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(12th March) Compass Sport Cup Scottish Heat - 2nd Place for Moravian and Qualification for Final

With cup holders and favourites Forth Valley Orienteers fielding an exceptonally large and strong team, the best we could realistically hope for was 2nd. And we achieved exactly that! (click on title to see rest of story)

As things turned out, we came closer than we might have expected, finishing with 2389 pts to Forth Valley's 2459 with INVOC a distant 3rd. ESOC (the other "large" Scottish Club) were obviously terrified as despite having several runners at the event, they hadn't entered the competition. There were some fine performances, particularly from those seniors and juniors who "ran up" in a harder category so as to give us a better spread of runners in the various categories. To show how much bredth we had, we were the ONLY club in the whole country that had at least one counting scorer in each of the 11 categories! And that includes all the Trophy competitors too.

The undoubted superstars were Jon Hollingdale and Isobel Howard who scored 100-point "maximums". The prize for tenacity has to go to Scott Hamiton who "enjoyed" 144 minutes of running to successfully conquer the Brown Course and become one of our higher points scorers. This really is what teamwork is all about.

By all accounts the bus journey was entertainment personified. According to our bus correspondent (Roo), the Kenyon family quiz will long stick in the mind. So will what Fergus did to his cornflakes under Faith's direction, and also the Scrumpy Jack question! "The entertainment was well worth the trip" according to one of our members.

Back to the serious matter in hand. Our 25 scoring runners were as follows:

Isobel Howard   100
Jon Hollingdale   100
Hannah Kingham   98
David Weir   98
Daniel Campbell   98
David Spencer   98
Nikki Howard   98
Donald Grassie   98
Elizabeth Furness   97
Alan Halliday   97
Kirsty McArthur   96
Scott Hamilton   96
Colin Matheson   96
Faith Kenyon   96
Kathryn Barr   96
Paul Furness   95
Morag McLuckie   95
Kaisa Oikkonen   94
Pippa Weir   94
Elizabeth Barr   93
Mairi Weir   92
Fiona Newcombe   92
Andrew Campbell   92
Rupert Hornby   90*
Ken Anderson   90*

* our 24th and 25th counters were any two from Roo, Ken, Fran or Jennifer Spencer as all scored 90 points (and were in the top 4 from the club on that course or pair of courses)

 

Thanks to Kingdom of Fife Orienteers for putting on a great event - no mean achievement for quite a small club. You can check out the full individual and team results and split times via THIS LINK

Whether we will be able to send a team to the final in Devon in October is another matter entirely, but hopefully our great performance will inspire even more members to get involved next year (and in this year's other team events such as the Scottish Champs Relays and Jamie Stevenson Trophy). With another year's experience behind us we could get even closer still!

Look out for a report from our juniors who by all accounts were getting together on the coach trip home to come up with something more entertaining than I can give you. It should be a treat.

(7th March) Start Times for Compass Sport Cup

We have 34 members running in the Compass Sport Cup at Tentsmuir this Sunday with a further 6 coming with us for the experience and running the non-competition courses (white/yellow/light green).The start times for the Compass Sport Cup runners are in the link below. The non-CSC runners should be able to start anytime they like. Good luck everyone - we need 25 good runs!}

http://www.moravianorienteering.org/sites/default/files/events/2017/CSC/Start-times.pdf

(5th March) Brilliant Start to 2017 Scottish League by Moravian juniors

11 members made the long trek to Mugdock Park on Clydeside to compete in the opening round of the 2017 Scottish O League.

There were big rewards for 4 of our juniors who have got their campaigns off to the best of starts.

In the W12 class, Isobel Howard was an outright winner on Orange (beating all the boys in the process) while Faith Kenyon was 2nd W12 (9th overall) on the same course.

It was a great day for the McLuckies. Finlay won the Yellow course which is run by the M/W10As. His sister Kate came 3rd and was 1st girl. What a performance by everyone.

The seniors tried manfully, but nobody could quite emulate the achievements of the youngsters. Peter McLuckie got bragging rights in the McLuckie household by beating Morag on Short Blue. He got the biggest haul of ranking points amongt the Moravian seniors with 1089 for his troubles. Nikki, Colin and Donald had a very close "in house" battle on the Blue with the fairer sex coming out on top - just. (edit 6/3... Nikki was 1st W40L so we DO have a senior class winner after all. Thanks to Eddie H for pointing that out and well done Nikki).

