SOUTH EAST VETERANS, SUPERVETERANS
Colour standard times
South East Super Veterans winners
This is the second year this trophy has been awarded. Congratulations to the winners
The main objective for me was to try to rehabilitate
Ranmore’s reputation after January’s CompassSport Cup event –surely it
doesn’t really deserve a mention in the Nopesport thread “101 maps not to
run on before you die”?!
My thanks go to Charlie Turner for taking the event on and for all his help and advice, in particular on interpreting the map in several key areas, and to all those Moles who helped in putting out and collecting in controls, always a challenge with the limited daylight.
Nick Green, MV
With memories of most MV events having pouring rain we were fortunate to
have a fine mostly sunny day, albeit very cold with a bit of frost in the
morning. There was even a little snow out in the woods, but the forecast
rain did not come until everything was packed away and we were bound for
home at about 4pm.
Ranmore with its five parallel valleys and generally thick vegetation is a physically challenging area. Trying to map vegetation for its runnability is more than often going to be subjective and in an area like Ranmore, it is best to use other mapped features for accurate map reading. Nick made the best out of the area and I had very little impact on his courses. People were mainly positive about their courses and some even said they had had near perfect runs, albeit with the climb, vegetation and sticky clay it was tough and rough.
I only got to the event car park well after the last competitor had left for home and from all accounts I gathered that Philip had well organised the Moles to make sure things ran smoothly.
Charlie Turner, SLOW
Mole Valley Orienteering Club
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