant among you may have noticed several control sites which were used in my devious Photo O challenge from earlier in the year. The “memorial” at 117 was my attempt at some light hearted humour in this time of gloom – I hope it didn’t put you off!

John Tullie (Planner/Organiser)

Elibank 29/2/20 – Results

The results from today’s event at Elibank are HERE

Planner/Organisers report from James Purves:

As an orienteer every time I have competed at Elibank I have found it very challenging both on navigation and fitness which is why it has been the venue for the Scottish Score Championships in 2018 and a Scottish Orienteering League 2016 event among others. Rough, steep, cold north-facing, hillside terrain, covered in mature coniferous and beech forest, with tiring deep, dead bracken hiding lots of fallen trees, branches and debris, plus the time of year, February, when the weather might be horrible played a large part in planning courses.
My task was to plan a small local event with three levels of difficulty: Yellow (easy, fun level to attract children and families); Orange (medium difficulty) and a Green course (hard navigation, physically difficult, to attract experienced orienteers). As there was a date clash with an ELO event at Butterdean Wood we didn’t expect huge numbers – in the end we ran out of maps!
Organising and planning an orienteering event needs assistance from several willing and enthusiastic helpers: Sam is a dab hand with the Condes maps and recced the courses beforehand with me, Judith helping put out higher up controls on the Friday and Saturday morning and mentor Ian Maxwell who checked and advised on the maps before printing and also ran the courses in the morning to “wake” the controls. Ian then did a well-attended coaching session on contours. Robin Sloan communicated with the different owners of Elibank forestry, private and Forestry and Land Scotland re permissions and access / risk whilst Lindsey Knox helped with registration and downloads, etc – the event couldn’t have happened so easily without everyone working together as a team. Thanks again to Rob, Robin and Ian for collecting controls at the end.

On the day we were lucky with the weather which deteriorated only after the event was finished. The Green course attracted a good turnout of 20 competitors from a range of clubs, with lots of positive feedback at the end and plenty mention of the 160 metre finish and gradient !

However it was very encouraging to see the large turnout of families with children who entered the Yellow and Orange courses – we should have had more maps as we ran out. Colin Williams had played a part in spreading the word about the event and it just shows the benefit of promotion. Orienteering must be the ultimate family sport where parents and children of all ages can take part together, in a sort of treasure hunt adventure, finding controls, climbing over fallen trees and scrambling up and down slippery grassy banks. Some enjoyed it so much they went back out and did another course! There were plenty happy faces at the finish and most of them, parents and children, said they would be keen to do it again.

Bowhill 8/2/20

The results from this morning’s event at Bowhill are HERE

Routegadget (where you can add your own route) is HERE

When I got word during the week of the approaching storm I did start to wonder what else might happen. Away back whenever, I agreed to plan an event at Elibank but couldn’t do it on the proposed date. I started planning in the hope that the date could be changed. When it couldn’t, I had to begin again. Initially I had thought to try and take the courses to parts of Bowhill that hadn’t been used for some time. After 2 visits, I gave up on this as it would have needed too many map corrections. As I was running out of time, I planned courses using sites that had been used in the past and parts of the forest that I had visited. There were, however, a couple of parts that I hadn’t checked, and I apologise if these caused any problems.

It is also getting quite tricky to plan a Light Green course which doesn’t present W12, Ellie with too much of a challenge while still giving the “more experienced” orienteers some level of challenge. From the results, it looks like Ellie was doing fine up to control 9 when she realised she needed to get back, to accompany her friend Ava round the yellow course. Some of the more experienced orienteers seem to have found controls 9 & 10 quite challenging!

Well done to everyone on the Orange and Yellow courses. Everyone managed to come first on at least one leg of their course. I apologise again for leg 7 – 8 on the Orange course. It looks relatively straightforward on the map, but I didn’t check it!

A very big thank you to Bowhill House and Grounds and especially to Michael Paton, their Learning and Engagement Ranger. He brought the weather warning to my attention and was very supportive when I suggested moving the event to an earlier start time. I’m listening to the wind and rain battering my house now and am glad that we got everyone safely away before the weather deteriorated. A second big thank you to Lindsey whose role as “buddy” started off with reminders to put the course closing time on the maps but ended with a massive effort to put out controls on Friday afternoon and very early on Saturday morning (and then manage registration) so that we could beat the weather. Thank you to those who brought in controls: Rob, Eb, Andrew and James and to everyone who came along and took part in the event, making all the effort to organise it worthwhile.

Pauline (Planner/Organiser)

Gala Policies 18/1/20 (Incl. Club Champs)

Thanks to everyone who came along today for the Club Championships and Open Orange course. The Championship results in winning order are below, and the splits are at this link:

Douglas TullieM21RR00:24:361200
John TullieM60RR00:28:102190
Rebecca HardingW21RR00:30:143190
Mike JohnstonM45RR00:30:374180
Keith MurrayM55RR00:32:425170
Ellie DarlowW14RR00:33:016170
James PurvesM60RR00:34:477170
Robin SloanM70RR00:34:53n/c170
Edmund RooneyM55RR00:34:588180
Lindsey KnoxW60RR00:35:129180
Robert CranstonM55RR00:36:3710180
Andrew ArmstrongM60RR00:39:4711170
Pauline McAdamW65RR00:40:3212170
Lynne BogleW50RR00:40:4313140
Judith PurvesW45RR00:42:2414150
Bridget KhursheedW55RR00:42:3115150
Catherine RooneyW60RR00:43:251680
Fiona JohnstonW60RR00:44:2517160
Kate DarlowW40RR00:46:4018170
David PattersonM55RR01:19:1019160