CLYDE at the Scottish Championships 2018

Scottish 2018 Assembly

On a weekend of fantastic weather CLYDE members Alice Wilson (W16A) and Emma Wilson (W20E) (the latter running for EUOC) were crowned 2018 Scottish Individual Champions with Patrick Walder (3rd M45L) and Donald Petrie (3rd M60L) also winning podium places on physically demanding courses at Achagour and Dulsie on Saturday 26th May. The CLYDE highlight of the technically demanding Scottish Relay Championships held on Roseisle North on Sunday 27th May was a third place (only two and half minutes down on the winners) for the Handicap 11+ team of Dave Robertson, Patrick Walder and Steve Wilson with the other Handicap 11+ team in 7th, although both Thomas and Emma Wilson were members of the winning EUOC Men’s and Women’s Open teams.

28th May 18  

CLYDE at the British Championships 2018

Donald Petrie M60L Gold

Congratulations to all CLYDEsiders who took part in the British Championships held at Balmoral (Individual) and Torphantrick (Relay) last weekend, especially M60L Champion Donald Petrie, W20E Champion Emma Wilson, and M50L Bronze medallist Dave Robertson. There were no CLYDE medals in the relays, but there were near misses for the M40 and M50 teams (both just off the podium in 4th), and Emma Wilson was part of the EUOC team which were silver medallists on the Women’s Premier class. Full results can be found here.

21st May 18  

Successful CLYDE Training Weekend

The weekend of 28th/29th April saw a highly successful local CLYDE training weekend, with a large group of CLYDEsiders tacking a wide range of exercises on The Slacks planned by Simon and Lizzie Gardner on the newly extended map by Patrick Walder on Saturday, and some testing exercises (including control picking on a specially produced version of the map with all of the paths removed) planned by Patrick Walder on Glenniffer Braes on Sunday. When you include some very sunny weather on both days and a fish and chip supper at Simon and Lizzie’s new house on Saturday evening, it all added up to a very productive and enjoyable weekend of preparation for the Scottish and British Championships in May. Thanks to everyone who did their bit to make the weekend such a success.

06th May 18  

JK Orienteering Festival

Donald on the podium (photo Rob Lines)

The Easter weekend saw the annual JK orienteering festival.

The festival is to commemorate Jan Kjellström, a Swedish orienteer who played an important role in the development of the sport of orienteering in Great Britain.

This year it was held in “variable” weather conditions in the West Midlands. There were four races, a Sprint, Middle, Long and Relay. Donald Petrie was the star CLYDE athlete, winning all three individual races, and a second place in the relay. Alice Wilson was 2nd overall in the two forest races, and Dave Robertson was third in the sprint. Ex-Clyde members Ali McLeod won M21E and Hollie Orr was 2nd (by 2 seconds after 2 days of racing) in W21E. Click on “read more…” for a few more photos. There’s lots more on the JK website.

03rd Apr 18  

CLYDE Qualify for Compass Sport Trophy Final

Well done to all the CLYDE folk who took part in the Compass Sport Trophy Qualification Round on 11 March at Beecraigs Country Park. The provisional results show that CLYDE have qualified for the final - a great team effort! The national Final is on Cannock Chase in October, so plenty of time for more training. Click of “Read more” for full details of the CLYDE performance. Full results and analysis on the FVO Website.

11th Mar 18  

CLYDE at the Scottish Sprint Championships 2018

Well done to all the CLYDE members who took park in the Scottish Sprint Championships held in damp conditions at Stirling University on Saturday 10th March, but especially new Scottish Champions Alice Wilson (W16) and Donald Petrie (M60). 

10th Mar 18  

Successful CLYDE Training Session at Mugdock

CLYDE Training February 2018 4

14 CLYDE members took part in a very successful training session at Mugdock led by Alastair Dunlop with help from David Robertson and Christine Patterson. On a chilly but gloriously sunny Saturday they took part in pairs relocation, “corridor”, and control hanging exercises before adjourning to a local coffee shop for lunch. The next CLYDE training session is scheduled for Saturday 17th March.

24th Feb 18  

CLYDE at Scottish Night Championships 2018

Well done to Simon Gardner (CLYDE/GUOC) for excellent planning making the most of a (mostly but not entirely!) familiar area at Pollok Country Park at the Scottish Night Orienteering Championships on Saturday 10th February. There were a number of strong runs from CLYDE members on a damp evening, but the best results were by Alice Wilson and Christine Patterson who are the new Scottish Night Orienteering Champions in W16 and W55, respectively.

11th Feb 18  

CLYDE Urban Training Sunday 14th January 2018

The CLYDE training for 2018 will be urban training on Sunday 14th January 2018, suitable for ALL levels and is kindly being organised by Dave Robertson.

Meet at Milngavie Station Car park at 10.30am. Cost £1.  Afterwards at local cafe for informal debrief and chat.

Please email Dave (hillrep at to reserve a map by 8pm Thursday 11th January at the latest.

This training will allow you to brush up your skills for EUOC’s Big Weekend urban race on Saturday 20th January 2018 - note that pre-entries for this event close at midnight on Monday 15th January 2018.

09th Jan 18  



The CLYDE AGM was held in Bearsden on Sunday 19th November, and included an informal urban orienteering event on the Mosshead map. Click on “Read more” for the results.

19th Nov 17  

Clydeside Orienteers
older news

CLYDE Successes in the 2017 Scottish Orienteering League (SOL)

Tinto Twin Triumphs

CLYDE Annual General Meeting 2017

West Area Second at Junior Inter Areas Competition

Mirjam on The Adventure Show

CLYDE at the Junior European Championships

CLYDEsiders in action at the VHIs and JIRCs

CLYDE Juniors Selected to Represent Scotland

Royal Deeside 2017

CLYDE at the Harvester Trophy 2017

CLYDE at Scottish Schools Orienteering Championships 2017

Three CLYDE Members Crowned Scottish Champions

CLYDE at the Scottish Championships 2017

CLYDE at SOL 4 Weekend in Oban

CLYDE Junior Selected for GBR

CLYDE at the British Championships 2017

CLYDE at JK 2017

CLYDE Supports its Junior Orienteers

Scottish Sprint Title Double for Donald and Amelia Petrie

Lindsay wins W18 Scottish Night Orienteering title

CLYDE Committee Meeting 16th January 2017

Thomas and Amelia win at the 2016 Glasgow Parks Championships

Training at Balloch, followed by CLYDE AGM - Saturday 26th November


West Area Juniors win Inter-Area Competition

Best-ever 2nd place for CLYDE at the Compass Sport Trophy Final

Two CLYDE Juniors at JEC

Follow CLYDE at the World Orienteering Championships in Sweden

CLYDE at Jukola 2016

Scottish Championships 2016

CLYDE accept the Jukola challenge

CLYDE Junior Selected for Great Britain Team

CLYDE Success at British Championships 2016

CLYDE at JK 2016

CLYDE victorious in Compass Sport Trophy qualifier

Clyde Saturday coaching - 12th March - Windy Hill (Lochwinnoch)

Gift Aid Declaration

CLYDE Success at Scottish Nights and Scottish Sprints 2016

2015 bto SOUL success

Club coaching - Night Orienteering 30 Jan 2016 Dunrod Hill