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Orienteering Club

Countryside Score Event 3 - Mobberley

The Plough & Flail, Paddock Hill, Mobberley. WA16 7DB

Rural score event using enlarged OS maps to navigate on public rights of way, suitable for newcomers and experienced navigators alike.

Great for discovering new paths and places, having a good run and relaxing afterwards.

Wed 01st Jul 2015

Type of event: Local-(D), Score
Info updated: 03rd Jul

Results

Event Report

Of the 41 controls, only two (#18 , #24) were not visited by any of the 36 runners.   The rest had at least two visits; even those placed in the north west to keep the hares busy.

Some people who did a similar event from the Boddington Arms, Wilmslow in July 2013 would have recognised some of the controls, as about 20 of them were re-used.  

Because the starts were on opposite sides of the area, and the area had shifted east, no-one should have had a similar run.  This may be worth considering if planning time is limited, though I was surprised how many controls had changed in two years.

Two controls had more than one incorrect answer:  #7, where the number and letter on the TP is 9C  (not 8C or 7C) and #22 where there are 2 humans on the fingerpost (not 1).

The latter is a common clue in Countryside Score, so I was being lenient  to mark ‘1 each side’ as correct, if it didn’t say how many ‘sides’ there were  (i.e. two).   

My answer to #23 – the number in yellow on the lamp post was 40.   I also allowed 500 because several people put it and one person put 40 or 500, so both must have been there. 

Thanks to John Williamson for checking most of the control descriptions and to Joseph and Hannah Proud for slashing nettles and brambles in various places, and to Simon Proud for the planning and finding such a pleasant place to start and finish.

Position

Names

Answers Recorded

Answers Correct

Time Penalty

Points Net

90 minutes

         

1

Dan Parker

29

1

0

28

1

Karen Parker

29

1

0

28

3

Chris Rostron

25

0

0

25

4

Eddie Speak

21

0

0

21

4

Julian Brown

21

0

0

21

6

Peter Redhead

20

0

0

20

7

Jo Miles

20

1

1

18

8

Ian Gilliver

18

1

0

17

9

Steve Fellbaum

20

5

0

15

10

Laura Hindle

13

0

1

12

           

60 minutes

         

1

John Britton

20

1

0

19

1

Lee Scott

19

0

0

19

3

Stephen White

18

0

0

18

3

Peter Bream

18

0

0

18

3

Stephen Martin

18

0

0

18

5

Rhys Beynon

17

0

0

17

5

Tim Martland

17

0

0

17

5

Dave McCann

18

0

1

17

8

Clive Giddis

17

1

0

16

8

Trevor Hindle

16

0

0

16

10

Mike Greenwood

15

0

0

15

10

James and Jane McCann

15

0

0

15

12

Barry Chambers

15

1

0

14

13

Brian Jackson

15

0

2

13

13

Bob Verity

13

0

0

13

15

Fiona Henley

13

0

1

12

15

Julie Laverock

12

0

0

12

15

Hazel Hindle

13

0

1

12

18

Kath Speak

11

1

0

10

19

Dave Mawdsley

12

3

0

9

20

Hannah Proud

9

0

1

8

20

Alan Heron

9

1

0

8

20

Lorraine Jackson

9

0

1

8

23

Jen Britton

7

0

0

7

24

Eleanor White

10

3

1

6

25

Sue Birkinshaw

9

3

1

5

26

Paul Smith (injured)

4

0

0

4

Pre Event Info

Venue: The Plough & Flail, Paddock Hill, Mobberley. WA16 7DB

Rural score event using public rights of way on an enlarged OS map extract.
60 or 90 minute score event.
Bring a pen/pencil and your watch.

Location

Nearest town: Mobberley

Registration & Start Times

Registration from 18.30. Pre-race briefing 19.10. Mass start 19.15

For people who can not make it for this time, or are delayed in traffic, there will be the opportunity to be timed electronically using your own or a borrowed SI card. The same options of 60 or 90 minutes apply.

Entry Details

Fees: Senior £3, Junior/student £1.50

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Terrain Description

Good path network and compared to Fernilee and Disley almost no hills on this one. Flat out running all the way then!!

Facilities

Pub meals available.

Dogs allowed?

Dogs on leads at all times. Farming country.

Contacts / Officials

Co-ordinator: Dave McCann 0161 483 2061

Safety and Risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

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