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Orienteering Club

Autumn Series 2 - Wythenshawe Park

Park score event

Sat 04th Oct 2014

Type of event: Local-(D), Score
Type of terrain: Parkland
Info updated: 17th Mar

Results

Event Report

Organiser: David Wathey
Planners: Kate & Dave Bryant
Series Co-ordinator: Chris Rostron

Helpers were rewarded with a rather special slice of cake: 'BATT-O-BURG' cake - made by Cecilia.

Planners' Notes

When planning the Tech Score course, our perceived best 'base' control was 114. And most competitors did in fact choose this one. However, it was very interesting to see which other controls people chose, which also permitted numerous 'butterfly' loops of 2 or 3 intermediate controls. Several people stuck to this 'butterfly' principle throughout (visiting their base control as many as 8 times !), whilst others did 3 or 4 such loops and then managed to collect all (or nearly all) the other controls too.

However, we also wanted to make the normal Score course long enough to occupy 45 minutes, so placed controls at the extremities of the area, calculating that it would be at least 6Km to collect them all. So it required some pretty fast running and few mistakes to manage that.

When planning the Yellow course, we didn't expect some competitors to take the longer 'alternative' route between 1 & 2, outside the park along the busy road (Yellow courses are not meant to have any route choice!). Where we did expect them to have trouble they all managed fine! Yellow planners take note - expect the unexpected!

Kate & Dave


Pre Event Info

The Autumn Series 2014 events will offer 3 courses:

  • a 45min score event. Practice event for British Schools Score Championship
  • a yellow course for beginners
  • a 45min technical score event for the more experienced.

On the technical score points are given as follows:

  • As per the normal score event. All controls are worth 10 points with a penalty of 5 points per minute or part minute late BUT
  • The FIRST control punched becomes YOUR MASTER control - choose carefully
  • Subsequent visits to your MASTER control are worth double (i.e. 20 points) provided between visits you have visited at least 2 NEW controls (i.e. controls you have not visited before)

Location

Nearest town: South Manchester

Registration & Start Times

Register 10.00 to 11.00, Starts 10.30 to 11.15. Fee £3/1.50. SI punching.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: David Wathey
Planners: Kate & Dave Bryant
Series Co-ordinator: Chris Rostron 01663 764799

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