Last updated: July 7th, 2003
Lakeland Orienteering Club and
June 7th and 8th
Saturday Short Races
Northern Champions 2003
Saturday June 7th LOC Short Races - Haverthwaite
- Simple Results
- Controller's Comments
- Organiser's Comments
- Planners' Comments
- String Course Results
Sunday June 8th MDOC National Event - High Dam
- Simple Results
- Splits (Basic Sport Ident)
- Badge times
- Controller's Comments
- Organiser's Comments
- Planners' Comments
- Lost Property
- Maps for people who didn't run
- Twin Peak Prizes and Certificates
- String Course Results
Twin Peak O-Quiz - Answers
The Northern Championships were part of the National Event on Sunday
|JOEY SCARF EPOC||10||FLORENCE HAINES AIRE|
|GEORGE STEVENS AIRE||12||ALISON FRYER LOC|
|HECTOR HAINES AIRE||14||VICTORIA STEVENS AIRE|
|ED COCHRANE MEROC||16||CATHERINE TAYLOR CLOK|
|WILL SPAIN LOC||18||ELSPETH INGLEBY DEE|
|MATTHEW SPEAKE EBOR||20||MHAIRI MACKENZIE BL*|
|ED NASH KNOBOC||21||JENNY WHITEHEAD EBOR|
|CHARLIE ADAMS SYO||35||STELLA LEWSLEY BL|
|MIKE BILLINGHURST WCOC||40||ELIZABETH JACKSON DEE|
|HARRY DOWDELL CLARO||45||CAROL MCNEILL LOC|
|RICHARD PAYNE EPOC||50||BERYL OFFLEY LOC|
|PETER GORVETT SYO||55||DIANA MITCHELL BL|
|IVOR NOOT EPOC||60||CAROL TARR DEE|
|ANDREW SUDDABY BL||65||ELIZABETH HALE CLOK|
|*JOHN RICHARDS SROC||70||VERA PARKINS WCOC|
|*MAURICE COLLETT SROC||75|
* No trophies for these classes
|M16||LOC||Tom Winsor, Daniel Adderley, Jack Stainton||2nd||LOC|
|M14||LOC||Andrew Spain, Michael McIvor, Ross Thistlethwaite||2nd||DEE|
|M12||Aire||George Stevens, Ben Gill, Richard Jones||2nd||LOC|
|W16||MDOC||Elizabeth Britton, Ruth Beresford, Rosie Grayburn|
|W14||LOC||Lucy Fryer, Ruth Tarr, Faye Cowperthwaite|
|W12||LOC||Alison Fryer, Lisa Sanders, Danielle Gabbert|
The trophies will be available for collection at future events when they have been engraved with the names of the winners. If winners wish to make specific arrangements to collect their trophy they can phone 01759 371258
Thanks to Vera Parkins WCOC who has donated a W70 trophy.
To the untutored eye the Short Races seemed the usual slick LOC-organised event, assisted by brilliant weather. This veneer convincingly hid problems such as forestry work the previous day around some essential controls, a misunderstanding over which was to be the car-park field (the farmer had mown and hard-cored the field 1km to the SW) and a conspiracy by the planners and controller to maintain at least one absence in the preceding six weeks. Fortunately Judy kept her cool and assembled a strong team of reliable experts.
Planning appropriate courses had to be more art than science, as the technical and physical terrain used for the élite races has only seen colour-coded events for many years, and the new extension to the NE is, well, a new extension. Allowing for the elusive nature of Short-race Guidelines, I am more than happy with the results posted on the day, and most of the top runners seemed pleased if exhausted. I think most winning times are slightly long; the recent spurt of bracken growth is partly responsible, along with the effect of cattle feet on the final kilometre beside the river, which we hoped would offer faster running. I tried to moderate David's urge to make some controls harder than they already were, and I thank both him and Sheila on your behalf for their dedication and hard work. I must also thank Malcolm Campbell for trying to keep up with the foresters during April and May - the map was still changing ten days before the event.
The only incident to mar a great day was a foolish tantrum with loud expletives from an élite finisher, who I understand makes a habit of such displays. Had I not been in jovial mood I might have considered immediate disqualification under Rules 1.6.1 or 1.6.7. 'Élite' should mean more than just running well through the forest.
Thanks are due to the following:
Malcolm Campbell for weeks of work updating an ever changing map plus map printing services. My apologies to him for not realising that he had not been credited in the final details.
