Colour-coded and School League (ESSOL) Event
Sunday 17th October 1999
This cant be Chalkney it isn't raining! Instead we were
blessed with wonderful weather, an unusually large number of
entries (we were hand-copying Blue course descriptions up to the
last moment!) and a good time (I hope) was had by all. A large
thank you to all the helpers who willingly gave their time and
energy to make this event work, and work well, especially with
the new start procedure. I hope that all the competitors found
the new procedures helpful and that you will give us some real,
One niggle: the new start procedure and accurate results depend on the control cards being LEGIBLE. Some of the cards could only have been written by spiders dipped in ink! I apologise if your name is spelt wrongly in the results but it is my best guess at the name. Writing clearly would avoid errors and disappointment.
I hope everyone (including Mr Squiggle) enjoyed the day and I hope to see you at our next event.
My usual first effort at planning courses for an event came to
nought, as a few hours of armchair planning were negated by the
reality of a couple of years' vegetation growth since mapping
Chalkney Woods, in addition to the management of the woodland in
a couple of areas by felling/coppicing. The sequence of planning
became: survey to establish useable control sites with immediate
access, tape possible sites, mark runnability/impenetrability of
areas, consider legs, revisit to confirm and - Bob's your uncle!
Until a late need to move second master maps to allow for a
minority landowner denying access to part of the woods.
Parts of Chalkney are superb, others similar but with some detracting brambles and brashings - and parts are pretty awful, as orienteers on longer courses will have discovered. I was unable to omit the grot completely - but believe me there was worse! I tried to keep all legs interesting, which led to a succession of short legs in the better wood. With good visibility, these may have proved quite simple, so the controls were hung low to compensate.
The tunnel path on which I located the finish is a particular favourite of mine. The coppiced wood around it is rare and marvellous.
Thanks for assistance to various female Wests, who surveyed, draft planned, replanned, and hung and collected kites. (Junior male of the variety couldn't, due to broken leg). Unique thanks to my father, who died during the planning of this event, but who was with me in spirit in the woods, although I missed him being able to share the experience in person.
I feel congratulations are in order to Colin for managing to
produce fair courses in an area that now bears little resemblance
to the map. I think a damp spring and end to the summer certainly
had a lot to do with some of the vegetation.
The decision to have green and blue overlapping was one I entirely endorsed after having looked at the area. There were very few control sites left in the reasonable areas of the map and so it made sense to have the common part to the courses. We did notice though that two people who intended to do blue, completed the green (and are entered in the results as green) so obviously decided consciously or otherwise to shorten their run at the 2nd master maps.
Apologies to those on the longer courses who may have had problems with the 'vegetation boundary tip' control, which has not been mapped quite correctly, however it should be pointed out that the feature is clearly visible from a distance close to 100 metres.
