Our thanks to the National Trust staff members for their support of our event.
Organiser Paul Goodhead, Planner David Vincent, Controller Doug Dickinson
It was great to see such a fantastic turn out today with something over 200 runners taking part. The overwhelming feedback was positive with everybody having enjoyed running through the park. Orienteers familiar with the area found that the base at Calke Explore gave them a whole perspective on the park. My thanks go to all who took the time and effort to turn up and run, to the wonderful team of helpers from the individual teams to the drafted ‘volunteer’ road Marshalls and Gate keepers whose willingness and good cheer made my life at the Organiser much easier. Special thanks go to those more experienced than me who I was able to turn to for help and support. Finally to Doug who was controller/planner and did a superb job all (of a very long) day, a pleasure to work with. Thank you.
We hope that you enjoyed your visit to Calke Explore certainly the car park, toilets and catering supported the idea of starting the event from somewhere new. It was great to see the 'DVO Teams Machine’ click into action the usual efficient and lack of fuss way. Thanks to all the leaders and their supporters for such a super effort.
At 16:00 the parking field was clear, the controls had been collected and the boxes de-grippled and safely put away.
Here is a photograph just after first light … a control collectors dream.
The start area 06:45
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