Tunstall Forest 02/11/03 Sun 02/11/2003 19:31
Results created by OE2002 © Stephan Krämer 2002
WHITE
YELLOW
ORANGE
L GREEN
GREEN
BLUE
BROWN
Organiser's Comments
Planner's Comments
Controller's Comments

Split Times   Splitsbrowser


   Pl Name                          Age Class School        Club           Time 



WHITE  (32)    2.100 km  20 m   8 C        

    1 Robert Barker                 M10       Barnardiston  SUFFOC        10:59 
    2 Hugh Cashin                   M10       Barnardiston  SUFFOC        12:37 
    3 Martha Crowhearst             W10       Barnardiston  SUFFOC        12:45 
    4 Sarah Roach                   W10       Barnardiston  SUFFOC        14:02 
    5 Marcus Turner                 M9        Barnardiston  SUFFOC        14:13 
    6 Thomas Hemingway              M7/Y3                   WAOC          14:16 
    6 Helen Vidler                  W10       Barnardiston  SUFFOC        14:16 
    8 Bradley Kershaw               M10       Barnardiston  SUFFOC        14:37 
    9 James Symes-Thompson          M9        Barnardiston  SUFFOC        14:45 
   10 Liam Cocks                    M10       Barnardiston  SUFFOC        15:35 
   11 Thomas Greenwell              M11       Barnardiston  SUFFOC        15:50 
   12 Emma Vidler                   W8        Barnardiston  SUFFOC        17:40 
   13 David Brown                   M8        BAR           IND           19:47 
   14 Felicity Hanshaw-Green        W9        Barnardiston  SUFFOC        20:45 
   15 Ivo Hayes                     M8        Barnadiston   SUFFOC        21:37 
   16 Catherine Hemingway           W4                      WAOC          24:44 
   17 T Wilson                      M10                     SUFFOC        25:34 
   18 Robyn Durrant                 W10       Barnardiston  SUFFOC        27:28 
   19 Leondra Cashin                W10       Barnardiston  SUFFOC        28:51 
   20 Isabelle Clifton-Brown        W10       Barnardiston  SUFFOC        30:26 
   21 Isabelle Cashin               W10       Barnardiston  SUFFOC        31:25 
   22 Sarah Bibby                   W9        Barnardiston  SUFFOC        31:31 
   23 Joseph Rudge                  M10       Barnardiston  SUFFOC        32:17 
   24 Stephanie Wake                W4        Cherry Tree   SOS           36:21 
   25 Millie Duthie                 W10       Barnardiston  SUFFOC        37:21 
   26 Rhiannon Ware                 W8        Cherry Tree   SOS           38:25 
   27 Rebecca Whstell               W10       Cherry Tree   IND           38:27 
   28 Madeleine Seacombe            W10       Barnardiston  SUFFOC        38:30 
   29 India Hayes                   W9        Barnardiston  SUFFOC        38:59 
   ----------------------------------- PAR TIME -------------------------------

      Annabel Duthie                W9        Barnardiston  SUFFOC           mp 
      Helen Laurie                  W9        Barnardiston  SUFFOC           mp 
      C Sims + 2                    M + 2                   IND             dns 
 
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YELLOW  (16)   2.700 km  20 m   9 C        

    1 Alex Bibby                    M11       Barnardiston  SUFFOC        16:31 
    2 David Eustace                 M12       Barnardiston  SUFFOC        23:36 
    3 Matthew Daykin                M12       Barnardiston  SUFFOC        27:33 
    4 Joscelin De Laat              M12       Barnardiston  SUFFOC        29:13 
    5 Joshua Harris                 M11       Barnardiston  SUFFOC        29:27 
    6 Ralph Knight                  M12       Barnardiston  SUFFOC        29:56 
    7 Chris Buckingham              M11       Barnardiston  SUFFOC        35:11 
    8 Alishia Cocks                 W11       Barnardiston  SUFFOC        35:41 
    ---------------------------------- PAR TIME -------------------------------
    9 Alycia Gundersen              W11       Barnardiston  SUFFOC        37:15 
   10 Alex Ware                     M10       Cherry Tree   SOS           39:55 
   11 Leondra Selby                 W11       Barnardiston  SUFFOC        40:45 
   12 C Congdon                     W40                     IND           43:39 
   13 Harriet Baxter                W13                     IND           43:50 
   14 Elizabeth Baxter              W45                     IND         1:00:47 
   15 Michael Park                  M10       B Hall        SUFFOC      1:07:52 