It would appear that the new start & registration system worked pretty well. Thanks very much to Stephen Lustig for his smoothe running of the event, such that my assistance (interference) was kept to a minimum.
Thankyou to everyone who came out to support the event and I trust you felt as happy with the run as you did with the weather.
WHITE COURSE Distance: 1.5 km PositionName Age Gp Club / School Time Comments 1 Brett Hargrove Yr 6 Barnardiston 12:27 2 Matthew Dickens Yr 5 Barnardiston 13:42 3 James Wall Yr 6 Barnardiston 14:57 4 Antonia Yr 6 Barnardiston 15:26 5 Harry Mills Yr 5 Barnardiston 15:43 6 Sam Gregory Yr 5 Barnardiston 16:02 7 E. Swinney Yr 5 Barnardiston 16:43 8 N. Barker Yr 6 Barnardiston 17:08 9 Matthew Johnson M10 Newlands Spring 19:15 10 M. Reeve Yr 6 Barnardiston 22:52 11 Emerson Family Ind 24:55 12 Jade Castro Yr 3 Ind 28:07 13 Thomas Robertson Yr 3 Fordham 32:44 14 Katrin Sengerova W7 WAOC 32:46 15 Anna Smith Yr 6 Barnardiston 34:11 16 Hannah Rydell Yr 4 Cann Hall 35:11 17 Jonathan Dale Yr 2 St Annes 35:54 18 Jenny Dale Yr 4 St Annes 35:59 19 Layla Davey Yr 4 Cann Hall 36:13 20 Harriet Clare Yr 6 Barnardiston 36:50 21 Kirsty Mill Yr 6 Cann Hall 37:57 22 Lucia Thatcher Yr 4 Cann Hall 38:23 23 Louise Reeves Yr 4 Cann Hall 39:42 24 E. Birrell Yr 6 Barnardiston 40:02 25 Aimee Blowers Yr 4 Cann Hall 40:05 26 Nicola Reeves Yr 5 Cann Hall 41:59 27 Benjamin Fellowes Yr 5 Cann Hall 42:37 28 King Family St Mary's 43:31 29 Nikki Smith Yr 5 Cann Hall 43:56 30 A.Smith M11 HAVOC 44:10 31 Mandy, Pete & Greg Ind 45:38 Par Time YELLOW COURSE Distance: 2.2 km PositionName Age Grp Club / School Time Comments 1 Mark & Antigone Jeffcock Ind 0:27:35 Non-Competitive 2 Victoria Pye & Victoria Brooks W10 & W10 SOS 0:31:23 3 Matt Johnson M10 SOS 0:35:25 Non-Competitive 4 Ben Barker Yr 4 Hundon Primary 0:36:26 5 Richard, Paul & Jenny St Benedict 0:36:32 6 Carla & Peter Jeffcock M10 & M10 Ind 0:37:55 7 JS & JH St Benedict 0:38:08 8 Maria Williams & Gemma White Yr 8 St Benedict 0:41:40 9 Chisnall Family St Gregory's 0:45:23 10 Calum Machin + 1 M4 SOS 0:47:06 11 C. Talbot, D. Speller & T. Zaramir Yr 8 St Benedict 0:48:49 12 H. Biggs M75 HAVOC 0:53:36 13 Sara Belshaw W10 Stoke by Nayland0:56:49 14 Claire & Christopher Belshaw W8 & M8 Boxford 0:56:53 15 Abigail Machin W10 SOS 0:56:55 Par Time 16 George Brown M10 Tendring Primary0:57:30 17 Flossie Brown W10 Tendring Primary0:57:35 18 Elspeth Machin W8 SOS 0:58:58 19 M. West & Co Ind 1:07:06 20 Abbi Roberts W14 SOS 1:09:06 21 Carla Froud & Siobhan Davey St Benedict 1:17:20 22 Sophie Bickle W16 WAOC 1:22:26 23 B. Chapman WAOC 1:22:38 24 Caroline Yr 7 St Benedict 1:23:54 25 Nadia Mazza Yr 7 St Benedict 1:23:54 ORANGE COURSE Distance: 3.0 km PositionName Age GrpClub / School Time Comments 1 Jonathan Lees M40 WAOC 0:43:54 2 Sally Johnson W21 SOS 0:57:00 3 Alex Machin M12 SOS 1:01:51 4 Martin Watson M45 WAOC 1:05:01 5 Emma Johnson W12 SOS 1:05:04 6 Steve Czyzewicz M45 SOS 1:05:07 7 Abbie & Katie W14 SOS 1:08:01 8 Alan Smith St Benedict 1:14:21 Par Time 9 Jane Watson & Jo Howe W35 & W21 Ind 1:15:21 10 Clare Woods W12 WAOC 1:16:13 11 N. Czyzewicz & J. Howard M12 & M12 St Benedict 1:17:07 12 Emily Cordle W16 SOS 1:18:21 13 P. Gardner M50 Ind 1:29:38 14 Fran Watson + 1 W12 WAOC 1:40:30 15 Anick Collins + Family M35 SOS 1:54:55 Pauline Stevens W70 SOS 1:27:56 Retired LIGHT