Neighbouring clubs events
The MapRun orienteering app allows you to take part in “Virtual” orienteering courses using the GPS in your smartphone (or watch) at a time convenient for yourself. You run a course using either the map on your phone screen or a paper version, and your phone will beep when you reach the correct location of each control.
Orienteering is an exciting outdoor adventure sport which involves walking or running whilst navigating around a course using a detailed map and sometimes a compass.
The aim is to navigate in sequence between a set of control points and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace.
The final event of this year's Scottish Orienteering League (SOL) was held at Devilla last Sunday, and several CLYDEsiders have emerged with top overall results. Huge congratulations to W21E winner Emma Wilson, W65 winner Amelia Petrie, M50L winner Dave Robertson (actually a M55), M55L winner Steve Wilson, and M65L winner Donald Petrie. Well done to the other podium places achieved by Rachel Wilson (3rd W55L) and Alistair Dunlop (3rd M50L), and all the others who took part this year. Full results can be found here. The winner of the CLYDE Cannon Trophy for the most SOL points is once again Donald Petrie with an impressive 3902 points.
Congratulations to Robin Orr (M60), Donald Petrie (M65) and Amelia Petrie (W65) on their selection for the Scottish Team at the Veteran Home Internationals held in the Forest of Dean on the weekend of 30th and 31st September. The final result was a comfortable win for England, with Scotland ahead of Wales and Ireland. Full results and comments can be found here.
Thanks for Rachel and Steve for planning and organising. It was good to see lots of people getting full value from the courses on a sunny Saturday morning, and great that several people could stay for lunch in Balloch afterwards. Click on title for results.
Thanks for Dan and Kirsty for a great little event in Levengrove Park, Dumbarton. It was a great shame that the issues with the trains prevented several GOATS to making it to the event.
Thanks to Klaas for a great event on a new map of a new area. Click on title for results.
A large group of CLYDEsiders enjoyed a great week of racing in world-class forests (namely Lossie, Darnaway, Roseisle and Cublin) at the Scottish 6 Days event held between 30th July and 4th August 2023. There were plenty of good results, with overall podium places for Thomas Wilson (an outstanding 3rd place on M21E), Donald Petrie (3rd M65L), and Alistair Dunlop (3rd M50S). In addition, Thomas Wilson (M21E) and Emma Wilson (W21E) were both 4th in the World Ranking Event held on Day 2. The Scottish 6 Days is almost entirely run by volunteers, and "Team CLYDE" did a great job of running the main start on Day 4.
Thanks to all the CLYDEsiders who helped to make this year's Scottish Championships such a success, especially Individual planners Klaas Wynne and Steve Wilson. Top Individual CLYDE results were Dave Robertson's excellent win in M55L and Emma Wilson's strong 3rd place in W21E. In the relays, a team of Emma Wilson, Donald Petrie and Dave Robertson narrowly failed to defend the overall handicap title, but all three of the competitive CLYDE teams made the podium in their handicap classes.
Huge congratulations to Glasgow University GOATS/GUOC on becoming British Orienteering University Orienteering Club of the Year and to CLYDE member Dan Graves on being British Orienteering Young Volunteer of the Year. See here for Dan's full citation. We look forward to continuing to work closely with both going forward!