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Results for NOC District Event, Park Forest and Morning Springs, Sun 19th Apr 1998

String
White
Yellow
Orange
Red
Light Green
Green
Blue
Brown
Organiser's Comments
Planner's Comments
Controller's Comments

String
Charlotte Ward 		HALO W5   14
Jessica Addison 	DVO  W5   16
Luke Addison 		DVO  M3   17
Daniel Davidson 	LEI  M3   16
Aleksi Davidson 	LEI  M3   17
Sarah Starkey 		LEI  W7    8
Helen Starkey 		LEI  W3   17
David McShane 		SYO  M4   24
Fiona Claxton 		NOC  W5   11
Paddy & Ollie Joyce  	NOC  M8x2  5
Meghan Joyce 		NOC  W6   12
Dom Joyce 		NOC  M4   13
Andrew Sutherland 	SYO  M5   10
Sam Fretwell 		NOC  M8   13
Jenny Joyce 		NOC  W10   6
Kathryn Drew 		NOC  W3   19
Danny Duqueminsheil 	NOC  M8    6
Jamie Duqueminsheil 	NOC  M7    6
Matthew Drew 		NOC  M3   19
Jenny Evans 		NOC  W4   13
Meghan Joyce 		NOC  W6    8
Paddy Joyce 		NOC  M8    6

