Dalby Forest Organiser’s Comments

2013 Dalby 25000 Working Drawing with Controls 29th August

Dalby Forest Organiser’s Comments
Thanks to Ralph Defty for planning another excellent course, Jens for another excellent map and the helpers as ever for making the event run smoothly – especially the control collectors – Paul & Sam Leight, Graham Townsend, Dave Lloyd and Adrian Baskerville who was collecting his first control as I was trying to find it.
Thanks also to the Fox & Rabbit for providing a different event centre. Congratulations to the category winners – Andrew Windrum 525 in M40 with 1 minute to spare; Max & Martin 465 in Gen and 3rd overall; a 3 way tie on 455 points for Rik Thompson (M21) , Mike Nayler (M50) and Ray Morriss (M60), Angela Brand Barker (W50) and first woman on 415, Ian Makinson & Margaret Scott (X40) with 335 points.
Although we have ridden in Dalby regularly for the last 10 years, starting at the Fox & Rabbit changed the emphasis completely. Once I had plugged into the mains instead of relying on generators I decided to head for Ellerburn and thoroughly enjoyed seeing parts of Dalby Forest that I hadn’t visited for too long.
Full results have already been posted on the NYMBO web page along with the competition map if you couldn’t make it to the event and want to follow anyone’s route.
There are 2 four hour NYMBO events in October. The eighth event of the season is on Saturday 5th at Pocklington. This is the event that was cancelled due to snow and Dave Evans has been out checking the controls. If you entered online in March, you don’t need to enter again but, if you can’t make it, please let me know and Ill transfer your entry to your next event. The final event is at Masham on Saturday 19th with parking in the town square. They are both in brilliant countryside – the Yorkshire Wolds and Lower Wensleydale so hope to see you there.
Cheers, Steve

Planner’s Report
Thanks for the positive comments of riders returning back to the Fox And Rabbit after their ride in Dalby. A good number of riders achieved PBs in the points tally. We had tried to make this a high scoring event , ensuring that if the fast boys were going to clean up they would have to work for it and to my amazement AndrewWindrum did clean up and with 1 minute to spare. We hope you found new tracks and enjoyed a different view of Dalby.
We were blessed with fantastic weather and the tracks were dry and fast. I had taken Friday off work to put out all the markers which took me nearly 5 hours and I really enjoyed the ride around Dalby on a beautiful morning, seeing two deer and five jays, bonus! This is the second event we have planned and enjoyed both, so if you were thinking of planning an event then give it a go.
We would like to thank all the volunteers who made this event a success, especially the team who went out to collect controls, riding back up the steep climb to the Fox and Rabbit .
Hope to see you all at Pocklington
Ralph Defty

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