Please can Team Captains ONLY make any comments to the Controller (Mike Elliot)
Polesden Lacey is a busy place on most Sundays and naturally neither Mole
Valley OC nor the National Trust wished to impede the general publicís
visits to this popular property. We had available the ability to park 250
cars plus one coach at Polesden.
We had alternative car parking available on Ranmore but this was in many ways unsatisfactory. It was clear that the availability of maps for entry on the day was going to be very limited. I therefore opted to concentrate this limited availability onto the light green, orange and yellow courses so that we could look after the juniors and the novices and not encourage others to make long journeys for very limited map availability.
The situation regarding entry on the day was clearly advertised on the Mole Valley website and the event final details advised event entrants to check the MV website before travel.
In addition we asked you to share cars where possible. You responded to this appeal and I am very grateful to all those who shared cars. Many thanks. So with your help we were able to fit all cars into Polesden Lacey and did not need the overflow car parks.
There were few incidents on the day. Some horses did not like the tape to
the start nor runners running past them but nobody was injured and a
formal complaint was not made. So far as I am aware there were no serious
injuries. We completed our safety check at 4.00pm and had the tape cleaned
up by 4.45pm.
Many thanks to all those who came to the event. Hope you enjoyed your day.
And many thanks to the National Trust at Polesden Lacey, the National
Trust wardens and staff on Ranmore and to Denbies Vineyard for allowing us
the use of their properties.
Michael White, MV
Tony Burton, MV
Mole Valley Orienteering Club
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