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Colour coded event (Level C) incorporating ESSOL
Hilly Fields, Colchester
Sunday 10th January 2016
Final Results

Comments Awards Naughty Nos Preliminary Results Splits RouteGadget2 Ranking

Officials' comments

Organiser David Lumby david.lumby@thomasmiller.com

Thank you to everyone who came and ran at Hilly Fields. The weather was kind to us and none of the previous days rain fell during the event. There was however still a fair bit of mud on the courses. I hope you all enjoyed your runs.

My thanks to Colchester Institute for allowing us the use of their site and buildings and to Chris Childs and Colin West for the cooperative approach to planning and controlling. From my point of view everything went smoothly on the day not least due to the willing band of helpers.

Final results and par times are now visible on the website. Winning times on the longer courses at 6 to 7 minutes/km indicate how runnable the terrain was. Hilly Fields is a relatively small area and to get the required distance the longer courses had to cover two laps together with some urban orienteering which will have helped the speed somewhat.

I noticed that there were some mispunches on the shorter courses. We looked carefully at the results to see if there was any indication of faulty equipment but we did not find any. Perhaps a coaching point to those runners to pause briefly at controls and make absolutely sure that the unit has beeped and flashed and if in any doubt to dib for a second time. I know it can be difficult to find time to do this when you are aiming for a fast finish time. I hope the mispunches will not put you off coming to the next event.

There was one item of lost property that was found on the course and handed in - a Silva baseplate compass that looked fairly new. It will be identifiable by the colour of the bezel and cord. I will hold it and if the owner contacts me by email I will find a way to get it back to them.

Planner - Chris Childs

Planning my first full Orienteering event at short notice was a fairly daunting affair and whilst I know Hilly Fields quite well it is difficult to get the distance for the longer courses in such a confined area. So those on the blue course were taken out into surrounding urban area and some controls were used twice approaching from opposite directions. I hope I made it sufficiently tricky for the more accomplished of our competitors but not too intimidating for others.

My sincere thanks to the following:-
   Colin West (controller) for general guidance
   Bruce Marshall WAOC (EAOA computers)
   John Collyer and Kevin Machin (maps)
   Les Childs for helping me set out the controls in the dark during the pouring rain on Saturday night.

Thanks also to David Lumby. The event ran smoothly even if we did have one of the controls stolen just before the start! The use of the Colchester Institute was a great base for the event.

I hope everybody enjoyed the day.

Controller - Colin West (SOS)

Blessed by a break in the rain, the well-drained soils of Hilly Fields gave good runs across much of the terrain. The small area offers varied pace and complexity, which allied to the short urban section on longer courses challenged runners to maintain focus. There was additional constraint from a sensitive area of vegetation, which Chris planned courses to avoid.

Chris made good use of the area to plan up to the Blue course, and was also able to ensure good courses at White and Yellow.

There were a number of mispunches, which were considered carefully and decided to be error on the part of the runners if its you, please take more care to hear a beep and/or see a flash; if its your son or daughter, please give them this same advice. We want to see successful runs as well!

Colour Coded Award times

Course Time
Blue 59:18
Green 50:52
Light Green 45:56
Orange 35:46
Yellow 35:28
White 46:07

Naughty Numbers

Theo Steventon-BarnesM10SUFFOC5.29
Hebe DarwinW10WAOC6.19
Tim HarrisonM18SUFFOC2.18
Matthew ClarkeM16SUFFOC2.27

