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Final points table:
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.
Long: 4.2 km 165m climb, 15 controls
Medium: 2.8 km 105m climb, 11 controls
Organiser / Planner: Sean O’Sullivan 07908 730851
Penultimate league table after 16 events. Third place in both tables still undecided.
Points table with only two events to go. Joe and Ewan have unassailable leads, and in second places Matthew and Joel will be hard to catch. Still close competition for third places.
Who won the “best course” and “toughest of tough” trophies last year? Could you either bring them to the final meal or get them to me before then. Thanks
Overall points table after 14 events:
Don’t forget last event meal and extravaganza following Sluie 21st Feb. Eating at Rock Salt and Sole in Banchory. Please send Jon a note of interest jon”at”big-jon.demon.co.uk by 14th.
They need to know by the week before so they can sort enough chairs and tables for us. (Otherwise latecomers may have to line up their cars in the Bellfield Park car park and pass the ketchup and chat along through the windows.)
Latest league table after Balmedie event:
Courses Long: 5.2km, 11 controls Medium: 3.0km, 11 controls
Balnagowan. Deceptively difficult in places with subtle contour detail. Sporadic windblow in places but courses avoid the worst of this. Long course will visit the northern hill. Medium will loop round the south eastern part and will use one control twice so read the map carefully.
Parking is in the same place as Coull event. On the track 1km North of the junction in Aboyne with the B9094 Tarland Road. It can be muddy. Please park carefully and avoid getting stuck or blocking anyone in. There is plenty space on the side of the track further down if the main area at the top is full.
Starts between 6-7pm please. Courses close at 8:30. Results should be up in record time.
Overall points after 11 events. I’ve given the organisers 50 points for Coull to Peter Craig – is that correct?
Overall points after 10 events. Best nine count. At present only five people on the DNC have done at least nine events, four people on the Mini-Night Cup, so still scope for some significant changes – especially once Matthew and Ewan get back from their Christmas holidays. Three people have done all ten events so far.