for me it was a real joy to run through the Forest of Dean in a 'proper' orienteering race with lots of variety and route choice
I know that after the false start in the Spring it must have been difficult to re-motivate but I am really glad that you did
here, here. I had a great (if muddy!) time and really enjoyed my course. Well done, and glad to see that the work you put in earlier in the year paid off in the end.
Thanks both. The only thing I would change in hindsight, would have been to mark up blank maps with the newly felled area near control 165, that only appeared in last two to three weeks. It sounds like it was more extensive than first thought. We also forgot to warn those on course 10 who had this control (we warned those on course 4 and 7). Have to say I love planning as it gets you out in forest, when no one else about and only sharing it with the hundreds of wild boar!
Courses look great on paper (well Routegadget actually).
Disappointed that my body is not sufficiently intact to take part. Although it did mean that I didn't have to decide between running my age class and putting a certain Mr Murray in his place ;-)
+1 for what Charles said :-)
Given that i was ill for the WHOLE of November, you would definitely have put me into second place. Not sure that's my place tho..... but .....
... my mins/km look slow compared to Clive (*and* he made a howler near the end), but i maintain course 3 was quite tough per km, i wasn't far off Paul C & Calvin R who are much higher ranked, so......
I saw no boar!
I talked with the Lithuanian guy (a title which is at least pronounceable) - he had really enjoyed the race (Perhaps a bit more than Blaise?) and thought it was like the Czech Republic. He had nor run elite as recovering from injury.
Agree with Chas that the courses look really good, good work Mr Planner! Sorry that I couldn’t be there for the event.
Phil, congrats on taking the M50 trophy!
Thanks Jon! I can't seem to match the Hallett, so I chickened out really. Nigel B. wasn't that far behind so would probably have been bronze at best in M55 , & out of the medals has Chas been fit & well & running.
Pranas. easy to pronounce! :-) I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot more of him in the near future.....