View from Balliefurth,

WOLF - Auchernack & Balliefurth

Middle Distance & VHI relay

Sat 23rd Sep 2017

Type of event: District Race-(C)
Type of terrain: Forest, Woodland


Event Report

Apologies to the Green course competitors who had the wrong time input for the mass start and so their splits printout at download had approx 8 extra mins to the first control. This was soon rectified and all results are now correct.

Q: What does "Gaffled" mean?

A: Gaffel is the Swedish word for 'fork'. It's where a course is forked in places to minimise following. This is mostly used in relay running where over the 3 legs, everyone has run exactly the same. Due to the veteran home international relay in the morning, we thought it would be a great opportunity to use these courses for everyone to have a go. It meant that you didn't run exactly the same as other people on the green, so as a stand alone event it wasn't completely fair. However the distances were all within i think 30m. It's not a concept that would be used in a championship of any sort (apart from relay of course!). It meant that for today you were running similar to others, but had to keep concentrating because you might not always have the same next control. Hope that helps!

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Tullochgribban map,

WOLF Warm Up Mass Start Race


Tue 20th Jun 2017

Type of event: Local Race-(D), Sprint, Tue=O
Type of terrain: Forest


Event Report

WOLF Warm up Mass Start from Johannes Petersen on Vimeo.

Thanks to the 40+ runners who came along last night. Hope you enjoyed the courses and the beautiful weather. For us it was a great chance to test run the SIAir+ system, and we can now take a decision about whether or not to use this emerging technology at the WOLF (incorporating the presitigious Veteran Home International) in September

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League Winners Carrbridge,

Schools League and Club Summer Evening Race

Kincraig Village Hall

Tue 06th Jun 2017

Type of event: Local Race-(D)
Type of terrain:


A soggy end to our schools league but great to see so many people there! 

Congratulations to Carrbridge, the 2017 winners!

Full school and individual results along with photos will be uploaded here soon.

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Womens Open,

Moray & Highland Junior Champs + Level D Event

Dulnain Wood

Sun 04th Jun 2017

Type of event: Local Race-(D)
Type of terrain: Forest


Event Report

BASOC were delighted to host the Moray and Highland Junior Championships this year. Thank you all who came along and supported it, the buzz in the hall afterwards was great to see :)

Many of you came along and enjoyed the courses that Jane Pottie had set out in Dulnain Woods, and we just about managed to avoid the rain! 

We had medallists from all 3 northern clubs, which made for a colourful array at the prize giving. See photos down the side of this article.

Report of the Moray and Highland Schools Championships

This event based at Dulnain Bridge on 4 June was a great success.

112 competitors took part representing the 3 North Area clubs - BASOC, INVOC and MORAVIAN. The very large number of young juniors was particularly encouraging with a total of 39 runners on the White and Yellow courses.

Both the Planner Jane Pottie and the Controller Gemma Karatay deserve to be mentioned as the success of the event was due in large measure to their efforts. The courses were all much appreciated by all runners no matter their age.  Jane’s use of the area to suit young juniors on the White and Yellow courses as well as the success of both the Blue and Green courses for the more experienced runners shows her development as a planner of some note who will be well able to serve the club in the future. For Gemma too this was her first event as a Controller and the appreciation of the courses by the adult runners indicates that as a team Gemma and Jane are now well placed to move on to events at higher levels.

As usual there was a good showing of club members all willing to play their part to make our event run smoothly. The Registration and Download teams allowed everything as far as pre-event registration and results to work seamlessly. This is always a great help to the organisation. Other club members were willing to spend long hours at both the Start and the Finish - again vital to the smooth-running of the event. In the kitchen a very busy team was able to provide much-appreciated soup and cakes. Hopefully a lot of money was raised for our juniors. Finally mention must be made of the two youngsters from Inverness Royal Academy and of our own Lucy for their work in helping keep everyone safe at the various road crossings.

We are always fortunate to have Jess Tullie along to help and to encourage and having her as the prize giver will certainly inspire some of the Juniors.

Finally we should mention our own Juniors Katrina and Izzy who came first and second on their Green course and went home with the only BASOC medals. Well done girls!

Marion - Organiser


I would like to add a massive thank you to Marion, whose incredible organisation skills were vital to the success of the day. She put in so much background work to make sure everything ran smoothly, from car parking to manning the start, finish and road crossings, as well as the all important buying of the medals! Many thanks Marion; we couldn't have done it without you.

Gemma - Controller

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