Results for DVO Regional Event, Crich, 28/03/2010

Sunday 16:44 provisional results uploaded

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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.

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Organsiers Comments

Newspaper report

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


Organiserís Comments


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.


Zoe Gordon


Newspaper report.




Over 300 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



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