Archive for March, 2009

The Scottish round of the Compass Sport Cup and Trophy took place last weekend just North of Glasgow Craigallian, Mugdock Country Park. Although there was a cool breeze blowing, the sun was shining and all looked set for a great event. I was running the Brown course for my ‘new’ club Interlopers who were competing […]


I would do most of my training on my own, which has its disadvantages as well as its advantages. The big advantages are you don’t have to rely on another people when organising times/meeting places; you can go out at any time you want even if it is just a quick 20 minute run around […]


Never short of midweek O training in Edinburgh, i ran two training events this week. The first was a Sprint O around a new housing development. It’s been a while since i did any Sprint O and is quite different tothe usual orienteering at the weekends. The area was great, with plenty of little route choices […]


Last weekend i was presented with the opportunity of a free entry to The Mighty Deerstalker on behalf of adventuresportsmag as Paul Pickering made a trip up from the South of England to sell and promote the new magazine. The race is a ’10k and the rest’ run through the Tweed Valley just south of […]


The first event of the new Trailblazers series took place up in the North West (just north of Claudy). Loughermore Forest was the main central feature on the 14km X 10km map. There were 24 controls and for the first time the organisers introduced sportident, which was a much appreciated change to the usual ‘writing […]


I nicked this from John Laughlin’s website, who in turn took it from the CamRacer’s website. Russ Ladkin has put together a great Adventure Race Calendar for UK, European and major world races. Really worth having a look at especially if you are trying to track down a race in some obscure place you’ve never been […]


Last weekend Rachel and I headed down to the Lake District to compete at an event hosted by South Ribble Orienteering Club (SROC). The event was part of the Compass Sport Cup and Compass Sport Trophy so there was a large turnout for the seven colour coded courses on offer. It was the first orienteering event to be held […]