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East Rounton event results

Here are the results and the control map from Saturday’s event at Roots Cafe, East Rounton – thank to John Dixon for planning a stretching course, and Storm Dennis for laying on some extra special riding conditions!

john says “I may have been a bit disingenuous about at least one of the bridleways, the one west of 27! I think all those who rode it regretted it, some more than others!
Apart from that, and one or two slight quibbles about the wording or the position of controls, I think all you brave souls seemed to enjoy yourselves? It was sheer hell sitting in the cabin with nothing to do but try and work out an optimum route 🙂
And drink coffee and eat cake : (
And thanks to Roots for being good hosts and thanks to you for leaving a good impression.
John”

Northallerton Results final (updated Monday 17th)

John’s analysed the answered sheets “Nobody went to No.2, west of Appleton Wiske, 5 points can’t have been enough temptation? And only 1 went to No.18. But there is a fairly even spread of visitors to the NE & SW, generally 7 visits to the bulk of the controls.” You can see the spread of controls visited here:

Northallerton Results distribution

 

 

Next event – Saturday 15th February – course map now available

**update – be sure to read John’s comments below**

Our second of event of 2020 takes place on Saturday 15th February, and is based at the Roots Farm Shop & Cafe at East Rounton.

Online entry is open until midnight Wednesday February 12th

You can also reserve a map and pay on the day here

If you’re planning to come, please do try and enter online – we ran out of maps at the last event! It’s great that we’ve got more people coming along, but we’d like to make sure everyone gets a quality map!!

All details on the flier here – usual 2 hour winter format with registration between 0915-1015 and starts between 0930-1030.

John Dixon has planned the event and the blank course map is here:

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Grewelthorpe results & control map

It was a beautiful winter’s day with fantastic views from Grewelthorpe Moors, 46 competitors came & we ran out of maps so the last arrivals had hand marked blank maps.

Thanks to David Day for planning an excellent course, which I hope everyone enjoyed (the map annotation for “deep ford” proved to be accurate!)

The results are here: 20200118 – Grewelthorpe v2 (version updated 20-01-2020 18:44)

David has taken time to put the results on a more detailed spreadsheet showing the controls visited which is excellent.

The control map is below, here are David’s event comments:

If your score is different to the score you thought you had when you finished, I have checked the arithmetic & disallowed some answers/guesses:

  • I allowed #3 – Roselea Tea Room must not open in Jan but the sign was there in Dec! #7 has 3 mirrors but only 2 visible from a distance,
  • #23 any flower allowed [even sweet mango, onion, pineapple but definitely not cow!]
  • #29 was Cookery school but the sign ~ 1k NE says Forest School.

There was a first ever entry from a pair on foot – well done Kevin & Vicky for undertaking this challenge; they had a good route but struggled to find some of the farm footpaths so ran out of time, Vicky was first lady at the night O event later that day.

Class leaders: M open – Chris Dodd/Duncan Archer on the same points 316, M50 – Adrian Parker 265, W – Jo Anderson & Jemima Parker 215, Mixed – Andrea & Steve Foster 203, Gen – Charles & Rebecca Mayes 140. Any queries to David Day – deedays@tiscali.co.uk

If you used the email entry form  you may have spotted that it said “Ilkley” rather than “Grewelthorpe” for January – Apologies for any confusion!

First event of the decade! Saturday January 18th – Grewelthorpe – enter online now –>

Happy New Year!

Our first event of 2020 is a winter treasure hunt event based at The Crown in Grewelthorpe on Saturday 18th January.

Enter online here

All details on the flier here – usual 2 hour winter format with starts between 0930-1030.

This event has been planned by David Day, who advises “car parking is through the arch alongside the Crown pub until full, then it will be village main street. Food & drink available at the pub.

Blank course map here:

Richmond results

Thanks to Richmond Golf Club for hosting the event and to the riders who all came back safely and still smiling. Most riders chose to go down to the Swale before heading east towards Skeeby, north towards Whashton before deciding whether to head west onto the Feldom Ranges and over the racecourse or just back to the finish and the bridleways were much better than expected after a wet week.

Richmond Results

Merry Christmas, enjoy celebrating New Year and hope to see you in 2020.

Next event – Saturday 18th January at The Crown in Grewelthorpe near Ripon.

Blank map for Richmond event – Saturday 14th December – online entry closes midnight 11th

Here’s the blank course map for the Richmond event on Saturday 14th December – planned by Steve Willis. Click on the map to open the pdf version.

All details on the flier here – usual 2 hour winter format with starts between 0930-1030.

Online entry here until midnight 11th December

14th December 2019 - Blank map for Richmond

14th December 2019 – Blank map for Richmond

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Sicklinghall results & report

33 brave souls turned out in ‘heavy drizzle’ to brave the roads and tracks around the Scotts Arms at Sicklinghall. It is over 4 years since we last started at this location and now that the Bridges over the river are open I reinstated a few controls south of the river and in doing so made use of the excellent Muddy boots cafe at Harewood on one of the sighting trips.  The event 4 years ago had high scores of 450 and given the weather and the restrictions on routes around the centre I think the slightly larger area worked. Given the amount of rain we have had over the last few months I was surprised it was only one or two tracks had gone from rideable to soft and one of these was due to Christmas tree harvesting.

Click here for the results. Congratulations must go to our Category winners, Ian Furlong on Senior Men with 375, David Day Veteran Men ( over 60 ) with 330, Andrea and Steve Foster in Mixed with 270, Phil and Olivia Ingham in Generation with 265 and Jo Anderson and Jemima Parker in Ladies with 259.  Thanks to Steve for helping with Registration and the Scotts Arms for excellent hospitality and food.

Any score queries please e-mail me at dormiceuk@yahoo.co.uk with your route and score and I will update, the result sheets were a bit damp.

Our next event is on December 14th  – another 2-hour lane quest from Richmond Golf Course Oeganised by Steve Willis. We could do with some more planners for the 2020 summer series so if you fancy having a go please e-mail myself or Steve, you will be given lots of help and advice.

23rd November Sicklinghall