Another sell out and record turnout, thanks to everyone who came along on a cold and frosty night at The Chevin. Hope you enjoyed the additional challenge of multi-maps!
STOP PRESS... I have found the sign-in sheet, full results now available!
Well my plan was to try and reduce the excessive climb on the Chevin which is usually a standard two map event. I also wanted to prevent competitors pre-planning their route and also keep the controls close so you had to think quickly like a sprint event.
I initially picked interesting features and then came up with doing a multi- map. This further evolved to having a starter map and with some help from Tony we managed to get four maps on two-sides of A4 to save printing costs. The Chevin is surprisingly varied for such a small area, with moorland, farmland, woodland and quarries.
Well done to Dave who managed 300 points and could have got them all if he hadn't missed picking up the East map and had to double back to get it.
My aim was to stretch the regulars but also make it a fun event with a twist of hunting for the maps in the woods. It was great to see some families out on a cold but invigurating night. The 'blood' moon rising in the East side of The Chevin was a fantastic site to behold.
Starter, West, North then East maps was the order I planned it to be raced in, to minimise climb.
See you next week at Peel Park, warning the orienteering bug can be very addictive.
Pre Event Info
Cold weather expected -2C feels like -5C with wind chill, hat, gloves, thermal top and full leg cover advised.
Fell / high-grip trail shoes recommended.
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.
Warm-up afterwards at The Royalty pub.
Directions / Parking
Surprise View Car Park, off York Gate.
Post race drink at The Royalty, on York Gate.
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.
Multi-map madness to reduce excessive climb!
-10 points for each minute late back. Maximum 350 points.
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.
Steep sided woodland and moorland.
On a tight lead please.
Contacts / Officials
Organiser: Robert Gatenby
Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.
Insurance: Please note that if you have competed in three orienteering events registered with British Orienteering and not joined an orienteering club which is a member of British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance
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