Registration/parking: close by Dunnottar Church
There is a long-ish straight road with plenty of space, please park sensibly though and keep noise down as there are a couple of houses nearby, don’t want to upset the neighbours. (Drew – turn your notorious car alarm off!)
Roadworks in Stoney making it awkward to approach from that end so best to turn off A92 Montrose road at south end and drive down round the west side of wood to church.
Starts 5:50 – 7pm Courses close 8:30pm
Two courses – Long 4.9 k, Short 3.8k
Both courses will get to see plenty of the woods, please take care to read the map carefully as some legs cross over other controls. A few seconds making sure will avoid a mispunch!
Map scale 1:7,500
SI punching (but not Air enabled)
Pre-entry only by form link below by Monday 9pm
If you’re not yet TD5 (Green+) standard, find a clubmate who is to go round with.
Check forecasts and dress appropriately for the weather.
Carry a waterproof, a spare torch/battery and a phone for emergencies.
To protect the Organisers and each other from potential spread of Covid-19 via droplets and/or contact with contaminated surfaces we’ve made a few adjustments to the way things will operate, both in advance and on the night:
- BOF/SOA club members only at the moment (personal details already held for Trace & Protect if necessary)
- pre-entry only via this form by Monday 9pm
DNC Dunnottar Entry Form
- State your preference for 10 minute Start block and we’ll respond confirming on Tuesday before the event – you should aim to present yourself at Registration within that block (to keep you spaced out at Reg and Start)
- on arrival at the event, get changed and fully prepared to run
- put on a mask and go to Registration
- disinfect your hands** with sanitiser provided
- collect hire SI-Card if needed and a map
- go to the Start
- make sure the Start official sees you and ticks your name as started
** NB: If you are wearing outdoor gloves, it might seem safe to take a map, but there is no way of knowing if the outside of the gloves are virus-free as they are unlikely to be disinfected. So, take off your outdoor gloves, disinfect your hands, then take a map, put your gloves back on.
- no cash will be taken at each event, instead we will tally up all your runs and send you one electronic invoice per individual/family/group after the series has finished
- please observe whatever the current government guidance is regarding distancing and travelling in groups
- no key drop off so use a zipped pocket or bumbag
- on finishing, get your breath back first
- then return to Registration
- put on a mask if you still have it with you or make sure to stand 2m away
- when instructed, punch download
- no splits will be handed out
- please resist the natural temptation to huddle discussing maps with different folk before leaving
Potarch – parking at Ballogie nursery with registration/download in Roger’s garden!!
That makes for a full set – no stopping for a Christmas/New Year break this year. Bring it on!!
Results etc will be posted on the Maroc website.
Well, that was harder than I thought it would be after a quick spy of the map on MapRunF. Caught out by my own complacency. (Again!)
Thanks, Nick, for an entertaining night out.
NEW GAME THIS YEAR: SPOT THE DIFFERENCE….
Pre-entry only via a separate Google form for each event.
This invites you to give us your details, select a Start time band and confirm that you, or those close to you, have no C-19 symptoms and are not isolating or in quarantine. The Organisers will reply by email confirming your entry and Start time.
Look out for the link to the form on the posts for each event.
Only entries from BOF/SOA club members will be accepted.
(Sorry, but too much going on with C-19 precautions for us to feel comfortable about opening it up to others at the moment.)
No payment will be taken on the night. Instead we’ll be tallying up your runs and send you one payment request/invoice at the end of the series.
Apart from that it’s dark business as usual with two courses 3km and 5km at TD5/Green standard as far as possible. No concessions to the dark.
If you’re not yet TD5 (Green) standard then please find someone who is to run with the first couple of times so you can pick up tips on Night O navigation strategy.
2020/21 Venues and Dates
28th Oct Balmedie (Julian Robinson)
4th Nov Haughton and Murray Parks (Nick Hale)
11th Nov Crathes (Ian Hamilton)
18th Nov Dess (Sue Barrie)
25th Nov Dunnottar (Ali Robertson)
2nd Dec Birsemore (Drew Tivendale)
9th Dec Foggieton (Dennis McDonald)
16th Dec Sluie (Luke Graham)
23rd Dec Templars (David Kirk)
30th Dec Potarch (Roger Coombs)
6th Jan Hazlehead (John Lang)
13th Jan Glen Davan (Jon Musgrave)
20th Jan Tyrebagger (Matt Parkes)
27th Jan Shooting Greens (Alan Bennett)
3rd Feb Scolty (Murray Anderson)
10th Feb Braes (Neweys)
17th Feb Glen Dye (Paul Duley)
24th Feb Bellwood (Paul Chapman)
Bring a spare torch/battery and wrap up warm or waterproof as appropriate.
Check here for updates to locations and snow reports etc. before travelling.
Seniors £5, Juniors £2.50
Starts 18:00 – 19:00
Courses close 20:00/20:30 depending on the planner/area.
Thanks to Nick for planning a suitably tricky finale at Tilquhillie and I hope everone enoyed their curry afterwards. Here is the final points table:
Prizes awarded at the dinner:
DNC (long course):
|1st overall, 1st junior||Matthew Gooch|
|2nd overall, 2nd junior 1st M16||Ewan Musgrave|
|3rd overall, 1st M55||Jonathan Musgrave|
|4th overall, 3rd junior, 2nd M16||Adam Barrie|
|5th overall, 1st M45||Drew Tivendale|
|6th overall, 4th junior, 1st M14||Jonas Newey|
|7th overall, 1st woman||Sarah Dunn|
|12th overall, 2nd woman||Lesley Gomersall|
|13th overall, 3rd woman||Briony Kincaid|
|1st overall, 1st M50||Alan Bennett|
|2nd overall, 1st woman, 1st junior||Catriona Chapman|
|3rd overall, 1st M55||Pete Lawrence|
|4th overall, 1st M60||Nick Hale|
|5th overall, 2nd junior,1st M16||Ewan Bennett|
|9th overall, 2nd woman, 1st W50||Helen Rowlands|
|16th overall, 3rd junior, 1st M14||Ranolph Whitehead|
|19th overall, 3rd woman, 2nd W50||Sue Barrie|
Course of the year: Muir o’Dinnet 1 – Ewan Musgrave
Toughest of the Tough Course: Tyrebagger – Murray Anderson
Competed in all 17 events:
Interesting twirl round the south end of Tilquillie to finish off the series followed by a bumper turnout for the curry and prize-giving. Full and final points will be posted soon for those who weren’t there.
Big thanks to all the organisers and Drew and Ian for masterminding it all between them. We had just over 90 people have a go at least once this series over the 17 events.
A good sprinkling of up and coming Maroc Juniors kept the old hands at bay on the Long including Ewan Musgrave who also won The Best Course
Trophy Easter Egg for Dinnet Part 1 (think the trophy must still be with the Grahams.)
The Toughest of the Tough Trophy went to Murray Anderson for Tyrebagger although vote rigging by some of the more frivolous DNC competitors nearly saw Dennis carry it off for Hazlehead.