The only practical months for using Frodsham Hill are January, February and early March due to a combination of bird nesting and bracken at other times of the year. Weather is therefore always likely to be a worry, and we were again fortunate to have a pretty good day. Thanks to the many Deesiders who used their experience by helping on the day, to Norman Hall for planning good courses, and to David Beattie for controlling . This was my first experience in organising an SI based event and I was particularly grateful to Tim Palmer and Barbara Majumdar who made sure this aspect worked well. SI punching is very good for identifying missing runners, but depends on everybody downloading. It was therefore disappointing that one (experienced) competitor who travelled alone did not download , which inevitably resulted in inconvenience to a number of us at a time when all we wanted to do was pack up and go home.
The significant number of juniors from Ulverston Victoria High School who are listed as non-competitive arose from the fact that they ran (at the school's request) on pre-marked maps. In fact most had good runs, and the yellow, light green and green courses would have been won by an Ulverston junior even after allowing for the time saved by not having to copy their map.
Thanks also to:
|Tim Kirwin (Woodland Trust Warden) for his land permission and willing support|
|Mr and Mrs Chris Foules for the use of their field and access lanes|
|Stan Eccles and Chris Hallows for helping before the event|
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