Well done to all those who came along to Parc Penallta and made the most of the window of opportunity between storms!
We had quite a few having a go for the first time, so we hope to see you again soon. For those that were doing it for the first time, don’t be put off by not finishing, missed controls, wrong controls or any times, it’s all part of the learning process. So long as you had fun and want to come back for more! And for those that got all the Controls – Well done – So what’s next? Another go on a different area? A faster time? A harder course? or come to one of our training sessions to learn more? It’s up to you…
For those on the Longer Courses, there were some interesting vegetation route choices to be made and to those that jumped right in for the first time, what a terrific effort! Have a look at your maps and the route you took. Could you have taken a different route?
Apologies to Peter Ribbons and Peter Maloney, we had a few technical download difficulties and the back up reader couldn’t retrieve your split time after control 5 (I have used rounded up weighted averages in the splits table for you).
Thanks to Paul for helping on Starts and Download and Mark and Alice for control collection.
Many thanks to all who came along to the muddy Porthkerry event today. Apologies for the swapping of controls 103 and 118 but thanks to Marcus Pinker who not spotted my error but also rectified the situation for any later runners. Also sorry about control 134. It was a late decision to move lower down the slope but unfortunately not all those running the technical courses got the message. Finally thanks to all the helpers without whom it would not have been possible to run the event. Jane Bush and Simon Williamson on the start and Simon also for control collection. Kevin Bush on download. Last but not least Graham Tough on registration and who also produced the results.
Thanks to Camilla and Alice for setting a challenging course and for the post race refreshments . The weather cleared just in time for the start. I have edited a few runs to add controls missed due to poor GPS tracking. If anyone else has an controls they think have been missed let me know. – Nick.
Message from Alan Mackenzie – Alan wishes to thank those orienteers who took time to look after him when he became unwell. Not only the lady who gave up her run, but also the two who waited with him until a rescue car arrived.