Organiser's Comments - Malcolm Irvine

Everything seemed to go well, except that we could have done with an extra yellow master map at registration. As the start was quite a long way from registration, I decided to take one of the master maps there in case anyone forgot to copy it down. As it happens, I don't think anyone did but it resulted in a queue to copy the yellow master map at registration. My apologies if you where delayed.

I think Noel did a good job with the courses. He used the outside of the golf course which has been rarely used in recent years due to access conflict with the golfers. Whilst the linear nature doesn't make this part terribly difficult, quite a few competitors haven't seen this part before, and from the comments I heard I think you enjoyed this excursion.

Many thanks to the Wirral Ranger Service for the use of the area and their assistance, in particular providing the key to the gate by the start. Also thanks to Barbara, Gwyn, Ian, Naomi and the Schorah, Majumdar and Irvine families for their help on the night.

Planner's Comments - Noel Schorah

I hope that you enjoyed your course at Arrowe Park. While Arrowe Park is not the most challenging of Deeside's areas I tried to ensure that there was some variation by starting in the South and using the area around the Golf Course for all courses. For some people this would have been their first visit to this part of the park. Although there were similarities between the courses at this stage there was still a need to maintain concentration to navigate quickly to the controls on your own course. I also decided to avoid the use of second master maps, which meant that the Green & Blue courses had a cross over on the return from the Northern controls. In the later parts of the courses there were a few route choice options for the Green & Blue course competitors: did you go direct or around? I didn't see all of the results but hopefully the course lengths were about right. Finally I would like to thank Malcolm Irvine for checking the courses & control descriptions, Andrew Irvine for collecting in some controls and my family for all their assistance.

Blue 6km 21 Controls

Pos Name                      Club   Class   Time
   1 Rhys Findlay-Robinson     DEE    M18    43:23
   2 Ed Cochrane               MEROC  M16    44:26
   3 John Summut               MEROC  M21    45:43
   4 Michael Woods             DEE    M45    49:25
   5 Eifion Thomas             DEE    M50    49:46
   6 Colin Lynch                      M35    50:28
   7 John Brittan              MDOC   M50    51:55
   8 John Robinson             DEE    M50    53:49
   9 David Schorah             DEE    M16    55:41
  10 Simon Coppock             DEE    M40    58:53
  11 J Cockrane                MEROC  M16    59:41
  12 M Stratham                DEE    M40    62:08
  13 Chris Rostron             MDOC   M55    62:27
  14 Peter Potter              DEE    M45    63:14
Colour standard (65:04)
  15 Martin Pickering          DEE    M35    65:46
  16 Andy Black                DEE    M21    77:44
  17 John Wheeler              MEROC  M40    88:48
 

Green 4.4km 18 Controls

Pos Name                      Club   Class   Time
   1 Norman Hall               DEE    M55    43:34
   2 Bob Roach                 DEE    M60    49:01
   3 Roy Lindsell              OD     M55    49:05
   4 William Stead             DEE    M40    49:22
   5 Denis Murphy              DEE    M55    49:37
   6 Matthew Vokes             DEE    M12    49:57
   7 Joseph O'Neill            DEE    M16    50:12
   8 Pete Owens                DEE    M40    50:21
   9 Stephen Platts            DEE    M16    51:02
  10 Alan Mullock              DEE    M55    51:17
  11 Peter Hills               DEE    M55    51:56
  12 Tim Murphy                DEE    M45    52:48
  13 Barry Chambers            DEE    M50    53:42
  14 John Nicholson            DEE    M14    56:20
  15 Martin Cranny             DEE    M65    56:27
  16 Ian Gilmartin             DEE    M45    56:30
  17 Barry May                 DEE    M60    56:48
  18 David Brown               DEE    M55    57:15
  19 Alan Platts               DEE    M45    59:03
  20 Mike Vokes                DEE    M40    59:24
  21 David Shaw                DEE    M18    60:18
  22 Joy Irvine                DEE    W45    62:36
  23 Paul Nicholson            DEE    M45    64:33
Colour standard (65:21)
  24 Hockedy                          M      65:35
  25 Sheila Hills              DEE    W55    68:40
  26 Margaret Murphy           DEE    W55    72:39
 

Light Green 3.8km 13 Controls

Pos Name                      Club   Class   Time
   1 R Brennan                        M20    35:53
   2 L Higginbottom                   M20    38:12
   3 Davy Ford                        M12    40:56
   4 Peter Ford                       M45    43:01
   5 Susan Findlay-Robinson    DEE    W50    47:36
   6 Zoe Smithard              DEE    W12    49:38
   7 Aaron Parkinson           DEE    M12    56:08
Colour standard (Top 50% of 13 starters)
   8 Roger Green               DEE    M65    56:24
   9 Carol Cranny              DEE    W55    69:03
  10 Beatrix Calow +1                 W10    71:19
  11 Sian Calow + 1                   W40    71:21
  12 Robert Salisbury          DEE    M14    73:21
  13 Graeme Blair              DEE    M12    74:21
 

Orange 3km 10 Controls

Pos Name                      Club   Class   Time
   1 C Burns                   DEE    M14    37:35
   2 Callum Brayton            DEE    M12    39:25
   3 L Pyper + 1               DEE    M12    41:34
   4 P Cowburn                        M65    51:19
   5 C McNall                         W21    57:11
Colour standard (Top 50% of 10 starters)
   6 A Mawhinney                      W21    59:15
   7 Naomi Ritchie                    W10    64:47
   8 Katie Nugent                     W10    68:09
   9 Hannah Irvine             DEE    W10    79:58
Retired
     Bethany Schorah           DEE    W12   
 

Red 4km 9 Controls

Pos Name                      Club   Class   Time
   1 Rebecca Sammut                   W21    45:18
Colour standard
 

Yellow 2.2km 10 Controls

Pos Name                      Club   Class   Time
   1 Nia Benson                       W12    22:00
   2 R Grundy                  DEE    W35    22:37
   3 Jack and Sidney                  M10    24:27
   4 Zoe Vokes                 DEE    W10    25:11
   5 Philip Vokes              DEE    M10    26:46
   6 Matt Astbury                     M10    27:27
   7 Helen Elmes               DEE    W10    27:30
   8 James Ellis                      M10    28:41
   9 J King + 2                       M12    28:52
  10 Peter Hotchkiss                  M      29:57
  11 Michael Ellis                    M6     32:52
Colour standard (33:00)
  12 Evelyn Elmes              DEE    W10    36:41
  13 G Newton                         W14    37:25
  14 C Grundy                         W10    37:29
  15 Robert Wilson                    M12    37:54
  16 Kelly Townsend                   W12    38:38
  17 Joanna Bright                    W10    42:06
  18 Sean Pickering            DEE    M10    42:13
  19 J Drew + 2                DEE    W12    48:58
  20 Graham Moran                     M10    49:07
  21 Alan Moran                       M10    49:25
Disqualified
     Luke Hughes                      M10   Missing 5