Martin Bagness for the map extension
Mr Chaplin, Finsthwaite House
Mrs Booth, Haverthwaite
Lake District National Park Authority
Penny Bridge Hall Estates
Mr D Sauders, for the car park field
Mr M Saunders
Forestry Contractors: Mr Cole and Mr Sanderson for their cooperation
St John Ambulance, Ulverston
NW Junior Squad parents for refreshments
I hope everyone enjoyed the lovely venue, which with the sunshine, certainly helped create a good atmosphere and both helped to make the event very easy to run on the day.
Thanks to John Bettinson for organising permissions, Sheila Hobson and David Heffernan for some excellent courses, Andrew Tarr, controller, for keeping us on our toes and all the LOC helpers who helped to make the event a success.
This was a very difficult event to budget as we didn't know how many people would enter a Short race. In the event about 43% of National Event competitors ran the short race: I would be interested to know why you did or didn't run the short race; were you saving yourselves for the National Event, you don't feel short races are good value or what? You can email me on firstname.lastname@example.org. It might not appear that way, but we kept the price as low as possible to deter as few people as possible. Many of the costs are the same whatever the type of event; access fees, mapping costs etc.
I hope you all enjoyed the new area. In case any of you felt cheated about running on a postage stamp sized map - we actually had a numbers restriction for the bulk of the original Haverthwaite map. On balance I felt the shorter courses would prefer orienteering on new terrain and accept the constraints of the multiple crossing points rather than having a high percentage of their course in the area of forestry work.
What you don't realise is that the decision to take course E across the road into the forestry area was taken very late - after the first printed draft of the course looked like a plate of spaghetti. (I had been planning on a 1:5000 map). I know e-punching gives planners more licence but the competitor does need to be able to work out which way they are going. The winning times on E were thus a bit long - sorry.
I'd like to thank John Bettinson who had had a vision of using this area for orienteering with the superb field for finishing and parking - and then made sure it happened.
|James Ackland||3||INT||30 mins|
|Craig Bell||12||LOC||7 mins|
|Sarah Duckworth||2||DVO||31mins 30|
|Michael Hallett||5||BOK||10mins 30|
|Christopher Jackson||6||DEE||10mins 30|
|Alistair Jones||13||LOC||4mins 30|
|Amy Kimberley||7||DVO||8mins 30|
|Chris Marshall||11||LOC||7mins 30|
|Michael McIver||13||LOC||6mins 30|
|Tim Morgan||6||SOC||11mins 30|
|David and Stephen Noblett||10 and 12||BL||11mins|
|Stephen Noblett||12||BL||4mins 30|
|Jennifer Rhodes (2nd)||8||LOC||6mins 30|
|Aidan Smith||7||SYO||7mins 30|
|Andrew Sutherland||10||SYO||5mins 30|
|Fiona Sutherland||8||SYO||7mins 30|
Class Gold Silver Bronze Champ M10A 28:01 33:37 44:50 25:25 M12A 33:04 39:41 52:55 28:12 M12B 31:31 37:49 M14A 59:40 71:36 95:28 58:30 M14B 40:42 48:51 M16A 84:48 101:46 135:41 82:21 M16B 101:32 121:51 M18A 106:28 127:45 170:21 97:32 M20L 157:28 188:58 251:58 157:28 M21L 129:23 155:16 207:02 124:37 M21S 89:40 107:36 143:29 M35L 110:13 132:15 176:21 98:07 M35S 81:09 97:22 129:50 M40L 96:33 115:52 154:29 93:41 M40S 65:08 78:10 104:14 M45L 93:56 112:43 150:18 83:26 M45S 63:28 76:09 101:33 M50L 96:53 116:16 155:02 87:47 M50S 63:40 76:24 101:52 M55L 97:04 116:29 155:19 93:37 M55S 59:24 71:17 95:02 M60L 85:59 103:11 137:34 83:28 M60S 55:16 66:19 88:26 M65L 91:21 109:38 146:10 82:15 M65S 52:59 63:35 84:46 M70L 85:56 103:07 137:30 83:22 M75L 90:35 108:42 144:56 90:35 W10A 27:25 32:54 43:52 26:27 W12A 34:21 41:14 54:59 34:13 W12B 28:40 34:24 W14A 39:26 47:20 63:06 37:33 W14B 40:28 48:34 W16A 52:30 63:00 84:00 52:30 W16B 78:00 93:36 W18A 91:40 110:00 146:40 91:40 W20L 126:52 152:15 203:00 126:52 W20S 92:53 111:28 148:37 W21L 133:12 159:51 213:08 133:12 W21S 87:32 105:02 140:03 W35L 119:39 143:35 191:27 106:57 W35S 73:13 87:52 117:09 W40L 84:00 100:49 134:25 81:42 W40S 54:00 64:48 86:24 W45L 83:44 100:29 133:58 77:03 W45S 48:34 58:16 77:42 W50L 77:43 93:16 124:22 76:18 W50S 49:00 58:48 78:24 W55L 77:01 92:25 123:14 74:51 W55S 54:28 65:22 87:09 W60L 89:09 106:59 142:39 87:42 W60S 56:57 68:21 91:08 W65L 90:31 108:37 144:50 90:31 W65S 57:49 69:23 92:31 W70L 96:25 115:42 154:16 96:25 W75L 112:13 134:40 179:34 112:13
Raining from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the event wasn't dissimiliar to Twin Peak 2000 but it didn't seem to dampen spirits and fortunately the car park fields were pretty dry beforehand and stood up remarkedly well.
