Scottish Championships 2014
The 2014 Scottish Championships were held in beautiful Highland Perthshire during the Spring Bank Holiday Weekend, 24-25th May.
Read on for results, reports and RouteGadget.
Congratulations to our new champions, Claire Ward & Graham Gristwood.
Congratulations to our relay champions: Men: Interlopers CompassPoint 1 (Alex Carcas/Oleg Chepelin/Murray Strain) Women: FVO Female Flyers (Fanni Gyurko/Janine Inman/Fiona Berrow)
Medals & Mementoes The promised “Medals for 1st/2nd/3rd in Individual Junior A classes and M/W 18/20E and for 1st/2nd/3rd in the three Junior Relay classes” unfortunately did not arrive in time for the Prizegiving. These will be distributed to the intended recipients as soon as possible. There are “Mementoes for 1st/2nd/3rd in all Individual and Relay classes”. If you weren’t at the Prizegiving to collect your purple shoe-bag with SOC2014 logo, they will be available at the British Champs and the next few Scottish events.
Lost property Angela Dixon has a navy blue craghopper fleece that was left in the first aid tent at the relays.
Individual Scottish Champions
1st Scottish Club member
1st Native Scot
1st Scottish Club member
1st Native Scot
Relay Scottish Champions
|M Open||INT CompassPoint 1||Alex Carcas, Oleg Chepelin, Murray Strain|
|W Open||FVO Female Flyers||Fanni Gyurko, Janine Inman, Fiona Berrow|
|Junior BOF 36-||MAROC Wrens||Joel Gooch, Ewan Musgrave, John Getliff|
|Junior BOF 44-||FVO 12||Grace Molloy, Benjamin Parkinson, Clare Stansfield|
|Handicap overall||MAROC Eagles||Ross McMurtrie, Rosie Getliff, Ewan McMillan|
|Handicap Junior||MAROC Woodpeckers||Callum Roberts, Abigail Mason, Jennifer Ricketts|
Eligiblity & Trophies
Trophies shall be available to the first Scot in each age group. For this purpose members of Scottish open Clubs shall be automatically recognised as “Scots”. Other orienteers wishing to be classed as “Scottish”, such as those born in Scotland or long-term Scottish residents currently living outside Scotland or competing for their university, must make their status known to the organiser before the race
“Scots” are any one of the following
a] born in Scotland
b] have at least one Scottish parent
c] be a member of the Scottish Orienteering Association
For the M21E and W21E classes there will be three trophies – Winner, Scottish Native Champion and best Scottish Orienteering Association Member. Scottish Native Champions must have been born in Scotland and not just member of the SOA.
Please would all last year’s winners, including Relay Teams, remember to have their trophy engraved and polished ready to be presented again
SOA Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the Scottish Orienteering Association will be held at 6.00 pm on Saturday 24th May 2014 at Blair Atholl Village Hall, Blair Atholl, PH18 5SG (GR NN871653), more details about the AGM.
Local area information
May is a gorgeous month in Perthshire and there are plenty of other activities on offer during the Spring Bank Holiday Weekend including:
www.highlandperthshire.org - Official Destination Marketing Organisation website for the area. You will find both accommodation and Things To Do information on this site.
www.highlandperthshire.org - This site is built by a self-funding Tourism Cooperation Group within the area.
www.visitscotland.com - Scotland's Official Tourism website.
www.athollestateslodges.co.uk - Self-catering lodges and Caravan/camping ground in the Blair Atholl area.
www.dunkeldandbirnam.org.uk - Dunkeld and Birnam Tourism Association
TAY and Tummel Festival, in Birnam celebrating Highland Perthshire's Whisky, Food and Culture
www.jessiemacs.co.uk - Independent hostel in Birnam. Can be rented by groups for self-catering.
www.syha.org.uk - Scottish Youth Hostel Association. Pitlochry would be the nearest hostel to the orienteering areas.
Caravan / Campsites
www.invermillfarm.com - by Dunkeld
www.fonab.co.uk - Milton of Fonab Caravan Park in Pitlochry
www.faskally.co.uk - Just outside Pitlochry
www.blaircastlecaravanpark.co.uk - in Blair Atholl