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Boxing Day results

Thanks to James, Judith and Sam for the fun on Boxing Day which consisted of collecting up to 12 controls in 30 mins, each with an image to remember once we were back at the Hall, 10 points for the control, 10 points for the memory bit. Tie-breaks were determined by the time taken for Part 1.

Person Part 1 Part 2 Total  
Kirstin 120 120 240  
Eileen 120 120 240  
Paul 120 110 230  
Eb 120 110 230  
Lindsey 120 110 230  
Andrew 120 90 210  
Bridget 120 80 200  
Fiona 110 90 200  
Team Fergie 77 110 187  
Team Macpherson 76 110 186  
Richard +Sarah 77 90 167  
Anne 75 90 165  
Ian 120 40 160  
Rob 70 80 150  
Cathy 110 10 120  
David 100 10 110  

Answers for the controls

                                      Control Answer
101 Bauble
102 Xmas tree
103 Present
104 Robins
105 Turkey
106 Stockings
107 Reindeer
108 Star
109 Santa
110 Snowman
111 Crackers
112 Wreath

RR Club Coaching weekend

Club Coaching Weekend:

Self-catering accommodation is now booked for the coaching weekend on 24th & 25th November at Lagganlia in Speyside.

Cost for accommodation and maps will be around £40 each for club members as Roxburgh Reivers will be subsidising this.  Food and transport are not included.  Please now confirm to myself if you are going to attend the complete weekend or part and if you want to stay at Lagganlia. (numbers are limited)

The theme of the weekend will be “Back to basics” with sessions as follows.
Saturday: Contour interpretation, Orienteering race, Short physical session, indoor discussion on physical training for orienteering.
Sunday: Compass and pacing, fun sprint race.

All sessions will have exercises suitable for all levels of ability and experienced orienteers are welcome to just take a map and do their own thing.

Ian Maxwell

email:  Ian.C.Maxwell  “AT”

Vertish Hill, Hawick results

Results from todays event are HERE

It was good to see a healthy turnout at our December event on the Vertish Hill, not quite as high as recent local events but at this time of year that’s probably to be expected. Thanks to all who came along and I hope you enjoyed it, the weather was certainly kinder than last year.

This was my first attempt at planning and I really enjoyed the experience, possibly helped by being on an area I knew well from my days attempting to play golf and spraying balls all around the course, however I still managed to find some spots I’d never been before. It was certainly made more enjoyable by all the help and advice I received from Lindsey throughout the process for which I am very grateful. As well as mentoring me Lindsey also acted as controller, helped put out controls and did the registration and results, Rob helped set up beforehand and also got controls in along with John, Paul, Robin, James and Sam. Many thanks to you all.

The yellow course had given me problems with the lack of a path network but both Ellie and Seb Darlow seemed to make light work of it with Ellie romping round in first place with an impressive time of 12:10. I was spoilt for choice when making up the Score course and it was good to see a wide variety of routes taken with the first four all starting with a different control. John Tullie emerged a clear winner being the only person to get all the controls with nearly five minutes to spare.

Finally, thanks to Hawick Golf Club for closing off their course for our use and putting on an excellent meal for our Christmas dinner.

Keith Murray, Planner/Organiser

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Boxing Day – Wilton Park, Hawick

About 30 people braved the wet weather for a rather splashy run round the park where Calum Murray won the lavish prize for fastest to find 5 controls, some of which had had to be moved to avoid the floods waters.    We then enjoyed a buffet feast safe in the knowledge that we’d earned it !

The next club event returns to a normal format with the club championships at Tweedbank on 16 January 2016.


Traquair event

We were disappointed to have to postpone the Traquair event but we’re planning on rescheduling it in the spring as part of our Sprint Series of which we’ll publish details once all the permissions are in place.

The Christmas Dinner did go ahead though, and we enjoyed an excellent meal in good company.