Our apologies to anyone who failed to get an entry for the course they wanted. We had to get the maps printed before the Christmas break when there were only a few entries to judge the numbers by and pre-entries were available on every course till the evening of Friday 30th.
Local event, Sat. 21st January,40 Acre Wood, Darwin Forest north of Matlock, low key event ideal for newcomers, see web site details.
Sun. 29th January, Level B event, Shining Cliff, north of Ambergate, White to black courses. Pre-entries open on www.fabian4.co.uk. White, yellow, orange and light green courses available on the day.
Well, what an exciting day! We heard in October that the event would be part of the UK Urban League, and this, the extra Bank Holiday and the sunshine brought people from far and wide. In addition it was lovely to see so many locals trying our sport!
I haven’t planned before, but I do a lot of Urban, so after spending 6 months mapping Belper with Mike, I was keen to give it a go. I’m grateful to our Controller, Allan Williams of Walton Chasers for his guidance, and to my husband Dave for teaching me to use the course planning software PurplePen, as well as help with the courses. Finishing times were quicker than expected - the hills of Belper didn’t slow you as much as I expected. Also, the Mass Start format gave everyone that incentive to give it their all.
Thanks to the Nag’s Head and to Number 28 for a great base, and to the East Midlands Junior Squad for the refreshments. The DVO helpers had a busy couple of hours and a good many managed to run as well. At the end of the day it was great to have the Control Collecting team to round up the 52 controls that Dave and I had put out!
Any queries to Mike.Godfree@btinternet.com. And any constructive comments, good or bad likewise.
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