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Scottish 6 Days 2015

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 5 August 2015, 5:06 AM  
While attention is focussed on WOC, others are running the Scottish 6 days, presumably using the same maps after the elites. There have been two days so far. I've seen Gillian with a 2nd W60, Marquita with a 3rd W45, Rob G with a 3rd M65, Ross with a 1st M70. Bill Edwards is 8-9th in M45, though one must be suspicious about his competition; including a J Bond from club: Her Majesty's Secret Service.

Show Profile  hughff Posted: 6 August 2015, 5:59 AM  
Bunny Rathbone 3rd W80 both days
Ann Scott 4th W75L day 2

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 6 August 2015, 7:01 AM  
Rob G with another 2nd, Marquita a 5th, Gillian and and Ross with 6ths, Ted 7th and beating the WM champ Geoff Lawford!

Overall results based on sum of placings (can you discard your worst?) have Ross 2nd= M70 and Bunny 3rd= W80. Ross is equal with another outstanding orienteer from a mouse-that-roared nation - Peter Gagarin USA.

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 11 August 2015, 1:09 PM  
Old news now, but worth marking Ross Brighouse 1= M70 and John Robbie's 2nd M75. Other single-digit placings in very international fields were Marquita 6th W45, Bunny 7th W80, Bill 7th M45, Gillian 8th W60. 34 kiwis included blast from the past Ray and Alwine Barlow (SOC). Where have you been hiding?

Show Profile  rob.g Posted: 11 August 2015, 1:59 PM  
Ross has won 4 times from 5 visits now, and the only time he missed was when he went straight to Scotland from NZ rather than going to Sweden first to build up. These are tough races with mostly very big fields in really varied terrain, with runners from around the world, and a highly recommended event.
With the 2 World Masters titles as well, Ross is surely New Zealand's best veteran orienteer ever

Show Profile  hughff Posted: 12 August 2015, 6:37 AM  
It's unarguably a great set of results. Well done Ross et al.

Show Profile  Jenni Posted: 12 August 2015, 2:40 PM  
Ross is surely New Zealand's best veteran orienteer ever

Agreed it's really impressive how Ross can take on orienteers in their home terrain and beat them (UK and Sweden).

But Chris Forne is a veteran orienteer now (does M35 count or maybe it's only next year when he is M40?), what does he have to do to take over Ross's title?




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