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Results, splits and RG link all on Gramp’s website.
Thanks to Sam and Lesley for starting us off well for the second half of the series.
Nice clear night with just a touch of frost later on and it was starting to feel properly wintery. Will we finally get a snowy DNC this year I wonder?
Aiming to be ready by 17.30. Courses close 20.00
Long course: 4.9km, 75m, 17 controls
Short course 3.1km, 60m, 12 controls
Safety: the long course crosses a fairly busy road twice: be careful! The short course doesn’t cross any roads.
Many thanks to Katja and Jonas for kicking things off last night and let’s hope that knicker-soaker of an evening yesterday wasn’t a sign of things to come! The lovely sleek fox I scared up must have wondered what on earth we were doing out in that for fun rather than food.
Results will appear on the Maroc website.
Two courses 3km and 5km at TD5/Green standard as far as possible. No concessions to the dark.
06 MAROC Glen O’Dee Jonas Newey
13 GRAMP Hazlehead Dennis McDonald
20 MAROC Coull Adam Barrie
27 GRAMP Foggieton Ian Hamilton
04 MAROC Dinnet Ewan Musgrave
11 GRAMP Balmedie David Esson
18 MAROC Carlogie Drew Tivendale
08 GRAMP Crathes Gomersalls
15 MAROC Corsedarder Chris Low
22 GRAMP Forvie Matt Parkes
29 MAROC Potarch Alan Bennett
05 GRAMP Tyrebagger Murray Anderson
12 MAROC Balnagowan Catriona Chapman
19 GRAMP Scolty Helen Rowlands
26 MAROC Dinnet Clare/Ranolph Whitehead
04 GRAMP Glen Dye Paul Duley
11 MAROC Tilquillie + meal/prize giving
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.
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.