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Three Sisters, 26th October 2013

Results are here .. and splits here.

Planner/Organiser’s comments

For my first event for SELOC, I was asked to cover Three Sisters which was the only unclaimed event due to its clash with the OMM, half-term and MDOC’s Twin Peak weekend. With this in mind I was braced for a very low turn out, so I was pleased that quite a few folk turned out on the day, making the most of a fine autumn morning.

The area to a large extent dictates the course, with the racetrack taking up the centre of the area - the main challenge for the shorter courses was to get away from a straightforward but dull circuit of the main path. Due to this, the yellow and orange were perhaps a little tougher than normal, so well done to all competitors. Particular mention must go to the Pawliowski family, who first tried the yellow (Adrian completing his first ever orienteering course unshadowed!), and enjoyed it so much they came back for another go on the harder courses. Again congratulations must go to Aniela for getting round most of the orange course on her own, as well as her father and younger brother completing the technical! It seems the family has a lot of natural orienteering talent - I hope you’ll come back to future events!

I got devious with the technical course in order to fit in a long enough course in the tight area, and I hope you enjoyed the slightly unusual format, particularly the butterfly loop around the open area. Most competitors seemed to have been caught out by control 12, as an unmarked path threw off anyone approaching the control from the west. In my previous visits to the site I had always approached along the path from the south, and attacked from this side the thicket is as marked so I am satisfied that the control was correctly placed, but hadn’t been through the wood to the west so didn’t spot the new path - apologies for the omission and I hope it didn’t overly mar anyone’s race.

Orienteering events are always a team effort and special thanks must go to my fabulous helpers - Steve Round who marshalled the road crossing for the juniors, Sarah Booth who ably handled registration and Steve Ingleby for multi-tasking on start and finish, plus Paul Turner and Matt Driver for collecting controls, Mark Sammon for printing maps and Stephen Richards for handling the permissions side of things for me. Thank you all!

Elspeth Ingleby

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