Organiser's report - Nancy Powell Davies email@example.com
Well, we were blessed with wonderful sunshine that made being in the field a joy and Baddow Ridge is one of our better areas allowing for some more technically challenging courses.
Thanks are due to Geoff for planning and Paul for controlling. I am particularly grateful to Dave for all the support that he gave me and all who helped on the day in so many ways. A number of landowners are involved but especial thanks are due to Mr Hindmarch and Mr Green for use of their fields for car parking and the String course.
It was a delight to see so many newcomers to the sport and some returning after a number of years. Also the young families that made a day of it with picnics and second runs on the String course.
I certainly enjoyed my day and hope that everyone else did too.
Planner's Report - Geoff Pye
What a joy to plan on a technical area where there are strange brown lines on the map! Even bigger bonus when Nancy managed to organise the weather as well so that I was hanging controls in the fabled sunlit forest! Thank you all for turning up and running on the SOS best area. This is only possible due to the negotiating skills of the committee who managed to re-gain access to Baddow after it was unavailable for many years.
My sincere apologies for the slightly delayed start time and for control 129 which was placed 20m East of where it should have been. Looking at the times for the control though I do not think many runners were seriously affected.
The times were on the long side for a SOS event but that I think reflects the nature of the terrain and that TD3/4/5 were actually at the correct technical level which often cannot be possible in Essex. This meant the unwary were caught out.
Many thanks to Paul for his many helpful comments as controller; to Kevin for sorting out the map printing; to Nancy for her wonderful organization and not least to my son Jonathan for hanging all the controls in Blakes Wood. I dragged him out of bed at 6am after he arrived home at 1.30am from a concert at the O2!
Controller's Report - Paul Beckett (HAVOC)
Geoff provided some challenging courses on what is one of Stragglers best areas. The technical and physical challenge was reflected in the finish times that were generally on the long side. However that did not seem to matter much as most people enjoyed the challenge and the fine 'late summer' weather. Apologies for control no 129 (marsh) which with hindsight was probably placed a little too far north on the ditch rather than beside the marsh itself. Nancy organised her helpers with calm efficiency and overall the event was a credit to Stragglers.
Pl Name Club AgeClass Time School Year White (7) 1.5 km 30 m 9 C 1 James Kingsworth + 4 SOS M10 16:46 East Hanningfield 5 2 Megan Lloyd-Gane +3 IND W10 18:47 Stock Primary 5 3 Catriona Gladman + 1 SOS W10 22:23 Newland Spring 5 4 Helen Puttick IND W10 27:26 Shalford Primary 5 5 Harriet Punter + 1 SOS 33:03 Cathedral 1 6 Robin Maria Bromham IND W12 43:35 Brentwood 7 Alex Wilson + 1 IND mp Coldnorton PS Rec Yellow (3) 2.0 km 50 m 9 C 1 Luke Zafira + Rahmat Balogun SOS M12/W12 48:33 Brentwood 8&7 2 Henry Wenham + Fayez Fahal IND M12 1:02:48 Brentwood David Pycraft + 3 IND mp Orange (9) 2.8 km 55 m 10 C 1 Catherine Mole SOS W12 58:45 Stonham Aspal 6 2 Bronwen Mansel SUFFOC W12 1:03:59 Beyton Middle 7 3 Michael Archer SOS M16 1:14:16 Moulsham High 11 4 Alex Birkett SOS M12 1:19:42 Meadgate 6 5 William Wilson + 1 IND 1:29:41 Coldnorton PS 2 6 Adrian + Denise Gigg IND 1:37:46 Shelley Primary 6 Catherine+Darren Hall IND dnf Family of Farrell SOS W10 dnf nc Susan + Terence Hull IND W65 &M70 dnf Light