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Essex Stragglers Orienteering Society

Colour Coded and Schools League (ESSOL)

Highwoods Country Park, Colchester

21st November 1999

Results

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Organiser's Comments Controller's Comments Planner's Comments
White Yellow Orange Light Green Green Blue

Organiser's Comments - Michael Sansom

Fine weather, a ever helpful band of helpers to nurse me through my first event as Organiser, one hundred and eleven control cards issued ( though considerably more bodies than that roamed the parkland and woods) all added up to a successful event.

The new start procedure lead to the unique sight of a queue awaiting their start allocation and a steady flow of competitors passing through the start gate as opposed to the old system where the starters often had periods of inactivity, this new system leads to a more evenly balanced running of competition.

The distance from Registration to Start added an extra element of navigation to the day however no real complaints were heard other than a few friendly mutterings from my helpers/pack horses who had to carry the Start and Finish equipment. This also presented a communication problem between registration and the course, which was overcome by an act of delegation.

Controllers Comments - Mike Powell Davies

Apologies to any competitors who found the rogue grid reference on some publicity to be a problem. Hopefully you found Michael's excellent strategically placed maps useful.

Given the constraints of the start and finish, the White course was longer than guidelines and the Yellow perhaps a little harder. The shape of the woods and path layout make planning interesting longer courses difficult, but I hope that you will agree that Steve did an excellent job. I hope that those competitors on the Yellow and Blue courses who came across a vandalised control were not too disadvantaged. In an area so frequented by the public it is not possible to entirely prevent such occurrences.

With so many club members at the British schools championships, Michael and his small team of helpers seemed to ensure that registration, the start and finish all ran smoothly. In my brief visit to registration, Lyn's information point appeared well used.

If you have any views about the experimental system of not allocating times until the start, please contact any of the Committee.

Planner's Comments - Steve Robertson

I was pleasantly surprised at the number of positive comments on the longer courses at the finish since High Woods is unable to provide a challenge for the experienced orienteer. Presumably the changes in terrain from open grassland to knee deep brambles together with the undergrowth changes since the map was printed provided sufficient variety, and the crisp dry weather certainly helped!

We suffered some control vandalism, primarily missing punches on the shorter courses in the open areas. Fortunately most of these controls had two punches and I think the only competitors affected were on the Blue course where one control, that was well off the beaten track, walked off into the undergrowth - fortunately only a couple of competitors were inconvenienced before it was replaced.

I was concerned that the shorter courses might have proved too demanding, particularly the Orange, but all were successfully completed. Even the Orange competitors managed to navigate the 'indistinct' path to the path/ditch junction.

Thanks to Mike Powell-Davies who, on his first outing as a Controller ( I think ), provided helpful advice and comments, and successfully prevented me from leaving everything to the last minute. The panic free operation on the day was undoubtedly down to his thoroughness

Thanks for a smooth problem free day also goes to Michael Sansom who had his arm twisted by me and stepped in as a first time organiser when the previous organiser was posted to the other end of the country.

Usual thanks to the Stragglers helpers on the day who helped collect in the controls after the event - a thankless task that has to be done.
 

WHITE

David West SOS M14 11 . 08
Duncan Giles & Thomas McWilliams Friars Grove Yr5 13 . 34
Nick Rees WAOC M9 14 . 54
Sam Robinson IND. 16 . 36
Emily & William Hardisty IND. 16 . 39
Lewis Robinson Friars Grove Yr5 17 . 58
Aaron N Friars Grove Yr5 18 . 51
Claire De’Ath Friars Grove Yr5 18 . 51
Dale Cornell Friars Grove Yr5 18 . 58
Ruth Salthouse & Parents SOS W6 19 . 19
Alice Campbell CHIG W6 20 . 02
Par 20 . 21
Daniel Robinson IND. M6 20 . 22
Joshua Salthouse SOS M8 20 . 34
Troy & Danni Lancaster Friars Grove Yr5/Yr4 20 . 57
Lee Connelly & Paul De’Ath Gilberd Yr7 21 . 14
Benjamin Fellows Cann Hall Yr5 23 . 25
Kirsty Mills & N. Reeves Cann Hall Yr5 24 . 09
Nikki Smith Cann Hall Yr6 25 . 17
Layla Davey & Nikki Ellis Cann Hall Yr5 25 . 59
Caitlin Campbell +1 CHIG W4 26 . 02
Isabella Todd Friars Grove Yr4 26 . 20
Jessica & Martika Yr5 26 . 58
O. Taylor Friars Grove Yr5 27 . 22
Hannah Russell & Louise Reeves Cann Hall Yr4 27 . 33
Alice Parsons +2 SUFFOC W1 38 . 22
David Chandler Friars Grove Yr5 47 . 58
Katrin Sengerova WAOC W7 1 . 18 . 26
 

