Rendlesham Forest - 21 March 2004 Tue 23/03/2004 19:21
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Organiser's Comments
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Controller's Comments

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   Pl Name                          Age Class School        Club           Time 



White  (19)    2.000 km  0 m   14 C        

    1 Sarah Bibby                   W10 Y5    Barnardiston  SUFFOC        14:45 
    2 Monty Beaton                  M10 Y5    Barnardiston  SUFFOC        15:58 
    3 Oliver Jones                  M9 Y4     Barnardiston  SUFFOC        16:27 
    4 Helen  Vidler                 W10 Y6    Barnardiston  SUFFOC        17:47 
    5 J & C Anderson                W10 Y4    Bildeston     None          20:23 
    6 Rebecca Anderson              W8 Y2                   None          22:41 
    7 Angus Beaton                  M10 /Y4   Barnidiston   SUFFOC        24:28 
    8 Ivo Hayes                     M7 Y4     Barnardiston  SUFFOC        25:45 
    9 Rebecca Wastell               W10 Y5                  None          29:31 
   10 Ben Harrington                M5                      None          31:07 
   11 Emma Harrington               F3                      None          31:29 
   12 Jack Tucker                   M10 Y4                  None          35:06 
   13 Stephanie Ware                W6 Y1                   SOS           35:45 
   14 Rhiannon Ware                 W8 Y3     Cherry Trees  SOS           37:53 
   15 Heelis family                                         None          40:04 
   ----------------------------------- PAR TIME -------------------------------
      Liam Cocks                    M10 Y5    Barnardiston  SUFFOC           mp 
      Sarah Roach                   W10 Y6    Barnardiston  SUFFOC           mp 
      India Hayes                   W9 Y5     Barnardiston  SUFFOC           mp 
      Isabelle Clifton-Brown        W10 Y5    Barnardiston  SUFFOC           mp 
 
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Yellow  (7)    2.500 km  0 m   10 C        

    1 Michael Park                  M12 Y5    Brokehall     SOS           26:40 
    2 Bryn Wilkinson                M7                      SUFFOC        27:32 
    3 Josh Harris                   M12 / Y7  Barnardiston  SUFFOC        29:35 
    4 Alex Bibby                    M12                     SUFFOC        31:44 
    5 Alex Ware                     M12 / Y5  Cherry Tree,  SOS           35:25 
    ---------------------------- PAR TIME 40:08 -------------------------------
    6 Ella & Maya Price             W 10                    SUFFOC        44:19 
    7 Price Family                  M 40                    SUFFOC        56:59 
 
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Orange  (12)   3.500 km  5 m   12 C        

    1 James Park                    M14 Y7    Copleston Hig SOS           32:15 
    2 Guite Family                  M? W?     Woodbridge Sh None          35:13 
    3 Nicola Barker                 W14 Y10   Culford       SOS           38:03 
    4 Denise Cameron                W40                     BAOC          46:42 
    5 Sarah Park                    W16 Y9    Copleston Hig SOS           46:46 
    ---------------------------- PAR TIME 48:23 -------------------------------
    6 Will Hooton                   M10 Y5                  SUFFOC        52:40 
    7 Joe & Sue Hooton              M35 + M6                SUFFOC        57:48 
    8 Samuel and Alex               M Y5                    None        1:01:24 
    9 Mullen  +  3                  W? M?                   None        1:06:58 
   10 Michael Hampel + 1            M7                      SUFFOC      1:12:45 

      Sebastian Harris              M9 Y4     St Mary's Woo None            dnf 
      Conor Weed                    M12 Y7    Kesgrave High SUFFOC          dnf 
 
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Red  (4)       4.900 km  20 m   11 C       

    1 Nick Thorpe                   M21                     None          39:05 
    2 Andy Levett                   M35                     NOR           41:15 
    3 C Merry  / K McDonald         W21 / M21               SUFFOC        58:24 
    4 Carrie & Laura Abbott         W21 & W7                NOR           58:34 
   	---------------------------- PAR TIME 58:37 -------------------------------
 
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Light Green  ( 3.600 km  5 m   8 C         

    1 Nick Thorpe                   M21                     None          33:10 
    2 Keith Cameron                 M44                     BAOC          34:37 
    3 WA Owen                       M40                     None          39:33 
    4 Chris Davies                                          SUFFOC        51:34 
    5 Elizabeth Clarke + Suzie      W35                     SUFFOC      1:05:15 
    6 S + O Rhodes                  FM16                    None        1:12:37 
    ------------------------------- PAR TIME ---------------------------------- 
    7 Ruby Williams                 W7                      None        1:38:30 
    8 Ben Woolnough                 M9 Y4                   None        1:38:33 
    9 S Owen                        W 35                    None        2:01:43 

      J Congdon                     M 1926                  SUFFOC          dnf 
      E Baxter                      40                      SUFFOC          dnf 
      Susan Leese                   W35                     None            dnf 
 
