Colour Coded, Schools League and Come-and-Try-It Event
Organisers Comments - Dave Birkett (01245-352365)
Thanks to all the helpers on the day and to those who provided valuable assistance in the preparations for the event. -Peter, Peter`s son, Alan, Dean, Martin, Clive, Steve, Geoff, Julia, Suzy, Thomas, Lyn, Colin, Andrew, Shane, James, Mark, Hilary, Clare plus two (sorry don't remember your names), Wendy, Chris for Planning the course and Steve for Controlling. Thanks also to those who volunteered to help Pauline, Geraldine, the rest of the Tant family, Karen and family and Andrew. You all made the organising of the event a pleasure.
Many thanks to all of you for coming. I hope you enjoyed the day. Two controls were sabotaged during the event and moved to slightly different locations. They were re- positioned. One by a sensible young competitor and I thank him for that. If anyone knows or saw who was responsible for moving the controls please let me know and I will take necessary action. I hope that this act of vandalism did not diminish too much the enjoyment of those who were affected. The controls were credited to those who missed them.
It was great to see the string course being used. Steve's idea to use electronic punching worked and gave it another dimension for those who took part.
I have two items of found property a compass and whistle.
We are grateful to Essex University and Colchester Borough Council for use of their land.
The next SOS event is the Hylands Park relays on 7th July 2002. I hope you can all make it for what is traditionally a lot of fun in the sun.
Planners report - Chris Sellens
This event was origally meant to be planned by David West, then at the British Champs he told me that he was unable to plan the event as he had to attend a field trip. I then offered to replace him and do a event swap so he would plan the Chalkney Woods event in October. When I agreed to plan the event I had no idea when the event was to take place and was shocked when it coinsided with my As exams. Obviously the exams came first which finished 3 days before the event. The Planning therefore was very last minute. In fact the control descriptions weren't photocopied till 9.00 on sunday. Despite the last minute planning the event went well, it is just ashame about the individual that moved controls therefore making some competitors runs that little bit less enjoyable.
When planning the courses I tried to take advantage of the small pockets of beutiful parkland and woodland that the area processes as well as including some park race legs to add varrity and increase interest in parkracing which will debt in the Olympics in 2008.
I would like to thank the SOS members and Police that helped on the day who were managed by the efficient Dave Birket. I would also like to thank Steve Robertson the controler whose perfection made the corses what they were, and would like to thank ENGLAND who were considerate enough to play the day before so I could watch the game.
Be sure to come to the clubs next event at HYLANDS PARK, Chelmsford on the 7th of July, and partisipate in the annual SOS relays, it is bound to be a fun day out.
Controllers Report - Steve Robertson
Chris Sellens managed very well to fit in A level exams and planning of the Wivenhoe courses and upheld the Stragglers tradition of 'everything being allright on the night'. Despite the regular use of Wivenhoe for orienteering Chris utilised a new range of control site combinations to maintain interest on the longer courses, plus the addded interest of the 'twilight' run under the University buildings for some of the courses.
Unfortunately we had some interference with two controls, one on the White (106) and one on the Yellow (101) courses -- one moved into a nettle bed and one hidden in a bush. Both control sites were away from areas frequented by the general public and neither control was moved very far. Unfortunately it looks very likely that both controls were moved by early competitors who may have decided to make the courses a little more challenging for those who followed them. Competitors on white and yellow will not be shown as having`miss punched` if they were unable to punch at 101 or 106.
Next time think how you would feel if someone had done that to your course and spoiled your run!
Dave Birkett managed extremely well organising his first SOS event -- a good base for the future!
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