I was pleased with the way that the event proceeded. At 8:30am, however, I was getting a little worried by the elements. Two of the three tents had been blown down and the timely assistance of two local people out walking their dogs was most welcome. After that, things seemed to go smoothly and well over a hundred of you were rewarded for your readiness to brave the elements by Jean's and Andy's well-planned courses. Thank you for coming. Even if the ruts slowed you down you could enjoy the pretty surroundings.
During the event two things made me feel uneasy.
1. I should have made the position of the provisional results strings (in the small car park near the finish) clearer to you. Mind you, given the state of the stubs, (writing affected by the damp and by frozen fingers among the finish team) I'm not sure that the strings provided a completely accurate picture on the day. Hopefully these results will appear quickly enough to make up for anyone going home on Sunday in ignorance of their performance.
2. More seriously, during the event the Countryside Ranger complained that some competitors had crossed out of bounds areas. Clearly this does our sport no favours given our dependence upon the goodwill of landowners. It is very unlikely that runners on the Yellow or Orange courses would have been tempted into the areas. Those experienced orienteers who transgressed will know who they are. Please stick to the rules in future!
On a more positive note I must pay tribute to my frozen team of helpers. I firmly believe that all helpers should be named in "results". They were- John Collins, Barbara Jones, Rachel Grundy, Caroline Gregson, Martin Pickering, Barry May, Rob McHarry, Paul Monaghan, Tim Palmer, Ritz Ritzema, Mark Taylor, Michael Woods, John and Susan Sherwood and Barry Barnes.
Thanks are also due to Mrs Dobson of the Egerton Arms for the use of the car park field. Thanks must go to David Wright ,County Council Ranger, for permission to stage the event. Apologies are also due to him on behalf of those who chose to ignore the rules.
Finally thanks to John Hammond for guiding me through the computerised results process.
Lost property - one mitten,one wellie - both toddler size (tel 01606-883474).
We knew that Little Budworth is small but perfectly formed. Now we know that it is pretty in the snow! We were fortunate to be sharing the planning with Peter Sleigh who planned the night event. In fact we used mainly his control sites with a few extra. The trade-off for the use of his sites was that we put out the night event controls while he went skiing! Need he have bothered as there was snow in plenty on Sunday? We hope you enjoyed the courses. Thank you for turning up.
Pos Name Club Class Time 1 J O'Neill ANFLD M12 14:18 2 L Grue ANFLD W12 16:02 3 J Nicholson ANFLD M12 16:32 4 M Vokes DEE M9 17:01 5 R Northcote KSM M12 18:15 6 I McDonough ANFLD M12 19:21 7 N Wolstencroft KSM M12 20:53 8 Callum Crocker DEE M9 21:13 9 C Burns ANFLD M11 21:18 10 P & Z Vokes DEE M5/W8 22:48 11 R Salisbury ANFLD M12 24:20 12 A O'Neill ANFLD W12 27:33 13 A Price + A Ridley MDOC W11 28:20 Colour Standard (Top 50% of 25 starters) 14 V Price MDOC W9 29:00 15 Sean Pickering DEE M6 29:51 16 Adam Henley SROC M10 31:11 17 Michael Beasant DEE M10 32:23 18 H Pye + family DEE 36:58 19 H Hornby + 2 Ind W6 38:08 20 Will Humphreys MDOC M7 42:19 21 Harry Mallon MDOC M8 44:26 22 J Warner Ind M60 45:40 23 K Taylor DEE W12 47:29 24 Humphreys, Mallon, Devine MDOC W5 48:34 Retired C Jackson DEE M4
