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Regional Colour coded event incorporating ESSOL
Hockley Woods
Sunday 17th September 2017
Final Results

Comments Par Times Final Results RouteGadget2 Ranking

Officials' Comments

Organiser - Rachel Barford, rachel.archer@talk21.com

Using the base at Belchamps Scout Activity Centre made my job easy this time round. Having access to toilets, electricity, tables, chairs, ample car parking and the (not too leaky) marquee meant a happy Organiser. The Centre staff did a sterling job with the car parking, leaving the willing band of Club volunteers to focus on the more technical orienteering jobs. Even the rain held off until the last competitor was scurrying back from the finish.

I only heard compliments about the courses, so am extremely grateful to the hard-working Planners Clive and Nina for all the hours they put in, top quality as usual. Our Controller Janet showed multi skills throughout the day, and was of course as helpful as ever.

However, the event would not have been able to run without the the initiative shown by Emma in the car park, Geraldine and John at the Start, Eddie with his superior knowledge of clocks, the helpful Mrs Banks, all four Bowie-Brittons who were so organised at Registration, Julie with the enquiries and first aid, not to mention the delicious cakes, Alex with his technical knowledge (thank goodness!), David and Chris who approached the computers with not too much trepidation, and Geoff in the woods, plus Tony who ensured a smooth handover of equipment at the end. Everyone contributed to a successful event, and I would like to thank you all (and if there’s anyone I’ve forgotten, then I do apologise).

Planners - Clive Tant and Nina Tant

One cannot hope to begin to produce good courses in an area with undergrowth like Hockley unless you have a good map and Kevin Machin deserves much praise for the substantial updates the map required and for his interpretation of the undergrowth. We hope we went some way to do justice to Kevin’s work.

Our controller Janet Biggs is always a pleasure to work with; her contributions are invaluable – even those beyond her role as controller! The new location for assembly boosted the Hockley event in so many ways and Rachel, with a very small team of helpers, did a grand job.

If you enjoyed Hockley as much as we enjoyed planning, tell your friends and come back again next time!

Controller - Janet Biggs (HAVOC)

I will reiterate Clive’s comments regarding Kevin’s map updates. As I managed to get through the areas of “single screen” bramble when checking the control sites I thought the majority of competitors would manage as well. If Clive had avoided those areas then we would not have had much of an event. As it was, most of the comments we received were very favourable. Clive, assisted by Nina, did well with the courses so I only needed to make a small number of suggested changes. He also did well by retrieving a control which had been vandalised just before the control collectors went out.

It was good to have the Belchamps Activity Centre for car parking and their facilities which Rachel worked hard to organise. Certainly worth going back there and to Hockley Woods, perhaps in the Spring before the brambles have taken too much of a hold?

Par Times

Course Time
Blue 71:57
Green 82:04
Short Green 77:32
Light Green 84:33
Orange 43:55
Yellow 40:38
white 35:21




Pos Name School Age Class Time
1st Ian Hargreaves KERNO M40 47:58
2nd Michael Muggeridge HAVOC M55 52:25
3rd Sean Blanchflower WAOC M40 55:12
4th Jon Chandler LOK M50 59:00
5th Paul Beckett HAVOC M55 59:18
6th Yordan Kolev SLOW M21 60:00
7th Mick Smith HH M65 60:01
8th Andrea Rebora SLOW M45 60:43
9th Richard Wilkes HAVOC M35 60:52
10th Richard Pownall SMOC M55 61:10
11th Stefan Peykov TVOC M50 61:19
12th Peter Martin SAX M65 62:21
13th Peter Woods WAOC M60 62:54
14th Nikolay Kolev TVOC M50 66:18
15th Jim Prowting TVOC M70 66:44
16th Guy Lidbury HAVOC M45 66:51
17th Callum Turner   M18 67:12
18th Rebecca Dal Bon SLOW W21 69:09
19th Ian Byford HH M55 69:54
20th David Float HAVOC M45 72:43
21st Raffaella Marin SLOW W50 74:30
22nd David Lumby SOS M55 78:45
23rd Douglas McTuru   M21 82:08
24th Andrew Welsh HAVOC M60 82:24
25th Rachel Mcturu   W21 86:51
26th Adam Waller-Toyne SOS M50 98:33
27th Stewart Mills HAVOC M50 108:35