GREEN COURSE Distance: 4.0 km Position Name Age Gp Club / School Time Comments 1 P. Hardisty M35 Ind 0:54:35 2 Mike Gardner M40 WAOC 0:57:18 3 J. Hoyle M20 CUOC 0:58:08 4 Jitka Sengerova W40 WAOC 1:02:26 5 Sue Carton W45 SOS 1:02:48 6 V. Barker M45 SUFFOC 1:09:29 7 Hazel Tant W14 St Peters 1:16:30 8 Joanne West W12 SOS 1:19:28 9 Simon Gardner M12 WAOC 1:20:09 10 S. Barker M12 SUFFOC 1:20:18 Par time 11 Katie Sellens W14 SOS 1:21:29 Training N/C 12 Emma Johnson W12 SOS 1:21:33 Training N/C 13 Jonathan Pye M12 SOS 1:21:35 14 S. Brown W50 CROC 1:22:40 15 Mike Sansom M50 SOS 1:24:35 16 Ron Castro M40 Ind 1:35:55 17 G. Farnbank M21 NOR 1:49:42 18 S. Farnbank W70 NOR 1:56:43 19 R. Farnbank M75 NOR 1:57:06 20 Bahar Mirshekar W16 Ind 2:03:29 GREEN COURSE Distance: 5.6 km PositionName Age Grp Club / School Time Comments 1 James Catton M20 CUOC 0:53:02 2 I.Smith M40 WAOC 1:09:47 3 M. Bishop M50 SOS 1:10:12 4 L. Brown W18 WAOC 1:15:53 5 W. Allen W21 BAOC 1:17:32 6 Jim Graham M45 BOFREG 1:19:53 7 A.Wilson M21 Ind 1:26:01 *** 8 C. Nicholson M55 SMOC 1:26:10 9 Colin Curtis M65 WAOC 1:34:10 10 S. Gash W16 WAOC 1:37:47 11 Martin Senger M45 WAOC 1:41:16 12 Gillian Mann W40 BADO 1:41:52 13 Cathy Bishop W45 SOS 1:45:40 14 Ramsay M21 Ind 1:46:46 *** 15 S. Woods W40 WAOC 1:49:10 16 Rob Coulter M50 SUFFOC 1:50:20 17 Terry Hammersley M55 NOR 1:54:34 18 Geraldine Russell W55 SOS 2:14:25 19 June Webb W65 SUFFOC 2:14:50 *** These competitors entered the Blue but finished the Green courses and are therefore shown in the Green results. BLUE COURSE Distance: 6.9 km PositionName Age Grp Club / School Time Comments 1 M. Brown M20 CUOC 0:50:53 2 Alex Rothman M20 CUOC 0:52:56 3 Rachel Elder W20 CUOC 0:57:30 4 Steve Hinshelwood M35 WAOC 0:59:27 5 Mick Belshaw M35 BAOC 1:02:26 6 J. Caulkett M21 SUFFOC 1:03:29 7 Steve Robertson M45 SOS 1:04:00 8 S. Peck M40 SUFFOC 1:09:39 9 Mark Collis M21 CUOC 1:10:29 10 Tim Brett M21 BAOC 1:11:23 11 M. Wadeson M35 WAOC 1:11:34 12 Claire Warner W21 CUOC 1:11:42 13 David Dathan M18 CUOC 1:12:12 14 Mark Lyne M40 SOS 1:12:23 15 Martin Sellens M45 SOS 1:12:43 16 Chris Brown M45 WAOC 1:12:54 17 Chris Sellens M16 Yr10PM 1:14:15 18 Mike Bickle M50 WAOC 1:15:10 19 David Birkett M35 SOS 1:15:11 20 Susie Robertson W16 SOS 1:15:13 21 Helen Cooper W21 CUOC 1:15:38 22 Tom Collins M40 SOS 1:18:30 23 C. Rowse M20 CUOC 1:19:25 24 A. Challacombe M50 HH 1:19:28 25 Andrew Cordle M45 SOS 1:20:10 26 Peter Woods M40 WAOC 1:21:48 27 Mike Powell-Davies M50 SOS 1:23:00 Par Time 28 Andrew Wadeson M40 WAOC 1:24:29 29 Geoff Pye M40 SOS 1:25:12 30 Les Jarrald M50 NOR 1:26:09 31 Mark Johnson M35 SOS 1:26:57 32 Wayne Patrick M21 CUOC 1:28:02 33 A. Waller M21 HAVOC 1:29:25 34 Brian Straight M55 HAVOC 1:29:32 35 Andrew Breakwell M50 SUFFOC 1:29:35 36 M. Wilson M35 SOS 1:29:54 37 Nicola Robertson W16 SOS 1:30:33 38 S. Mann M40 SOS 1:30:40 39 A. Biggs M50 HAVOC 1:33:42 40 C. Middleton M21 NOR 1:34:59 41 J. C. Gray M35 SUFFOC 1:35:19 42 Colin Brown M50 CROC 1:35:20 43 R. Murray W21 CUOC 1:36:28 44 Brian Shepherd M45 SOS 1:36:57 45 P. Lowe M40 SUFFOC 1:40:10 46 P. Gardner M14 WAOC 1:42:54 47 S. Tracman M40 BAOC 1:45:43 48 Andrew Elliott M21 SUFFOC 1:47:51 49 S. Daniels W35 CHIG 1:51:43 50 Nicola Gardner W40 WAOC 1:52:44 51 Linda Gash W40 WAOC 1:55:02 52 Ken Wickham M55 CHIG 1:55:58 53 Wendy Welham W40 SOS 1:57:22 54 B. Sengerova W18 WAOC 2:00:32 55 C. Collis M55 SUFFOC 2:16:47 M. Whisson M40 CHIG 0:53:13 Retired