The first Scottish Championships to be held since the foot and mouth outbreak proved a success for farmer’s son Douglas Tullie from Teviothead.
Douglas easily won M14A over a tough course near the Falls of Rogie, Strathpeffer. Also tasting victory was Kirstin Maxwell from Jedburgh who won W10B in what was her first major event. Others acheiving pdoium places were Sarah Tullie (3rd on W10A), James Tullie (2nd on M16A), John Tullie (2nd on M45L) and Carol Boyd (3rd on W21S).
Despite Roxburgh Reivers being one of the smallest clubs in Scotland, an excellent turnout of members meant 4 relay teams at the Relay Championships held near Daviot, south of Inverness.
Pride of place went to the inform Tullie family of Douglas, John and James who destroyed the opposition to win the 15km Short Open class. Just missing out on another win was the junior team of Sarah Tullie, Andrew Tullie and Kirstin Maxwell who acheived 2nd against much more experienced competition.
The inaugural Strathspey Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships were also held at Inschriach, near Aviemore on the bank holiday Monday. The map was specially prepared to show the rideability of paths and proved an interesting test of map reading skills whilst riding a bike over rough terrain. Although not cycling very often, John Tullie was the clear winner of the Medium (17km) course. On the same course Jame Tullie was 3rd, Douglas Tullie 19th and Lindsey Knox 20th.
On the Long (25km) course Jim Knox was 13th and on the Short (10km) course Andrew Tullie was 12th.
Full results and splits for both the Scottish Championships and the mountain biking event are available from the Scottish Orienteering Association Website.