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Manchester and District Orienteering Club

Higher Poynton Countryside Score Event

Wednesday 23 June 2010

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Planner's Comments

Planning the countryside score events is an enjoyable process that takes you to corners of your local footpath network that you never knew existed. Seeing the discussion that follows your run as you attempt to determine the most efficient routes and learn where you perhaps went astray is always interesting. But it is the positive feedback that I received from so many of you that makes it all so rewarding.

It is also interesting to analyse the results and see where you have been . As with previous events, at least one person has been to each control on the map and a number of you ventured right up to the Cage in Lyme Park. I hope you had time to enjoy the view! Please help me to learn more about how the courses went by adding your route to RouteGadget on the MDOC website.

We are still learning our way around this format and despite careful checking it appears that there will always be one or two control questions or locations that generate debate and give you something to talk about in the pub afterwards. We do tend to err on the generous side when marking sheets provided there is reasonable evidence that you have been to the correct location.

Whilst we attempt to mark the answers on the night, we almost always find errors when scores are checked it is after all a manual process. If you spot any errors or believe you have been harshly treated, please let us know.

Thank you to everybody who assisted on the night. These may be simple low key events but it still needs a willing team to deliver a successful evening.

Jane McCann


30/06/10 - Scores revised as follows:
10 - House for sale accepted
36 - Alternative "Borough of Macclesfield" accepted
40 - Alternative "16" accepted (as nearby)
various near misses on numbers e.g. 3/6/8 accepted
plus minor corrections for illegible answers/answers in wrong boxes

90 Min
Name Points
Penalty Points
per 10 Min
1Trueman Jim321313.44
2Lang Steve290293.22
3Parker Dan270273.00
4McDermott Mark261252.78
4Turner Paul250252.78
4Douglas Ewan250252.78
7Ogden Alan240242.67
8Baker Darren230232.56
8Leonard A230232.56
10Proud Simon221212.33
10Tucker David210212.33
10Hunt Paul210212.33
13Griffin Clare190192.11
13Rostron Chris190192.11
13Longman Trevor190192.11
13Griffin Rik190192.11
17Bunyan Nancy180182
17Skelhorn Andy & Woods Steve180182
17Jump Simon & Hitchenor Paul180182
20Barnes Philip181171.89
20Williamson John181171.89
20Ford E181171.89
23Bullough Don171161.78
23Winder Hazel & Clarke Kerry160161.78
23Crawshawe Graeme160161.78
26Pearce Rosie & James150151.67
26Machma Steve & Joe150151.67
26Matulaitis Eimantas150151.67
26Henner Cathryn & Evan Gareth150151.67
26Brook Julie150151.67
31John Gavin & Bunyan Roxy130131.44
32van der Veken Helen & Platt-Wells Holly120121.33
33Jones Sharon & English Derek110111.22
34Robinson Ruth111101.11
35Verity James9091

60 Min
Name Points
Penalty Points
per 10 Min
1Fellbaum Tom190193.17
1Greenwood Mike190193.17
3Thornton Vicky & Andy191183
3Fellbaum Alice180183
3Mellor Ed191183
3Scott Lee180183
7Miles Jo & Brown Julian170172.83
7Murphy Neil170172.83
7Roberts Trevor170172.83
10Gregory Andrew160162.67
11Hall Nat & Thornton Alistair151142.33
11Wagg Tony140142.33
11Graham Ricky & Bate George140142.33
11Verity Robert140142.33
15Gilliver Ian130132.17
16Fellbaum Matthew131122
16Osborne Steve120122
18Barnett Claire110111.83
19Murray Raph12391.5
19Robinson Brian15691.5
19Britton Jennifer9091.5
19Britton John9091.5
19Birkinshaw Sue9091.5
19Roberts Marie9091.5
25Gibbs R + J7071.17
26Croxford Greg5050.83
27Gregory Margaret4040.67
28Lizzy & Joseph & Alice3030.5

Routegadget Instructions

Because SI boxes weren't used, the steps to add your route is slightly different to normal.

  1. Go to
  2. Select the Leathers Smithy Event
  3. Tick 'Draw your route' near the top right corner
  4. Select your course (Score - 60 mins or Score - 90 mins)
  5. Enter your name
  6. A textbox to the left of your name will appear. Enter your time in this box. For example if you took 92 mins 15 secs, type in 9215
  7. Optionally, add your comment
  8. On the map draw your route, finishing at the finish control. The position of the finish control could not be placed at the same location as the start control.

Final Countryside Score Event:

Wednesday 14th July - George Hotel, Compstall

Other Events

Saturday/Sunday 26th/27th June - MDOC Town and Country Weekend - Macclesfield Forest / Stockport

Tuesday 29th June - DEE Evening Event at Little Budworth Country Park, Macclesfield

Thursday 15th July - Evening Event at Alderley Edge

Details of all the above can be found on the MDOC website