13 Moravian Age Class Winners at the Scottish Score Champs

A Moravian name will be on 12 of the Scottish Score Championships trophies for 2017 after a great turnout form the club secured almost half of the 28 age-category trophies handed out at a well-attended awards ceremony in the Eight Acres Hotel.

We had incredible good fortune with the weather after a horrible week came to an end with a Sunday of sparkling blue skies to delight the crowd of over 150 runners who turned out.

Our event team of Ken Anderson (organiser), Fiona Newcombe (planner), Steve Smirthwaite (planner's assistant) and Marsela McLeod (controller) did an excellent job, helped no end by Rob Hickling from Grampian Orienteers who came to our assistance by loaning, setting up and helping to operate GRAMP's Score event software, as well as bringing along some of their IT equipment including the wireless live results kit. We hope you liked the luxury of getting your results stright to your phone.

The large turnout of juniors was remarked upon by several visiting runners from other clubs, and it was excellent to see so many juniors invoved with the various helping-out jobs from officiating at the start to sorting used brikkes - it gave people a great impression of what we're about as a club. Isobel, with her flying fingers, seems to have become Rosie and Ian's right-hand woman on the computers! They make a great team.

It wasn't a day for over-running your time. Harsh penalties of 20 points per minute late back meant that quite a few decent scores were completely wiped out , but this was compensated for by some really nice running conditions. We hope everyone enjoyed themselves and weren't too bothered about your net score, particularly some of our very recently-joined members who will have been doing a score event for the very first time.

Our Chairman Roo did a very fine job with the prize ceremony, where trophies were awarded to the following. Congratulations to all Moravian winners!

Course 1: 70-minute Score

M20-35, W21

Name

Class

Club

Score

Jack Gomersall

M21

GRAMP

430

Katrina McLeod

W21

LUUOC

420

Rupert Hornby

M35

MOR

320

Course 2: 60-minute Score

M16-18, W16-20, W35+, M40+

Daniel Gooch

M45

MAROC

350

Jon Hollingdale

M50

MOR

350

Sam Gomersall

M55

GRAMP

340

Robert Daly

M60

GRAMP

340

Megan Keith

W16

INVOC

330

Eddie Harwood

M65

MOR

310

Pete Lawrence

M40

GRAMP

310

Joel Gooch (M14)

M16

MAROC

280

Carolyn McLeod

W50

GRAMP

270

Gilly Kirkwood

W55

INVOC

260

Neil McLean

M70

GRAMP

250

Kaisa Oikkonen

W35

MOR

248

Nikki Howard

W40

MOR

230

Pauline McAdam

W60

RR

230

Sheila Strain

W65

ELO

220

Morag McLuckie

W45

MOR

200

Joan Noble

W70

INVOC

166

Douglas Murray

M80

MOR

160

Roger Robb

M75

IND

80

Course 3: 40-minute Score

M/W14-

Hannah Kingham

W14

MOR

250

Finlay Raynor

M14

INVOC

230

Kate McLuckie

W10

MOR

190

Finlay McLuckie

M10

MOR

190

Lewis McWilliam

M12

MOR

170

Isobel Howard

W12

MOR

160