Colour Coded Event including ESSOL (Schools' League)
We were blessed with a day of excellent weather of warm sunshine and little wind. This was fortunate as the tent had to be held in place by bricks pinched from a stack destined for the Robertson’s new extension. Luckily the bricks and the rest of the equipment were returned in a reasonable time and the building work wasn’t held up for too long!
On a more serious note, the success of the event was again down to the hard work of all the team of helpers involved. I must particularly thank the start team of Stephen Cartwright and Jack Isbester who coped fantastically well with a mass of schoolchildren early on in the day and also Mark Lyne for planning such enjoyable and interesting courses.
My thanks also to Tony Biggs of HAVOC who not only brought his generator with which to run the SI equipment but who also gave an early hand in setting it up. Any comments that I heard about the event were positive. However staging the event at this venue at an earlier time during the year to avoid the overgrowth of nettles, weeds and grasses would probably be advisable. Finally I would like to congratulate Mark Lyne (planner) and Paul Lowe (controller) for dealing with the ‘vandalism’ of two of the controls both effectively and efficiently with very little disruption to those out on the courses.
On receiving Mark's initial draft courses it was with a bit of concern that all of his courses were well over length. However, Mark was able to quickly revise them all to bring them down to within guidelines. My initial foray into the area negated a couple of control sites (already surrounded by knee high brambles), but Mark already had alternatives up his sleeve. One control site had to be taken out as just a week before the event - I couldn't even find the ditch any more, let alone the tag that I had had no problems finding 2 weeks earlier.
Neither Mark or I realised that it was the presentation event for the Essol and therefore not enough white maps were printed. I would like to thank Barnadiston School's Head Teacher for his help in returning some of their maps.
The day was spoilt by the mindless vandalism of 2 controls on the white course. (One was found up in a nearby tree the other in the middle of a big bed of waist high - head high to some of the kids - nettles).
See you in the forest
Although, with the best of intentions, we started planning way back in February, a variety of factors still resulted in something of a last minute rush. I am therefore greatly indebted to the controller, Paul Lowe, and Andrew Cordle for their invaluable help with OCAD and SI which enabled me to get things sorted in time. The map update by Kevin Machin was a great help and something of an evolutionary process as planning proceeded. Some areas which appeared reasonably runnable early on had sprouted waist high brambles by May but fortunately we were able to adjust some controls to avoid the worst areas. Draft courses were all over length but once again with Paul’s help we managed to pull these back to within guidelines.
The day itself appeared to go off well, with the exception of some minor vandalism to controls and which we attempted to deal with swiftly. We hope that this did not cause runners too many problems and that everyone enjoyed their run. My final thanks go to James for his enthusiastic help with planning and to Greg for making everything happen on the day.
Par Times as Follows:
|Yellow:||Between 5 & 6 (1/2 Entries)|
|Orange:||Between 8 & 9 (1/2 Entries ignoring the nc runner)|
|Light Green:||Between 5 & 6 (1/2 Entries)|
