I’m planning to merge YepSport and Yablog back into one weblog. Why? * Orienteering is still my principal extra-work activity so I’ll be updating YepSport throughout the year. * I don’t update Yablog too much these days as I don’t do all that much interesting these days – this ain’t university any more, some of… Continue reading Merge
Mapsurfer has an excellent and detailed writeup of the Scottish 6 Days, including full maps for M35L.
31 July – 6 Aug, Royal Deeside. Various times – see articles. P: Mod, T: Hard. 23 July, Thordon North. 61:50 for 6.4km (9.7 m/k.) 137% of win. P: Easy, T: Mod. 5 June, Black Park. 84:34 for 8.7km (9.7 m/k.) 158% of win. P: Easy, T: Mod. 18 May, Bedford’s Park. Modified score event.… Continue reading Summary of Season
Map of Maps II is on its way, a beta will be released shortly. This article is for comments on Map of Maps II.
I’ve set up an “orienteering” group on Flickr, for all your good orienteering photos. If you haven’t heard of Flickr, it’s best described as a collaborative photo gallery/community. The group’s website is http://www.flickr.com/groups/orienteering. If you are already a Flickr member, please join the group! If you aren’t, it’s easy to set up a Flickr account,… Continue reading Flickr Orienteering Group
[Updated – added link to results] Just back from the varsity match, which was in Stockholm this year. Up to 6 inches of snow on the ground made for physical as well as technical courses, with the temperatures ranging from 2 degrees celsius down to a Baltic (literally) -15. In the event, almost everyone got… Continue reading 34th Oxford vs Cambridge Orienteering Varsity Match
In 12 hours, I’m off to Scotland, to conquer some personal orienteering demons at an event in The Trossachs, that most Scandinavian of British maps. Orienteering in the Trossachs is always a challenge, and I’ve never successfully completed a course there, let alone got a good time. The course details for tomorrow give a hint… Continue reading I Want to Break Free
In order to eliminate almost all comment spam on this website (you never see it currently, as the spam gets caught in my moderation queue, but it’s a pain for me to clear out the queue every day…) you need to type the word “yepsport” into one of the boxes when making a comment. This… Continue reading Bye Spam + Other News
The redesign of this blog was not intentional – a botched software upgrade left the blog looking rather bare, and I hadn’t backed up my primary CSS file. So I’ve used this design, from a WordPress CSS design competition. It looks rather odd in Internet Explorer for PC, but it’ll have to do for now.
Yes I should have been at orienteering events on both Saturday and Sunday. But I forgot about yesterday’s event until too late (I’m not used to events on Saturday!) and realised on the way to today’s event that I had binned both my O-shoes (fell apart in Sweden) and my running shoes (fell apart at… Continue reading Events