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Final points table for the Forest Sprint series is here. Well done to all who took part and especially to Matthew Gooch for taking the top spot.
After success in the local DNC, Joe Wright travelled down to South Wales last weekend where he proved his skill and fitness on a bigger stage by winning the British Night Champs M18 class by 9'.
Further afield, the Gooch family scooped an orienteering hat trick with Matthew Gooch winning his age class at the recent Portugal O Meet, whilst Joel and Dan both took 2nd place in theirs.
Over 30 orienteers found their way to Rock, Salt and Sole in Banchory on Wednesday for a meal and prize giving marking the end of the 2017/18 Deeside Night Cup Series.
Members of Mar Orienteering and Grampian Orienteering Clubs shared their stories over tasty fish and chips as the final scores were being totalled up from the closing event earlier that evening on Sluie estate.
I'm sure the sharp-eyed amongst you will have noticed some people in the wrong age categories in the previously published standings! Here is a revision of the standings, hopefully with the correct age categories for everyone this time: JD2C standings. Further update after the Shooting Greens event to follow soon...
Results in italics indicate that the competitor was shadowed and score half points. The coordinator has asked that people get in touch if the status (shadowed or not shadowed) is incorrect for your family members.
With the AGM coming up, please cast your eye over this (or get parents to do it for you!) and let us know if you think we've missed anything for you - we wouldn't want anyone to miss out on a badge that they are entitled to - you can use to let us know.
It has now been agreed that the MAROC event on 1st October will be included in the JD2C, so we're back up to 9 events. The remaining events counting for the JD2C are therefore Cambus o' May on 1st October, Forvie on 15th October and Scolty on 5th November. Scoring will now be best 5 out of 9 events.
Those of you who have trophies, please return them to John Mason at one of the upcoming events so that they can be engraved and awarded to this year's winners at the MAROC and/or GRAMP AGMs.
We have had to reduce the number of qualifying races for the JD2C: the best 4 of 8 races will now count towards the final results, with the revised schedule here. This has been caused by the reduced number of level C events this year, and in particular with Scolty having been postponed from17th September to the 5th November (therefore no Bennachie event).
The remaining 2 events counting for the JD2C are therefore Forvie on 15th October and Scolty on 5th November.
With the success of last year's club weekend, the club will again be staying at Feshiebridge to coincide with the Highland WOLF events on Speyside. We will be staying at Feshiebridge Lodge from 22nd September to Sunday 24th September. Invites have been sent out by email (but if you've not received one and think you should have, let us know via !).
Orienteering will be provided by BASOC with middle distance (near Grantown-on-Spey) and urban event (at Aviemore) on the Saturday and SOL 5 at Inshriach on the Sunday. For those with energy to spare the event ceilidh is at Lagganlia on the Saturday night. This is right next door to the accomodation at Feshiebridge lodge. Further details for all the events on the BASOC website. Note that entries close on 10th September. The weekend also features the Veteran Home International this year.