Pl Name School Age Class Club Time White (27) 1.700 km 0 m 8 C 1 Annabel Duthie Barnardiston W10 SOS 9:20 2 Helen Laurie/Isabelle C Barnardiston W10 SOS 9:41 3 India Hayes/Leonora Cash Barnardiston W10 SOS 9:51 4 Sarah Bibby Barnardiston W10 SOS 10:10 5 Alex Davidson Barnardiston M12 SOS 10:14 6 Bryn Wilkinson Clifford Road M7 SUFFOC 10:19 7 Angus Beaton Barnardiston M9 SOS 10:39 8 Robert Barker Barnardiston M11 SOS 11:37 9 Helen Vidler Barnardiston W12 SOS 11:57 10 Madeleine S/Robyn D Barnardiston W10 SOS 12:38 11 Thomas Greenwood Barnardiston M12 SOS 12:42 12 Monty Beaton Barnardiston M10 SOS 13:36 13 B Kershaw Barnardiston M12 SOS 14:04 14 Hugh Cashir Barnardiston M10 SOS 14:18 15 L Cocks Barnardiston M10 SOS 14:19 16 Ivo Hayes Barnardiston M10 SOS 14:36 17 Nina Alcamar W21 Ind 14:58 18 Emma Vidler Barnardiston W10 SOS 14:59 19 Oliver Jones Barnardiston M9 SOS 15:02 20 Thomas Birkett Meadgate M10 SOS 17:37 21 Emily Werb Cherry Tree W10 SOS 20:39 22 Nicholas Sale Gosfield Primary M7 SOS 21:47 23 H Craig W5 BAOC 24:41 24 Stephanie Ware Cherry Tree W12 SOS 28:27 25 Rebecca Wastell Cherry Tree W10 SOS 30:30 26 Georgie Coppin Broadwater Worth W4 Ind 35:32 27 Jack Turner Cherry Tree W8 SOS 35:35 Yellow (10) 2.500 km 10 m 9 C 1 Alex Bibby Barnardiston M12 SOS 15:20 2 Stephen Dickens Barnardiston M12 SOS 18:02 3 Wilkinson Family M40/W45 SUFFOC 20:06 4 Alishia Cocks Barnardiston W12 SOS 20:42 5 Nicholas Axford Moulsham Junior M12 SOS 28:19 6 Michael Park Broke Hall M12 SOS 40:18 7 Christopher Buckingham Barnardiston M12 SOS 52:17 Alex Ware Cherry Tree M12 SOS mp L Selby Barnardiston W12 SOS mp Kathryn Smith W40 SOS dnf Orange (17) 3.100 km 10 m 10 C 1 Clive Wilkinson M40 SUFFOC 25:23 2 Nicola Barker Culford School W16 SOS 27:18 3 James Park Copleston M14 SOS 34:32 4 Sarah Park Copleston W16 SOS 36:41 5 Joe + Simon Hooton SUFFOC 40:13 6 Will Hooton M10 SUFFOC 40:25 7 Julia Robertson W50 SOS 46:09 8 Thomas Robertson M12 SOS 50:11 9 Ellen Sanderson W14 SOS 51:10 10 Burgess Family Ind 51:38 11 Caroline Goldsworthy W45 Ind 54:14 12 Robert Sale Hedingham M11 SOS 55:49 13 Alex PD/Sam Taylor M10 Ind 1:20:29 14 Christine Callender W60 SOS 1:25:42 Birkett family SOS mp Rebecca L/Matt P + 1 W10/M12 Ind dnf nc James Lyne KEGS M16 SOS 26:25 Light Green ( 3.600 km 15 m 11 C 1 Louise Walker W35 SUFFOC 52:18 2 John Collyer M55 SOS 1:06:33 3 Nancy Powell Davies W50 SOS 1:09:22 4 Neil Dalley M21 Ind 1:16:05 5 J Adams M50 Ind 1:26:39 6 Gillian Powell Davies W Ind 1:27:33 7 Robert Powell Davies CRGS M12 Ind 1:39:49 8 Rachel/Sarah Heddingham W14 Ind 1:40:03 Steven McGregor Deanes M16 SOS mp John Float M70 HAVOC dnf Green (19) 4.900 km 25 m 14 C 1 David Float M35 HAVOC 46:39 2 Tom Edelsten CHIG 46:41 3 Jo West Ipswich W16 SOS 49:18 4 Alison Gourd W35 CROC 51:18 5 Gary Woods SOS 52:07 6 Emma Johnson W18 SOS 53:20 7 T Craig W35 BAOC 58:06 8 Andrew Cordle M50 SOS 59:01 9 Tony Biggs M55 HAVOC 1:01:04 10 Wendy Welham W45 SOS 1:08:21 11 Jack Isbester M70 SOS 1:11:07 12 David Sanderson M40 SOS 1:14:50 13 Richard Barker M50 SOS 1:17:54 14 I Howells W35 Ind 1:18:14 15 Lyn West W50 SOS 1:20:19 16 Kiri Alford Colchester W18 SOS 1:25:52 17 Mark Powell Davies M Ind 1:26:38 18 Alan Alford M45 SOS 1:27:26 19 Anna Welch W35 Ind 1:30:29 Blue (14) 7.200 km 20 m 20 C 1 Phil Stuart M45 BAOC 59:31 2 Steve Robertson M50 SOS 1:00:04 3 Richard Bonnett M45 SOS 1:02:04 4 Bert Park M35 SOS 1:03:18 5 Colin West M45 SOS 1:17:00 6 D W Craig M40 BAOC 1:20:04 7 Perry Mole M35 SUFFOC 1:23:09 8 Jenny Collyer W55 SOS 1:24:24 9 Kevin Howard M21 HAVOC 1:28:36 10 Graham Bearman M21 SOS 1:36:01 11 G Wisken M35 Ind 1:57:44 12 Clive Coles M60 SUFFOC 2:00:51 13 Robert Hammond m35 SOS 2:04:55 Hardisty M40 SOS mp