Thank you to the 85 runners who came out to Surbiton for the StreetO event. South West trains did their best to stop some of you arriving but I am pleased that you won out in the end. Credit to Adam Dent who arrived and immediately set out just in time on the course despite severe train headaches.
Earlier in the day it promised to be cold but dry, sadly this forecast did not come good with the rain making conditions (and maps) a little soggy for some runners, particularly those who went out early.
The course seemed to be well received. The only comment made on the night was that some of the numbers were marked close to multiple controls, apologies if this caught anyone out. On the choice of the 1:12500 scale, this was used to ensure we had a good choice of routes that I felt would have been restricted on 1:10000. Hopefully the change of scale didn’t throw you off too much.
Our highest scorer, Paul Nixon earned his first place with 620 points. As a Surbiton resident local knowledge paid off for him as he had a clear 40 point lead over second place. Well done Paul!
A special mention to Jenny and Andrew Melbourne who completed the event pushing their son Thomas in his buggy. I’m not sure if he was in charge of the map reading or writing down the answers though.
Thanks to my wife Vicki for help with organisation and manning the computer. Also thanks to the marking team: Myra, Shiv and Dan.
See you all at Hampstead next month!