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White Length 1.1km, 45m climb, 9 controls 1 R Drew NOC M10 11:09 2 M Sutherland SYO 11:39 3 T Wright DVO M5 12:05 4 H Park 13:54 5 S Wright DVO M5 14:04 6 T Frapwell NOC M10 14:48 7 D Ward HALO M10 16:00 8 S Starkey LEI W7 16:28 9 S Thomson IND M6 16:33 10 S Claxton NOC W8 17:13 11 L Bagguley IND 18:25 12 I Organ LOG M5 18:47 13 Laura Evans NOC W10 20:29 14 S Frapwell NOC M8 20:37 15 G Tongue IND W10 22:24 16 F Claxton NOC W5 25:00 17 C Thomson IND M4 26:03 18 Marlow Family SUFFOC 28:56 19 A & D Davidson 31:08 20 Robsoy 33:37 21 C Samson +3 34:10 22 C Smith NOC W3 38:01 ----- White standard ----------------------
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Yellow Length 1.9km, 50m climb, 9 controls 1 R Heppell DVO M11 23:06 2 T Frapwell NOC M10 26:30 3 Rhys Roberts NOC M10 26:50 4 A Claxton NOC M9 30:52 5 C Sutherland SYO W10 32:06 6 Peter Pittson NOC M10 34:41 7 SHEIL 2 36:12 8 R Pettingill LEI W10 36:19 ----- Yellow standard --------------------- 9 E MacDonald IND W5 36:37 10 SHEIL 1 38:08 11 A Simms DVO W21 44:24 12 A Aldred 46:32 13 W Wilson 48:06 14 A Shooter DV0 W6 86:53 dsq A Organ LOG W8 60:46 m8,9
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Orange Length 2.8km, 70m climb, 10 controls 1 Chris Bourne DVO M21 23:57 2 Philippa Pettingill LEI W12 28:27 3 Flynn NOC 41:27 4 Tim Bagguley NOC M14 44:40 5 Harriet Pettingill LEI W12 46:00 6 Karl Pickworth LOG M13 50:20 7 L Wiegano SYO W21 53:45 8 P A Suter NOC M14 56:41 9 Janice Allen DVO W21 58:23 ----- Orange standard --------------------- 10 Gelsthorpe NOC 59:26 11 Laura Billam & Mum NOC W6 60:20 12 Ray Davidson NOC M35 62:07 13 Maria Roberts NOC W35 63:15 14 R Hepburn NOC M21 67:02 15 A Tongue NOC M14 77:22 16 Dorothy WoodallNOC W55 101:51 dsq L Hawkins IND W21 66:10 m10
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Red Length 4.2km, 95m climb, 12 controls 1 J Morgan LOK M21 43:27 2 C Hughes NOC W21 43:54 3 Tony Buckland NOC M60 51:10 4 David Haworth 61:58 5 Andrew Houlden EBOR M21 62:57 6 Margaret Buckland NOC W55 64:38 ----- Red Standard ----------------------- 7 A Callard IND W21 65:56 8 James Gelsthorpe NOC M12 95:50 dsq Saul IND 74:19 w11 Bennett NOC M40 rtd
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Light Green Length 3.3km, 90m climb, 14 controls 1 D Claxton NOC M35 34:38 2 D Goodwin IND M35 41:53 3 C Claxton NOC W35 42:58 4 John Woodall NOC M60 43:13 5 John Brown DVO M45 45:25 6 N James NOC M14 45:56 7 David Ackroyd SYO M50 47:53 8 Marla Addison DVO W40 49:22 9 S Drew NOC W40 51:13 10 J Whittaker LSOC W21 52:09 11 Katrin Thomson SYO W21 52:40 12 T Russell SYO M14 55:38 13 Sarah O'Neil NOC W12 56:31 14 Amanda Ward HALO W35 58:43 15 A Hayes NOC W35 60:23 16 Chris Williamson LEI M12 62:21 17 P Gartside NOC W45 62:24 18 Andrew Bull NOC M16 62:42 19 Norah Jones NOC W65 64:14 ---- Light Green standard ---------------- 20 Di Ford LEI W50 65:12 21 S Aistrup IND 66:26 22 B Hart NOC 73:30 23 A O'Grady SYO W60 73:42 24 Brian James IND 74:30 25 Kate Johnson DVO W14 78:11 26 Douglas ThomsonSYO M45 80:32 27 P Goddard IND W55 82:46 28 Val Gebbett NOC W60 85:35 29 B Portman NOC W40 87:38 30 Stephen Hunt NOC M21 91:44 31 M Capper WAOC M15 98:52 32 Haslam IND 108:02 33 M Mitchell IND M21 114:21 34 Julie Clague NOC 122:04 35 Stubley IND 123:05 dsq D Colley MDOC M55 76:11 m3-7 Tony Caldicott NOC M70 rtd S Robinson IND M21 rtd
