Results with split
Colour standard times
Yellow 46:00 Orange 85:00
When I planned the courses for the event there was not a single stick of
bracken spoiling excellent visibility, hence I thought that I would make
the Orange course a little different by using a series of short legs in
the western side of the map using control sites which were a bit more
technicalthan usual, but with plenty of catching features. Mother Nature
slightly fouled this approach up by suddenly allowing the vegetation to
grow to M12 proportions, but I am glad to see that everybody on that
course triumphed over this adversity, and I hope that you enjoyed the
opportunity of hunting the odd control in the jungle!
One apology; the site for control 215 (16 on Orange and 4 on Green) was
moved and was not exactly as mapped as the woodland was not really "white"
as the holly had introduced a tinge of green which had escaped my eye for
some reason, and many thanks to Jon for putting me right and moving the
control to a more prominent position. Otherwise the elderly map was rather
more "roughly right" than "precisely wrong" and is certainly showing its
with many features having changed. I was not tempted to re-map as I fear
that that is not a skill I possess, and if any changes I made turned out
to be right it would be more from luck than anything else. I hope that the
additional challenge just made the day more interesting!
It was great to see a number of new faces, especially of the younger
variety, and I do hope that this event has whetted your appetite to come
along next time; I accompanied Jack and his partner on part of their
Orange course, and it was a real treat to see how they sometimes chose to
take the difficult route in to a control and found it first time. I wish I
could do that.......
Until next time, and of course many thanks to the Moles who helped through
Well, the sun shone for much of the day and most of the newcomers to
the sport seemed to have a good time. Of the 40 competitors who ran, more
than half were not members of an orienteering club, with most orienteering
for the first time. Some of the times recorded were pretty impressive;
especially the Fleming family who had a storming win on the yellow course.
Many thanks to all the volunteers who turned up to help on the day. This
may be one of our low key events and holding it in conjunction with the
Surrey Hills Race does reduce my workload as organiser; but it doesn't
reduce what needs to be done on the day. The feedback from the competitors
was that they enjoyed the courses that Chris planned with many of the
newcomers looking forward to future events.