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Charlie Wetham (SLOW) 10 km winner and juniors (2 km Mini race)
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Planner / Organiser Comments
The mini race was excellent. A big enough field to make it exciting and (the bit I was worried about) none of them had seen an orienteering map more than a couple of times before - and many of them not at all. That they all made it round the course successfully and in a fast time is an amazing tribute to the power of group decision-making, assisted by a few guiding hands. Key features were:
The senior races had a more select (i.e. smaller) field, but still plenty enough to make it fun for all. Charlie Whetham and Jeff Green vied for the lead the whole way on the 10k, until Charlies superior speed finally told. Complete novice Sandra Blenkinsop took the ladies prize and remained coy about who she was following; I just know Colin Gray can run faster than that.
The 6k race was a runaway win for regular Mike Elliot. Tyrone Wellers second place may have been helped by support from his scout group, as he probably heard them all the way across the park!! We were also very impressed by the international flavour of the field. I hope they are equally impressed by our spelling.
The next race is at Box Hill on 3rd April ( starts) and then at Peaslake on 1st May (starts about as it follows the World Cup orienteering races there in the morning).
Keep checking the websites
www.mvoc.org (for 3rd April)
www.wcup2005.org.uk for the Peaslake Race and also orienteering in
and then our summer evening series starts on 24 may at the Hawker Centre
Thank you all for coming
Pl Name Club Time Long Trail 10k 10.0 km 11 C 1 Charlie Whetham SLOW 36:43 2 Jeff Green SLOW 37:24 3 Colin Lynch SN 38:41 4 Andrew Reddington LOK 39:41 5 Phil Davies SLOW 41:32 6 Paul Street SLOW 42:59 7 Robert Robinson SLOW 45:10 8 Sandra Blenkinsop Stragglers 46:00 9 Colin Gray Stragglers 46:05 10 Simon Maytum Saxons 46:06 11 Mike Williamson Ind 46:39 12 Chris Glew Stragglers 53:27 13 Sarah Covey Crump SLOW 59:55 14 Collete Du Toit Wimbledon Windmilers 1:03:47 15 Bernard Sweeney Stragglers 1:05:04 Short Trail 6k 6.0 km 7 C 1 Mike Elliot MV 32:53 2 Tyrone Weller SLOW 34:35 3 Laszio Kincses Ind 37:00 4 Viktor Szaladi Ind 37:02 5 Bernadett Kalmor Ind 37:05 6 Daniel Dunbar Ind 37:08 7 Alison Gourd CROC 37:31 8 Ann Beckett Ind 37:39 9 Agnes Koczian Ind 39:47 10 Philip Craven DFOK 40:35 11 Kjell Tullus SLOW 43:56 12 Jackie Steinitz SLOW 44:27 13 Colin Barnes Ind 44:59 14 Maurice Dunnett MV 50:52 Corinne Griffin Ind mp Andrew Meiring Ind mp Mini 2km (28) 2.0 km 6 C 1 Henry Le Jeune Ind 12:18 2 Joel Buckett Ind 12:27 3 Harry Tivnen Stragglers 12:39 4 Johnny Gouch Ind 12:41 5 Ben Walker Ind 12:42 6 Ellis Farmery SLOW 12:47 7 Adrian Davies SLOW 12:51 8 William Tyler Ind 14:01 9 David Forshaw SLOW 14:21 10 Omri Kedem Ind 14:59 11 Nick Dodds Ind 15:08 12 Hugh Sheldon Ind 15:40 13 Alasdair Kane Ind 16:01 14 Jamie Sheldon Ind 16:26 15 Alasdair Sheldon Ind 16:38 16 Rhodri Palmer SLOW 16:39 17 Jack Reynolds Ind 16:48 18 Daniel Buckett Ind 16:57 19 Christian Harper Ind 17:28 20 Emma Farmery SLOW 17:50 21 Alice Harper Ind 18:10 22 Hannah Farmery SLOW 18:20 23 Hannah Simpson SLOW 18:37 24 Jack Simpson SLOW 19:27 25 James Farmery SLOW 20:00 26 Tamzin Reynolds Ind 20:47 27 Matilda Harper Ind 25:52 27 Claire Whistler Ind 25:52