The going underfoot is always going to be tough at Bosley - steep slopes, rocks, deep heather, brambles etc - and on such a small area it is not easy to plan courses which everybody will enjoy. That said, believe it or not, we did try to avoid the "worst" bits, and the use of the SI punching system enabled us to criss-cross the area to provide some longer "running" legs, and avoid too much contouring on the steep & deep slopes.
For the Blue & Red courses master maps for both part 1 and part 2 were (unconventionally) copied down at the start. This means that competitors do not have to faff around in the middle of their runs, so we hope this becomes standard practice in similar situations at future events.
We would also like to reiterate all Mike's thank yous, and thank Mike himself for Controlling & Mapping.
Andy & Vicky Thornton
I was pleased with the relatively low numbers of competitors who retired or misspunched.
Thanks to everyone who turned up and made all our hard work worthwhile.
I would like to thank the following people:
Phil Colville Map Printer
Jenny Shaw Organiser
Thornton Family Map updating and planning
Ian Watson (& computing team) E-card Technology etc
Plus all other helpers on the day.
For making my job easier, and your orienteering more enjoyable!