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Colour coded event (Level C) incorporating ESSOL and SWELL
Danbury Park and Lakes
Sunday 19th June 2016
Preliminary Results

Comments Awards Final Results RouteGadget2 Ranking

Officials' comments

Organisers - Alex and Eleanor Evans, eleanor.evans0712@gmail.com

Well, it ended up as an organisers' dream - good weather and more helpers than jobs. Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time to help make everything run so smoothly. We found ourselves in the unusual position of being able to sit with feet up for chunks of the morning (20 month old son having been taken off round his first white course by a doting aunt and uncle). The one area of worry was the car park but hopefully those of you who had to overflow onto the road weren't inconvenienced too much. Reports from those arriving back from their courses seemed to be generally very positive so thanks must go to Darren and Graham for managing that side of things so well.

Final thanks to Essex Outdoors for the use of their facilities and to all of you for coming and running. See you again next time.

Planner - Darren Cook

Thanks to everyone who turned up. We were lucky with the weather, but the rain in the week also meant we got to go home with a satisfying amount of mud on our shoes. What more could you ask for?

This was the second colour-coded event I had planned, but the first one was 25 years ago, and technology has dramatically changed orienteering! There was a bit of a learning curve, but in the end it was not so bad. Still, I was very relieved when the first few runners came back and everything was working.

I had not been to Danbury before, and my first impression on looking at the map was that it was small and potentially boring. So, with the longer courses I tried to make them as challenging as the area would allow. I didn't hear anyone moan it was too easy; in fact a couple of people called me sadistic, which I have decided to take as a compliment. With lots of vague, curving paths in Danbury, the shorter courses provided their own challenge: losing juniors is frowned upon, apparently. I hope everyone enjoyed their course and got lost a bit, but not too much. (If you didn't get lost at all, you should be running up.)

Thanks to Graham, for his advice and subtle nudges at every stage, which helped make all the courses better; and to Kevin Machin who spent a large amount of time updating the map - not easy when both humans and nature keep changing things.

Controller - Graham Batty (HAVOC)

Congratulations to all schools competitors and winners.

Well done to Darren on his course planning after such a long time away! Planning at Danbury is made a little difficult by the area being divided in two by fencing with limited access points across the areas. The success of courses is shown by the small number of competitors failing to complete their course. Some parts of the White and Yellow courses remained muddy on the day but I'm sure the sunny weather compensated for that. It was also good to note that some club members said they had visited control sites not used before.

Just a few points in answer questions raised:
- The map scale was incorrectly advertised (1:10,000) ahead of time but was correct (1:5,000) in the on the day final details.
- On reflection the Short Green course should have been a little longer (although I hear the winner is a happy man!)
- Control 143 (thicket) was nearer path than shown on the map but I'm sure no-one lost time there.
- Control 147 (rootstock): there were three rootstocks in the area rather than two shown on the map but the control was on the southernmost one so once again I'm sure time loss was minimal.
- Control 146 (ditch) was at the end of the ditch and the mapped rootstock was there for fine location.
- The controls at 134 and 140 were not placed in the ditch and stream respectively as originally intended to avoid competitors slipping into the water but perhaps on reflection the control descriptions should have said east side and west side respectively.

It was good to see 150 competitors and all courses used, even better to see 2 HAVOC members in the top 4 on Blue and 2 HAVOC members in the top 4 on Green!

Finally well done to Eleanor and family for organising the event with her band of SOS helpers and to all those (thanks SMOC ladies) who collected controls at the end along with Darren and myself. We were all off the site by 3.30pm.

