S6D 2 - Three Golds at Balfour

by Steven Scott — 31st July 2017.

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Forth Valley Orienteers were again amongst the honours at the Scottish Six Days Orienteering Festival in Aberdeenshire, with three golds the pick of a 12 medal haul.

Martin Dean had his second golden day of the week, backing up his dominance of the M60S class with a fine 32.19 run, nearly seven minutes ahead of the pack. Peter Molloy turned Sunday's Silver into Monday Gold, holding off local star Matthew Gooch to win M16L in 45.40, and big sis Grace captured the crown in W18L in 48.39 to keep in contention for the overall title.

A Silver medal run from Ewan Purves in M16B (48.25) keeps him ahead of the chasing pack, and silvers also for Ben Stansfield (M45L - 61.28), Zoe Nicholson (W16B - 46.01), and Hazel Dean (W50L - 56.08), who is locked in mortal battle with Sweden's Cecilia Bratt for dominance of that class.

And there were Bronze medals on day 2 for Rory Spenceley (M14B - 44.51), Emily Nicholson (W18S - 58.52), Fiona Hendrie (W55S - 43,34), preserving the home challenge against athletes from Hungary and Sweden, Chris Wood (W70S - 45.46) and Lucile MacLeod (W75S - 54.56) in a block finish.

With the overall Scottish Six Days crown being determined over the best four results from the six days of competition, there is still plenty of local interest at the head of many classes, as Tuesday's action swiches to Birsemore Hill, just north of today's venue.

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