STAG 15th Glasgow Parks Championships - Sunday 1st December 2013
What a cracking day to be out in the Great Outdoors & enjoying the Orienteering experience in 3 delightful & different venues.
Results are available here !
Before going through the day I must thank in particularly the following STAG Members & Friends who once again worked tirelessly to deliver a quality series of races :
Jackie, Lorna & Lynn - Computing.
Gerry, Lynsey & Marcella - The Starts
Bernie - The Finish
Andy & ????? - Clearing Venue 1 after the race.
Bernie & Martin - Clearing Venue 2 after the race.
John, Jim, Marcella, Paul & Alex - Clearing Race 3 after the Race.
The success is down to “TEAM STAG” and on their behalf I thank-you for the many favourable comments received throughout the day & so to the story of the day.
Race 1 - Garscube Sports Complex & West of Scotland Science ParkResults show that my courses seem a tad long particularly for the more mature competitors. Our thanks to Grant Reilly of Glasgow University for allowing us to access the area.
Race 2- Kelvingrove Park. Sadly there were 2 injuries at venue 2 - Roger Scrutton has dislocated his shoulder & Dave Coustick fell and felt a bit concussed - we hope they make a full recovery. Results for Kelvingrove seem fine for Open & Vets but possibly a tad long for the others.
Race 3- Drumpellier Country Park. Wheras the target leading time in Races 1 & 2 is 10/12 minutes per Class at the final race the target is 20/25 minutes. As a benchmark I used the results from 2010 when Murray won the Men’s Open but with hindsight the run to the start kite & from the last control should have made me reduce the overall length of each course.
At the finish there was some chat regarding Control 38. This site has been used for evening events, night events & SoSOLs and its location has been plotted as accurately as possibly using GPS technology.
Listening to comments from last year I decided to pair courses up and make them as similar as possible. I attach a spreadsheet showing the course combinations for your perusal.
Once again our sincere thanks for all your support & kind comments.
details of the pre-event information
From 10am ; then 12 Noon & 2pm.
Posted on 01st Dec 13 by Terry O'Brien