Chipperfield Common Try-O Event Results 12/09/99
Planning the Try-O event on Chipperfield Common should have been straightforward. The area although relatively small is flat and well bounded by roads and fences to prevent those new to orienteering getting too far away from where they ought to be. The original courses were planned on paper, using memories from previous events at Chipperfield. The first site visit came as a shock! The entire western end had been felled and the branches left on the ground. In places these were throat high, making the area absolutely impenetrable. If this was not enough, several large holes being partially covered by bushes had appeared in the area to the west of the southern lake, a real danger to the unwary. As a result the courses had to be substantially redesigned to avoid both areas. I hope the results were that you enjoyed them and that the early runners on the Green and Orange courses were not too put out by the mysterious disappearance of Control 750 at the start of their runs. I am grateful to Lesley for her ever-willing assistance in running around the area and those HH members who put out and collected the controls on the day, making my job so easy.
Thanks to Eric for all his hard work which extended well into organiserís territory and included bringing all the equipment to the event. Thanks to all the willing volunteers. I hope that everyone enjoyed themselves and that you will come along to some more of our events. Congratulations to all on successfully getting round!
Holstein IND 26.40 Phipps IND 28.29 Floyd IND 35.02 Rachael Cosier WOOD END 45.16 Tom Vaux IND M10 48.09
Danny Metcalfe GO M16 30.51 Jan Howie IND 37.20 Tom Crothall GO M16 38.45 Hartshorn/Shaw IND 49.06 Havell IND 50.16 Lincoln IND 55.29 Matthew Birkinshaw IND 63.47 P Havell GO M16 80.29 Tom Vaux IND 109.52 Sue Vaux IND 117.12
Light Green Course.
1 Robert Coomber MDDXO M40 26.05 2 Colin Webster HH M45 27.34 3 Trevor Howie RAFO M35 29.03 4 Nick Pearson SO M16 29.23 5 Robin Campbell CHIG M60 29.54 6 Barry Pearson SO M45 30.41 7 Dave Tookey HH 34.30 8 Hugh Roberts MDDXO M40 35.05 9 Tony Parr HH M21 39.27 10 Laura Pearson SO W20 46.17 11 Gerry Levershaw SLOW M50 48.15 12 S+A Owen M/W35 48.22 13 Michael Layzell HH M55 49.31 14 Frances Goldingay HH W50 54.31 15 Susan Sharp HH W45 59.54 16 Maureen Webster HH W50 61.02 17 H Webb +1 HH 62.43 18 Douglas Cook BAOC 62.43 19 Ruby Campbell CHIG W60 63.14 20 David Pepper HH M21 76.34