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Green Length 4.0km, 105m climb, 17 controls 1 M Winser NOC M16 46:31 2 Barrie Bibby DVO M55 47:10 3 Alan Shaw MDOC M50 48:47 4 A & A Jones NOC M14/ 49:04 5 J Couch EPOC W40 49:15 6 R Sansom EPOC M45 49:23 7 Sasha Ferry WCH W20 49:51 8 M Thomson IND M21 50:21 9 Richard Leake LEI M21 50:31 10 T Seaston DVO M60 51:24 11 M Brown NOC M45 52:47 12 Peter Leake LEI M55 52:49 13 Alison O'Neil NOC W14 52:53 14 T Billam NOC M14 53:15 15 J Heppell DVO M45 53:16 16 M Stevenson SHUOC M21 53:53 17 D Needham DVO M35 53:56 18 Liz Phillips OD W21 54:04 19 Pauline Jones NOC W35 54:06 20 S Wicks NOC M21 55:03 21 K Swalwell NOC W20 55:09 22 J Pittson NOC W40 55:13 23 B Hanley NOC W35 56:57 24 M Harwin IND M21 57:54 25 Simon Starkey LEI M40 58:02 26 Ruth SutherlandSYO W35 58:16 27 R Edwards LEI M45 58:34 28 R Bourne NOC W55 58:44 29 Andrew Roberts LEI M55 59:06 30= Donald Moir LEI M65 60:00 30= K Bradley LEI M40 60:00 32 Liz Godfree DVO W50 61:05 33 Andy PortsmouthLEI M40 61:07 34 J Thickett IND M55 62:03 35 Lisa Ferry SHUOC W21 62:20 36 H Sansom EPOC W45 62:45 37 Jenny Shaw MDOC W45 63:32 38 A Costello LEI W45 63:39 39= M Dickinson DVO M13 64:46 39= R Keeling DVO M55 64:46 41 I Foster SYO M35 66:10 42 B Bannister LEI M55 66:57 43 D Usher NOC M65 67:16 44 Margaret Keeling DVO W50 67:42 45 P Carter NOC M40 68:12 ---- Green standard ---------------------- 46 G Bradshaw NOC M70 70:23 47 Christina Wright DVO W40 70:36 48 Jan Fox LEI W35 71:05 49 B Butler NOC W45 71:49 50 K Foster SYO M65 72:21 51 P Preston NOC M55 72:32 52 E Gebbett NOC M65 73:23 53 R Filipczak NOC M40 78:42 54 G E Leach LEI M60 83:53 55 G Hatfield NOC W45 85:03 56 S Roberts NOC W12 85:32 57 A Teece IND 90:34 58 E Tryner DVO W55 90:38 59 E Smith W40 91:33 60 S Moir LEI W60 95:37 61 K Bedwell LEI W21 99:23 62 M Blackman IND 107:58 63 A Bennett LOG W21 117:22 dsq Dorothy Smith HALO W45 85:21 m14 dsq H Milton HALO M70 85:49 m14,15 dsq J King NOC M35 90:21 m16,17 Ferry IND M50 rtd K Phipps TVOC W50 rtd
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Blue Length 6.2km, 125m climb, 21 controls 1 Bruce Bryant OD M40 58:46 2 Dorothy Pelly SYO W40 59:14 3 Martin CheckleySYO M45 59:20 4 S Hatfield NOC M18 59:23 5 R Titterington LEI M55 59:50 6 P Buckley NOC M21 60:02 7 R Hatfield NOC M50 60:15 8 Derek Mill NOC M50 60:28 9 Erkki Kivisto EBOR M50 61:09 10 Jim Sutherland SYO M40 61:26 11 Keith Streb NOC M45 62:20 12 R Couch EPOC M20 62:28 13 K Marshall SYO M21 63:09 14 Ray Waight SYO M40 64:00 15 Peter Bourne NOC M55 64:29 16 Chris Smith NOC M35 64:39 17 Georg Ziltener HALO M21 64:57 18 Simon Ford LEI M55 66:02 19 Judith CheckleySYO W40 66:16 20 Mike Smith HALO M50 66:20 21 Alan Goddard SYO M50 66:24 22 Andrew Russell SYO M50 66:37 23 Doug Dickinson DVO M50 66:45 24= Clive Leal NOC M45 67:40 24= C Portman NOC M40 67:40 26 S Swalwell DVO M45 68:07 27 Mark Ellison NOC M21 68:45 28 R Parkinson NOC M40 68:46 29 Tony Smith POTOC M45 