Thanks to Tim Evans for an excellent course, Jens for another well-drawn map and the Royal Oak for their hospitality. 38 riders took part in the final winter event and congratulations to the winners. Everyone seemed to enjoy their rides as the orienteering gives purpose to a ride which we probably wouldn’t have bothered with when we saw the forecast. Here are the results so please let me know if there are any mistakes.
It was close in both men’s categories where Nathan had an excellent ride to win with 457 point, 2 points ahead of Phill Collings 453 then Graham Tibbott 446. Martin Vesty won the Veteran class with 445 just one point ahead of Neil Reed with 444. There were 3 Generation pairs – Male – Dave & Gabe Collins 297, Female – Jemima & Lois Parker 251 then Mixed – Jonathon & Tessa Buckley with 219 in their first event.
Karen Blackburn won the Ladies section with 268 points while John Deighton & Ceri Williams were the first Mixed pair with 225 points.
I’ll ask the leaders to post their routes. I thoroughly enjoyed my ride as usual because it brought back memories of many rides when I lived in Aldborough and also planned my first 5 hour event using many of these tracks. My route was 2 30 19 21 23 5 15 29 20 22 13 28 18 8 25 12 24 17 10 1. Fortunately, I didn’t get caught up in the hunt like some riders.
The league starts next month with a 3 hour event in the Howardian Hills. Karen Clark has been checking out the bridleways and booked Terrington village hall. Its a beautiful area so I hope you can make it.