Results here

BOF Ranking points from the event

BOF Rankings List (the list is updated each Thursday so Sunday's results not yet included)

Note that the BOF ranking list only includes 2nd year M/W16s and older - sorry juniors!

 

(1st March) Club Coach Trip to the Compass Sport Cup Scottish Heat - 12th March

Thanks to everyone who responded to the survey. We have decided to go ahead and hire a luxury coach to take us to Fife for the CompassSport Cup tie on 12th March. Please email Pippa (phweir ‘at’ btinternet.com) if you’d like a seat. The charge will be £6 per seat. The bus will pick up at 6.30 am in Forres, 6.50 am in Elgin and 7.10 am in Fochabers. Pippa will assume that everyone who replied to the survey still wants to go unless she hears otherwise.

As of 5th March when entries closed, the team (including those running the non-CSC coures) was as listed below. The list of start times for the CSC runners is HERE.

Ken Anderson, Liz Barr, Kathryn Barr, Fran Britain, Adrew Campbell, Daniel Campbell, Liz Campbell, Emily Fraser, Karen Fraser, John Pullen, Paul Furness, Elizabeth Furness, Donald Grassie, Alan Halliday, Scott Hamilton, Jon Hollingdale, Roo Hornby, Nikki, Isobel and Sophie Howard, Phil Kenyon, Fergus Kenyon, Faith Kenyon, Hannah Kingham, Colin Matheson, Colin & Kirsty McArthur, Peter, Morag, Kate & Finlay McLuckie, Fiona Newcombe, Kaisa Oikkonen, Shona, Jennfer & David Spencer, Pippa, Dave & Mairi Weir, Ali Wiseman, Eva Wiseman

Go Team Moravian!

Here is the course information and a note from Eddie

The course you need to enter is as follows:

M21, 35            Brown
M20, 40, 45      Short Brown
W21, 35, 40      Blue Women
M50, 55            Blue Men
W20, 45, 50      Green Women
M60, 65            Green Men
M70+, W60+     Veteran Short Green
M16,18             Junior Men Green
W16,18            Junior Women Short Green
M14-                Orange Men
W14-                Orange Women

The more of these classes we can have lots of runners on the better, so all of you in classes where there are not many members, please make an extra effort to enter. As long as you finish you affect the result. We want to beat our neighbours INVOC!

As an extra incentive, although the event would not normally be included in our club league, this event is being added so you will score league points.
 

(26th Feb) Faith is the star at Muir of Ord

There was a good turnout from Moravian at INVOC's event at Clash Wood today. Perhaps the best performance came from Faith Kenyon who won the Light Green with Eva Wiseman 3rd. Not bad for two girls still at primary school. Finlay McLuckie also had a good run on Yellow, finishing second while our best performance on the longest course, a 4.6 Km Green, was by 3rd-placed Andrew Campbell.

Results from all 20 Moravian runners can be found here

http://www.invoc.org.uk/results/2017/Clash_Woods_2602/

(19th Feb) Scottish Sprint Champs Results

Here are the  Individual race results and the combined results are below

 

Final Total Course results (all those who entered)

Final Scottish Sprint Results (those eligible only)
 
Final Urban Results (all those who entered and started)

 

(13th Feb) Bus to CompassSport Cup 12th March, Fife

We are hoping to take a great Moravian team down to the CompassSport Cup inter-club competition on the 12th March.  We are thinking of hiring, and heavily subsidising a club coach to take us there.  If you would like to come on the team bus, please register your interest here ASAP and by 21st Feb if you can:  

 

(7th Feb) Have you completed our Member Survey?

The Moravian Committee wants to know what our members think. What are we doing well? What might you like us to do better.Our new secretary, Ali Wiseman, has designed a 10-question survey that we hope all members will complete. We're particularly interested in getting the views of newer members as it's easy to lose sight of what people new to the sport and the club might find confusing about the way we operate.

The link to the survey is on the left hand side of our home page or you can navigate there direct from this story.

Complete the survey

(2nd Feb) Scottish Night & Sprint Champs - Problems with On-Line Entry

We apologise for the recent unavailability of the Oentries web site for entries to the Scottish Night and Scottish Sprint Champs. This was out of our control but it's now fixed and you can continue entering.