From my side the event went smoothly thanks to all of you and the MDOC helpers - hope it did from your side.
I must apologise for the hitch with the control description sheets which meant that a few of you had to copy them.
The comments from the landowner Mr.Chaplin, and the villagers who ran the barbecue were very complimentary. Mr.Chaplin was most accommodating to our requests which started with one field and the orienteering terrain and ended up including another field, all the farmyard area and the string course woodland. As orienteers we must appreciate this and also the time and effort given by the controller, the planners, club helpers and the organiser.
I would like to thank everyone involved and all of you for taking part and leaving the area litter free.
We trust that you found the High Dam courses challenging! It does seem that the National Event courses were a little on the long side although we used BOF recommended length ratios starting from the M21E course for BEOC and we got the winning time for that right. Maybe the conditions had a more severe effect on older competitors.
Sorry about the bracken, we did try to avoid the worst bits but it turned out to be significantly thicker than usual for the time of year.
Particular thanks are due to Derek Allison who controlled the event with minimum intervention but care and a great deal of good humour.
Thanks also to the many MDOC members who helped make the event a success.
Day 1 - 1 Childs woollen cardigan.1 pair of trainers,1 drinks bottle and 1 sweat top
Day 2 - 1 Wilf's Mug.
If you would like your map, please contact the Entry Secretary
Trevor Roberts 0161 439 6435
7 Brisbane Close, Bramhall, Stockport SK7 1LF.
Give your address and we will post the map to you.
Any not collected on the day can be requested from Peter Lomas
The string course at High Dam proved immensely popular, some people returning as many as four times to try to better their previous times and those of their buddies. Part of the attraction, no doubt, was the ease of access & proximity to the assembly area, but the mini plastic dinosaurs given as prizes seemed to be greatly treasured - particularly by M12's !!
However the main beauty of the course was undoubtedly the terrain - a delightful small wood on a hillside. We are very grateful to the landowner for letting us use it.
|Name||Age||Time Taken (Mins)|
|Chloe & Lucy Haines||11 & 4||9:55|
|Hannah Hateley||2 1/2||15:10|
|Abbie Wild||3 1/2||8:20|
|'Bunch of Lads' (Roger Bryant & Co.)||M12||4:35|
|'Bunch of Girls'||??||5:20|
|Livia Wright||1 1/2||19:15|
|Polly & Fabian Byron||5 1/2 & 2||9:07|
|Polly Byron||5 1/2||10:24|
|Sarah & Jamie Jackson||4 & 4||11:03|
|Andrew Paterson + 2||M12||4:45|
|Richard Sexton & Craig Bell||12||6:02|
|Tom Lawson + 2||11||5:12|
|Lawson & Lynch||21 again||8:46|
|'AA Breakdown Service'||11||4:16|
Not many entries were handed in. The most difficult part was to spot what you had to do! In case you are still puzzled, an example: LID is a top, LIDO is a beach - an "O" quiz.
Winners were Richard and Shirley Moss who won a bottle of Orvieto Classico
High scores from Pete Huzan + Mark Walmsley, Gerri Burgess and Paul Fox+Gill Sharp. Their small prizes were tubes of O-sweets i.e. Polos (Collect at Yewdale event)
|6.||Land on||LEGO or BORNEO|
|14.||Become rich islander||PROSPERO|
|18.||Average emergency||SO SO|
|26.||Was on show||RODEO|
|27.||Stick game||GOO or maybe POGO|
|28.||Unable to part||CANTO|