Congratulations to club member Grant Carstairs on his selection as reserve for the Scotland M60 team for the Veterans Home Internationals. The Scotland team will take on the other Home Nations in the Forest of Dean in September. The full Scotland team was announced today.
All that hill running has definitely paid off for Grant!
New date planned for 2015
Regrettably, due to organisational difficulties we have decided to postpone this year's planned Long Orienteering event and will host it at a new date to be confirmed in 2015. We're very sorry for any inconvenience this causes those of you who'd planned to attend - but we have some great courses planned and we look forward to sharing them with you next year.
The Scottish Championships took its traditional place over the late May Bank Holiday weekend, and this year were held on TAY territory, with the individual race at Dalnamein, an area of forest and heather moorland beside the A9 north of Calvine, and the relay race at Newtyle Hill near Dunkeld. There were some excellent results from club members, including top-3 performances in the Individual race from Liz Fraser (2nd, W70S) and Fran Loots (3rd, W55L) and in the Relay race from Fran, Grant Carstairs and Elaine Gillies.
TAY juniors - here's a chance to run on local terrain against people from all over Scotland
A reminder that Sunday 1st June is the closing date for entries to the 2014 Jamie Stevenson Junior Competition, being held this year at Deuchny Wood, just east of Kinnoull Hill. The competition is open to all juniors who have British Orienteering membership (more details below). Entries must be made through the club and not individually, so if anyone would like to take part (or find out more about the competition, please let Moira Laws know as soon as possible.
Adults may also have a run once the junior competition is over. Maps must be booked in advance, but payment can be made on the day. Please let Moira know if you wish to reserve a map.
Milnathort's Team 1 are the champions!
Congratulations to Team 1 - Sarah, Ailsa and Nikola - from Milnathort, who won the 2014 Perth and Kinross Primary Schools Championships Final today at Scone Palace. They put in a fantastic time to come well clear of Oozema Kappa from St Dominics, in 2nd place - both teams scoring a maximum 540 points. In 3rd were Zombies on the Run from the Royal School of Dunkeld, with Thunderbirds from Auchterarder and Chocaholics 2 from Luncarty making up the top 5. Altogether, there were 105 teams of 3 today - well done to every single one of you for your efforts!
Results from the 2014 Primary Schools Final are now available. These have been updated to correct a timing error from earlier today.
Thankyou so much to Elaine, Dave P and everyone from the club and beyond who pitched in to make today's South of Scotland League (SoSOL) Event at Culteuchar such a success - your efforts are all hugely appreciated!
Even with the effort of hosting the event, there were some very impressive results from club members, with quite possibly a record number of top-10 places for Tay members in a SoSOL event. Pride of place goes to course winners Robert Jenkins and Felicity Martin. Robert had a 3 minute win on Light Green while Felicity won Short Green...by all of a single second.
We're putting on a get-together for all club members at Birnam Arts Centre - good chat and good food for definite; opportunities for walking or running beforehand! All club members are invited; and if you'd like to bring friends who might be interested in orienteering they are very welcome.
We're delighted to announce two great opportunities for you to benefit fromin specialised orienteering coaching - organised for 8-9 November 2014 and 7-8 February 2015, in a convenient local venue, especially for TAY members.
Grandstand finish for The Three Musketeers from Craigie
The last in the series of area championships took place at Perth Riverside on Tuesday, for schools in Perth city. Theer was a (literally) grandstand finish to the competition with the finish line on the athletics track! Craigie, Tulloch and North Muirton Primaries competed for the top places, and The Three Musketeers from Craigie came out first, ahead of the Tigers in second and the Anteaters in third, both from Tulloch. Well done to everyone who took part, and congratulations to all those teams who have qualified for the final.
The latest round of the Perth And Kinross Primary Schools Orienteering Chamoionhsips took place in the grounds of Strathallan School on Monday, for schools in the area immediately surrounding Perth. And it was local school Forgandenny who dominated the results, taking four of the top five places. The Ruthless Micro Monkeys came out on top, just ahead of Dunkaisean, with Lovely Lifeboats of Viewlands in third place - all three teams managed a top score and the top two were separated only by 10 seconds! The Pink Fluffy Unicorns and Mad Marshmallows made up the top five. Another gerat turnout and an excellent day's weather - thanks to all the schools for coming along, and congratulations to all the teams who have qualified for the final at Scone Palace!