Category Archives: old results

Forvie 12/12/18

Results Splits RouteGadget  on the Gramp website
Rankings after 7 weeks

Balnagowan 5/12/18

Into December now and nights definitely getting wilder and wetter if not colder so don’t forget to wrap up if necessary so Planners don’t have to worry too much about you all.

Next up is Balnagowan brought to you by Matthew Gooch.

This week the courses have been planned in the back (northern & western) section of Balnagowan, a lovey area and nice under foot. As a result there is limited car parking space and it would be appreciated if people could car share as much a possible along with parking tightly on the night.

Take the Tarland road north out of Aboyne for 1.5km, then turn left on to a track heading west (will be marked), just before a farm. Follow this track for 1km and parking will be from there on the edge of the track and in two turning bays 150m apart (i will be in the second, the further one). See map at bottom for turn off location.

Map location of road turning

Course lengths & climbs:
Long – 5km, 115m
Medium – 3.3km, 95m

Starts will be 5:30pm – 7pm
Courses closes at 8pm

Results, splits and RG on Maroc website

Rankings after 6 weeks



Balmedie 28/11/18


Rankings after 5 weeks

Pundit Drew comments: Sam Gomersall maintains his lead on Medium despite missing this weeks entertainment on a predominantly downhill but still ferociously difficult Pannanich course. Consistent David Esson moves up to second. Thanks to planner Jon Musgrave.

An interesting challenge including a test of distance judgement while contouring round steep and rough terrain which required complete concentration all the way. Very tricky.

Drew asserts his lead on Long. Reminiscent of Leicester City’s run in the Premier League, how long can the fairy-tale continue? Admittedly, young Matthew Gooch and Alistair Chapman are looking dangerous.

Plenty other dark horses in both fields. Best of 9 to count. Still early days.

(Unashamed plug for the) GRAMP event this Sunday 2nd Dec if you’re not going to MAROC Training but fancy a bit of exercise/competition…
Location: Foggieton with parking at Cults Primary School, NJ883032
Long score, 45mins (over 16s only)
Short score, 30mins (included recommended yellow course if preferred)

Starts: 11am – 12noon
Seniors £4, Juniors £2

Cake and hot drinks stall in aid of the Scottish World Schools Team.


Pannanich 21/11/18

Results, splits and RG

Looking at RG it looks like fun heltery-skeltery kind of courses predominantly running downhill which was very kind of Jon – obviously doesn’t want the Toughest of the Tough Trophy for DNC 18/19.

Rankings after 4 weeks

Comments from Scoremeister Drew:  Big news so far is….

Young Man Tivendale takes a commanding lead on the long course which he hopes to maintain until the end of the season. Old Man Tivendale looses the plot on medium on his first start of the season. Sam Gomersall maintains his strong start on medium. Can anyone catch him?


Tyrebagger 14/11/18

Results, splits and RouteGadget on Gramp website

Forgot to spread the word tonight that entries are now open on Fabian 4 for the British Night Champs 2019 at Muir of Dinnet 23rd Feb, plus an urban Sprint at Cove to warm your legs up in anticipation and a SOL at Birsemore the day after to warm down (?? aye, right!) to make a real weekend of it.
Spread the word and get entering now.

Rankings after 3 events



Cambus O’May 7/11/18

Results and splits

Parking is in the usual car park up the track from the A93.

This is where the real TD5 stuff kicks in so make sure you have plenty of time and a spare torch battery as it’s going to be a shock to the system mentally and physically after the super fast fairways last week.

(Pssst! Long course folk! You may have the chance to compete against a couple of Elites taking time off from mapping Cove if they have enough energy left.)

Points following first two events (thanks to Drew for doing the number crunching again)

Hazlehead 31/10/18

2 courses Long 5.1k or Short 3.1k     Results  Splits

Glen O’Dee 24/10/18

They give us those nice bright colors…

Anyone who saw that sunset will know why that was going round my head while I was trotting round last night.

Thanks to Amber and Luke and helpers for a gentle introduction/rehabilitation to night O (apart from no 8 on the Short which lured several of us into risking a bearing run to practice and messing up royally) plus soup and cakes to round off a pleasant evening.

Results and splits

DNC 2018/19

Two courses 3km and 5km at TD5/Green standard as far as possible. No concessions to the dark.

24/10/2018  MAROC Intro Glen O’Dee Luke & Amber Graham  Results     Splits
31/10/2018  GRAMP Hazlehead  Dennis McDonald  Results  Splits
07/11/2018  MAROC Cambus O’May  Andy Tivendale  Results and splits
14/11/2018  GRAMP Tyrebagger  Rachel Scott  Results, splits and RouteGadget
21/11/2018  MAROC Pannanich  Jon Musgrave  Results, splits and Routegadget 
28/11/2018  GRAMP Balmedie  Matt Parkes   Results, splits and RG
05/12/2018  MAROC Balnagowan  Matthew Gooch   Results, splits and RG
12/12/2018  GRAMP Forvie  Murray Anderson   Results, splits and RG
19/12/2018  MAROC Potarch  Eilidh and Kirsty Campbell  Results and splits
26/12/2018  MAROC Braes by Logie Coldstone Sarah Dunn  Results, splits and RG

09/01/2019  GRAMP Crathes  Paul Duley   Results, splits and RG
16/01/2019  MAROC Sluie  Chris Low          Results, splits and RG
23/01/2019  GRAMP Scolty   Dave Kirk        Results, splits and RG
30/01/2019  MAROC Shooting Greens  Nick Hale
06/02/2019  GRAMP Glen Dye  Sam Gomersall  Results, splits and RG
13/02/2019  MAROC Wood of Easter Clune  Bob Sheridan   Results, splits and RG
20/02/2018  MAROC Tilquillie  Scott Reynolds  Results, splits and RG
(23/02/2019 British Night Champs at Dinnet – final closing date 18/2/19)

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.


Final results for 2017-18

Final points table:

DNC Results 2017-18_final

For the end-of-series meal we squeezed into Rock, Salt and Sole in Banchory for fine fish and chips.  Prizes were awarded as follows:

DNC – Men

1 Joseph Wright
2 Matthew Gooch
3 Felix Wilson

DNC – Women

1 Hazel Wright
2 Sarah Dunn
3 Eilidh Campbell

Mini-DNC – Men

1 Ewan Musgrave
2 Joel Gooch
3 Nick Hale

Mini-DNC – Women

1 Amber Graham
2 Kirsty Campbell
3 Helen Rowlands

Course of the year: Balnagowan planned by Drew Tivendale (beating Corsedarder, Roger Coombs, by one vote)

Toughest of the Tough: Shooting Greens, Donald Kerridge (one vote ahead of Hazelhead, Dave Kirk)

Special prize for diligence – David Esson who completed a course at every one of the seventeen events.

A big thankyou to all the planners who made the effort that made seventeen good night events possible.  Also the behind-the scenes officials at MAROC and GRAMP who organised the series, arranged permissions, registrations etc.

Probably the most popular DNC series so far.  A total of 108 people entered at least one event and 39 people did at least nine events.  Please leave any comments about the format of the series, suggestions for improvements etc.