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Green  (25)    5.000 km  10 m   12 C       

    1 Mitch Lock                    M45                     None          56:44 
    2 John Webb                     M 65                    SUFFOC        57:19 
    3 Robert Hammond                M35                     SOS           59:28 
    4 Simon Gray                    M35                     None        1:00:45 
    5 Alan Bedder                   M60                     NOR         1:03:21 
    6 Graham Bearman                M21                     SOS         1:05:01 
    7 Rob Coulter                   M55                     SUFFOC      1:08:07 
    8 Andrew Cordle                 M50                     SOS         1:08:50 
    9 Helen Bickle                  W21                     WAOC        1:13:50 
   10 Richard Barker                M50                     SOS         1:18:59 
   11 Derek Ladkin                  M70                     SOS         1:20:20 
   12 Pat Bedder                    W60                     NOR         1:24:07 
   ---------------------------- PAR TIME 1:25:06 ------------------------------
   13 Rob Shephard                  M35                     LOG         1:27:24 
   14 Mark Powell Davies            M45                     None        1:27:30 
   15 Jon Batten                    M55                     WAOC        1:27:51 
   16 Jane Howsam                   W50                     WAOC        1:29:56 
   17 Nancy Powell Davies           W50                     SOS         1:34:33 
   18 Eade                                                  None        1:37:19 
   19 Estella Ward                  W50                     NOR         1:39:24 
   20 David Crerar                  M60                     None        1:47:19 
   21 Wendy Bedford                 W55                     NOR         1:49:14 
   22 Hazel Bickle                  W50                     WAOC        1:51:38 
   23 Mason & Mew                   W45                     SUFFOC      2:37:33 

      Clare Congdon                                         SUFFOC           mp 
      Anthony Skrimshire            M14 Y9    Farlingaye    None            dnf 
 
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Blue  (28)     7.500 km  20 m   14 C       

    1 Richard Bonnett               M45                     SOS           53:24 
    2 Mike Bickle                   M55                     WAOC          56:53 
    3 Oliver Cooper                 M21                     SUFFOC      1:15:04 
    4 Simon Peck                    M45                     SUFFOC      1:16:22 
    5 Mike Sherwen                  M50                     SUFFOC      1:17:48 
    6 J C Gray                      M40                     None        1:18:56 
    7 Goff Hill                     M60                     SUFFOC      1:19:46 
    8 Steve Nobbs                   M 45                    NOR         1:20:11 
    9 Paul Price                    M 40                    NOR         1:22:04 
   10 Vivienne Broughton            W40                     SUFFOC      1:22:44 
   11 Peter Howsam                  M50                     WAOC        1:24:09 
   12 Darren Lambert                M35                     None        1:30:32 
   13 Simon Hooton                  M45                     SUFFOC      1:31:41 
   14 Les Jarrald                   M55                     NOR         1:31:44 
   -------------------------------- PAR TIME  --------------------------------- 
   15 Antony Biggs                  M55                     HAVOC       1:32:09 
   16 Tom Sherwin                   M16                     SUFFOC      1:33:38 
   17 Steve Culverhouse             M35                     None        1:35:26 
   18 John Russell                  M60                     SOS         1:35:28 
   19 Jack Ibester                  M70                     SOS         1:35:46 
   20 M A Bone                      M55                     None        1:39:41 
   21 Carol Fowles                  W40                     None        1:46:30 
   22 Geraldine Russell             W60                     SOS         1:47:00 
   23 Robert Mann                   M60                     SOS         1:51:42 
   24 Graham Ward                   M55                     NOR         1:58:22 
   24 Stephen Gray                  M40                     None        1:58:22 
   26 Robert Farthing               M50                     SUFFOC      2:20:49 

      Mark Broughton                M45                     SUFFOC          dnf 
      Laurie Rudling                M50                     NOR             dnf 
 
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Brown  (11)    9.300 km  20 m   19 C       

    1 Peter Lake                    M40                     CHIG        1:06:04 
    2 Bert Park                     M35                     SOS         1:09:20 
    3 Jon Coles                     M35                     CROC        1:10:39 
    4 Rob Weed                      M35                     SUFFOC      1:15:52 
    5 R Cast                        M40                     SYO         1:17:15 
    6 Andrew Elliot                 M 21                    SUFFOC      1:19:13 
    7 Bill Morgan                   M55                     NOR         1:27:09 
    8 Dave Bedford                  M55                     NOR         1:31:40 
    --------------------------- PAR TIME 1:39:06 ------------------------------
    9 Perry Mole                    M35                     SUFFOC      1:42:44 
   10 John Starkey                  M60                     SOS         2:00:45 

      Barry Parker                  M55                     NOR              mp 
 
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Purple  (7)    7.400 km  25 m   16 C       