Colour Coded Par Times

Short Green59:06
Light Green53:38

Final results


7.1km 130m

Pos Name School Age Class Time
1st Matthew Clarke SUFFOC/Perse/10 M16 52:17
2nd Michael Muggeridge HAVOC M55 52:46
3rd Richard Wilkes HAVOC M21 53:18
4th Paul Beckett HAVOC M55 54:24
5th David Frampton HH M45 54:37
6th John-Henry Love SOS/Hills Road VI Form College M18 57:14
7th Jon Chandler LOK M45 59:15
8th Sean Blanchflower WAOC M40 60:06
9th Jonathan Pye WAOC M21 63:15
10th Yordan Kolev TVOC M21 63:55
11th Mark Glaisher SAX M65 65:28
12th Stu Levene HH M45 65:52
13th Stephen Borrill WAOC M45 65:56
14th Neil Carter SUFFOC M35 66:20
15th Josh Partridge SOS/Hedingham/12 M18 66:49
16th Jim Prowting TVOC M70 67:59
17th Callum Tuner SOS/Ramsey/11 M16 68:01
18th Chris Panton SUFFOC M40 68:04
19th Clive Tant SOS M60 68:19
20th David Hodson HH M50 69:50
21st Richard Bonnett BAOC M60 70:07
22nd Antoine Pesenti DFOK M45 70:38
23rd Shane Muggeridge HAVOC M18 70:44
24th Kevin Machin SOS M55 72:51
25th Guy Lidbury HAVOC M45 72:56
26th John Clarke SUFFOC M45 73:15
27th Tom Lock /Ramsey/11 M16 74:18
28th Annie Andonova TVOC W21 75:05
29th Ian Byford HH M55 75:45
30th Daniel Hodson SOC M21 76:18
31st Adam Leaf HH M50 76:48
32nd Edwin Banks SOS M60 78:18
33rd Geoff Goodwin DFOK M65 78:54
34th Andrew Henderson WAOC M50 80:54
35th David Lumby SOS M55 82:56
36th Lyn West SOS W60 92:56
37th Lucy Edwards SOS/Ramsey/11 W16 100:58
m21 Nikolay Kolev TVOC M50 72:10
m11 Tom Edelsten CHIG M70 78:08


4.4km 75m

Pos Name School Age Class Time
1st Peter Warland SOS M50 42:52
2nd Chris Shaw HAVOC M65 47:19
3rd ChloŽ Cracknell SOS/Hedingham/Y10 W16 50:47
4th Garry Parmenter HAVOC M70 51:52
5th Sarah Howes SAX W55 54:19
6th Lucy Fryer AROS W21 55:08
7th Camilla Darwin WAOC W45 55:09
8th Ollie Smith SOS/Hedingham/12 M18 57:57
9th Simon Clamp SOS M55 59:09
10th Chris Childs SOS M65 59:24
11th Mark Salmon SMOC M45 60:28
12th Keith Bennett DFOK M40 60:42
13th Liz Drew EBOR W65 60:49
14th Helen Nisbet SMOC W55 63:55
15th Michael Hill HAVOC M60 65:28
16th Paul Butt SUFFOC M45 65:48
17th Debbie Charlton SMOC W55 65:50
18th Chris Burgues HAVOC M60 65:53
19th Gavin Avey-Hebditch Wessex M55 68:48
20th Keith Parkes DFOK M70 70:28
21st Noreen Ives WAOC W60 72:39
22nd John Allen SOS M65 76:09
23rd Susan Waller-Toyne SOS W50 76:46
24th Anthony Biggs HAVOC M65 76:54
25th Paul Lowe SUFFOC M55 77:33
26th David Lefevre DFOK M55 78:43
27th Andrew Cordle SOS M60 79:32
28th Christopher Drew EBOR M65 81:49
29th Steve Kemp HAVOC M55 82:28
30th Karen Ezard SOS W55 87:50
31st Viv Hodson HH W50 89:44
32nd Veronica Machin SOS W55 90:27
33rd Emily Cordle IND W21 98:05
34th Ros James SMOC W55 98:15
m6-18 Barbara Beckett HAVOC W60 35:40
m10 Tony Lee HAVOC M45 75:24

Short Green

3km 60m

Pos Name School Age Class Time
1st Geoff Pye SOS M60 39:24
2nd John Collyer SOS M70 41:09
3rd Susan Carton SOS W60 44:21
4th Frances Goldingay HH W65 52:36
5th Jenny Collyer SOS W70 56:17
6th Sharon Warland SOS W50 66:41
7th Kevin & Meloney Dale M/W50 108:38
8th Colin Curtis WAOC M80 113:18

Light Green

3.3km 60m

Pos Name School Age Class Time
1st Luke Cooper /Brentwood/11 M16 35:45
2nd Hamish Kadirkamanathan /Brentwood/13 M18 39:27
3rd Matthew Lefevre DFOK/Palmer/12 M18 39:45
4th Thomas Martin SOS/St Andrew/Y6 M12 39:56
5th Jacob Stephenson DFOK/Palmer Academy/12 M18 41:01
6th Kate Frampton HH W14 42:16
7th Tegan Frampton HH W12 44:00
8th Harriet Vinter SOS/Hedingham/12 W18 44:14
9th William Chandler LOK M14 44:23
10th Abi Duncan SOS/Hedingham/10 W16 45:11
11th Annie Northfield /Hedingham/12 W18 50:20
12th Victoria Love SOS/Hedingham/10 W14 52:41
13th Anne Power LOK W80 55:44
14th John Starkey SOS M75 59:42
n/c Emma Bowie-Britton SOS//8 W14 59:53
n/c Theo Steventon-Barnes SUFFOC M10 70:02
15th Nicola Frampton HH W45 84:12
16th Joanne Willis +1 IND W60 89:13
17th Zac Steventon-Barnes+1 SUFFOC/Farlingaye/8 M14 105:02
w3 Martin Walker SOS M40 36:53
m9 m11-14 Moira Kadirkamanathan SOS W50 60:13


