Malham Show Report
Thank you for all the positive comments at the finish despite your exhaustion from all that climbing! Results are here
I enjoyed planning in such beautiful countryside. It was obviously a little drier and faster on my planning rides. Having got soaked a good few times and even hailed on during Friday while setting out controls I was worried how soggy the going may get. Luckily, I don’t think anywhere deteriorated too much and all the views remained stunning with the weather finally blessing us on the day!
Massive thank you to all that helped make the event possible. Firstly as always to Steve Willis for help and guidance on the organisation side along with Chris Wildman from the Malham Show end.
Big thank you to Tim Evans for another great map and his invaluable help with setting out on Friday meaning that I had time for tea! Also, special mention for Geoff Moorhouse and family for manning the computer, registration and download.
Last but not least to all the control collectors after such an exhausting ride!:
Graham Tibbot, Ray Morris, John Rawden, Sion James, Ifor Powell, Kevin Moorhouse-Smith and Steve & Ben Collins.
Route wise, I aimed to make it a little harder decision at the start with which hill to set off up first and then give you plenty of options or headaches from there!
Hopefully I succeeded to some extent? From the results and comments there did seem to be some good variation in routes. I think perhaps there is scope to reduce the size of the area and map next time.
Congratulations to all class winners: Graham Tibbot for another impressive ride (1st overall and M21) with Ifor Powell a close second and taking M50 honours. Excellent rides from Ray Morris (M70) in 6th o/all and Angela Brand-Barker (W50) and 10th o/all. Erika Tibbot (W21), Clare De Faye (W60), Karen Blackburn (W70), Tony Brand-Barker (M60), Richard Murray (M40), Andrea & Steve Foster (X50), Christine & John Myerscough (X60), Steve & Ben Collins (Gen) and Jill Ellison (W40).
In the 2 hour course honours were taken by Kevin & Madeline Moorhouse-Smith.
Sorry if I have missed anybody. Look forward to seeing everyone at Duncombe Park.
Can we please just remind riders that footpaths are always out of bounds unless expressed otherwise or marked permissive on the map (we had a couple of riders reported to have used one).
3 hour event in the Helmsley & Ryedale area
Here’s the blank map for Duncombe next Monday (you may have received two emails today, as the first one incorrectly said “Sunday”).
The details for the event can be found here.
3 hour event
REGISTER 1130 – 1245
STARTS 1200 – 1300
Malham Show event next Saturday 25th August
Online entry here | Event details here
Map and details on for the Bank Holiday Monday event at Duncombe Park to follow early next week.
Thank you for all the comments after the event, I hope you are all now suitably re-hydrated and those that started early to watch another sport straight after finishing enjoyed that as well. First of all apologies for the position of control 56, the control description was correct but it was about 50m south of where it was shown on the map. Only one person told me 42 was also on the wrong side of the building, the map had already gone to the printers when I realised that the disused barn was occupied and they may not appreciate you lot making the box go beep.
I must thank the following: Simon Coiley for not only putting controls out on his way to the event but collecting the furthest ones after he had raced. The other control collectors, Steve and Andrea Foster, Jill Ellison, Graham Tibbot and Ray Morris. Geoff Moorhouse for manning the download and registration , Alastair Copeland for sorting out parking and Edwyn Oliver-Evans for doing the starts so well whilst I put out the last controls. Also to Debby at OGUG for sourcing the room and booking it for us although leaving me next to a bakery for 6 hours is never going to end well.
I was glad you all seemed to enjoy the route choice, after last year I decided we should try and avoid the 3 peaks walk route as much as possible so I took out the track NE of Horton for that reason, even then I heard some stories of groups of walkers blocking roads. I also wanted to add some tracks to the area south of the A65 as I don’t think we use it enough and the underpass in Clapham was a welcome find, I also understand some found it a welcome cooling down spot and sat in the river.
Congratulations to Graham Tibbot for his score of 503 and I was pleased he didn’t clear up but thought he might. Well done to the other class leaders, Ben and Stephen Collins in Generation, Mark Chryssanthou in M40, Mark Rowley in M50, Chris Swift in M60, Roger De Faye in M70. In the Ladies classes Sheila Pearce was first overall and in W40, Jill Ellison won W50, Clare De Faye won W60, Karen Blackburn won W70 and Andrea and Steve Foster won the X50.
The next event is the Malham Show event on the 25th August that Simon Coiley is planning.
The event results are here, the control map is here, and the updated league is here.
pictures credit Simon Coiley
Ingleborough from #33
Thanks to everyone who came to the Ingleton event.
Hopefully you have all re-hydrated after your hot ride yesterday. Results are here; copy of the control map is below and the report will follow shortly!
A quick update – if you’ve entered Saturday’s event and want to start earlier so your day includes both biking and football, please email Tim to let him know you’d like to start your ride before 10am.
Also, if you’ve not entered yet but want to enter on the day, then please also email Tim to reserve a map.
Contact Tim email@example.com
Thank you! See you on Saturday
*** Updated 28th June – revised start times below ***
Course map now available for our Three Peaks event based at Ingleton on July 7th.
It’s part of the Overground Underground Festival programme, details here
It’s a 5 hour event, with registration from 0930-1045 and starts between 1000-1100
More details #4 20180707 – Three Peaks – v2
This event is part of the Overground Underground festival, check out their programme for details of other events you could take part in.
7 July 2018 – Ingleton course map