The annual Twin Peaks two day event organised by Manchester and District Orienteering Club attracted quite a few club members and on Day 1 the slippery steep tree covered slopes of Macclesfield Forest certainly stretched our club members.

On the Short Brown 7.1k course Nathan Lawson M16 finished in top place overall coming in at 1.06.55mins, Hamish Rogers M18 had fine run coming in 3rd place in 1.08.33mins and Julie Emmerson W18 was the fastest female taking only 1.19.40mins to complete the course. Andy Emmerson was 2nd in his class on the Blue 5.6k course.

Harriet Lawson W18 was top female finisher on the Short Blue 5k course taking 58.04mins, Lesley Ross W45 was second in 60.49mins and Rachel Emmerson W18 was 3rd best W18 in 74.36mins on the same course. Third best M70 on the Green 3.5k course was awarded to Trevor Simpson who took 62.22mins.

On Day 2 the urban event was staged around the interesting street layout of Stockport and Julie Emmerson W18 again was the top female taking 57.36mins on the 6.6k course. Mike Hampton M65 came 3rd on the 4.2k course in 37.55mins.

Leicester Orienteering Club staged an event at Ratby Woodlands and Anne Straube W35 won the Green 5k course in 43.22mins and Liz Phillips W45 was 5th in 49.59mins. Roger Hailey M75 came 2nd in 58.47mins on the Short Green 4.1k course. Will Heaton M14 was placed 3rd on the Orange 3.1k course taking 41mins.

On Saturday club members enjoyed the challenges of running through Cambridge taking in the city centre, colleges and grounds. Congratulations to Warwick Universityā€™s new orienteer, making his debut in an urban event, Jonathan Escalante-Phillips M21 who came in 5th in the 7.1k Menā€™s Open Race taking only 50.01mins.

This weekend Octavian Droobers Orienteers are taking part in the Salisbury City race and the New Forest November Classic event which are the final two events of 19 events in the UK Orienteering League. Currently OD are in 2nd place behind South Yorkshire in the club tables and Julie Emmerson is joint second in the individual league.


 29th October 2013

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