Final Results



Pos Name Club Age Class Time
1st Tim Harrison SUFFOC M18 39:32
2nd Matthew Clarke SUFFOC/Perse/10 M16 43:40
3rd Jonathon Creak SUFFOC M40 44:33
4th Ian Hargreaves KERNO M40 45:54
5th Darren Cook SOS M45 46:14
6th Andrew Henderson WAOC M50 46:27
7th Richard Wilkes HAVOC M21 46:50
8th Duncan Harrison SOS M45 49:48
9th Stephen Borrill WAOC M45 50:58
10th Richard Bonnett BAOC M60 51:07
11th Andrew Elliott SUFFOC M45 51:38
12th David Hodson HH M50 53:05
13th Paul Beckett HAVOC M55 53:09
14th Stu Levene HH M45 53:29
15th Michael Bickle WAOC M65 55:44
16th Daisy Partridge SOS/Hedingham/10 W16 56:46
17th David Sanderson SOS M55 56:57
18th John Clarke SUFFOC M45 57:08
19th Josh Partridge SOS/Hedingham/12 M18 57:55
20th Kevin Machin SOS M55 58:03
21st Alun Roberts WAOC M60 58:08
22nd David Chandler OD M21 58:23
23rd Louise Walker SUFFOC W50 58:58
24th Thomas Lock SOS/Ramsey/11 M16 60:09
25th Sam Hague WAOC/Perse/9 M14 60:58
26th Helen Hague WAOC W45 63:39
27th Peter Woods WAOC M55 66:22
28th David Float HAVOC M45 67:15
29th Bruce Marshall WAOC M60 72:39



Pos Name Club Age Class Time
1st John-Henry Love SOS/Hills Rd/12 M18 28:36
2nd Mick Liston NOR M65 33:00
3rd Callum Turner SOS/Ramsey/11 M16 33:54
4th Peter Warland SOS M50 35:21
5th Edwin Banks SOS M60 37:11
6th Nina Tant SOS W21 40:25
7th Sue Woods WAOC W55 40:40
8th Stephen Nobbs NOR M60 40:49
9th Rob Enderby HAVOC M45 41:15
10th Christopher Marshall CHIG M40 43:56
11th Mark Salmon IND M35 44:17
12th Helen Bickle WAOC W21 46:45
13th Lucy Fryer AROS W21 47:21
14th Geoff Pye SOS M60 49:11
15th Ian Smith WAOC M60 49:15
16th Chris Burgues HAVOC M60 49:25
17th Lucy Edwards SOS/Ramsey/11 W16 50:32
18th Paul Butt SUFFOC M45 50:52
19th Ollie Smith SOS/Hedingham/12 M18 51:05
20th Noreen Ives WAOC W60 52:26
21st Chris Morley WAOC M75 54:16
22nd Matthew Barber IND M21 54:29
23rd Viv Hodson W50 54:39
24th Susan Waller-Toyne SOS W50 54:43
25th Barbara Beckett HAVOC W60 54:45
26th Paul Lowe SUFFOC M55 55:33
27th Oliver Hague WAOC/Cambridge Intl./11 M18 59:07
28th Janet Biggs HAVOC W60 59:17
29th Andrew Cordle SOS M65 59:18
30th Cathy Beard SOS W60 62:16
31st Rodney Freeburn NOR M75 62:26
32nd Hazel Bickle WAOC W65 67:05
33rd Sue Carton SOS W60 70:02
34th Maria Marshall WAOC W60 70:54
35th Margaret Moody SUFFOC W50 82:40
36th Fay Smalls IND W40 86:35

Light Green


Pos Name Club Age Class Time
1st Daniel Hague WAOC/Perse/7 M14 29:28
2nd Chlo Cracknell SOS/Hedingham/10 W16 32:01
3rd Jeremy Steventon-Barnes SUFFOC M45 32:04
4th Archie Read SUFFOC/Farlingaye/12 M18 32:10
5th Emma Gooden SOS/Ramsey/11 W16 32:59
6th Luke Uru SUFFOC/Farlingaye/12 M18 33:28
7th= George Pryke SUFFOC/Farlingaye/? 34:12
7th= Lauren Gooch SUFFOC/Farlingaye/12 W18 34:12
9th Abi Duncan SOS/Hedingham/10 W16 36:48
10th Luke Cooper SOS/Brentwood/11 M16 37:05
11th John Allen IND M65 43:29
12th Peter Swanston SOS M75 45:56
13th Victoria Love SOS/Hedingham/10 W16 46:41
14th Sharon Warland SOS W50 47:04
15th Wesley Musall SUFFOC M65 47:12
16th Elspeth Missen SOS W55 50:34
17th Annie Northfield SOS/Hedingham/12 W18 53:47
18th John Russell SOS M75 54:39
19th Tristan Gray SUFFOC/Farlingaye/12 M18 55:14
n/c Thomas Martin + Katie Martin SOS M12 58:09
20th Geraldine Russell SOS W70 63:50
21st Tony Lee HAVOC M45 65:03
22nd Sue Vine NOR W75 79:43
23rd Alan Coddington NOR M80 94:33



