The extremely wet conditions and thick undergrowth reduced the speed of competitors around the Ashridge Forest event organised by Happy Herts Orienteering Club. William Gardner M21 was 2nd in 68.25mins and Duncan Birtwistle M21 6th in 77.53mins on the 10.7km course with 205 metres of climb. Anne Straube W40 was 2nd woman overall on this long course taking 85.53mins. Lesley Ross W50 was 4th, 1st woman, on the 7.9km course with 150 metres of climb, taking 65.58mins. Junior Max Straube-Roth M10 was 2nd in 31.56mins on the Orange 2.9km course.

Urban orienteering is continuing to grow in popularity with club members enjoying searching for strategically placed controls along the streets and parks of familiar and unfamiliar towns and cities. Navigating and running around Ashby de la Zouch provided the challenge this weekend and Sheila Carey W70 was 3rd on the Womens Super Vet 4.7km course in 44.39mins, Margaret Willdig W65 2nd in 31.13mins, Jane Stew W60 3rd in 37.20mins and Hilary May W65 6th in 48.11mins on the Womens Ultra Vet 3.1km course. Keith Willdig M70 was 4th in 40.59mins, Mike Hampton 7th in 43.22mins and Peter Carey M75 9th in 44.35mins on the Mens Ultra Vet 4.7km course.

15th October 2019

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