Countless hours spent walking the streets of
This was my first time planning an urban event, and it presented some interesting challenges, largely around trying to avoid the busiest roads, and putting a greater emphasis on route choice.
Apologies for the mis-numbered control north of the lake on Yellow: the perils of using two different maps.
It was good to hear many positive comments around the finish and car park, especially from one or two who enjoyed their first try at an urban event.
I'm grateful in particular for much advice and encouragement from Ranald, the support and hard work of Malcolm and the diligence of Mike in fine-tuning the map.
Meanwhile, I'm looking forward to walking around
I know it was a first urban event for quite a few people so I hope you all enjoyed the different discipline needed to do well at this type of orienteering.
Thanks also to Malc for organising the event - despite having to
head off to A&E at the
I had to disqualify one competitor who jumped an uncrossable wall near to control 115. The fact that it didn't lead to an OOB area was not the point - 'uncrossable' means that, even if it looks ok to you, crossing it amounts to cheating and the lesson has to be learned. I know the alley South of 115 also tricked people and if I hadn't moved the control away from a gap in the fence I suspect some may have been tempted to punch through it. Lesson - read column five in the control descriptions as it was clearly marked as inside SW corner, not NW corner.
Apologies to the competitors on the Yellow course who rightly spotted that control 3 had the code 103 when it should have been 102. You all kept going and successfully completed your course.
I was drafted in at the last minute to control the event but, as always, enjoyed the experience even if it did mean another early morning when I could have done with a welcome lie in!
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