|The main problem with the planning was
getting the Olive course right, mainly on the technical difficulty. The
spread of times and the comments afterwards seem to suggest that I wasn't
too far adrift.
The weather was kind to me putting out the controls but managed to come
on to rain after the first starters had gone out. The controls collectors
on the Sunday said that the river crossings on the Navy course were a bit
more challenging than Saturday night (read deeper!!), but still
negotiable. It even looked as if control 1 on the Ochre course had been
for a paddle in the stream.
The best route to Navy 1 was straight and the route from Navy 3 to 4
was easiest just below the fence corner at the edge of the map, before
heading up to the road. A number of runners encountered the control in the
pit at the bottom of the slope set out for Sunday on their way to Navy 4
and were confused because it had no SI box. You should have noted that it
had a completely different control code as well.
Mike Elliot, Mole Valley
|What a super area Pippingford is! I
certainly enjoyed it and the course that Mike had created during my run.
We were blessed with reasonable weather given the time of year, it seemed
colder to me the next day during the district event, although thankfully
it is quite sheltered where the parking was situated for the night event.
My thanks to all the MV helpers ensuring that
everything seemed to run smoothly and efficiently on the night.
Congratulations to all the course winners, it is pleasing to see 9 juniors
amongst the total of 38, and at this early stage the South East Night
League is looking very competitive this year.
Thank you all for coming,
Mark Rowe, Mole Valley