Congratulations to the Moravian orienteers who took part in the Scottish Nights O championships at Balmoral recently. This year seven Moravian orienteers (McLuckies, Howards and Rob P) charged up their head torches and travelled over to Royal Deeside, to run in the forest on the Balmoral Estate. The terrain at Balmoral is steep and rocky in places, and because of recent storms some trees were down. That gave the event planner Nick Hale some headaches but he still managed to produce some challenging courses. Thanks to MAROC for a great event. The weather during the evening was cold but dry, but finding your way around Balmoral in the dark is quite a challenge, but the woods have one particular helping feature - the Royal Cairns. The area we were running in included Princess Louise’s, Princess Helena’s and Prince Arthur’s cairns. These proved to be very helpful when deep in the forest at night, not quite sure where you are!
Finlay won M16 with a dominant run, Rob won MUltraVet - his 1st Scottish title, retaining the trophy for the club won previous by Eddie Harwood and Alan Halliday (twice), Kate was 2nd on W16 and Morag 3rd on WVet. Well done everyone!