Please click on the link below for the results and splits

http://www.octavian-droobers.org/od/results/2014/20140613brueton/provisional/

 

Course/   Category

Mens/ Boys

Runner up

Womens/ Girls

Runner up

Age 10 and   under

Chris Markham   OD

George White OD

Florence Lunn   OD

Tabitha Lunn OD

Age 11 - 16

Felix Lunn OD

Sam Leadley OD

Gemma   Cairns-Smith WCH

Jessica Parker WRE

Age 17 - 39

William   Gardiner OD

Matthew Elkington OD

Anne Straube   OD

Ellie Boot OD

Age 40 - 59

Chris McCartney   OD

Barry Elkngton OD

Delia   Kingsbury WRE

Suzanne Humphries OD

Age 60 +

Michael   Baggott HOC

Richard Gardner OD

Margaret   Willdig OD

Sue Hallet OD

 

WEST MIDLAND PARK CHAMPIONSHIPS

Controller's Comments

I thought Brueton was well suited for a “Park” event, especially with the Nature Reserve fields to the south providing some variety for the longer courses. Bob Brandon made good use of it by providing fast courses, but with frequent changes of direction to keep you on your toes. My only concern was that the path structure limited the options for the M/W10 course, which was unavoidably rather boring as a result.

The map is beginning to show its age, but I am grateful to Bruce Bryant for his work on producing the layout and for other help – particularly for making significant updates which had been suggested. The seasonal vegetation in, and bordering, the wooded areas was more extensive than the map suggested but we tried to avoid it as far as possible. There were notices at the start warning about this.

An early failure of control 141 was quickly rectified, and the value of the back-up punches on emit cards was helpful in ensuring that nobody was penalised.

Congratulations to the Champions, and my thanks to John Middler, Bob Brandon and the OD Team for the opportunity to work with them on this event.

Robert Vickers (HOC)

 

Planner’s Comments

My first attempt at planning the courses had the start and finish together close to parking.  Courses A to D worked their way to the top of the park and back down again, with A,B&C visiting the more wild part of the park beyond the 6th Form College.

I then noticed the specification for Course E - M/W10 minus which, to me, needs a White course.  The particular suitable path simply snakes its way through park and doesn't come back.  However, remembering the secret passage-way meant that by magic the Start relocated in Malvern Park.

I hope that you enjoyed your course.

I found Robert Vickers' input invaluable as the final courses took shape.  Robert's external eye helped also as that mapping legend, Bruce Bryant, brought the map up to date -  Bruce also keeping an eye on my developing Condes course file. Thanks to both of them, and thanks also to Mike Baggott for bringing the dodgy unit 141 to our attention !

Bob.

 

Organiser's Comments

What a great day, spoilt only by the occasional showers early in the day. Thankfully we had set up 2 of the frame tents so we could shelter through the worst of it. Courses and assembly area were in place before 9am so there was very little for helpers to do when they arrived at 9.30. I am eternally grateful to all of the helpers, especially those non competing parents Kimberley and Phil Lunn. You will be glad to know that the finances balanced to the penny! Registration ran really smoothly thanks to Lyn Page who issued EMIT cards and ensured runners were entered in the correct class.

We had a very good turnout, almost double from last year. Numbers were boosted by our neighbours from LEI and DVO. We even had visitors from MDOC, EBOR, PFO (Accrington) and SOS from Essex. However, the most travelled award goes to the Westin family from Skien in Norway. Welcome Kjell, Lenka, Kjersti and Emilie and I hope you are enjoying your holiday. We must be doing something right, we are attracting an international field to regional events!

John Middler

 

 

 

 

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Planner’s Comments

My first attempt at planning the courses had the start and finish

together close to parking.  Courses A to D worked their way to the top

of the park and back down again, with A,B&C visiting the more wild

part of the park beyond the 6th Form College.  I then noticed the

specification for Course E - M/W10 minus which, to me, needs a White

course.  The particular suitable path simply snakes its way through

park and doesn't come back.  However, remembering the secret

passage-way meant that by magic the Start relocated in Malvern Park.

I hope that you enjoyed your course.

I found Robert Vickers' input invaluable as the final courses took

shape.  Robert's external eye helped also as that mapping legend,

Bruce Bryant, brought the map up to date -  Bruce also keeping an eye

on my developing Condes course file. Thanks to both of them, and

thanks also to Mike Baggott for bringing the dodgy unit 141 to our

attention !

Bob.