|2||Bradley Powles & Daniel Martin||M10||34:23:00|
|4||Ashley & David Knott||M10||50:06:00|
|Jacky Embrey||W50||HOC||40:44:00||Missing 128|
|Charlotte Boden||W21||OD||53:59:00||Missing 129,131,140|
|Rachel Emmerson||W16||OD||35:15:00||Missing 124,103,122,134|
Thank you all for coming. Luckily, the rain held off until just before all the controls were collected in. I hope you weren’t disappointed with the shortened courses. I didn’t hear any complaints, and I think some of you were quite relieved. After initial planning I found out that we did not have permission to use the woods, so I used 3 controls that had previously been used in the fields, as it would have been a 90 mile round trip for me to check them. Unfortunately, the fences have been “improved” into this area, including layering of the hedge, and it proved impossible to penetrate, leading to 3 controls being deleted from the Green and Blue courses.
Apologies that the Blue Course maps ran out. I based the number of maps on the number of competitors that attended the last event at Ryton Pools in August and as I knew that some “Blue” competitors were having an extended holiday in Scotland I thought that would be enough. If you gave up your map to another runner after your run and would like a copy of the course please let me know your details and I will print a map and send it to you.
I had to get the courses to the printers early so I could collect the maps 2 weeks before the event (I was in Scotland for the Scottish 6 Day event the week before the event), so unfortunately I didn’t have time to put them on the updated map that Bruce sent me a few days after I sent the courses to the printers.
Thanks to my helpers, Mike Hampton and Greta and Keith Greenhall who helped me put out the controls and man the registration and download, and also helped get in the controls together with Sue Hallett, Mark Beverley and Irene Rogers. I could not have done the event without them.