2.8km 50m

Pos Name School Age Class Time
1st Barney Steventon-Barnes SUFFOC/St Marys Woodbridge/Y6 M12 23:18
2nd Jasper Waller-Toyne SOS/TLA/10 M16 27:56
3rd Oliver Prince /St Andrews/5 M10 27:58
4th Lucy Warland SOS/Thurston CC/Y7 W14 28:50
5th Emma Bowie-Britton /Brentwood/8 W14 32:29
6th Craig Carter +1 SUFFOC/Cliff Lane/6 M12 38:13
7th Catriona Kadirkamanathan /Brentwood/10 W16 38:45
8th Lucy Robinson IND W35 40:35
9th Robert Teer IND M70 40:41
10th Ceri Armstong IND W40 40:43
11th Priscilla Chen-Chandler LOK W45 43:32
12th Ben Clarke SUFFOC/Barnardiston/Y6 M12 45:34
13th Lucy Walker SOS/Colchester County High/Y7 W14 45:35
14th Hannah Peters /Ramsey/9 W14 49:11
15th Ben Partridge /St Andrews/5 M12 50:35
16th Beth Lucas /Ramsey/9 W14 52:50
17th Dan Dearmer SOS/Sandon School/Y10 M16 55:29
18th Ed Northfield /Hedingham/9 M16 55:45
n/c Scott Wilson M40 58:00
19th Gary Dearmer SOS M55 78:41


2.1km 35m

Pos Name School Age Class Time
1st Stephanie Cooper /Brentwood/7 W12 20:00
2nd Scott Firman /Ramsey/9 M14 23:16
3rd Alesha Lowe SUFFOC/Stowmarket High/7 W12 24:27
4th Thomas Turner /Ramsey/8 M12 24:44
5th Maisie Waller-Toyne SOS/TLA/8 W14 25:19
6th Jessica Mills /Brentwood/8 W14 25:26
7th Sarah Prior /Brentwood/7 W12 26:36
8th Jamie Hartnup /St Andrews/5 M10 28:21
9th Kate Bowie-Britton /Brentwood/7 W12 28:40
10th Theo Williams /Brentwood/7 M12 29:27
11th Amy Skeet /St Andrews/6 W12 32:56
12th Jemima Borrill WAOC W12 36:24
13th Thomas Walker +1 SOS/St Andrews Halstead M10 37:06
14th Thomas Leader /St Andrews/6 M12 39:42
15th Charlie & Hugo Lidbury HAVOC M5 44:10
16th Guy Lidbury HAVOC M45 45:42
17th Hebe Darwin WAOC/SPF/3 W10 47:35
18th Heather Trevelyan +1 /Brentwood/7 W12 48:21
19th Ryan Carter +1 SUFFOC/Cliff Lane/3 M10 50:20
20th Benjamin Martin SOS/St Andrews/Y3 M10 75:07
m15 Mayukha Rodrigo /Brentwood/7 M12 36:33


1.3km 20m

Pos Name School Age Class Time
1st Theo Steventon-Barnes SUFFOC/St Marys Woodbridge/Y4 M10 10:05
2nd Ryan Skeet /St Andrews/4 M10 11:26
3rd Alice Hopewell-Plant /Barnardiston W10 12:19
4th Luke Bennett DFOK/Churchfields Infants/Y2 M10 12:24
5th Thomas Walker SOS/St Andrews Halstead/Y4 M10 19:40
6th Izzy Peters /St Andrews/6 W12 23:33
7th Jake Bennett DFOK/Churchfields Infants/Reception M10 23:42
8th Abigail Prince /St Andrews/2 W10 25:56
9th Oliver Cornish + 1 /St Andrews/3 M10 29:19
10th Elijah KelseyTallulah KelseyCorbyn Hamilton-Miller /St Andrews/2-6-2 29:22
11th Vadim Pesenti DFOK M10 30:50
12th Amelie Patteson /St Andrews/4 W10 31:17
13th Alexander Darwin WAOC/SPF PP/1 M10 31:33
14th Bethany Hack-Davies IND//5 W10 34:41



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