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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



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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18/1/17 Coull

Results, splits and RG

Overall rankings after 10 events – still plenty of time to drop those howlers.

11/1/17 Forvie

230 = No 9 on the Short Can I be re-instated please Rob?

Can I be re-instated please Rob?

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

Long – 5.1k
Short – 3.0k
Forvie is an incredible area for night orienteering, please don’t assume it will be easy, it really won’t, but the map is excellent and there are plenty of big features to navigate from, even if at first glance it looks very intricate due to the contours being mapped at 2.5m rather than the 5m you’re used to.
We’ve been asked to supply some photos from the event for Scotland’s NNRs facebook and SNH twitter accounts so Rachel was lurking with her camera at the last control.  I hope the photos came out well!

Overall rankings after 9 events


4/1/17 Muir of Dinnet 2

Results, splits and RG links

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.

21/12/16 Crathes

Results, splits and RG
Course lengths 5.1km / 3.5km

Rankings after 8 eventspesky-kids

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.)