Very nice meal enjoyed by all at the Burnett Arms. Big congratulations to all the prize winners.
Joint winners Nick Hale & Kirsty Campbell – Kirsty was also ladies winner
Andrew McMurtrie and Amber Graham were runners up
Sam Gomersall and Catriona Chapman third
Matthew Gooch and Eilidh Campbell were men’s and ladies winners
Sarah Dunn and Jon Musgrave runners up
Ewan Musgrave close on Jon’s heels in 3rd and Denise Wright 3rd lady
Much respect to David Esson and Ian Hamilton for attending every single event in the league! And who could forget the sandpaper blizzard at Balmedie – rightly voted toughest of the tough. Forvie was very narrowly pipped at the post by Glen O Dee as course of the year.
And a big congratulations to the British Night Champs winners also. I counted 22 podium places for Maroc/Gramp members. I think that is pretty amazing! Surely testament to the quality of the DNC series and the training and experience it offers to members.
I made it 639 individual runs this season. A little down on last years total of 694 but still impressive. Fantastic weather this season also. Hardly a flake of snow. Looking forward to maybe a couple more DNCs on Muir of Dinnet next season.
Lovely warm night and amazing moon if you could catch a glimpse while picking your way through the wind blow.
Well that’s the end of another fantastic season of the Deeside Night Cup! Congratulations to the joint winners of the Medium/Short Course Nick Hale & Kirsty Campbell – Kirsty was also ladies winner. Andrew McMurtrie and Amber Graham were runners up with Sam Gomersall and Catriona Chapman third. On the long course, Matthew Gooch and Eilidh Campbell were men’s and ladies winners with Sarah Dunn and Jon Musgrave runners up. Ewan Musgrave close on Jon’s heels in 3rd and Denise Wright 3rd lady.
Much respect to David Esson and Ian Hamilton for attending every single event in the league!
And who could forget the sandpaper blizzard at Balmedie – rightly voted toughest of the tough. Forvie was very narrowly pipped at the post by Glen O Dee as course of the year. Full results soon!
Some late results just in. Penultimate race of the DNC season and it’s mostly still all to play for although a season victory for Matthew on Long is assured. One spot higher than last year. But young Ewan Musgrave can still pull off the shock of the season by finishing above father Jon. He’s going to need victory on the final day however.
Having battled for years to try to get the better of Hazel Wright, Drew Tivendale now languishes a few points behind a talented Eilidh Campbell who has surely wrapped up the Ladies prize.
On Medium, the 1-2-3 positions of last week’s table have been reversed and Nick Hale takes a 2 point lead into the final week. Unbelievably,
the first dead heat of the season means any one of 4 people can still win the overall title. Kirsty Campbell, just 2 points behind Nick, is a guaranteed Ladies winner but can she win overall? Possibly a first for the DNC.
Amber Graham and Catriona Chapman in second and third have showed great progress over the season. All that training really paying off.
Bob Sheridan and Dan Gooch have graciously agreed to help out on the final event on Wednesday at Tilquhillie. Courses planned by Scott
Reynolds. I’ll have to give them all 50 points each 😊. See you all at the prize-giving at Burnett Arms, Banchory.
Still very close on medium. The only clear winner looks like Matthew on Long.
Short course 3.3 10 controls
Long course 4.9 12 controls
CONGRATULATIONS! Scottish Night Champ 2019
Eilidh Campbell won the W18 class at the Champs held at John Muir Country Park last weekend and Kirsty also made the top 3 coming in 3rd.
Results, splits and RG on Maroc website but although I could see it last night, this morning when I went back to get the link it’s down again. You can see from RG who all was there and results though.
Long: 5.0km, 200m climb, 11 controls.
Short: 3.4km, 100m climb, 8 controls.
Rankings after 14 weeks
Fiendish courses this week courtesy of Nick Hale. Caught most people out to a greater or lesser extent. Beautiful night although very cold if you didn’t keep moving.
Father and son battle couldn’t be much closer on the long course involving the Musgraves with Eilidh and Sarah still with all to play for in the ladies category.
Nick Hale, as planner for Shooting Greens, takes the lead on medium. But still incredibly close. Will it be decided on the final day? Kirsty Campbell still has the chance to win outright although secondary places for the ladies are still up for grabs with Lesley Gomersall stealthily looming with only 6 counters so far.
Please get your entries in for the British Night Champs at Muir of Dinnet. Undoubtedly the “Event of the Year” for 2019 on Deeside. First closing date 4th February.
Results, splits and RG on Gramp website.
Was a great night, even with the computer freezing in the cold – thanks for your patience during download while Dave managed to coax his fingers into action as substitute.
David Esson spent a productive hour later on and reuploaded all the brikkes into the computer in the warmth of the house and it all worked perfectly of course.
(Need to add a hot water bottle to the Planner’s kit list?)
Points table updated. A few more changes as the usual contenders jockey for position.
DNC Results 2018-19 week 12.pdf
Long 4.8 km, 155m climb
Short 2.9 km, 85m climb
Please note there are unmarked extraction lanes from recent harvesting activity and also some unmarked motorbike tracks.
Points after 11 weeks
(Drew also noticed the number of new faces at Crathes as it took twice as long to do the points as usual!)