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Manchester and District Orienteering Club

Greater Manchester Schools Orienteering Championships 2008
Lyme Park, nr Disley, Stockport
April 12th, 2008

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Organiser/Planner's Comments

Congratulations to all who took part who despite the poor weather and underfoot conditions coped well. The winners' times in the various classes were very commendable.

Standing at the start on Saturday however three things stood out to me which made it so much harder for some competitors:-

  1. Lots of relative newcomers did not have their maps orientated so were very confused right from the start
  2. Flat soled trainers in the very wet conditions did not help concentration with the orienteering when trying desperately to stay on ones feet
  3. Not looking at the map and relating it to the ground.

I am sure that everyone did their best and felt a sense of achievement after completing their course.

My thanks go to the helpers, namely:-
Computers, Map Printing - Eddie Speak and Julie Brook
Start Team - Grahame Crawshaw, Heather Fellbaum, Steve Fellbaum
Control Hangers and Collectors - Dave McCann, Dave Walker, Martin Green, Richard Preece and William Preece
Finish - Rae Lomas, Jane McCann
Controller - Dave Walker

Many thanks also to Lyme Park Officials for their permission and support in allowing us to stage the event.

Peter Lomas, 0161 483 4332

Results Corrections

James White (Fallibroome High) 4th overall, 3rd in the Greater Manchester Competition in Year 9 Boys - Time 51m.19s
Sian Morgan did not start in year 11 Girls

Next events

Thu April 24th - MDOC Summer Evening Event at Woodbank Park, Stockport
Sat April 26th - SELOC Introductory Event, Jumbles Country Park, Bromley Cross, Bolton
Thu May 1st - MDOC Introductory Event, Lyme Park, Stockport

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