Our Darnaway event day dawned warm and sunny and there was a good turnout, despite all our junior stars being away for the weekend. A big thank you from Morag (organiser) to everyone for helping to ensure the event was another Moravian success.
I really appreciated so many offers of help and the time that you all gave either before or after your run (or both in some cases!) Thanks too to those of you who came along, even though you weren’t participating in the event today. Every single one of you helped to ensure that the event ran smoothly.
A particular thank you to Ewart Scott who stepped in as Controller at fairly short notice and has spent many hours in the forest in the run up to today’s event.
Thanks to Moravian for asking me to control their regional event at Darnaway. My last time in Darnaway was in 2015 during the S6D, some of the area seemed more runnable then.
Peter did a great job with the courses, given the fact there is a line feature within a relatively short distance from every control. Unavoidable for this area. It’s not easy planning highly technical courses in such areas.
We shortened Brown to avoid some head high bracken, and took similar action with Blue and Green, reducing visiting what I heard described as “enthusiastic undergrowth” in places. Apologies for the map correction. I inadvertently suggested the wrong symbol number when sending on my map updates.
Thanks to the kind permission of the Earl of Moray and Moray Estates, for some excellent orienteering forest.