    1 Andrew Childs                 M45                     BAOC        1:00:03 
    2 Chistopher Childs             M55                     BAOC        1:04:26 
    3 C Skrimshire / D Dolan        M50 /M55                None        1:07:29 
    4 Andrew Flack                  M21                     SUFFOC      1:22:40 
    5 Gillian Powell Davies         W40                     None        1:24:45 
    --------------------------- PAR TIME 1:30:05 ------------------------------
    6 Sue & Mark Lowther            W30                     SUFFOC      1:36:29 
    7 Clare Lambert                 W21                     None        2:31:37 
 
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Organiser's Comments

Past experience has shown that Mothering Sunday is not a good day to run an orienteering event, and Sunday confirmed that. That said, thanks to all of the SUFFOC helpers who put aside their family duties for a while to turn out and help, with an especial thanks to Rob Coulter who took a great deal of the load off me. The SI electronic punching system has many advantages over pin punches and simplifies many things as well as providing detailed results very quickly. However, it does mean that a considerable amount of extra equipment and furniture has to be transported to the event, which poses problems if you have a small car. I hope that the experience has not put Rob off organising.

One unexpected bonus of Mothering Sunday was that a far flung former SUFFOC stalwart drove down from Sheffield for the event (and visited his mother).

Finally I wish to apologise to Hallie Hardie (one of the competitors in the first Rendlesham Forest event in 1972) for inadvertently expunging him from the results due to a misunderstanding. Sorry Hallie.

John Webb - SUFFOC
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Planner's Comments

I think you will agree we were fortunate with the weather and that the Forest at this time of year is at its best for orienteering.

Rendlesham is generally flat and with bracken, nettles and brambles having died back, I expected runners to be reasonably unimpeded by seasonal vegetation. I therefore took an early decision to plan all courses at the top end of the proscribed BOF guidelines. I wanted to offer value for money !

I also believe that orienteering should be about navigation between mapped features rather than control site equipment. So often nowadays you spot the SI box and number long before you notice the feature. I therefore took full advantage of the recently shortened control stakes on the more technical courses and also hung the kites low where the approach to the feature was reasonably clear.

Looking at the split times I guess some on the more technical courses experienced some difficulty navigating both between and within the circles. I set out to plan these courses with some route choice so as to provide some challenges in an area which frankly is not technically difficult. There are few point features - most of the controls were placed either on large linear features ( e.g rootstock bank ends) or vegetation boundaries. I hope therefore that those who experience some navigational 'problems' will forgive me and be encouraged by the success of others, rather than frustrated by their experience.

I also wanted to offer some participants the chance to enjoy a longer runners course around the path network. Purple courses are rarely staged at East Anglian events - It was good to see that some selected this course in preference to the shorter more technical challenges. It justifies the planning and deployment of controls.

My personal thanks are due to Rob and Verrill who helped me place the control site equipment on the Saturday, to SUFFOC club members, ex-members, and friends from WAOC and NOR who helped recover the controls after the courses closed, and of course Paul our controller who gallantly agreed to allow me to utilise controls over such a large area so that we could make the best use of the more open parts of the Forest.

Thanks too to Simon for preparing the overprinted maps and to John and his team of helpers for underpinning the smooth running organisation.

Finally - thank you all for coming

Footnote:

Some will have noticed posts with Orienteering plates affixed to them as you ran around the forest. Yes - Rendlesham does now have a Permanent orienteering course. The POC map suggests 3 different courses around the paths to suit beginners & family groups ( 1.7k. 3.2k & 4.3k). Two other courses ( 3.9k & 4.5k) would take you off paths into the more open terrain ( Light Green/Green standard). Maps are available ( price £1.50 if collected: £1.75 if ordered by post) from the Forestry Commission - Forest Office at Tangham (IP12 3NF) and will be sold from the Car Park kiosk and Camp site shop during Summer opening hours. Buy and enjoy.

Clive Coles - SUFFOC
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Controller's Comments

When Clive first gave me his courses, I got a bit of a shock seeing a purple course. But after looking at the course, he had managed to only require a couple of extra controls for it, both in a place I'd have to go past to get to the controls on the brown course anyway. One of his courses was a little bit too long but this was ironed out very quickly. When I finally visited the forest it became obvious that some controls would have to be moved as a lot of the earthbanks and rootstock banks were not quite as shown on the map and the runnability of some the areas of young trees had become impenetrable. Clive was quick to come up with alternative sites giving us legs that managed to avoid the worst of the affected areas.

On the day one control box (114) on the junior courses decided to pop it's clogs and stopped flashing and beeping. This was reported fairly early and the control was quickly replaced. The dibbers downloaded showed that the control, although not flashing or beeping, was still recording a valid punch on the dibber as it was full of the code 114 leaving no room for the rest of the course. Of the 6 runners that were affected, 2 were not re-instated as they had not punched the finish.

The rain was kind enough to hold off till the end so only a couple of late entries and those collecting controls got wet. So a good days orienteering was had by those that had ignored the forecast and turned up.

Paul Lowe - SUFFOC
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