Pos Name Club Class Time 1 S Hughes DEE M18 26:54 2 Christopher Smithard DEE M12 27:56 3 Peter Simpson POTOC M35 31:37 4 Rownthwaite & Thomas POTOC 33:45 5 Dan Wilcox DEE M12 33:59 6 Lineen + Fitzpatrick POTOC 35:17 7 D Brennan SELOC M6 35:52 8 Kenney & Thompson POTOC 36:14 9 H Hornby Ind 39:44 10 L Grue ANFLD W12 45:51 Colour Standard (Top 50% of 19 starters) 11 Goodwin & Winstanley POTOC 49:38 12 Drinkwater Family PFO 53:59 13 Thomas Beasant DEE M12 55:01 14 C Grundy + 1 Ind 55:30 15 H Hateley DEE W1 56:49 16 Christopher Beasant DEE M12 57:40 17 K Webb + 1 66:27 18 L Grue + 2 ANFLD 71:29 19 Killingbeck Family Ind 78:03
Pos Name Club Class Time 1 Nick Price MDOC M40 38:33 2 Stuart Anders SELOC M20 46:36 3 Anya Crocker DEE W16 46:53 4 Robert McHarry DEE M35 47:12 5 P Humphreys MDOC W40 48:23 6 Mark Taylor DEE M45 49:14 7 Jean Platt MEROC W50 52:31 8 Gary Grue DEE M16 53:32 9 A Hurrell DEE W45 54:23 10 D Brennan SELOC M16 54:26 11 Maggie Hateley DEE W35 54:38 12 Alan Goodall MEROC M55 55:52 13 Helen Price MDOC W40 55:55 Colour standard (57:49) 14 L Jackson MDOC 58:08 15 Carol Tarr DEE W60 59:28 16 Paul Whitton Ind M50 59:51 17 Tracey Targett PFO W21 61:03 18 Ian Ankers Ind M50 61:47 19 Carol Cranny DEE W55 64:44 20 Frank Rose MDOC M70 64:53 21 BE Verity DEE W50 66:27 22 S Hurrell DEE M40 69:21 23 Heather Peel SELOC W18 70:07 24 Janet Taylor DEE W40 72:07 25 Kath Rose MDOC W70 78:51
Pos Name Club Class Time 1 Philip Janaway DEE M35 42:53 2 Paul Monaghan DEE M40 44:10 3 JF Evans DEE M60 47:05 4 John Padget DEE M55 52:16 5 Ian Campbell DEE M45 55:28 6 Clare Crocker DEE W40 55:29 7 Andrew Tarr DEE M60 55:56 8 Ian Mallinson DEE M40 60:16 9 M Groom MDOC W21 62:09 10 David Brown DEE M50 62:28 11 Martin Cranny DEE M60 63:33 Colour standard (64:19) 12 Pauline Smithard DEE W45 66:20 13 David Edwards DEE M18 66:47 14 Jane Janaway DEE W35 68:36 15 Rachel Morris ERYRI W35 68:39 16 Michael Court M35 68:48 17 Phil Colville MDOC M45 69:26 18 EJ Pye DEE M40 70:25 19 Brian Lunt MEROC M50 72:06 20 Andy Black DEE M21 76:58 21 John Sherwood DEE M55 83:33 22 Vivienne Pitcher DEE W50 84:21
Pos Name Club Class Time 1 Elizabeth Jackson DEE W35 48:33 2 Mike Smithard DEE M50 51:07 3 Chris Wilcox DEE M45 52:03 4 Paul Lambert DEE M20 52:10 5 D Riley MDOC M21 53:32 6 Malcolm Irvine DEE M45 54:49 7 Ray Humphreys MDOC M40 56:56 8 Huw Lewis DEE M40 58:24 9 Martin Devine MDOC M40 59:17 10 RJ Verity DEE M55 60:15 11 Steve Harrold SELOC M45 60:18 12 Norman Hall DEE M50 61:30 13 P Targett PFO M35 66:37 14 Tim Hargreaves Ind M40 69:19 Colour standard (72:49) 15 Trevor Roberts MDOC M50 73:18 16 Marie Grayburn MDOC W40 75:20 17 Tim Mallon MDOC M40 76:19 18 A Williams DEE M50 78:33 19 Andrew Platt MEROC M50 80:27 Disqualified John Collins DEE M35 W17 John Ellis ERYRI M35 W2 Retired Stephen Hughes DEE M18