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Regional Colour Coded event incorporating East Anglian League
Baddow Ridge
Sunday 28th January 2018
Final Results

Comments Par Times Results RouteGadget2 Ranking

Officials' Comments

Organiser - Nancy Powell Davies, powell.davies@btinternet.com

What a beautiful day we had! The sun even peeped out for a short while. Thank you to everyone who came. I hope you enjoyed the woods which seemed to be at their best and didn't notice the few glitches that we had.

I'm REALLY grateful to those SOS members who came and helped as well as having a run if they wanted to. They all carried out their tasks excellently, dealing with those glitches quickly and expertly. I was left to sit back and enjoy my coffee and a piece of cake from the SOS Juniors stall.

At the end I was passed a mis-matched pair of adult gloves so, if you are suffering from cold hands, please let me know.

Planners - Nina and Clive Tant

"Squeeze" is the operative word for many elements of this event. As Kevin Machin explains below, the coppicing work in Blakes Wood left us with little alternative but to squeeze all but the longer courses into Lingwood Common and Lingwood. Nina and I found ourselves with a real squeeze on time available and the essential changes to what was left of the map was a squeeze for Kevin, who also produced/amended the map. Late notification of sensitive areas in the eastern area meant late changes to the planned courses and another squeeze on sleeping hours. Finally, short green was squeezed out of using the eastern area and into Lingwood and the Common because of the distance between the areas. We did what we could to get the technical difficulty right for the senior courses and found that perhaps the Lingwood area has more to offer than we previously thought. Nevertheless, it is the eastern area which has the quality conditions and it remains my dream that one day we shall be able to hold the entire Baddow Ridge event in that area. Thanks to all who helped make this event work and, as so often is the case, a very special thanks to Kevin for such a huge amount of commitment.

Controller - Kevin Machin (SOS)

It was great to have a warmer and drier day than there was the previous weekend. Despite recent rain the common and forest were not too muddy if you were able to avoid the main tracks and the recent cold weather has put paid to the dense bramble that can persist in these parts. With this in mind, it should have made for fast running. Clive planned excellent challenging courses. He was determined to get as many as possible into the Eastern half of Baddow Ridge as this presents the most runnable and most undulating part of the area. I hope that those on the longer courses appreciated the area. The cost for this was the road link section. The decision was made to time this section out due to the potential hazard of traffic where there was no pavement available for runners to use. It was felt that this should not eat into the course lengths, which is why these courses were 1.1km longer. What we may not have appreciated was the extra climb that this would entail, and so the courses were a little more physical than ought to have been the case. Apologies for that, especially for those on the Green course on whom it had the greatest impact. It is of course unusual in Essex to ever have to worry about climb, but Danbury does offer that challenge. I would like to thank the competitors that found the control that was found up a tree rather than in the depression where it had been originally put. This meant that the control was only missing for the first three runners, who have been reinstated, and saved many runners a lot of angst and saved me from having to void any courses. The challenge for the shorter courses was to fit Orange, Light Green and Short Green into a fairly narrow strip of land. I think Clive and Nina achieved this really well though it did mean quite a bit of climb running up and down the slope. I would like to thank Nancy for her calm nature and excellent organisational abilities to get everything and everyone ready with the minimum of worry, and also to Clive and Nina for planning such well received courses in what was a very short timeframe.

Just a note of explanation as to why Blakes Wood was not used. The National Trust have taken it upon themselves to carry out coppicing of the woodland at a rate which seems to exceed the ability of the woodland to recover, resulting in large areas of the woodland becoming overgrown and unusable. Hopefully in time the area will start to recover and we will be able to enjoy it once more.

Par Times

Short Green79:09
Light green51:06




Pos Name Club Age Class Time
1st Michael Muggeridge HAVOC M55 67:38
2nd Roderick Mansel SUFFOC M21 69:43
3rd Jonathan Gilbert NOR M55 70:02
4th Ian Hargreaves SOS M40 71:08
5th Paul Beckett HAVOC M55 79:37
6th Jacob Sharpe IND M46 80:02
7th Wilkinson Clive SUFFOC M55 82:17
8th Darren Cook SOS M45 82:36
9th Callum Turner SOS M18 84:42
10th Chris Panton SUFFOC M40 89:58
11th Tom Devine SAX M35 121:03



Pos Name Club Age Class Time
1st Robert Campbell WAOC M50 53:25
2nd Howard Alcock LEI M45 59:14
3rd Richard Wilkes HAVOC M35 60:09
4th Bert Park SUFFOC M50 65:30
5th Guy Lidbury HAVOC M45 65:36
6th Stephen Borrill WAOC M45 67:24
7th Philip Bartram NOR M45 72:22
8th Peter Duthie WAOC M55 75:42
9th Peter Woods WAOC M60 77:45
10th David Lumby SOS M55 79:01
11th David Sanderson SOS M55 82:14
12th Rod Mansel SUFFOC M55 82:38
13th Paul Rushmer SMOC M50 82:42
14th Nick Pugh SOS M65 84:29
15th Kristin Viikmaa ESTOMAN W20 84:44
16th John Clarke SUFFOC M50 85:07
17th Philip Hague WAOC M45 87:24
18th Ian Byrne SMOC M60 90:00
19th Andrew Henderson WAOC M50 92:03
20th Daniel Hague WAOC M16 107:15
21st Stewart Mills HAVOC M50 138:52
m9-26 James Price NOR M16 41:15
m7 Philip Halford SUFFOC M60 96:02



