Manchester and District Orienteering Club
"John o' Goats" Charity Event at Lyme Park
Saturday 5th January 2013
Thank you to everyone who came, ran and donated so generously. A total of £1,057 has been given, which will be worth more once Quaker Congo Partnership has reclaimed the Gift Aid. This will really be a big help to a community whose rescources are very limited.
An extra special thank you to all those who helped, their help so willingly given is what makes orienteering possible.
Thank you also to the Lyme Park staff and volunteers who coped with the extra pressure on car parking and held back the traffic for a few minutes to let the mass starters cross the drive safely.
I hope everyone enjoyed the physical and mental challenge of a good run in Lyme Park, which is always a chance to work off some of the excesses of the festive season.
I tried to balance longer legs over the easier terrain in the north against shorter legs over the tussock grass on the moor. Most people wisely avoided the tussocks as far as they could, but there was still quite a variety of different choices of route.
Congratulations to the winners of each course and sub-course.
Particular thanks to Tony Wagg and Andrew Stimson for helping to put out controls, and to everyone who helped collect controls so soon after a hard run.
I am delighted to report that the raffle for East Cheshire Hospice raised £358. I would like to thank everyone who donated gifts for the raffle and those who bought raffle tickets, and also Alison Doyle who enthusiastically sold tickets and did the final raffle prize giving ceremony.