SOC Level D - Bramshaw

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Planner's comments

Thanks for coming along to the SOC Level D at Bramshaw on such a glorious Autumn day. Bramshaw South - last used for the November Classic in 2019 - is one of the more technical areas of the New Forest and provides plenty of scope for challenging navigation. The courses planned offered opportunities to practise different techniques in the varied terrain. The bracken in some areas made it hard to discern "clearings", and perhaps the courses may have been a tad long, but from the feedback at download most competitors enjoyed the challenge.

Thanks to those who supported my planning - the forest team for hanging and collecting and all those who gave up their time to support in some way or another in the run-up to the event and on the day.

Lisa James

Organiser's comments

What can I say? It was a glorious and memorable day and I am so glad that so many competitors turned up and enjoyed the event. I would just like to add my thanks to our SOC team who turned up to help-with good humour and flexibility and initiative and especially to Julia Loring, the main organiser who put most of the hard work in prior to the day.

Look forward to seeing you all at the November Classic on Sunday 6th of next month.

Helen Wheelwright

Thoroughly enjoyed the green course Lisa well done on the planning-caught me out totally on the shortest leg! It shows the need for total concentration. We did manage to use the area once since the Classic in 2019 for a closed club event during the rigours of covid with 30 orienteers in the morning and another 30 in the afternoon. But it was great to get back to the area with a proper event with 100 competitors from a great venue. Thanks to Nick Bosbury for suggesting the village hall, following the cutback by Forestry England of the public car parks that are deemed suitable for orienteering events.