It was a perfect night for the event, dry with clear skies and rather dark. I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did.
I would like to thank the following helpers: The Beasants (for letting me piggy back on their event and for coming to the rescue!), Clive Giddis, John Hammond, Terry Harper, Ian Jackson, Eric Pye, Pete Sleigh, Martin Smith (both the planner and his namesake) and Mike Smithard.
It is always satisfying to control events where nothing goes wrong, especially on an area which even I can cross in any direction in well under 10 minutes. Many thanks to both planners (and organisers) for setting courses of the right length and difficulty, especially to Martin Smith, who reputedly spent 8 hours taping control sites one Friday night, finishing at 2 am! Although small, Pettypool contains plenty of different terrain, and I hope everyone enjoyed their runs. By all accounts one young orienteer enjoyed her night run so much that she may give up day events!
Orange (13) 2.100 km 9 C 1 Rhys Robinson DEE M16 11:21 2 Glenys Ferguson SROC W50 15:43 3 Barry Chambers DEE M50 18:12 4 Norman Seddon DEE M50 19:32 5 Dan Wilcox + dad DEE M12 20:12 6 Sam Drinkwater + dad PFO M7 20:46 7 Rachel Robinson DEE W12 20:52 8 Gina Upex MDOC W40 22:08 9 Stuart Anders SELOC M18 23:07 10 David Schorah DEE M14 30:16 11 Marie Williams MDOC W21 34:20 12 Thomas Beasant DEE M12 34:58 13 Middlewich High School IND 55:31 Green (12) 3.100 km 13 C 1 Martin Smith DEE M21 47:21 2 Paul Jones DEE M35 60:33 3 Janet Taylor MDOC W50 63:44 4 Anne Osborne MDOC W20 74:29 5 Ian Jackson DEE M21 74:33 6 Julie Brook MDOC W50 116:15 7 Daniel Kirschen MDOC M40 118:19 8 Robert Upex MDOC M18 131:52 Richard Hainge MDOC M21 mp Margaret Hateley DEE W35 mp Ben's Posse (dog) IND mp John Robinson DEE M50 mp Blue (13) 4.000 km 16 C 1 Simon Bourne MDOC M21 33:07 2 Tim Martland MDOC M35 41:23 3 Iain Bell DEE M35 43:06 4 David Downes WCOC M45 47:34 5 Noel Schorah DEE M40 56:16 6 George Robertson LOC M40 58:43 7 John Britton MDOC M50 60:21 8 Kevan Latham SELOC M45 62:48 9 Chris Rostron MDOC M50 68:50 10 Simon Coppock DEE M40 68:58 11 Tom Gray PFO M45 83:08 Peter Sleigh DEE M35 mp Paul Ferguson SROC M50 mp