was a near perfect day for a frolic on Epsom Downs, perhaps a little too
muggy, but dry and warm, with an occasional refreshing breeze.
Our thanks are due to Gerry Ball and the Epsom
& Walton Downs Conservators for permission to use the area, and to
the General Public who tolerated the antics of strangely clad orienteers.
It was great to welcome a wide range of competitors from aged 7
weeks (sorry, Francis, youíre not the youngest any more) to our
I apologise to those of you who like an early
start, and who had a bit of a wait while we got the SI equipment up and
running. Once the initial queue worked its way through the start there
was a steady stream of competitors on each course, and I hope you all
enjoyed your courses once you got going.
One family particularly enjoyed the String course
(which the Controller found quite challenging!) carefully prepared and
run by the Rowlett family. Thank you to them and all the other Moles who
rallied round on the day and made sure everything ran smoothly.
Perhaps our timing was not at its best that morning, not only was
the SI late getting going, but the ice cream van didnít arrive until
nearly lunch time!