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15th Nov 2017 Shooting Greens

Results, splits and RG link



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8th Nov 2017 Hazlehead

Results, Splits and Routegadget


1st Nov 2017 Birsemore

Results, splits and RG

Boom! Straight into the serious stuff this year.

Long: 4.7km, 165m climb, 15 controls
Short: 3.1km, 100m climb, 9 controls

Planner / organiser: Nick Hale

DNC – training ground of Champions

Look what regular nocturnal outings up and down Deeside can help you achieve….

Scottish Night O Champs 2017
Drew Tivendale M40L
Joe Wright M18A
Helen Rowlands W45L
Matthew Gooch M16A
Carolyn McLeod W50L (bit of a DNC part-timer but we’ll still claim her!)
Lesley Gomersall W55L
Eilidh Campbell W16A

British Night O Champs 2017
Alistair Chapman M16
Eilidh Campbell W16


DNC 2017/18

To try and make best use of the darker nights, the DNC will start and finish a bit earlier again this year and includes an event in between Christmas and New Year to keep the momentum going. Two courses 3km and 5km at TD5/Green standard as far as possible. No concessions to the dark.

More details to follow but here’s a list of dates and areas for starters:

01/11/2017  MAROC Birsemore  Results, splits and RG
08/11/2017  GRAMP Hazlehead  Results, splits
15/11/2017  MAROC Shooting Greens
22/11/2017  GRAMP Countesswells
29/11/2017  MAROC Potarch
06/12/2017  GRAMP Crathes
13/12/2017  MAROC Ballogie
20/12/2017  GRAMP Glen Dye
27/12/2017  MAROC Glen Tanar
03/01/2018  GRAMP Raemoir TBC
10/01/2018  MAROC Coull
17/01/2018  GRAMP Balmedie
24/01/2018  MAROC Balnagowan
31/01/2018  GRAMP Tyrebagger
07/02/2018  MAROC Corsedarder
14/02/2018  GRAMP Scolty
21/02/2018  MAROC Sluie + prizegiving + meal



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
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.

Starts/Reg  18:00 – 19:00
Courses close 20:00/20:30 depending on the planner/area.


Overall points for the 2016/17 series

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

  1. Joe Wright
  2. Matthew Gooch
  3. Jon Musgrave

DNC Trophy – Women

  1. Hazel Wright
  2. Sarah Dunn

Mini DNC Trophy – Men

  1. Luke Graham
  2. Ewan Musgrave
  3. Pete Lawrence

Mini DNC Trophy – Women

  1. Eilidh Campbell
  2. Abi Mason
  3. Helen Rowlands

Event prizes:

  • Best courses:  Forvie
  • Toughest of the Tough:  Muir of Dinnet 2

15/2/17 Glen O’Dee

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.

8/2/17 Scolty

Results, splits and RG

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.

1/2/17 Muir of Dinnet South

“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.

Results, splits and RG

25/1/17 Tyrebagger

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.


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