First could I say a big thank you to all of those club members who helped at the event, especially to Barry Barnes and Steve Ingleby who weren't even supposed to be doing anything but competing. I hope the newer members who helped have now put some names to faces and feel more part of the club. Without all their efforts the event would not have taken place or run as smoothly as it appeared to. With the night event being held on the Saturday evening I worked closely with Barbara Jones (night event organiser) to ensure we each had the equipment we needed. With guarantees from the Park Rangers that they would be there by 09:00 on Sunday at the latest we decided to store the equipment overnight in the Rangers office. After all, they had turned up at 21:00 on Saturday night to lock it up! With everything else going so smoothly I should have realised this was not a good idea. No Ranger appeared on Sunday and we were all hanging around wondering how we could hold an event without clocks, maps and control cards! Fortunately, the Ranger did turn up at 09:40 just as we were about to ring the police to tell them to ignore the alarm from the Rangers office. Thanks to the knowledge of the experience 'helpers' and the enthusiasm of the not so knowledgeable, everything got set up in around 20 minutes, with little help from me! It shows orienteering events are not 'run' by the organiser but by the 'helpers'.
P.S. When filling out your control card please include your BOF number at DEE events. It makes producing the results so much easier.
Marbury doesn't offer too many orthodox planning challenges … usually the biggest decision is deciding whether to send people clockwise or anti-clockwise around a donut-shaped bit of woodland. However, in an attempt to liven up yet another C4 and the Dee Club Champs, I decided to chance a novelty format for the two technical courses. Competitors were initially required to negotiate a standard point-to-point event, then collect 6 controls in any order, find a special thicket in a block of wood with many thickets, follow a line for 2 controls and finally pursue a mobile control that was intent on eluding fast runners. Feedback was favourable … I think most people enjoyed doing something different and perhaps we should consider something similar for a few of the summer evening events.
We also took a bit of a chance not using the lockable controls in an area with a poor vandalism record. Andy Payne and I decided that standard controls were essential for the night event and it would have been a pain replacing these for the day event. We got away with it as a couple of controls that moved on Saturday afternoon were recovered with the help of a stool, and only one control was shredded by an over-excitable mutt.
Thanks to Andy for acting as controller and not-so-mobile control (he found a comfy seat), Jean and Pete for collecting controls and 'Rupert' the mongrel for only semi-digesting control PV (path junction).
Pos Name Club Class Time 1 Shane Drinkwater PFO M35 33:41
Pos Name Club Class Time 1 Sam Drinkwater PFO M8 16:47 2 Hannah Hornby DEE W10 17:20 3 S Pickering DEE M7 18:35 4 Zoe Vokes DEE W9 22:39 5 Philip Vokes DEE M6 22:51 6 Karl Southern 32:07 Colour standard (Top 50% of 11 starters) 7 A Kennedy MDOC M11 40:05 8 P Marsden + E Bell DEE W5/6 40:49 9 A Stead + 1 W40 42:02 10 S Jackson + E Cuffin Munday
DEE W4 46:24 11 Daniel Southern 59:49
Pos Name Club Class Time 1 Matthew Vokes DEE M10 29:21 2 L Kennedy MDOC W14 31:44 3 Callum Crocker DEE M12 36:31 4 Michael Beasant DEE M10 37:56 5 Aaron Parkinson DEE M11 44:04 Colour standard (Top 50% of 10 starters) 6 Daniel Simpson DEE M12 57:56 7 James Gallagher DEE M12 61:01 8 T Marsden + W Bell DEE M9 67:06 9 Joshua, Matthew, Ben M10 79:21 10 James Ross + 1 DEE 80:12
Pos Name Club Class Time 1 I Campbell DEE M45 32:59 2 Robert Hornby DEE M40 35:27 3 Thomas Beasant DEE M12 38:30 4 M O'Donnell DEE M65 39:08 5 Mike Potter M21 40:06 6 Roger Green DEE M65 41:11 7 Stuart Anders SELOC M20 41:12 8 Jennifer Beasant DEE W40 43:43 9 Rob Kennedy MDOC M45 44:18 10 Pat Aspinall EPOC W60 44:57 11 Christopher Beasant DEE M12 45:06 12 Barry May DEE M60 45:16 13 Fran Heron SELOC W60 46:09 14 Darrell Smith SELOC M21 46:19 15 Jan Ellis WCH W50 47:56 16 R Ritzema DEE M55 49:24 Colour standard (49:28) 17 Frank Rose MDOC M70 49:51 18 Dan Wilcox DEE M14 51:23 19 J Jocys M45 55:13 20 S Hurrell DEE 55:18 21 C Barcham SELOC W35 57:03 22 Parkinson, Gallagher, Simpson
DEE M11 59:29 23 Kath Rose MDOC W70 62:42 24 Kathryn Tayler DEE W12 77:44 25 Tony Thomas 115:11
Pos Name Club Class Time 1 Andy Black DEE M21 44:55 2 David Radspinner DEE M35 45:14 3 Andrew Tarr DEE M60 47:59 4 Michael Richardson DEE M60 49:35 5 Anya Crocker DEE W18 52:58 6 C Kirkham MDOC M55 53:29 7 Mike Round DEE M50 53:30 8 B Parkinson EPOC M50 54:07 9 Barry Chambers DEE M50 55:13 10 Tim Murphy DEE M45 55:26 11 Jean Payne DEE W45 56:39 12 Terry Harper DEE M60 56:51 13 M Hateley DEE W35 57:34 14 C Gregson DEE W35 57:36 15 Anthony Greenwood EPOC M60 57:39 16 Alan Heron SELOC M65 60:22 17 Dando LUOTC 62:06 18 William Stead DEE M40 63:25 19 Clare Crocker DEE W40 63:40 20 Simon Crocker DEE M40 63:42 21 Rachel Morris AIRE W35 65:01 22 M Taylor DEE M45 65:54 Colour standard (67:22) 23 E Drew MDOC W21 68:01 24 R Tomkins LUOTC M40 68:03 25 J Tomkins LUOTC W12 69:03 26 Marie Williams MDOC W21 69:57 27 A Broatch 75:27 28 J Hurrell DEE W45 75:58 29 Davidson LUOTC 76:20 30 Carol Tarr DEE W60 77:30 31 B Verity DEE W50 77:40 32 Grice LUOTC 91:07 33 Doherty LUOTC 92:11 34 V Pitcher DEE W50 93:30 Disqualified Paul Chavasse DEE M35 w14 Craig Marsden M35 m6,20
Pos Name Club Class Time 1 Tim Martland MDOC M35 41:17 2 Peter Sleigh DEE M35 42:11 3 Steve Ingleby DEE M45 47:08 4 Mark Richardson M21 53:41 5 R Hill DEE M35 57:33 6 Chris Wilcox DEE M45 58:51 7 Sara Campbell DEE W35 59:01 8 Andy Campbell DEE M40 61:22 Colour standard (61:55) 9 Barbara Drew MDOC W16 65:35 10 John Ellis AIRE M35 67:05 11 C Drew MDOC M55 67:11 12 Ian Watson MDOC M55 69:32 13 Ryan LUOTC M20 71:07 14 C Hill DEE W35 73:17 Disqualified Richard Hainge MDOC M21 m28 R Verity DEE M60 m8