Balls Park Local Event Results 29/09/01
Saturday Series - Special Programme for New Orienteers.
Well, the weather did us few favours for this the first of HH's new format Saturday events targeted at beginners and improvers, but despite that a healthy total of 31 competitors took part (and that's not counting the family members who went round as part of a single unit).
Simon Balle School provided an excellent base for the event, with the undercover outdoor area being especially useful given the rain.
All seemed to enjoy themselves, with the premarked maps for all courses and the Hagaby style format for the longer score event proving particularly popular.
Balls Park, new to us all, is not a technical area by any means and is too small to use for all but the shortest cross-country style courses, but is very pleasant to run in, has plenty of well-mapped features and is ideal for this sort of event or for schools league use.
The club has gained at least two new memebers as a result of the event which in itself makes it a worthwhile exercise.
Thanks are due to Sarbir Limited and Alison Saunders (Head Teacher, Simon Balle School) for land access permission and also to Alison for use of the school's facilities, to school caretaker Paul Carter for friendly help on the day, and to Eric Brown, (especially), Tony and Joan Miley, Jacob Sharpe, Graham Perry, and Kevin and Graham Parkes for their help on the day. Also to Sainsbury's Hitchin for the supply of carrier bags.
We are also happy to report that the event made a small (approx £23) profit, despite the cost of colour photocopying all the maps.
Frances, Clive, Jonathan and Timothy Street
One item of lost property was found, a white View From long sleeved T-shirt. If this belongs to you please contact Clive or Frances Street, 01462 453804.
If you have any queries about the results below please contact Clive or Frances Street, 01462 453804.
First-timers' Course ( 2.1 km, 10 controls )
Pos Name Class Club Time 1 David Carter & family W6-M40 WAOC 18:42 2 Alice Campbell W10 WAOC 27:08 3 Adam Thomas M9 Ind 30:17 4 Diane Williamson W35 Ind 31:38 5 Polly Thomas W12 Ind 31:42 6 Caitlin Campbell + 1 W10 WAOC 34:46 =7 Sophie Judd W10 Ind 66:39 =7 Danielle Judd W10 Ind 66:39 =7 Karl Judd M35 Ind 66:39 DNF Gemma Gostick & Mum W1 HH 2 controls found
Short Score Course ( 30 mins, 21 controls, max 420 points )
Pos Name Class Club Points 1 David Chappell (in 24:52) M55 HH 420 2 Darrell Smith M21 Ind 410 3 John Currie M70 HH 320
Hagaby Score Course ( 45 mins, 3 loops of 7 controls, max 420 points )
Pos Name Class Club Points Penalty Total 1 Robert Campbell (in 37:40) M35 WAOC 420 0 420 2 Paul Langston (in 44:58) M45 HH 420 0 420 3 Neil Gostick M35 HH 420 10 410 4 Jacob Sharpe M21 HH 410 0 410 5 Tomas Drhlik M21 Ind 390 0 390 6 Alwyn Challacombe M50 HH 360 0 360 7 Colin Webster M50 HH 360 30 330 8 Jonathan Street M16 HH 330 10 320 9 Graham Perry M35 HH 310 0 310 10 Ronan Cleary M35 HH 320 20 300 11 Tony Miley M55 HH 300 0 300 12 Stephen Glass M35 Ind 290 0 290 13 Eric Brown M50 HH 280 0 280 14 Clive Dinsey M45 HH 280 0 280 15 Kevin Parkes M40 HH 310 40 270 16 Tim Street M12 HH 260 0 260 17 Graham Parkes M12 HH 180 0 180 18 Maureen Webster W50 HH 250 80 170
Well done to all "first timers" ............ hope to see you again at the next HH event - see www.happyherts.org.uk for all Hertfordshire Orienteering Club fixtures ....
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