Well – think it’s all over … it is now!
The new final evening combination of Glen O’Dee + Tor na Coille worked out excellently, and we all enjoyed our runs, followed by a very short trip to the hotel for eats and drinks after. (John even jogged down from Burnett Park carrying the laptop computer with the results!)
Click here for the final points scores.
Congratulations to this year’s prizewinners:
DNC Trophy – Men
- Joe Wright
- Matthew Gooch
- Jon Musgrave
DNC Trophy – Women
- Hazel Wright
- Sarah Dunn
Mini DNC Trophy – Men
- Luke Graham
- Ewan Musgrave
- Pete Lawrence
Mini DNC Trophy – Women
- Eilidh Campbell
- Abi Mason
- Helen Rowlands
- Best courses: Forvie
- Toughest of the Tough: Muir of Dinnet 2
Last chance saloon to rack up the points!
Parking and registration will be outside the pavilion at Burnett Park. There is a short 400m warm-up to the start.
Meal and prize giving will be at the Tor-an-Coille from 7:30 – everybody welcome.
Remember to book your place at the meal next week. See separate post above.
Also remember to check for ticks – even though it’s supposedly winter, Pete got a classic bulls eye rash after Tyrebagger and had to pay a visit to the docs for antibiotics. Lesley and Sam G have also both had something similar in the last couple of months so looks like we need to up our guard.
“I can promise a real technical challenge” Drew said. And it certainly was! It’ll be interesting to go back in the daylight and see what I was actually wandering around in for the last control at the end there.
Parking in the usual FC car park at west end of the wood on B979 map.
2 Courses available: Short 3k and Long 4.7k
Results are now available on the GRAMP website
Bring a spare torch/battery and wrap up warm or waterproof as appropriate.
Parking and Registration will be in the Forestry car park, (second car park on the left on the B979 after exiting the A96). OS Grid Ref: NJ847110 With additional parking on the opposite side of the road. Take care when crossing.
Please note all Fields, houses and golf course are out of bounds.
More photos here
Results are now done – click this link to Gramp’s website
Thanks to everyone for a good safe event in pretty cold and windy conditions.
Car park was just over the Ythan bridge as you go north out of Newburgh. Map
Overall rankings after 9 events
Well done to wee Barry McManamon – must be a DNC record for most Junior entrant? – I was going to use my short legs as an excuse for slow going through all that heather until I spotted him and Mum at the far side of the big hill debating how far to go down the path towards number 126.
Overall rankings after 9 events
Pundit Drew says:
With best 8 to count, Wednesday’s 9th event meant things started to get interesting. Can anyone catch Joe on the Long? Well, if I win the next 6 events then I’m definitely in with a chance. Should be close for the minor places.
On the Mini Night Cup, Ewan looks to be slipping in recent weeks. Can he be caught by Eilidh? Or even Pete Lawrence and Rob Hickling who are yet to complete 8 counting events? Looks set to be an interesting battle.
Work commitments meant a 7:10pm start for me on Wednesday and I got timed out after messing up #10. Devastated. I might have persevered if I’d known Donald would be out for 1 hour 42 minutes! (No disrespect Donald as I know you can run faster than me).
So Joe, Hazel and Roger still maintain their perfect streaks on the long. And only Ewan and Helen maintain a perfect record on the medium. I always did admire Helen’s streaking abilities.
Many other personal battles still ongoing. Chris Low looking dangerous on medium having only done 5 events so far. Jenny Ricketts winning her first DNC outing of the year in impressive style. Even still a few first timers as the season progresses.
So still all to play for. Looking forward to the next 6 DNC events of the season. Some cracking venues. Forvie next week and Muir of Dinnet 3! on 1st February which will be on the south side of A93 for the first time and I can promise will be a great challenge.
Results, splits and RG
Course lengths 5.1km / 3.5km
Rankings after 8 events
Drew (and probably others) admits to thinking he had his best run so far of the series only to find himself severally pipped to the post by a bunch of studes back for the holidays.
Listen up if your name is Joe Wright, Gordon Urquhart, Clare Tunaley, William Nicolson, Anne Hoy or Kevin Hyland ….
You need to collect your Urban Sprints trophy from the plastic bag attached to the windscreen wiper at Registration at next couple of events – look for the one with your name on it. (Sorry – didn’t manage to get these sorted in time for presentation at various AGMs but better late then never.)