Pos Name Club Age Class Time
1st Tom Bartram IND M15 23:37
2nd William Bartram NOR M12 24:05
3rd Philip Bartram NOR M40 27:05
4th Jasper Waller-Toyne SOS/TLA/10 M16 30:21
5th Katharine Bartram NOR W40 30:28
6th Simon Bowie-Britton SOS M40 31:00
7th Emma Bowie-Britton SOS/Brentwood/8 W14 33:39
8th Ivan Pitts SOS/Hedingham/11 M18 35:33
9th Valentin Ivanov SOS/Brentwood/9 M14 35:46
10th Gabriel Kunya 36:09
n/c Lucy Walker SOS/CCHSG/7 W12 36:50
11th Beth Lucas SOS/Ramsey/9 W14 39:17
12th Lucy Warland SOS W14 43:16
13th Edward Northfield SOS/Hedingham/9 M16 43:21
14th Zac Steventon-Barnes SUFFOC/Farlingaye/8 M14 55:49
m12-13 Anna Sunday SUFFOC/Farlingaye/12 W18 42:33
m13 m17 Fraser Wykes SUFFOC//Farlingaye/12 M16 51:17
m13 m17 Bruce Newman SUFFOC/Farlingaye/12 M16 52:08



Pos Name Club Age Class Time
1st Barney Steventon-Barnes SUFFOC/St Marys/6 M12 16:41
2nd Jamie Hartnup SOS/St Andrew's/5 M10 20:16
3rd Thomas Martin SOS/St.Andrew's/6 M12 20:55
4th Lucy Walker SOS/CCHSG/7 W12 23:34
5th Thomas Leader SOS/St Andrew's/6 M12 25:36
6th Jessica Mills+Stephanie Cooper SOS/Brentwood/8 W14 27:16
7th Freya Killilea & Sarah Prior SOS/Brentwood/7 W12 30:11
8th Thomas Turner SOS/Ramsey/8 M12 33:25
9th Hannah Wallace SOS/Ramsey/7 W12 35:28
10th Harry Salmon IND M7 35:47
11th Kate Bowie-Britton SOS/Brentwood/7 W12 41:41
12th Tanay Sonawane SOS/Brentwood/7 M12 43:19
13th Bob/Joanne Willis IND M60 44:00
w4 Oliver Prince SOS/St Andrew's/5 M10 17:08
w4 Maisie Waller-Toyne SOS/TLA/8 W14 19:52
w4 Ben Partridge SOS M12 20:51
m9 Heather Trevelyan & Theo Williams SOS/Brentwood/7 M12 27:46
m11 Amy Skeet SOS/St Andrew's/6 W10 33:14



Pos Name Club Age Class Time
1st Harrison Dixey SOS/St.Andrew's/6 M10 11:26
2nd Theo Steventon-Barnes SUFFOC/St Marys/4 M10 12:19
3rd Harvey Gough SOS/St Andrew's/4 M10 12:52
4th Thomas Walker SOS/St. Andrew's/4 M10 14:45
5th Benjamin Martin SOS/St Andrews/3 M10 16:08
n/c Holli & Daisy Dixey SOS/St.Andrew's/3 W8 18:35
6th Abigail Prince SOS/St Andrew's/2 W8 19:21
7th Ellie Chambers SOS/St Andrew's/4 W10 19:22
8th Hebe Darwin WAOC/Perse Junior/3 W10 21:01
9th Mia Staples SOS/St.Andrew's/4 W10 29:17
10th Izzy Peters SOS/St Andrew's/6 W10 31:34
11th Lily Salmon IND W3 39:43
12th Constance Buckingham SOS/St Andrews/4 W10 46:07
m6 m12 Ryan Skeet SOS/St Andrew's/4 M10 10:54
m12 Louis Dove SOS/St.Andrew's/6 M10 14:05
m6 m9 Amelie Patteson SOS/St Andrew's/4 W10 29:15

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