Autumn Series 4 – Bucklebury
Photo of Don gliding through the forest, by David Jukes (who long ago when a member of London OK made a great map of Hampstead Heath.)
It was nice and challenging Chilterns forest on a fairly crisp day, the heavy rain having stopped earlier in the morning. Thanks to Berkshire Orienteers for putting it on.
This was nominated as the fourth race in the SLOW Autumn series of five races.
After a delay because of problems with some controls, results are now published. Paul Couldridge and Olin Davies are down as having missed a control. Given the evident problems with some controls I think they can be counted as even more unlucky than usual. Also, Paul did the second fastest time on the longest course and would have wrapped up the Autumn Series had his run counted. Olin‘s run on the blue is noteworthy as a long run for an M14. And his dad Keith did blue too, so they will have been able to talk through the course and compare splits anyway (Olin was quicker, but I guess that doesn’t count unless you get all the checkpoints.)
That left 16 SLOW runners completing courses that will get ranking points.
Brown: Paul Nixon, Dmitry Adamskiy, Simon Moss, Kwun Him Himmy Lau.
Blue: Yordan Kolev, Paul Street, Don McKerrow, Andy Robinson, Chris Evans, Di Leakey, Sarah Brown, Fiona Tam, Keith Davies, Heather Walton.
Green: Dorte Torpe Hansen, Chris Robinson.
We cannot score the Autumn Series yet, because that depends on Ranking Points and they are not yet available.
There are currently 15 SLOW entries for the final race in the Autumn Series, at Wormley Woods in Chigwell territory, on Sunday.