Archive for September, 2009

Jonny, Rachel and ‘rat race newbie’ Tom Oldfield completed the London Race Rat last weekend. With a massive 186 teams entered in the Weekender event, Team Average Joes in the Buff finished 5th mixed team (7th overall). Competition was fierce at the front, with most of the best teams on the UK racing, so finishing […]


Trailblazers held their first MTBO event yesterday at Woodburn Forest. Using a standard orienteering map the course followed the classic point to point format. The long course was about 10.5km (as the crow flies) and the short course was roughly half the distance again. Also on offer was a 60 minute score event. The recent […]


The 4th training session of the WEST series took place yesterday evening at Lagan Meadows. This week it was ‘head to head’ training over a course which included two butterfly loops. There were two maps – each map with the butterfly sequence swapped around. The run was the same distance so even when the runners […]


The Commonweatlh championships came to Keswick this year and I thought I’d make a weekend of it by watching some races and running in the Open race on Sunday. Arriving on Saturday I caught the end of the 100k road race…it was won in a time of around 7hrs, which to put in perspective, gives […]


For last night’s Wednesday evening orienteering training, LVO organised a Norwegian (memory map) event. It was held back at Musgrave Park, which was the location of the summer’s final WEE event only a few weeks ago. The park’s terrain suited the exercise very well with a good mix of open and green features. A Norwegian […]


This is the report from the Carnethy Hill Running Club (Edinburgh) A beautiful sunny, dry evening of high drama and excitement (and that was just the prize-giving) saw the 2006 winner, Bruce Smith knocking a staggering one second off his best time to take this year’s edition of this mad race [Caerketton Downhill Race] (to […]


As Paul has already blogged, it is great to finally have a dry spell of weather, and I was looking forward to heading to Newcastle for some bike/run fun. However, come last Friday I had coolant pouring out of my wee motor and with last minute train tickets ridiculously over priced my trip to the […]