The third in the Park Race series of events was held in Battersea Park on Tuesday 8 June 2010. Over 100 people turned out in the dry, but not too hot evening, to run around the ornamental park in south-west London.
Yehuda’s course was a course of contrasts, mixing middle-distance style short legs in tricky terrain with some long legs along the various paths in the park, ensuring people were challenged right to the end and almost nobody had a fault-free run.
Congratulations to Todd Oates from Wellington Orienteering Club in New Zealand, who won the long course in 25:07. John Owens and Ed Catmur were in second and third place respectively. Congratulations also to Helen Gardner of SLOW, who was the leading woman (and 12th overall), posting a time of 30:43. Eva Wheeler and Becky Kingdon were second and third women.
Thanks to Yehuda Alon and Andy Robinson for planning and organising, Chris Robinson and Peter Huzan for managing the registration and downloads, Don McKerrow for manning the start, the control hangers and collectors, and the Prince Albert pub for providing an excellent venue.
The next race in the series is organised by LOK, next Thursday evening on Hampstead Heath. It is a mass-start score, starting at 7pm.