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Orienteering Club

Countryside Score Event 2 - Sutton Lane Ends

With 60 minute and 90 minute runs available and using enlarged OS maps to navigate on public rights of way, these events offer an alternative form of informal low-cost orienteering suitable for newcomers and experienced navigators alike.

Wed 25th Jun 2014

Type of event: Local-(D), Score
Info updated: 20th Mar

Results

Event Report

Planner's Comments

Thanks to all who came along to Church House last Wednesday. Numbers were a bit down on what we have come to expect, but this might have been due to the clash with Macc Harriers' "Polly Lander" event in the Goyt Valley, Wilmslow Running Club's summer series 10km race the following day, the World Cup …

Thanks to Shelagh at Church House for accommodating us, to Steve Lang for printing, to Andy Thornton for running Registration, to Chris Rostron and Martin Green who became car park attendants at a moment's notice, and James McCann for doing all the on-the-night marking - he did a great job!

Congratulations to Jim Trueman who won the 90 minute event and Alistair Thornton who was clear winner of the 60 minute event despite (just) incurring 3 time penalties …

… and the returned clue sheets demonstrate that it was effectively two events, as some controls came into play at 90 minutes that were out of reach at 60.

Jim Trueman, Carl Benson, Alan Ogden, Dave McCann and Steve Fellbaum made their way up to Control 30 at The Hanging Gate (@325m elevation); while Jim, John Britton, Stephen Martin, Chris Rostron and Eddie Speak visited control 46 (also @ 325m elevation) - the view must have been lovely! Three people found the four "Modern Megaliths" at control 40, while four visited the delightful stone bridge at control 38.

In reviewing the marking I've accepted the following:
Control 14  5 or 6 rungs on the hen house
Control 22  3 or 4 strands of barbed wire
Control 26  No-one gave my answer of 9 o-clock, so I've accepted the two answers of 12 o'clock
Control 36  "A M Bell" accepted, though you weren't looking at the same post as I was ("I/dog/boxer")
Control 38  4 or 5 capping stones on each side of the stone bridge

Otherwise, where the majority of people have given my expected answer I have not accepted a different answer. Happily there aren't very many of these.

Hope you enjoyed it - see you in 2 weeks in Mobberley!

Ian Gilliver

Position Name Answers Wrong Time Penalty Total
90 minute Score
1 Jim Trueman 28 0 1 27
2 John Britton 26 1 (no.3) 1 24
3= Stephen Martin 25 2 (nos. 24, 46) 0 23
3= Steve Dempsey 24 0 1 23
5 Simon Proud 23 1 (no. 18) 0 22
6= Chris Rostron 22 0 1 21
6= Carl Bedson 23 2 (nos. 24, 33) 0 21
8 Alan Ogden 21 0 1 20
9= Eddie Speak 19 0 0 19
9= Dave McCann 19 0 0 19
11= Steve Fellbaum 18 1 (no. 32) 0 17
11= Jane McCann 18 1 (no. 18) 0 17
13 Julie Brook 15 0 0 15
14 Jess & Rach 14 0 0 14
15 Marie Roberts 12 0 0 12

 

Position Name Answers Wrong Time Penalty Total
60 minute Score
1 Alistair Thornton 23 1 (no. 18) 3 19
2= Laura Hindle & Trevor 16 0 0 16
2= Mike Greenwood 16 0 0 16
2= Dan Parker 16 0 0 16
2= Paul Smith 16 0 0 16
6= Hazel Hindle 16 0 1 15
6= Martin Green 16 0 1 15
8= Peter Lancaster 13 0 0 13
8= Julie Laverock 13 0 0 13
8= Carolyn Hindle & James Hanson 14 1 0 13
11= Lorraine Jackson 12 0 0 12
11= Trevor Roberts 13 1 (no. 3) 0 12
11= The Crawshaws 13 0 1 12
14 Darren Baker 11 0 0 11
15 Carol Stynes 10 0 0 10
16= Maria David 9 0 0 9
16= Pete & Rae Lomas 10 1 (no.2) 0 9
16= Tony Wagg 12 0 3 9
18= Kath Speak 8 0 0 8
18= Jennifer Britton 8 0 0 8
18= John Pigott 9 0 1 8
21= Richard Evans 7 0 0 7
21= Sue Birkinshaw 8 0 1 7

Pre Event Info

Church House, Sutton, SK11 0DS
Rural score event using public rights of way on enlarged OS map extract. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Pub meals available.
60 or 90 minute score event
Registration from 18.30. Pre-race briefing 19.10. Mass start 19.15
Fees: Senior £3, Junior/student £1.50
Bring a pen/pencil and your watch.
Dogs on leads at all times. Farming country.

Location

Nearest town: Sutton

Contacts / Officials

Contact: Andy Thornton 01625 614335

Safety and Risk

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