Pos Name Club Age Class Time
1st Daisy Partridge SOS W18 49:58
2nd William Bartram NOR M14 52:29
3rd Sam Rushmer IND M21 53:25
4th Ian Shephard NOR M65 56:39
5th Chris Shaw HAVOC M65 59:15
6th Sarah Mansel SUFFOC W50 59:19
7th Andrew Welsh HAVOC M60 59:56
8th Camilla Darwin WAOC W45 59:58
9th Sally Wilkinson SUFFOC W50 61:05
10th Bruce Marshall WAOC M65 61:14
11th Michael Nell RAFO M65 62:29
12th Eddie Banks SOS M65 67:17
13th Katharine Bartram NOR W45 69:07
14th Oscar Ford IND M21 69:54
15th= Helen Nisbet SMOC W55 70:31
15th= Martin Walker SOS M40 70:31
17th Sue Woods WAOC W60 70:34
18th Joanne Nell RAFO W50 73:13
19th Dale Bennett HAVOC M50 74:04
20th Geoff Pye SOS M60 75:50
21st Gavin Avey-Hebditch WSX M55 77:21
22nd Helen Hague WAOC W45 82:06
23rd Paul Butt SUFFOC M50 86:22
24th Alex Ware SOS M21 89:38
25th Simon Bowie-Britton SOS M45 91:27
26th Lyn West SOS W60 93:31
27th Philippa Murphy SOS W40 94:48
28th Rodney Freeburn NOR M80 100:30
29th Tony Biggs HAVOC M65 100:59
30th Susan Waller-Toyne SOS W50 104:55
31st Karen Ezard SOS W60 106:28
32nd Jean-Pierre Carraud SOS M45 123:07
33rd John Taylor SOS M35 131:06
m9-12 rtd Chris Childs SOS M70  
m4 Garry Parmenter HAVOC M70 64:23
w3 Jeffrey Patteson SOS M40 71:16
m7-8 Jackie Sibthorp IND W50 102:06
m11-12 m14-21 Lucy Walker SOS W14 135:43

Short Green


Pos Name Club Age Class Time
1st Lucy Fryer AROS W21 52:14
2nd Ian Smith WAOC M70 54:07
3rd Don Nisbet SMOC M55 55:47
4th James Freke IND M21 56:39
5th Christopher Marshall CHIG M40 57:27
6th Noreen Ives WAOC W65 57:55
7th Claire Crisp IND W21 58:27
8th Paul Lowe SUFFOC M55 64:39
9th Peter Lund WAOC M55 66:22
10th John Harris WAOC M70 66:57
11th Barbara Beckett HAVOC W60 67:33
12th Janet Biggs HAVOC W65 72:37
13th Paul and Julie Price NOR M55/W55 77:58
14th Robin Campbell CHIG M80 79:09
15th Alastair Brown +1 SUFFOC M12 84:36
16th Geraldine Russell SOS W70 84:50
17th Jennifer Taylor CHIG W75 91:11
18th Anne Power LOK W85 92:13
19th Maria Marshall WAOC W65 93:36
20th Veronica Machin SOS W55 94:22
21st Kevin Dale IND M55 97:39
22nd Ursula Oxburgh WAOC W80 130:54
23rd Alan Coddington NOR M80 134:47
24th Hannah Steventon-Barnes +1 SUFFOC W45 138:00
m14 Gillian Edgar IND W50 56:33
m14 Andy Gass IND M70 62:35
m12 Ruby Campbell CHIG W80 105:51
m10-12 m14-17 Sue Vine NOR W75 134:09

Light green


Pos Name Club Age Class Time
1st Barney Steventon-Barnes SUFFOC M14 27:52
2nd Oliver Prince SOS M12 36:30
3rd Adam Burgess IND M18 51:06
4th Patrick Burgess IND M35 58:15
m14 John Burgess IND   59:06



Pos Name Club Age Class Time
1st Ben Partridge SOS M14 32:50
2nd Theo Steventon-Barnes SUFFOC M12 33:12
3rd Alesha Lowe SUFFOC W14 42:03
4th Maisie Waller-Toyne SOS W16 42:44
5th Heather Trevelyan Brentwood School/SOS W14 46:20
6th Hebe Darwin WAOC W12 50:25
7th Matthew Wadey IND M16 57:53
8th Sarah Prior Brentwood School/SOS W14 58:22
9th Kate Bowie-Britton Brentwood School/SOS W14 60:30
10th Dan Dearmer SOS M16 68:25
11th Lucy Robinson IND W40 73:17
12th Robert Teer IND M70 73:18
13th Dale & Emma Morum SOS W21 79:55
14th Emma Inns IND W40 88:45
15th Gary Dearmer SOS M55 89:18



Pos Name Club Age Class Time
1st Thomas Walker SOS M12 33:06
2nd Mayukha Rodrigo Brentwood School/SOS M14 33:54
3rd Pranita Arun Prasadh Brentwood School/SOS W14 34:18
4th Matthew Trevelyan Brentwood School/SOS M12 41:23
5th Ayush Jain Brentwood School/SOS M12 43:07
6th Janie Horton Brentwood School/SOS W14 43:50
7th Jemima Mamelok Brentwood School/SOS W12 48:09
8th Joshua Elsworth Brentwood School/SOS M12 50:12
9th Alex Darwin +1 WAOC M10 53:50
10th Bethany + Rosanna Taylor SOS W12 123:19
m7-12 Amelie Patteson SOS W12 33:23



Pos Name Club Age Class Time
1st Charlie Maule-Lidbury HAVOC M7 14:27
2nd Abigail Prince SOS W10 25:17
3rd Jake Horton Brentwood School/SOS M12 36:58
4th Sophie & Emma Taylor SOS   51:33


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