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Essex Stragglers Orienteering Society (SOS)

Annual Relay Event
The Naze, Walton
13th July 2003


Team No.

Team NameClubHandicap in minsTotal timeRace time


6Tants + Malley




8Early Birds HAVOC3780.0943.09  


3Old LagsSUFFOC3682.2046.20  


1Machin MedleySOS5198.5150.51  


2The BillSOS2883.1655.16  


7Little RabbitsSOS481.4277.42  



Individual Results:


Alex Ware M10 SOS 76.53

Light Green

Jeff Powell-Davies M21 SOS 23.39

Anthony Biggs M50 HAVOC 41.21

Janet Biggs W50 HAVOC 44.21

Nancy Powell-Davies W50 SOS 54.29

Combined: Yellow, Orange. Light Green

Chris Sanderson M21 BAOC 44.84

Congratulations to team Chaos: Nicola, Simon, and Peter Gardner along with fourth member Katherine Gresham. As you can see from the results they won comfortably. Well done.

We would like to thank every one for coming to our annual relay, especially as The Naze is not the easiest of places to get to. The weather was excellent, we hope you enjoyed running around enjoying the off sea breeze. We look forward to hosting another relay event next year as it always seems to be enjoyed and taken in true sporting spirit.

Hilary Sellens (Organiser)

The nth running of the Stragglers' Relays will take place on Sunday July 13th at The Naze, Walton-on-the-Naze.

The usual handicap system will be used with allowance for age and sex. Rumour has it that it is roughly based on the expected minutes per km used as par speeds by the SE League (at some stage in the past) but as far as I'm concerned it is handed down from one organiser to the next!

Start times will be according to handicap with a base time of 12 noon for scratch teams. SI punching will not be used. Nobody has written the software to cope yet!

Enquiries to Lyn West: Phone: 01206 322905 E-mail:

Rules :

  1. Teams of four runners must complete four short (yellow), three medium (orange) and two long (light green) courses.
  2. Each team member must complete at least one course and no-one may run the same course twice. At the start, each team will receive a set of maps, one for each course. The fourth runner will not be able to start until another team member returns.
  3. Scratch teams will start at 12 noon. Handicap will determine start time of all other teams. Handicap as follows:

    M201613 9520246810121418

    Thus a team made up of W21+M40+M50+W55 will have a handicap of 4+4+8+18 = 34 minutes. Start time will be at 11.26. Easy really!
  5. My decision is final.

Entries should be made on the form below (or a copy) E-mailed to or by post to Lyn West, Grove Hill House, Dedham, Essex CO7 6DX

Entry fees: 4 seniors, 2 juniors. Cheques payable to Essex Stragglers.

Closing date for entries: 7th July 2003. Limited e.o.d. depending on availability of maps.

Final details will be issued on the day. Registration will open at 10 a.m. Please arrive with sufficient time to prepare for your start.

Please note that I will be away from very early on Saturday 12th I will accept amendments/late entries subject to map availability up until 9 pm on Friday evening.

The on the day organiser is Hilary Sellens. Tel no. 01206 766560 or

Final details will be issued on the day. Registration will open at 10 a.m. Please arrive with sufficient time to prepare for your start.

Team name:


NameM/FBOF ageHandicap in minutesFee
Fees: 4 per adult, 2 per junior and student Click here for an emailable form (.rtf format).