Planners / Organisers Comments
We finally made it – after last minute problems with maps, OCAD formats and stroppy officials.
There were over 50 individuals and teams from 11 different ‘O’ clubs, including 14 non-affiliated or ‘rediscovering’ Orienteers. The event was designed primarily for new and improving competitors, and the constraints of such a small area and a large scale map limited the technical difficulty of the courses.
The score event course was only an afterthought for the experienced orienteers who may have needed more than a light green.
However, if you thought that you had turned into the Usain Bolts of Orienteering with your times it is because I had calculated the course distances on a setting of 1;10000, and of course, (or Off course in my case) the map was 1;5000. So distances were only half what you thought you had run. Doh!
The important thing is that everyone appeared to have Fun. There were lots of nice comments afterwards with many newcomers even having a go at a harder second course.
I hope I read everyone’s names and details correctly for the results – if not 1000 apologies – and the results are by start time rather than by finishing time as everyone (I’m sure) did their very best.
Thanks to those who helped, or offered but were not needed this time!
See you all again soon, Kieran Devine (and Jillian and Clare).
Results in XLS format viewer below (Free viewer available here: http://tinyurl.com/ExcelViewer)