ORIENTEERING – CLUB SUCCESSES AROUND THE MIDLANDS
Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire was the venue for the East Midlands Regional urban race. Sue Bicknell W75 won the Women’s Hyper Vet course of 3.3km in 41.51mins and Mike Hampton M70 was 6th on the Men’s Ultra Vet 4.2km course taking 42.45mins.
Burbage Village Urban in Leicestershire saw some fast running by Chris McCartney M50 to take the lead in 32.53mins on the Long 4.8km course just ahead of Kin Wai Lee M21 33.39mins. David Lawson M55 was 4th in 36.57mins and top woman Harriet Lawson W21 8th in 41.59mins. Joanne Leigh W50 was 5th on the Medium 3.1km course in 32.17mins and Hilary May W65 1st in 29.48mins on the Short 1.8km course.
At the Grangewood event organised by Derwent Valley Orienteers, Chris McCartney M50 was placed 6th on the longest 8.1km course taking 63.11mins to find all 28 control points and Anne Straube W45 was the top woman with a time of 68.56mins.
The National Trust Stowe Gardens, near Buckingham, proved popular with club members and Will Gardner M21 was the fastest on the Brown 6.2km course taking 27.02mins, Duncan Birtwistle M21 was 2nd in 29.33mins. Bruce Bryant M60 was the leader on the Green 4.1km course in 29.28mins. Top OD runner in 44.51mins on the Short Green 3.3km course was Janet Richardson W70, placed 6th overall. Sian Gardner W60 was 4th on the Light Green 3.8km course in 38.55mins.
3rd November 2020