I hope that you enjoyed running on the same area as the National
Event, but without the more brutal Box Hill part. Mike gave
runners on the technical courses plenty of variation of leg length and
direction. The Brown course boasted no fewer than 3 legs of over
1km, offering significant route choice. At the other end of the
scale, the area enabled Mike to offer a White course more interesting
than the usual offering, while still following the guidelines.
We had shortened both the Light Green and Green courses, but both
of them still proved to be slightly on the long side. The others
produced expected times.
The delay to the early starts shows the risks of having a control
hanger also potentially required to sort out computer problems.
Another lesson is that, if you are operating a 'turn up and go'
punching start with master maps, you really need a minimum of 3 master
maps for each popular course. I hope that the fine weather made
it acceptable for those of you who had to wait.
Having controlled the National Event, I had been looking forward to a
run, but controlling on a compact and mostly runnable area was an
enjoyable substitute. Thank you to Michael for producing such
thorough Officials' Guidelines that I needed to ask almost no further
questions on the organisation.
STRING COURSE RESULTS
1. Alice Clemens
2. Jonathon Crickmore
3. Christopher Green
4. Holly Clemens
5. Oliver Southall
6. Steven Green
7 Ashleigh Blenkinsopp
10 Peter Erington