68:51 30 Keith Roberts NOC M35 69:54 31 Dave Tryner DVO M55 69:57 32 T Morton SYO M60 70:53 33 Martin McShane SYO M40 70:58 34 David Hall LEI M50 71:25 35 P Goldsmith LSOC M21 71:55 36 Jane Booker NOC W40 72:25 37 Alastair Paterson LEI M21 73:18 38 Simon Baston SYO M35 74:09 39 Dave Heath SYO M40 75:43 40 Bob Gilbert OD M21 75:57 41 Neil Harvatt HALO M40 76:39 42 Judith Holt LEI W45 76:40 43 Andy Hawkins DVO M50 76:57 44 Brian Denness DVO M40 77:26 45 D McGivern DVO M60 77:37 46 Roger Williamson LEI M50 78:55 47 Terry Simms LEI M55 81:00 48 Ursula Williamson LEI W35 82:21 49 P Sands DVO M35 82:39 50 K Henderson LEI M45 82:47 51 David Winner NOC M45 84:39 52 A Mills LEI W21 86:08 53 G Allen NOC M50 86:41 54 Tony Marlow SUFFOC M21 87:46 ---- Blue standard ----------------------- 55 Patrick O'GradySYO M60 90:20 56 Jean Hall LEI W50 92:48 57 Tony Berwick DVO M60 94:36 58 John Cooke LEI M50 96:11 59 Chris MiddletonLEI W50 104:56 60 Alan Jones NOC M65 115:49 dsq Richard P Butler NOC M45 68:00 m6-9 dsq D Bray LEI M45 73:36 w20 dsq Cunningham NOC 84:56 m many dsq H O'Neil NOC W40 99:59 m8 Thelma Spalton LEI W50 rtd
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Brown Length 8.2km, 205m climb, 26 controls 1 John Duckworth DVO M21 60:15 2 G Watson LSOC M21 63:19 3 Andrew Preston SHUOC M21 64:56 4 Dai Bedwell LEI M21 65:23 5 Tim Hills NOC M21 66:18 6 Brian Ward HALO M35 66:29 7 Paul Morris NOC M40 69:54 8 Nicholas Evans NOC M35 70:46 9 Paul Addison DVO M40 71:07 10 Martin Smith SYO M35 71:26 11 S Davidson LEI M35 75:52 12 D Clough DVO M21 76:51 13 A Middleton LEI M50 77:34 14 Gerry Spalton LEI M50 77:39 15 T Weigand SYO M21 78:21 16 J Slater HALO M21 80:42 17 Bob Alderson NOC M55 81:01 18 Bill Hanley SYO M45 81:16 19 Ian Wells LEI M45 82:36 20 R Phipps TVOC M45 82:45 21 Mike Godfree DVO M45 83:16 22 Rex Bleakman DVO M50 83:56 23 Colin Best SYO M50 85:16 24 John Bennett LOG M40 85:35 25 Tim Brett BAOC M21 86:13 26 D Walker SYO M55 86:51 27 R Shooter DVO M40 88:14 ---- Brown standard ---------------------- 28 Ann-Marie Priston DVO W21 90:53 29 G Sims DVO M50 91:18 30 V Johnson DVO W35 92:44 31 B Slater HALO M50 93:36 32 Paul Beverley NOC M45 93:43 33 M O'Neil NOC M40 94:21 34 Graham Johnson DVO M40 94:48 35 Paul Wright DVO M40 98:58 36 N Costello LEI M40 101:20 37 K Price DVO M35 103:27 38 J Marriott LEI M50 103:58 39 John Dennis WASH M45 112:30 40 M Hancock NOC M35 113:00 41 R Gordon HALO M50 120:05 42 D Humble WCH M21 120:40 43 Holdsworth NOC M40 148:25 44 M Brown NOC/3WFRM21 152:11 45 M Smith NOC/3WFRM21 156:57 dsq Gregory Pettingill LEI M40 69:27 m26 dsq Pete Tryner EUOC M21 69:29 w26 dsq M Capper WAOC M40 77:04 w26 dsq David Booker NOC M40 82:40 w26 dsq Phil Pittson NOC M45 92:33 w26 T Jones NOC rtd Shane 3WFR M21 rtd
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Organiser's Comments My first experience of organising an event. Despite early difficulties with car parking and land access permissions, on the day the event went well. Many thanks are due to both the Annesley and Gresley estates for the use of the area and their help and advice. Also sincere thanks to my team of helpers who helped show this novice how things are done.