Green (19) 3.3 km 80 m 15 C 1 Nick Harrison SOS M14 51:08 Debenham High 9 2 Alan Brett CHIG M35 1:02:26 3 Alison Curtis CHIG W50 1:04:44 4 Bryan Sean Smith IND M40 1:06:49 5 Claire Tomalin SOS W45 1:10:17 6 Roderick Mansel SUFFOC M14 1:12:31 County Upper 9 7 Tom Birkett SOS M14 1:12:39 Boswells 8 8 Jennifer Taylor CHIG W65 1:15:11 9 Kevin Dale IND M45 1:25:24 10 Russ Dean IND W21 1:29:24 11 Shirley Short IND W21 1:29:34 12 Dawn Redler IND W21 1:29:47 13 Abigail Grigg +1 IND W10 1:39:47 St John's Primary 6 14 Sam Grigg +1 IND M8 1:39:55 St John's Primary 3 15 David Puttick IND M55 1:40:13 16 Susan Mullis + 1 SOS W55 1:41:08 17 Jon Beaumont SOS M40 1:54:55 18 June Webb SUFFOC W75 2:12:16 Carmel Johnson SOS W65 dnf Green (39) 4.6 km 120 m 14 C 1 Peter Warland SOS M45 47:18 2 Bryn Wilkinson SUFFOC M14 58:46 Copleston High 9 3 Louise Walker SUFFOC W45 1:02:54 4 Ray Curtis CHIG M55 1:03:29 5 Paul Beckford IND M21 1:03:49 6 Gary Wright SOS M45 1:04:27 7 Stephen Cartwright SOS M50 1:07:35 8 Robin Campell CHIG M70 1:08:58 8 Dave Skinner SOS M60 1:08:58 10 Hilary Sellens SOS W55 1:10:57 11 Alan Alford SOS M55 1:13:28 12 Helen Hampton CHIG W45 1:14:26 13 Perry Mole SOS M45 1:14:38 14 Paul Lowe SUFFOC M50 1:16:08 15 Janet Hill IND W55 1:18:02 16 Alex Ware SOS M18 1:18:42 Colchester 6th Form 17 Alistair Houlding HAVOC M60 1:21:50 18 Barbara Fothergill HAVOC W55 1:22:43 19 Veronica Machin SOS W45 1:25:34 20 Maria Marshall WAOC W55 1:27:22 21 Chris Davies SUFFOC M60 1:27:30 22 John Starkey SOS M65 1:32:43 23 Rhiannon Ware SOS W14 1:36:10 Colne Community 24 Ted Johnson SOS M65 1:38:10 25 Neil Bradley IND M50 1:39:52 26 Colin Curtis WAOC M75 1:41:50 27 John Webb SUFFOC M70 1:46:16 28 Robert Hamond SOS M40 1:51:44 29 Matt Rowley IND M40 2:19:16 Emma Johnson SOS W21 mp Andrew Kettles IND M45 mp Richard Barker SOS M55 mp Geraldine Russell SOS W65 mp Ruby Campell CHIG W70 dnf Rob Coulter SUFFOC M60 dnf Richard Taylor IND M50 dnf Neil + Michael Dalley IND M40 dnf John Hardy LOK M65 dnf John Russell SOS M65 dnf Blue (32) 6.6 km 130 m 23 C 1 Martin Sellens SOS M55 1:07:48 2 John Williams SOS M55 1:09:43 3 Tom Edelsten CHIG M65 1:10:13 4 Mike Capper WAOC M55 1:10:23 5 Chris Shaw HAVOC M60 1:11:21 6 Nick Pugh SOS M55 1:12:32 7 Richard Bonnett SOS M55 1:12:46 8 John Duffield CHIG M60 1:14:09 9 Garry Parmenter HAVOC M60 1:15:22 10 Peter Duthie WAOC M50 1:21:18 11 David Sanderson SOS M45 1:23:00 12 John Fryer IND M21 1:23:25 13 Colin Peck IND M21 1:24:28 14 Phillipa Murphy IND W21 1:26:34 15 Graham Perry HH M45 1:27:08 16 John Mills SOS M35 1:33:08 17 Rod Mansel SUFFOC M50 1:33:17 18 Bruce Marshall WAOC M55 1:34:43 19 Sarah Mansel SUFFOC W45 1:35:45 20 Keith Downing SMOC M55 1:35:51 21 Brian Daniel HAVOC M60 1:42:21 22 Chris Childs SOS M60 1:45:01 23 Ann Mills SOS W35 1:45:16 24 Anne Elvidge SUFFOC W50 1:45:48 25 David Lumby SOS M45 1:46:15 26 Colin Jackson HAVOC M50 1:48:18 27 Simon Peck SUFFOC M50 1:50:20 28 Catherine Galvin LOK W45 1:54:01 29 Ian Smith WAOC M50 1:57:22 30 Tony Biggs HAVOC M60 2:03:41 31 Sally Wilkinson SUFFOC W45 2:16:54 Phil Halford SUFFOC M55 mp Brown (16) 8.8 km 180 m 26 C 1 Josh Jenner CHIG M21 1:14:57 2 Harold Wyber CHIG M21 1:17:31 3 Duncan Harrison SOS M35 1:26:42 4 John Van Rooyen SAX M60 1:28:30 5 Kevin Machin SOS M50 1:34:09 6 Ian Maynard HAVOC M45 1:34:43 7 Neill Wates DFOK M35 1:38:13 8 Gareth Radcliffe IND M21 1:40:44 9 Clive Wilkinson SUFFOC M45 1:41:35 10 James Park SOS M20 1:42:12 11 Daniela Brohm SOS W21 1:47:38 12 Andrew Elliott SUFFOC M35 1:53:54 13 Tracey Apperley SOS W40 2:07:31 14 Kevin Wright IND M55 2:15:39 Ken Wickham SO M70 mp Bert Park SOS M45 dnf
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