OK Nuts Trophy 2004
Location - Hankley Common
Photos: 1-start 2-in the forest 3-Matt Crane (OK Nuts Champion) 4-Heather Monro (ladies Champion)
Thanks to Peter Huzan and Chris Fry for photos
Results update 19/12/04:
Any queries about results should go to Gordon Parker (firstname.lastname@example.org),
I hope you all really enjoyed
Hankley Common - it's a great area and ideal for a loop race
such as this. This year I made some changes to the format of the
event from last year - each of the three loop race courses
had 3 loops- allowing 6 course permutations, and there was
no map exchange - hopefully you feel these were all positive
changes. The siting of a common center control in the middle of
the bowl meant that the event was great for spectators - all that
coming and going was a pleasure to watch. We were aware though
that this did make the courses - particularly the short course -
longer and more likely to favour the runners over the navigators.
The only other option was to have different 'center controls' for
each course which defeats the object of putting on a spectator
friendly event! I am also aware that some people were
apprehensive over the length of the medium and short courses
before the event. This is always going to be a problem when
planning to 'winning times' on a fast area such as Hankley.
However from the comments that I both solicited and overheard at
the finish it would seem that many people found that the courses
did not seem as long as they feared.
Finally all that remains for me is to
thank the many people who helped me plan the courses, tag
sites, bag maps, put out and collect in controls these
Organiser: Philip Robinson
Thanks to the Planner,
Controller and the many SLOW helpers who made this competition a
success. MOD were most cooperative, in particular the land Agent
and Range warden.
Thank you for fitting
in with the Royal Marines Reserve who were sharing use of the DZ
Huts and the training area. They had not appreciated the scale of
our event but with typical bootneck resourcefulness
carried on and worked round us.
I have maps for
competitors who did not start. Please let me know course (A,B or
C) and address to send the map to.
blue Ron Hill running glove.
(Keys now claimed)
Phone 020 8871 1424
Updated: 20th December 2004
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