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Haslingden Grane, 27 September 2015

A fantastic day on the west pennine moors for orienteering - warm and sunny with a clear sky. Hope you enjoyed the race and the post-race refreshments.

Here are the results from today - click here

Apologies for the delay in posting but we now have Routegadget and winsplits available for Sunday's race.

I would hope to have some comments to publish from the organiser, planner and controller in the next 24 hours - so watch this space.

Planner’s comments from Elspeth Ingleby

Planning my first level B event on Haslingden Grane was a huge challenge – largely because although it has some very nice sections, and areas of good complexity, actually joining them together into varied and coherent courses is not so simple. Luckily for me, this was an area SELOC had used many times before, and I was able to draw on the experience of previous planners, as well as the comments from past competitors, to help guide the process – and know what (and where) to avoid! Speaking to folk after their runs, I got the impression that most found the courses and terrain challenging, without being unfairly tough – I hope that was also the case for those I didn’t get the chance to speak to. The remapped quarry area, surveyed by Dave Peel earlier this year, was a big success with many folk saying that it had improved their experience of the area (as well as the 1:7500 scale!)

The weather was an unexpected boon – sunny and warm but not too hot – with lots of views to admire for anyone wanting a ‘rest’. We definitely lucked out in that department, and had a good number of on the day entries as a result.

Quite a few thank yous are in order: Stephen Richards for updating large amounts of Musbury Valley (so I had somewhere for juniors to go!), collecting and checking maps and building a stile to facilitate competitors going in and out of the last quarry area. Pete Kidd for comments and advice on the first course drafts. Steve Ingleby for getting final map updates done at short notice to allow me to utilise other parts of the area, double checking courses and map proofs and getting out really early to help put out controls. Andy Quickfall for agreeing to control the event, and providing lots of useful help and guidance through the planning process. My partner Stephen for helping put out and collect controls, and supporting me through the event related stress, site visits and detours. All my control collectors on Sunday afternoon, you made a big job very easy. Finally, thanks very much to all the competitors who made the effort to come out and take part on the day – there’s no event without you!

The next SELOC race is on Saturday 31 October 10am to noon. We are using a new map of Outwood, Radcliffe for a Level D event. 

SELOC are also putting on the first of the SROC street league races in Ramsbottom of Wednesday October 21.

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