Thanks to everyone who turned out on a lovely evening, with some moonlight to help guide you, for the Baildon Moor event. It was good to see some new faces from Baildon Runners, Leeds University and Menston Scouts; hope you enjoyed the varied running on the moor. Definitely easier to stick to the paths where possible to avoid the tussocks and rough grass; and particularly so in the dark. For the several pit + depression controls I placed the flags at the top of the feature rather than hiding them at the bottom, which hopefully helped. Apologies if I have got any names/clubs or age classes wrong - in a few cases was quite hard to decipher... cont.
As the area is a decent size, I decided on just one map, which also gave the opportunity for the fittest to get all the way over to the Shipley Glen controls. I didn't expect anyone to get them all in the time, but Jack Wood managed all except for four of the controls nearest to the start. But a time penalty for Jack meant David Alcock was men's winner. Anne Maguire was first lady with 200 points.
Perhaps given the size of the area and distances involved, quite a lot of entrants suffered time penalties. Maybe I should have placed more controls nearer the start/finish to cater for beginners to night navigation or those who didn't want to venture so far.
Thanks to those who helped collect controls in afterwards, in some cases managing another trip to the far side of the map in the process.
Two more events in the Winter Wednesday series: Adel and Saltaire to go.
Robert Bumstead (Organiser)
Pre Event Info
Mass start 45 and 60 minute score event.
Bring a torch and a pen.
Juniors (-16) must be accompanied and supervised by an adult
High viz clothing is advised.
Directions / Parking
Car park on Hawksworth Road
Post race drink at The Malt Shovel, Northgate, LS17 6JZ
Registration & Start Times
Registration 6.30 - 6.55
Mass start - 7.00
EOD only Seniors £4.00 Juniors and students £2.00
45 minute and 60 minute course.
There are leagues for Men and Women, with prizes for the winners of Open Classes and Over 45 Classes. Your best 5 runs count.
Courses may use either street furniture or normal control kites with pin punches
Pitted Moorland. Please take care crossing roads
On a tight lead please.
Contacts / Officials
Organiser: Robert Bumstead
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