I really enjoyed it myself. A fair mix of route choice and running ad some more technical controls.
Thanks for your efforts.
Second that ..... thoroughly enjoyable and definitely the right decision to move from Pembrey (shame brambles have taken over so much there).
There is a feedback on Nopesport etc. that the race was too easy, and there was too much path running. I guess I have thought that night orienteering planning should not just be day orienteering planning in the dark. I think its also fair to say that path running routes are at a bigger premium at night. I had thought that that actually following path routes across the dunes/ heading for major features would be trickier than runners actually found. Perhaps the skill level is higher. In general leading times are too short and median times about right. Races should have been a bit longer?
I didn't hear any competitors comment on the length of the courses.....not even David May......
One thing is for sure, MM made for a much more challenging, interesting and fair venue for the Night Champs than Pembrey would have done. So well done to you for instigating the switch.
Easy is very much a comparative term. Compared to most areas used for the British night champs it was not easy. Just compared to what people were expecting some people found it easier.
I have looked at the courses again and at the limited data on route gadget and we did miss a few tricks. Near the sea much of the land prior to the event was in deep flood and could not be used for safety reasons. There are quite a few quite strong line features, thickets and stand out dunes -so a definite grain to the area. With the need to not duplicate last years race (fairness) there are quite a few planning constraints. Lets hope that being on the 'easier side' although disappointing to the night hard core will encourage the fringe night folk to come back for more.