Manchester and District Orienteering Club
The Boars Head, Higher Poynton, Countryside Score Event
Wednesday 24th July 2013
Many thanks to everybody who came along and made it such a sociable night. Our particular thanks go to Andy Thornton for his help before, during and after the event and the staff at the Boars Head for their hospitality.
We took on the planning of this event quite late on, but were happy to do so on the basis that we had planned here previously and knew that the area offered a lot of choice with an extensive network of paths, a central venue and some pleasant countryside including Lyme Park. By tweaking the map extent we were able to offer some different route choices to previous events on the area and the controls were deliberately scattered to provide you with a challenge to select the optimum scoring route. This appears to have been successful and it was interesting to observe the large proportion of competitors who took several minutes to study the map before running off at the start.
Once again, every control was visited during the event. The most popular was No 25 - the post box just to the north of the start/finish location. The least popular were No 1 (NW corner of map) and, surprisingly, No 34 (up the hill on the direct route to Lyme Park). Out of 583 control visits, we had only 6 incorrect responses and these appear to be genuine errors. We accept that No 22 was marked in the wrong location on the map and apologise to those who lost time trying to find it, although most of you were eventually successful (we have allowed an appeal from the one person who wasn't). Unfortunately, we simply did not have the time to check each control on the map and this is one that we didn't re-visit.
Andy is looking for people who are interested in planning events next year. The informality of these events makes them very enjoyable and by planning an event you will have the ideal opportunity to explore your local footpaths. This was my third event on what I consider to be my local patch - we still found ourselves checking out footpaths that were new to me.
We hope to see you all again next year.
The McCann Family.
per 10 Min
|4||Vicky & Alistair Thornton||18||18||0||18||2.00|
|8||Catherine Walton & David Neal||14||14||0||14||1.56|
per 10 Min
|9||Pete & Rae Lomas||8||8||0||8||1.33|
Because SI boxes weren't used, the steps to add your route is slightly different to normal.
This was the last of this year's events. Please check the website next year for the 2014 events.
Saturday 14th September - Autumn Series starts: Park Score Event, Reddish Vale
Saturday/Sunday 26th/27th October - Twin Peak 2013, Macclesfield Forest and Stockport East
Tuesday 29th October - Night Street League 2013-14 starts:- Romiley
Details of all the above can be found on the MDOC website