Sunday 16:44 provisional results uploaded
If you handed in your green course map please email me for a replacement-(Mike.Godfree@btinternet.com)
Our apologies about the parking problems following the loss of the parking field after this week s rain.
Lost property: Blue top and toy flute/whistle.
Routegadget now available.
String Course Results.
Name Age Club Time Gennive Broadgate W2 DVO 24.40 Alex Gordon M6 IND 8.50 Eleanor Gordon W1 IND 24.50 Sam Buckley M2 SYO 43.13 Ben Mackervoy M6 DVO 7.33 Peter Mackervoy M8 DVO 6.33 Sam Davis M8 DVO 9.20 James Peet M10 NOC 7.10 Rhiannon Emery W8 NOC 7.00 Lauren Emery W6 NOC 7.20 Harry Duchtler M4 9.00 Ellen Simpson W2 31.00 Jamie Lowthian M8 6.27 Alexa Lindsay W3 26.35 Alice Crane W7 DVO 6.43 Charlotte Crane W5 DVO 7.20 Ashleigh &Taylor Tyson M5 19.40 Morgan Tyson W7 10.20 Nic Gordon M12 4.06 Amy Kimberley W14 DVO 5.00 Euan Tebbutt M12 LEI 7.43 Imogen Wilson W10 LEI 7.28 Lucy Bourne W7 7.12 Isabelle Graham W7 7.08 Amelia Graham W3 14.10 Peter Mackervoy M8 DVO 7.42 Ben Mackervoy M6 DVO 8.17
Firstly my apologies for the parking on the day.† The parking field had dried out nicely last weekend however a number of heavy showers during the week rendered it unusable by Saturday.† Cars were parked in a number of different areas and our marshals did a marvellous job fitting everyone in.† We hope the extra walking involved for some did not detract too much from your enjoyment of the event.
At least the weather was kind to us on the day giving pleasant running conditions and wonderful clear views from the top of the hill.† As usual Crich lived up to itís reputation with over 300 competitors enjoying the physically challenging courses provided by Planner Dave Chaffey.
Thanks must go to the East Midlands Junior Squad and families for running the cake stall and anyone who baked cakes Ė they were delicious! † £140 was raised to put towards their training activities.† Everyone agreed that it was a real bonus providing refreshment and a social focal point.
A donation of £50 from the event proceeds will also be made to the Childrenís Hospital Charity in Sheffield. Our thanks to Transco, Severn Trent and the Dawes family for allowing us land access, Father Joe Wheat, Crich Tramway Village, Kniftons Mobile Toilets and D Simpson & Son for straw bales.
My thanks to Steve Kimberley (Controller) for his advice and unruffled manner, to Dave Chaffey for his meticulous planning, Paul Wright for explaining the intricacies of orienteering equipment and to the many DVO members who have put up with my endless queries.
Finally a huge thank you to all of the DVO helpers who made it happen on the day.
SUN SHINES ON CRICH ORIENTEERS
orienteers descended upon Crich Chase last Sunday as local club Derwent Valley
Orienteers organised its latest event.
Crich, previously used for a British Championships, is one of Derbyshire premier orienteering areas, combining intricate contour detail with the physical challenge of its semi-wooded slopes and crags, allowing a wide range of courses for all ages and abilities.
Recent rain meant that car planned car parking had to be abandoned and alternative arrangements hastily arranged at Bowmer Rough Farm, but competitors found conditions nevertheless largely dry underfoot, and progress was hindered only by brambles and bracken surprisingly resilient to the recent snows. Those who sweated up through the Chase were rewarded and tested by fast, runnable woodland at the top.
The course planner, Dave Chaffey, provided no less than eleven courses from the straightforward beginners to the longest 7 kilometre senior course. Sadly the only local course-winner was 12 year old Joe Uprichard on the Orange course, although Michelle Mackervoy was than 40 seconds away from claiming victory on the Green.
DVO is planning two new bases to develop orienteering in Derby and Chesterfield, and, in conjunction with these projects, will be organising two further, smaller events at Queens Park in Chesterfield on Saturday, 10th April, and Darley Park on Sunday, 18th April. Details are available on DVO's website at www.dvo.org.uk.
Any queries, errors, or omissions should in the first instance be addressed to Mike.Godfree@btinternet.com
Results software provided by Michael Napier, e-mail mnapier @ cix.co.uk