Pos Name School Age Class Time
1st Richard Bonnett BAOC M60 45:33
2nd Simon Greenwood SAX M60 47:44
3rd Chris Shaw HAVOC M65 58:29
4th Eddie Banks SOS M65 59:16
5th Chris Burgues HAVOC M60 66:10
6th Martin Walker SOS M40 68:29
7th Gavin Avey-Hebditch WSX M55 69:45
8th Dale Bennett HAVOC M50 72:05
9th Paul Lowe SUFFOC M55 75:53
10th Alex Ware SOS M21 80:31
11th Ian Smith WAOC M60 82:04
12th Sue Woods WAOC W60 85:14
13th Rob Enderby HAVOC M45 87:22
14th Barbara Beckett HAVOC W60 90:23
15th Chris Childs SOS M65 91:52
16th Paul Butt SUFFOC M50 95:26
17th Matthew Coates IND M21 102:10
18th Tony Biggs HAVOC M65 108:54
19th Rob Sibley SAXONS M60 111:04
20th Elspeth Missen SOS W50 115:50
21st Judith Armitt SAXONS W60 119:17
22nd Emma Bowie-Britton SOS W16 125:41

Short Green


Pos Name School Age Class Time
1st Geoff Pye SOS M60 50:02
2nd Simon Bowie-Britton SOS M45 52:51
3rd John Russell SOS M75 58:27
4th Ian Wilson SAX M65 67:53
5th Jennifer Taylor CHIG W70 77:32
6th Anne Power LOK W85 78:32
7th John Harris WAOC M70 83:25
8th Geraldine Russell SOS W70 86:57
m7 Jean-Pierre Carraud SOS M45 45:40
m9-17 William Chandler LOK M14 61:02

Light Green


Pos Name School Age Class Time
1st Maisie Waller-Toyne SOS / TLA W14 56:22
2nd Amelia + Martin Whiteley Ipswich High Scool W12 67:08
3rd Lucy Walker CCHSG W14 91:02
4th Kevin&Meloney Dale   M 55 104:08



Pos Name School Age Class Time
1st Oliver Prince SOS/Hedingham M12 26:33
2nd Alesha Lowe SUFFOC / Stowmarket High W14 33:10
3rd Kate Bowie-Britton SOS W14 43:55
4th Priscilla Chen-Chandler LOK W45 47:07
5th Kerry Enderby HAVOC W40 50:03
6th Jessica Mills Brentwood W16 53:18



Pos Name School Age Class Time
1st Heather Trevelyan Brentwood W14 23:16
2nd Mayukha Rodrigo Brentwood M14 27:40
3rd Matteo Rebora SLOW M10 27:42
4th Sarah Prior Brentwood W14 30:08
5th Thomas Walker SOS M12 32:00
n/c Amelie Patteson SOS/St Andrews W10 36:38
6th Morgan Plant   M14 40:20
7th Becky Chaplin   W45 40:38
8th Sebastian Gurteen Barnardiston M12 40:47
9th Janie Horton Brentwood W12 43:45
10th Charlie Maule-Lidbury HAVOC M4 88:44
11th Hugo Maule-Lidbury HAVOC M6 88:54
12th Amelie Maule-Lidbury HAVOC W3 88:55
m5-14 Edward Hicks Barnardiston M12 36:32



Pos Name School Age Class Time
1st Jake Horton Brentwood Prep M10 16:39
2nd Abigail Prince SOS/St Andrews W10 16:40
3rd Lottie Plant Barnardiston W10 19:46
4th Evelyn Jo Whiteley Lawford CofE Primary W9 19:51
5th Amelie Patteson SOS W10 24:39
6th Archie Gurteen + 1 Barnardiston M7 33:31
7th Dale Morum   M2 35:21


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