The low point - digging the car park access and the highpoint - seeing everything working well despite my best efforts at chaos.

Tony Donaldson

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Planner's Comments 10 April 1998 At last I've finished the planning. It has been a struggle from the start. As soon as I visited the area last summer I realised that the vegetation would be the largest factor in this event. No parking having been arranged, all I could do was explore the area and try to see what legs were possible. I tagged over one hundred sites so that when parking was finalised, I could armchair plan the courses. Poor David, the mapper, is being inundated with suggestions from me, and to cap it all, felling is underway.

By mid March, Tony has provisional parking, so I can begin provisional courses, but we had no permission to use the track along the western edge. How can I produce a White without some taped sections across brambles?

Late March, parking now down to negotiating a fee, and the track becomes available. Because all the tracks/paths converge on one junction, there is only one possible route for White, but it has much more climb up a muddy path than I've ever seen on a White before. Felling has stopped, the map has to have the trees put back on again!

David finalises the map on March 22 because the printers need to print before Easter. Aargh! He has decided to put a path on (quite properly) that more or less destroys the route choice of one of my best legs for Blue and Brown.

Visit Start with John, oh dear! armchair legs for long courses go straight into horrid brambles. Back to the drawing board!

Having been in the forest perhaps ten times now, I realise that the underlying geology tends to prevent rapid drying out of the paths and tracks. I begin to worry if we will need ropes for the White and Yellow climbs. I also hope that it stops raining for at least two weeks before the event.

To be only twenty feet away from a stag with the velvet shredding from his antlers was the best moment of the whole event. I start to undo my camera, but the sound of the Velcro is so loud in a quiet forest, and he is gone. If they can manage the brambles, so can we.

Early April, and I have produced some compromise courses. The short, easy courses are the only possibilities available. To allow some forest for the String course, I have to adjust the Red to go under the motorway for a strange little loop. It is a struggle to get the Orange and Green long enough, or the Blue short enough. The Light Green and the Green start to look the same! All the courses seem to come down the slope on the same track. Brown and Blue now have several sections in common, but there is a real shortage of good legs across runnable forest. The most runnable bits have a dearth of control sites. There are plenty of features in the brambles. Well the runners will have to realise that some of the controls are only there to hint at a route.

John approves my courses without any reservations, no doubt this is because I've accepted all his very constructive criticism as we went along. But I am worried that he says he cannot comment on the courses other than that they fit the rules. What does he really think?

Still printing first copy of master maps at 2am and I need to be up at 6:30 to load the car to get to the JK

18 April 1998 - Well it carried on raining (or snowing) for the last fortnight. It is very muddy on the tracks. Spend the afternoon control hanging with John M, and thank goodness the trees that got put back on the final map are still there. Then a crisis. Two set of kites and canes we had cached behind bushes were not there when we returned. What's more there was a map of control sites with them in a bag. Finish hanging the rest of that day's kites with nagging misgiving.

Return home to print Map Corrections which I had delayed to the last moment in case there was a sudden bout of felling.

19 April 1998 More rain overnight. Make replacement kites and hang before 7am. All controls hung by 10:00am. Return to start to discover two controls have gone missing overnight. Guess where! Adjacent to where the cached kites (and map!) were. John D rushes up some replacements before any runners reach there. Moral: Never, Ever leave a control site map where it might be found. Alternatively you might want to believe in the Robin Hood's Well Fairy who didn't want her little grotto invaded, because that's where all the kites went astray.

A chance for a rest. Finishers come in on every course. Nobody is too upset by the brambles. There even seemed to be some enjoyment by the youngsters with the mud. Concerned to hear that the printing on the control descriptions is too small, especially for those having to read them from the second master maps (as opposed to the luxury of transcribing in your car). I apologise for this error on my part.

The mud and the undergrowth have their uses, because whilst collecting controls, it is fascinating to be able to see the myriad of ways in and out of controls that you have chosen, and on the east of the motorway, astonishing to see obvious 'O' shoe impressions in mud that nobody should have been near!

Leading times seem to pretty much fit the guidelines except the Blue was still too long, and my efforts to get the Green out of the 3.8's up to at least 4.0 was in fact misplaced. It would seem that the mud didn't actually slow the leaders down at all!

I have a detailed description of the area's underlying rock formations for anyone who was interested in David's comments in Black & Green about the unusual geology.

Finally I must thank Tony, David and John for tolerating my excesses, and my son Stephen for his assistance during the tagging and armchair planning. Special thanks to John Middler for stepping in to assist in tagging and putting out and collecting controls when Stephen was taken from me to another place!

18:30 finish writing these notes. Time for sleep!

Ray Barnes

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Controller's Comments Annesley is heavily infested with brambles nowadays, but I think Ray managed to produce very interesting courses without taking you into the worst areas. I hope that you all enjoyed yourselves.

Thanks are due to Ray for his very thoughtful planning, Tony for the efficient organisation, David for the new map and also Peter Hubberstey for his advice, without which I would have found the job very much harder.

John Dalton

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