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Orienteering Club

MetrO - Sale Water Park

MetrO: is a night street type event run in daylight, with public transport to a choice of four starts, and with the option of a paperless map.

Results and Organiser's Comments now available ...

Mon 24th Aug 2015

Type of event: Local-(D), Street, Urban
Info updated: 25th Aug

Results

Event Report

Organiser's Comments

Some stunning times from what was a long linear Orienteering event.

Well done to everyone who found their way to the right Stations and Starts and still had the energy to run back.

And well done to those who ran navigating purely by their Apps. Surely an Orienteering first!

PS No retirals, but that would have been v. difficult.

Peter Ross

Results

Brooklands

   
  Name Club Time

1

Jillyan Dobby

MDOC

26.51

2

Jacky Embrey

DEE

27.35

3

Janet Pickering & Phillipa

 

28.51

4

Julie Brook

MDOC

33.09

5

Marie Roberts

MDOC

42.50

6

Margaret Gregory

MDOC

51.18

       

Timperley

   
 

Name

Club

Time

1

John Britton

MDOC

38.56

2

Trevor Hindle

MDOC

40.27

3

David Wathey

MDOC

46.58

4

Laura Hindle

MDOC

47.42

5

Pete Owen

DEE

50.33

6

Carolyn Hindle

MDOC

53.13

7

Graham Stanton

 

54.11

8

Ian Farrell

MDOC

55.00

9

Peter Jackson

 

55.40

10

Hazel Hindle

MDOC

60.18

11

Trevor Roberts

MDOC

61.52

12

Andrew Gregory

MDOC

62.13

13

Grahame Crawshaw

MDOC

63.47

14

Charlotte Willis

 

66.19

15

Jean Payne

DEE

68.50

16

Rebecca Wilson

 

75.56

17

Hannah Proud

MDOC

77.33

18

Melody Thompson

SELOC

85.45

       

Navigation Road

   
 

Name

Club

Time

1

Lee Scott

SYO

65.20

2

Stephen Martin

MDOC

65.43

3

Ian Maudsley

 

68.22

4

James Munro

 

70.19

5

Andrew Littlewood

MDOC

75.16

6

Mark Seddon

SELOC

76.53

7

John Williams

MDOC

81.11

8

Chris Rostron

MDOC

84.49

9

Andy Payne

DEE

85.18

10

David Morris

MDOC

91.25

       

Altrincham

   
 

Name

Club

Time

1

Leon Foster

AIRE

63.18

2

James Walsh

MDOC

66.02

3

John Embrey

DEE

75.30

4

Patrick Walsh

 

76.35

5

Paul Turner

SELOC

84.52

6

Darren Baker

DEE

92.24

7

Paul Clifford

MDOC

96.42

8

Trevor Longman

 

106.57


Pre Event Info

The idea is that the competitors, having assembled in the car park at the Trafford Water Sports Centre by Sale Water Park around 6.30pm, will then take the short walk to Dane Road Metro station before taking a southbound tram to one of four stations: Brooklands, Timperley, Navigation Road or Altrincham. They then run back to the finish at Sale Water Park (not to be confused with Sale Metro Station) arriving before sundown  - 8.00pm - to enjoy the Boathouse bar and pub grub.

There will one A4 night street event type map for each of the four legs of the Altrincham to Sale Water Park course. Those getting off before Altrincham will require fewer maps on which to return to the Water Park. Alternatively Peter Ross () will supply a single georeferenced digital map, complete with controls, covering the whole competition area. This can be read using the MapTiler app (£1.99) on an Android or Apple smartphone or tablet.

The map is sourced from openorienteeringmap data courtesy of Steve Lang's wizardry and updated a wee bit by Sue Birkinshaw and Peter Ross. The controls will be typical night street event controls.

Location

Nearest town: Sale

Directions / Parking

Signed from roundabout under M60 junction 6

Entry Details

Starting point To Sale Water Park Maps required Metro ticket

Brooklands

2.9km

1 £1.60

Timperley

6.1km

2 £2.20

Navigation Road

8.9km

3 £2.20
Altrincham 11.6km 4 £2.20

 

Fee: Seniors £3/ Juniors £1.50. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Please let Peter know if you intend to come so that we have enough maps.

       or phone  07768 431 478

Facilities

Useful stuff

http://www.theboathousesale.co.uk  and the telephone number is 0161 962 0118

http://www.metrolink.co.uk/stationinfo/Documents/Route_Map.pdf

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.klokantech.maptiler.app

http://www.maptiler.com

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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