Sunday 19:31 provisional results uploaded
String Results and comments to follow.
Planner s Comments
I hope you enjoyed your runs on Carsington Pastures I have seen it
in all weathers through this summer.
It was very wet at 7 a.m. this morning but I expect most of you ran in
A word of warning. BOF rules state that shorts are only permitted when an exemption is given by the controller. The event flyer and web site clearly stated that shorts were not permitted. Some competitors chose to ignore my advice risking disqualification in a round of Yvette Baker Trophy. People have been turned away at a major competition like the JK for failing to wear full body cover.
Yvette Baker Trophy scores still subject to ratification by Team Managers
Routegadget now available
Saturday 23rd October Local Event Bottom Moor
Sunday 31st October Regional Event
Saturday 4th December Night Event
Sunday 5th December Regional Event Shining Cliff
Article sent to Press re Carsingotn event.
Orienteering at Carsington Pastures and Harborough Rocks
Carsington Pastures and Harborough Rocks, home of the hare and the skylark, may look tranquil and idyllic today but two centuries ago and earlier it was anything but. This area was hive of activity. The lead mining industry was in its heyday and the Pastures were one of the most exploited areas. The hills may have been described as looking like Hades, but one consequence of these activities is that the mine workings have transformed Carsington Pastures into one of the best open orienteering areas in the county.
Last Sunday that tranquillity was broken yet again, albeit temporarily, when Derwent Valley Orienteers staged a regional event on the area, the first of a series of such events in the coming season. Planned by world–class champion Liz Godfree, eight courses were on offer from the 1.3km white course for young children to the 10.2km brown course for experienced adults. The conditions were ideal for these cross-country time-trail races not too hot, not too cold with good visibility. Some extremely fast completion times were recorded. The Brown course was won by John Duckworth from Crich Carr in just over 56 minutes, a speed of around 5 min/km.
The event also hosted the first round Yvette Baker Cup a national, annual competition for junior orienteers. Derwent Valley Orienteers were just pipped by one point by local rivals Nottinghamshire.
Nottinghamshire 894 points
Derwent Valley 893 points
Leicestershire 287 points
The Organisers are indebted to Messrs Lomas and Moseley for permission to use the Pastures and the Rocks.
The next event in Derbyshire will be on Saturday Oct 23rd at Bottom Moor, Near Matlock, and Sunday Oct 31st, at Stanton Moor; Telephone 01629 734042 or visit www.dvo.org.uk for further details. Both events will have courses suitable for beginners.
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