YELLOW

Scott Callender IND. M16 12 . 58
Nick Rees WAOC M9 25 . 13
Corin & Piras Jeffcock IND. M10 25 . 36
M. Johnson Newlands Spring Yr6 25 . 52
C. J. Callender IND. W55 26 . 07
Victoria Pye SOS W10 26 . 08
Adam Whitley IND. M14 26 . 36
James Spear Tendring Primary Yr1 27 . 04
George Brown Tendring Primary Yr2 27 . 18
Jenny Dale St Anne’s Yr4 31 . 20
Par 32 . 16
Sylvia & Antigone Jeffcock IND M40/M10 33 . 26
Jonathan Dale St. Anne’s Yr2 35 . 22
Alan & Chris Alford SOS M45/M12 35 . 45
Ammy Watson & Katie Mumford IND. W13/ W12 36 . 59
Oliver Picken SUFFOC M10 41 . 05
G. & R. Kotargki IND. FAMILY 46 . 36
Amy Picken SUFFOC W10 46 . 36
E. Kotargki IND. FAMILY 58 . 56
 

ORANGE

Gary Picken SUFFOC 34 . 54
Mark Jeffcock IND. M35 36 . 04
Craig Appleby IND. M10 41 . 02
Kiri & Lisa Alford SOS W14 52 . 42
Par 56 . 00
Leah & Emma Stott IND. W10/W12 1 . 00 . 06
Pauline Stevens SOS W70 1 . 01 . 50
Mrs. A. Whymark SUFFOC W21 1 . 10 . 16
S. Golouin IND. M18 1 . 23 . 23
Morgans family IND. FAMILY 1 . 27 . 59
A. Briggs IND. W35 1 . 34 . 48
 

LIGHT GREEN

J. Lyne SOS M12 39 . 39
F. Johnson SOS W12 43 . 37
Jitka Sengerova WAOC W40 51 . 13
Lisa & Kiri Alford SOS W14 52 . 52
Sally Johnson SOS W21 1 . 02 . 00
Par 1 . 07 . 14
June Webb SUFFOC W65 1 . 11 . 09
. Black IND. 1 . 20 . 19
Shaun Whymark SUFFOC M21 1 . 36 . 58
 

GREEN

P. Lake CHIG M35 38 . 59
Robin Campbell CHIG M60 42 . 39
Geoff & Jonathan Pye SOS M40/M12 43 . 03
Chris Morley WAOC M55 45 . 50
Ian Smith WAOC M40 48 . 37
S. Mann SOS M40 50 . 37
Daniel De Carcenac CUOC M21 50 . 39
N. Talbot CUOC M18 54 . 59
Chris Thorne DRONGO M60 56 . 14
Wendy Welham SOS W40 56 . 49
Martin Senger WAOC M45 1 . 00 . 09
Rob Coulter SUFFOC M50 1 . 00 . 14
. Barker M45 1 . 01 . 03
Par 1 . 02 . 20
H. Christopher WAOC W21 1 . 02 . 33
Sue Speller IND. W35 1 . 10 . 51
. McConnell IND. M21 1 . 11 . 05
Hazel Tant SOS W14 1 . 13 . 26
Ruby Campbell CHIG W60 1 . 15 . 26
Jane Watson IND. W35 1 . 40 . 17
Jo Hone IND. W21 1 . 40 . 41
Emily & Andrew Cordle SOS W16/M45 1 . 46 .48
Seb Barker SUFFOC M12 retired
 

BLUE

M. Bown KERNE M20 45 . 59
Ian Todd BAOC M40 55 . 20
Ian Wells LEI M45 56 . 07
R. Bonnett SOS M40 56 . 39
John Collyer SOS M50 58 . 16
A. Rothman CUOC M20 1 . 00 . 03
Clive Tant SOS M40 1 . 00 . 54
M. Hore SUFFOC M45 1 . 01 . 46
O. Wallis SUFFOC M35 1 . 02 . 10
James Catton CUOC M20 1 . 02 . 45
S. Peck SUFFOC M40 1 . 04 . 36
J. Collyer SOS W50 1 . 11 . 48
Dave Birkett SOS M35 1 . 13 . 35
Paul Lowe SUFFOC M40 1 . 14 . 33
H. Cooper CUOC W21 1 . 16 . 27
John Webb SUFFOC M60 1 . 17 . 38
Tom Collins SOS M40 1 . 17 . 48
Par 1 . 19 . 06
Blenka Sengerova WAOC W18 1 . 21 . 05
Seb Hoyle CUOC M20 1 . 21 . 10
P. J. Hardisty IND. M35 1 . 21 . 54
David Payne IND. M40 1 . 23 . 12
Tony Biggs HAVOC M50 1 . 28 . 29
B. Stephard SOS M45 1 . 38 . 31
P. Remblance IND. M35 1 . 38 . 48
B. Black CROC W40 1 . 39 . 45
Linda Cash WAOC W40 1 . 42 . 30
Andrew Elliott SUFFOC M21 1 . 45 . 06
Andrew Fuss WAOC M35 1 . 51 . 14
D. Plaskow IND. M40 2 . 34 . 26
J.Coolkatt SUFFOC M21 retired