ESSOL and Score Event
|Organiser's Report||Planner's Report||Controller's Report|
Hilary Sellens. Organiser
I would like to thank all the helpers who gave up all their time to help run our first electronic punching event. From the organiser's point of view it saves on some labour but makes many of the jobs even more boring. The start in particular becomes a job of marshalling and checking. Many thanks to Mike, Mark and Chris on start, Pauline, Sally and Eleanor on Registration, David for finish control and Andrew, Steve and Colin at the Finish tent. We hope you all enjoyed the park and electronic punching.
Martin Sellens. Planner
I tried to use a slightly different part of the park for the schools league courses and that meant playing a bit fast and loose with the planning guidelines. I'm not sure if the side of a lake and a vegetation boundary breach the spirit of technical difficulty 1 or not, but Clive let me get away with it and in the end everyone finished both the white and the yellow courses within the guidelines. So that's all right, then. However, it was interesting to watch packs of white course competitors running straight to a yellow control about 100m, and the other side of the track from the one they should have been visiting. It's easy to forget that the urge to visit any visible control is greater than the lure of reading the map.
I thought it might make a nice change for those on the Orange and Light Green, probably all too familiar with the park, to pay a visit to the long grass and uncrossable ditches of the marshes. I hadn't anticipated the model helicopter pilot, but I'm glad to say that he wasn't unduly offended that you were all in too much of a hurry to chat, and after we'd explained what was going on he pottered off to another field in Clacton to play. I'm sure you'll all join me in thanking the University grounds staff for mowing the nettles at the exit from the marshes. Pity they couldn't deal with the thistles at the other end, too. Maybe the Orange was a bit tricky, and the Light Green was more of a blue in length, but I didn't hear too many complaints so I hope you all enjoyed your runs. Commiserations to Mr Ali, who clearly didn't.
I only used Wivenhoe woods for a couple of Score controls, to minimise the risk of vandalism. We couldn't afford to lose any SportIdent punches on their first outing. I'm glad that a few of you visited them! Sorry about the defective control in the narrow strip of marsh over the railway line; we haven't given anyone the score for that one. I particularly wanted to use this area as I'd gone to the trouble of mapping it and it is pretty useless for a "cross country" event. I had to abandon my preferred control site, a nice little niche even further away from the Park, as it was too overgrown with nettles. Kind, or what? Well done to Neil Humphries who nearly got them all.
Lasting memories? The barn owl on the marshes and the be-suited refugees from the summer ball straggling home at 6.00 on Sunday morning. Finally, many thanks to Clive who was a tolerant and flexible controller and who went far beyond the usual remit of that office by helping to put out controls, bag master maps and tidy up at the end of a tiring weekend. Oh, and he also curbed the excesses of some of my more challenging course planning.
Clive Tant. Controller
Martin had set some challenging courses and I had feared that they would be too demanding. Everyone rose to the challenge and as it turned out there was an excellent percentage of completed courses and in good times. The truth is that Martin managed to get courses out of the area which were a little more interesting than the usual design.
It had been a surprise and a little worry to learn only one week before the event that it was to be used as the first test for the region's new electronic punching system. This involved quite a re-think of many organisational details but (as we have come to expect) this was not beyond Hilary who kept a firm grip on the planner and the team of helpers who all coped so admirably with the new system.
And what fun the new system is for those techno-gurus. Steve Robertson and Colin West (supervised by techno-coach Andrew Cordle and observed/helped by a couple of non-SOS members) seemed to be in their element and failed to be flustered by the few problems they encountered.
All in all it seemed to be a successful day for the club and most competitors. I hope you enjoyed your day and will make it to the next SOS event.
