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.
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 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
See gramp website for results:
End of Series Celebration: Eating at Rock Salt and Sole in Banchory after last Dec (Sluie 21st Feb). Please send Jon a note of interest: jon”at”big-jon.demon.co.uk
He needs to know by the week before so they can sort enough chairs and tables for us! ie THIS WEEK
Long: 5.2 km 250m climb, 17 controls
Medium: 3.0 km 160m climb, 8 controls
Map: updated January 2018 by DOLM. Scale: 1:7,500, Contour interval: 5m
Organiser / Planner: Roger Coombs 07500 917673
A raw moolit night… and a few surprise mis-punches, all at no.2 !??
Results are now loaded up on the Gramp website here.
Long (DNC) – 4.4km
Short (mini DNC) – 3.3km
13 controls on both courses (so the shorties don’t feel short changed) but not necessarily the same 13.
Planner – Murray Anderson
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.