And it’s interesting to hear how far we went each hour of the race, I’m surprised we managed 9km at the end but that last bit was really hard!
I was very happy with the way we did it and wouldn’t really have changed much (the north route to 15 through the farm was very buggy and lots of gates so guess we were a bit unlucky with that choice but fairly minor).
The fastest lady got same number of points as us but in a quicker time (she missed different controls). I had a look to see if she had taken some ingenious route we hadn’t seen. I don’t think she did, I think she was just really fast!
Thanks again for doing this with me, it was really fun to do it together!
Tea, coffee and food in the hall is a regular for the MTBO Score events. They normally take a donation for some charity or other. means there is some good post race discussion. You do of course need a suitable building which is very rarely the case at a normal O event but fairly common if your over a bigger area as used for the MTBO events.
They did have 150+ finishers and many pairs so an entry of about 200+, which is pretty good. It was very like (I suspect the MTBO to be), pretty relaxed but actually quite a few pushing quite hard in the top 50% and very competitive at the sharp end.
Just one course but lots of classes
I do think pure orienteering has something to learn but not quite sure what....perhaps its about soul
I think the score format (all on one course) and also the relaxed attitude to running as pairs/solo (and to the results?) is quite attractive to a wider group than just the orienteers. I imagine this is similar to the MTBO events. It feels more like a challenge than a race which allows for different levels of seriousness. It’s also a good time of year to get a decent turn out as there are less big races on.