Pl Age Class Name Club Time White 1 W6 Nicola Barker Barnardiston Hall 9:17 2 M6 James Wall Barnardiston Hall 9:54 3 W6 Antonia Beamish Barnardiston Hall 10:21 4 M5 Elliot Swinney Barnardiston Hall 11:03 5 M5 Harry Mills Barnardiston Hall 11:14 6 M4 Matt Dakin/Steven Leigh Barnardiston Hall 11:36 7 W6 Anna Smith Barnardiston Hall 12:21 8 M6 Liam Shotton Barnardiston Hall 12:31 9 W6 Megan Rose Barnardiston Hall 12:46 10 W/Y4 Rachael Malley St Nicholas, Tillingham 13:40 11 M5 Samuel Gregory Barnardiston Hall 14:02 12 W4 Tegan Paxton/Alex Phill Barnardiston Hall 14:19 13 M4&5 David Shaw/Chris Moulto Barnardiston Hall 14:49 14 W5 Christine Davies Barnardiston Hall 15:36 15 primary Conor Weed SUFFOC 15:40 16 W/Y10 Sarah Cleavely Independent 17:16 17 W/Y5 Nikki Smith Cann Hall 17:21 18 W/Y5 Nicola Reeves Cann Hall 17:28 19 Y2 Ruth Salthouse St Thomas More 18:04 20 W/Y4 Hannah Russell Cann Hall 18:06 21 W/Y4 Kirsty Ellice Cann Hall 18:12 22 Y0 Callum Machin St Marys SW Ferrers 18:30 23 W/Y4 Nikki Ellice Cann Hall 18:33 24 W4 Chloe Coles/Erin Rose Barnardiston Hall 18:53 25 W/Y3 Katrin Sengerova St Mary's Saffron Walden 19:13 26 W/Y4 Louise Reeves Cann Hall 19:15 27 W/Y3 Xilona Wood St Mary's Saffron Walden 19:16 28 W/Y4 Layla Davey Cann Hall 19:43 29 M12 Adam Smith WAOC 22:30 30 Y3 Thomas Robertson Fordham All Saints 23:53 Par Time M6 Peter Symes-Thompson Barnardiston Hall mp 111 Yellow 1 M8 Andrew Barker Barnardiston Hall 15:15 2 M7 David Fletcher Barnardiston Hall 16:49 3 M8 Matthew Reeves Barnardiston Hall 17:11 4 W8 Emma Longland Barnardiston Hall 18:04 5 M8 Michael Broadhead Barnardiston Hall 18:27 6 m/Y5 William Hardisty St Teresa's 19:37 7 W7 Rachel Irving Barnardiston Hall 21:24 8 W35 Veronica Machin SOS 21:27 9 W7 Sarah Cammack Barnardiston Hall 21:43 10 Y4 Philip Hardinghan Danbury Park 22:02 11 M/Y4 Oliver Taylor+1 Friars Grove 22:43 12 W/Yr4 Elsbeth Machin St Marys SW Ferrers 22:52 13 Y5 David Chandler Friars Grove 23:09 14 W35 Rachel Harper Friars Grove 24:37 14 W/Yr6 Abigail Machin St Marys SW Ferrers 24:37 16 W6 Emily Birrell Barnardiston Hall 24:57 17 Y8 Adam Hodgson Colchester Royal Grammar 25:05 18 M6 J Park SUFFOC 25:12 19 M12 N Czyzewicz St Benedicts 27:39 20 M12/Y6 Matt Johnson Newlands Spring Primary 27:45 21 M8 Wesley Wright Barnardiston Hall 27:49 Par Time 22 W10 S Park SUFFOC 29:14 23 M21 Q Ali Independent 29:59 24 Y4 Joshua Salthouse St Thomas More 31:32 25 M8 M Park SUFFOC 32:47 26 5 India Morgan SOS 35:28 27 7 Forest Morgan SOS 35:34 28 Megan Malley SOS 36:43 W75 Pauline Stevens SOS mp 115 Orange 1 W18 Eleanor West SOS 26:34 2 M16 S M Callender Independent 31:45 3 M40 D Plasco Independent 41:40 4 M40 B Levene Independent 41:43 5 W/Y10 Lucy Seakins CCHS 49:02 6 W/Y10 Lucy Aldous CCHS 49:05 7 W50 R Taylor SOS 50:24 Par Time 8 W14 Kiri Alford SOS 74:28 9 9 Mary Read Independent 79:08 10 W55 C J Callender Independent 79:09 W21 Tereza Sengerova Independent Disq Jackie Seakins CCHS Disq M21 Q Ali Independent Disq Light Green 1 M40 Andy Malley SOS 39:04 2 W21 Claire Warner CUOC 46:09 3 M40 S Czyzewicz SOS 48:48 4 M45 Geoff Pye SOS 51:00 5 M40 Ian Smith WAOC 52:41 6 W21 Helen Cooper CUOC 54:13 7 M55 Robert Mann SOS 58:06 8 W18 Blanka Sengerova WAOC 60:11 9 M35 Peter Hardisty SOS 60:51 10 M21 Gerald Engwell HAVOC 68:14 11 W45 Lyn West SOS 68:28 Par Time 12 W20 P F Bickle WAOC 71:09 13 W45 Jitka Sengerova WAOC 72:07 14 M14 Johnathan Pye SOS 77:20 15 W18 H N Bickle WAOC 77:26 16 M45 Alan Alford SOS 77:48 17 W45 H J Bickle WAOC 80:54 18 W14/Y8 Emma Johnson Chelmer Valley High School 84:22 18 W8 Katie Sellens Philip Morant 84:22 18 W7 Nina Tant St Peters 84:22 18 W9 Hazel Tant St Peters 84:22 22 W/Yr7 Joanne West Ipswich School 86:40 23 M/Yr7 Alex Machin Colchester High School 90:16 Score
|Name||Age Class||Club||Time||Final Points||Penalty Points||Score Points||107||108||112||113||114||115||116||117||118||120||121||122||123||124||125||126||127||128||129||130||131||132||133||134||135||137||138||139||140|
|R J Weed||SUFFOC||60:07||27||-1||28||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||2||1||1||1||3||3||4|
|Guy Roper / Tracey Curl||M/W35||NOR||57:14||26||0||26||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||2||1||1||2||3||3|
|Judd||M30||39 Eng Regiment||57:16||23||0||23||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||2||1||1||1||1||1|
|Dickson||M21||39 Eng Regiment||59:23||22||0||22||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||2||1||1||2|
|Bassett||M45||39 Eng Regiment||62:07||21||-5||26||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||2||1||1||1||2||3|
|Dixon||M21||39 Eng Regiment||57:46||13||0||13||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|M J Bickle||M50||WAOC||62:41||9||-6||15||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||2||3||3|