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Results for NOC Local Event, The University of Nottingham and Highfields Park, Sun 14th Oct 2001

NOTTINGHAM UNIVERSITY COLOUR CODED & SPRINT O EVENT
Sunday 14 October 2001

White Course
Length 1.9km, 10 controls
      1      Matthew Drew      NOC      M6      17:46
      2      E Turner                           18:26
      3      M Watson                           19:24
      4      Thomas Park                M5      23:15
      5      Craig Thomson     FVO      M7      23:21
      6      Ben & Jack Lord   NOC      M4&6    31:03
      7      Kathryn Drew      NOC      W6      32:42
White standard

Yellow Course
Length 2.2km, 10 controls
      1      Robert & Jonty    NOC              23:20
      2      Josie Park        NOC      W10     27:00
Yellow standard
      dsq    Ashton/Carpenter                   28:20
      dsq    Craig Thomson     FVO      M7      38:17

Orange Course
Length 3.3km, 9 controls
      1      J Bardell                          22:37
      2      C Watson                           23:40
      3      M Burley          NOC      M14     24:34
      4      S Thomson         FVO      M10     26:31
      5      P Burley          IND      M45     27:09
      6      Jorunn Heksem     OKFSELL          29:11
      7      R Babbs           NUOC             29:20
      8      M Read            IND              30:36
      9      David Murgatroyd  AIRE     M14     30:42
     10      Stuart Mee        NUOC             32:47
     11      Nick Willmot      DVO      M50     34:47
     12      Dan & Rob                          35:35
Orange standard
     13      A Read            IND              36:08
     14      J Crilly          NUOC     M20     37:24
     15      Jo Morris         NOC      W16     38:11
     16      Robert & Jonty                     38:21
     17      Katherine Morris  NOC      W16     40:20
     18      Kevin Chen        NOC      M16     41:33
     19      Naomi & Zakera                     54:04
     20      I Ghatoaura       IND      W21     62:58
     21      Isabel Griffiths  LEI      W55     63:51
     22      L Turner          WBS              71:16
     dsq     Ashton & Carpenter                 35:29

Sprint A Course
Length 2.9km, 8 controls
      1      Michel Napier      NOC     M45     18:24
      2=     Mick Lucking       NOC     M40     18:51
      2=     Colin Olivant      NOC     M16     18:51
      4      T Bean             NOC             19:06
      5      M Dickinson        DVO     M16     20:44
      6      A O'Neil           NOC     W16     21:16
      7      Peter Tropan       CLOK    M20     21:24
      8      Simon Greenwood    SAX     M45     21:55
      9      David Olivant      NOC     M50     22:00
     10      J Palmer           NOC     M55     22:17
     11      Lowe               IND             23:01
     12      D Dickinson        DVO     M55     23:39
     13      S O'Neil           NOC     W16     24:10
     14      H Palmer           NOC     W50     26:04
     15      M Lord             NOC             26:33
     16      J Middler          NOC     M45     26:51
     17      Marianne Mehta     NUOC    W18     27:43
     18      T Brydges          NOC     M16     28:03
     19      Peter Watson                       28:47
     20      J Heksem           OKFSELL         29:25
     21      Pauline Ward       DVO     W55     29:49
     22      James Best         NOC     M16     32:53
     23      Brian Ward         DVO     M65     39:54
     24      Francesca Watson   NOC     W16     41:41
     25      S Brydges          IND             55:07
     N/C     Rob Gray           NUOC            22:42

Sprint B Course
Length 2.9km, 9 controls
      1      Michael Napier     NOC     M45     17:01
      2      M Dickinson        DVO     M16     17:54
      3      Peter Truran       CLOK    M20     18:02
      4      John Palmer        NOC     M55     19:51
      5      Colin Olivant      NOC     M16     20:09
      6      A O'Neil           NOC     W16     21:31
      7      Simon Greenwood    SAX     M45     21:33
      8      Mick Lucking       NOC     M40     22:02
      9      Hilary Palmer      NOC     W50     23:50
     10      J Middler          NOC     M45     24:00
     11      S O'Neil           NOC     W16     25:02
     12      James Best         NOC     M16     29:42
     13      S Thomson          FVO     M10     32:24

Disqualifications
Ashton & Carpenter    Wrong no. 2
Ashton/Carpenter      Wrong no. 2
Craig Thomson         Missed 7 & 9

It was good to see a turnout of around 60 competitors, especially considering the rather last minute registration and advertising of the event. What was particularly encouraging was that some new NUOC members and university Duke of Edinbugh's Award club members also competed. This hopefully marks a change in NUOC's fortunes, as in recent years we have had very few active members.

As this is the first event I've organised, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. An extra hour of setting-up time would have been useful, as we had to rush to get the Start and Finish up and running. Many thanks to all the NOC and NUOC members who helped out on the day. We were especially grateful to NOC because NUOC didn't have enough helpers, and the planner was called away to run with the GB O-Squad. However, everyone who helped, from whichever club, did a great job.

I was pleased that no controls were moved or stolen - always a risk at a park event - and that we received no complaints. One slight problem was that the route to the parking had to be rearranged due to my failure to notice the one way system, so sorry to anyone who got lost on the way to the parking! Also, the gate operator at the campus entrance was threatening at one stage not to let orienteers in, but this was resolved when she left the gate. Liz Day's planning was praised, which is great news after she had to rush not only to plan, but to partly re-survey the map beforehand.

Special thanks must go to Liz for planning, controller Mark Thomson, David Olivant for making the maps at such short notice, to Ray Barnes for giving me lots of assistance with the organisation, to Angela and Mick Lucking for supplying the equipment and results, and to Michael Napier for the finish clock.

Ian Coe