Please click HERE for a pdf of the results.
Please click HERE for a link to winsplits.
Saturday 3rd March saw the Memorial Park covered in a layer of snow.
The forecast for next weekend is also hinting at snow, so good timing
on somebody’s part.
The Memorial Park offers little opportunity for technical
orienteering, however it is a great venue for the schools’
championships. It is contained within clear boundaries, is used by
many people and is familiar to a lot of the young orienteers. Mike
Snell was faced with the task of planning ‘junior’ courses that
catered for youngsters with extensive experience of orienteering as
well as those new to the sport. His courses succeeded in achieving the
necessary compromise and led to some competitive outcomes for the
individual prizes. The longer course made the best use of the area
possible and though not technically demanding, did offer challenge to
more experienced orienteers. Longish uphill legs and very soft
underfoot conditions combined to sap energy.
Nearly 100 competitors took part, most of them juniors. I hope they
enjoyed the challenge and that many of those new to the sport, will
continue to compete. Well done all of you. That this event succeeds is
down to all the work put in by helpers. I was pleased and reassured by
all the offers of help that I received. It’s a long list, but I don’t
want to leave anybody out. My thanks to the following Karin for all
the organisation she put in before, during and after the event.
Hilary, Chris, John W, Sharon and John B for efficiently running registration.
Graeme, Andy and Pete for providing help to the many Juniors unsure of
what they were doing. Bob, Phil and Liz for seeing competitors through
Kirsti, Mike and Juliette for supervising the finish and ensuring that
competitors remembered to download.
Graham and Rob for running download and getting out results so quickly.
Lucy and Barry for handing out certificates and prizes.
Bob, Mike and John W for collecting controls and all who helped pack
everything away in such short order.
Thanks to all of you for making the organiser’s job on the day so stress-free.
The individual results were posted on the club website on Saturday
The team results were as follows:
1. PARKHILL 48
2. BABLAKE JUNIOR 33
3. STAVERTON 27
1. KENILWORTH 60
2. KING HENRY VIII 42
3. SOUTHAM 19
1. KENILWORTH 74
2. KING HENRY VIII 46
3. BABLAKE 16