      Steven Bickens                M11       Barnardiston  SUFFOC           mp
 
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ORANGE  (7)    3.500 km  20 m   10 C       

    1 Peter Ryall                   M55                     WAOC          32:52 
    2 Nicola Barker                 W14                     SOS           44:56 
    3 Sarah Park                    W14       Copleston     SUFFOC      1:07:05 
    ---------------------------------- PAR TIME -------------------------------
    4 Wickson +2                    W + 2                   SUFFOC      1:20:57 
    5 U Kaulmann                    W21                     IND         1:21:07 
    6 Aileen Butler                 W50                     IND         1:21:57 

      J Sherwen + 1                 W16                     SUFFOC           mp
 
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L GREEN  (14)  4.100 km  30 m   12 C       

    1 David Anstee                  M40                     NOR           54:18 
    2 Richard Barker                M50                     SOS         1:01:14 
    3 Pam Hemingway                 W40                     WAOC        1:11:16 
    4 John Collyer                  M55                     SOS         1:17:29 
    5 W + S Hooton                  M45                     SUFFOC      1:22:53 
    6 Nancy Powell Davies           W50                     SOS         1:23:37 
    ---------------------------------- PAR TIME -------------------------------
    7 Ann Black                     W21                     HH          1:39:10 
    8 Val Sherwen                   W50                     SUFFOC      1:52:09 
    9 Adrian Harris                 M35                     IND         1:52:43 
   10 K Hudson + J Sellans          M/W35                   IND         2:37:21 

      James Park                    M10       Copleston     SUFFOC           mp 
      Dave Button                   M21                     IND              mp 
      T Hays                        M21                     IND             dnf 
      Tom Sherwen                   M14                     SUFFOC          dnf
 
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GREEN  (20)    5.100 km  30 m   15 C       

    1 Kim Eden                      W45                     NOR           56:48 
    2 Rodney Freeburn               M65                     NOR         1:06:54 
    3 Jenny Collyer                 W55                     SOS         1:10:35 
    4 Ian Price                     M35                     SUFFOC      1:14:40 
    5 Hugh McGill                   M40                     NOR         1:20:40 
    6 Norman Howarth                M70                     NOR         1:26:02 
    7 Rob Coulter                   M55                     SUFFOC      1:27:44 
    8 John Webb                     M65                     SUFFOC      1:28:36 
    ---------------------------------- PAR TIME -------------------------------
    9 Barbara Fothergill            W45                     HAVOC       1:36:19 
   10 Mark Lowther                  M35                     SUFFOC      1:38:19 
   11 Barbara George                M65                     NOR         1:40:00 
   12 Mathew + Deb Blacoe           M35/W21                 IND         1:50:28 
   13 John Russell                  M60                     SOS         1:53:59 
   14 Sue Carton                    W45                     SOS         1:56:58 
   15 Mary Batten                   W55                     WAOC        2:14:10 
   16 Graham + Estella Ward         M55/W50                 NOR         2:38:14 

      Jon Batten                    M55                     WAOC             mp 
      Andy Black                    M21                     HH               mp 
      Russ Edwards                  M45                     SUFFOC          dnf 
   nc Anne Elvidge                  W40                     SUFFOC      1:01:00
 
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BLUE  (29)     7.300 km  50 m   17 C       

    1 Roger Williams                M40                     SMOC        1:04:33 
    2 Tim Eden                      M50                     NOR         1:08:10 
    3 Bill Morgan                   M50                     NOR         1:10:04 
    4 Mike Bickle                   M55                     WAOC        1:11:03 
    5 James Lyne                    M16       KEGS          SOS         1:16:51 
    6 John Ward                     M60                     NOR         1:17:17 
    7 Barry Parker                  M50                     NOR         1:21:51 
    8 Tony Bishop                   M55                     WAOC        1:22:29 
    9 T Wiskich                     M21                     IND         1:24:01 
   10 David Birkett                 M40                     SOS         1:24:08 
   11 Dave Brown                    M40                     WAOC        1:25:28 
   12 Mark Lyne                     M45                     SOS         1:26:52 
   13 Roger Horton                  M55                     WAOC        1:28:45 
   14 Owen Warnock                  M45                     NOR         1:29:26 
   15 Mick Liston                   M50                     RAFO        1:34:07 
   16 Julia Wotton                  W35                     WAOC        1:36:12 
   17 Kay Fowler                    W21                     NOR         1:36:33 
   ----------------------------- PAR TIME 1:36:49 -----------------------------
   18 M Hore                        M50                     SUFFOC      1:38:39 
   19 Anthony Biggs                 M50                     HAVOC       1:39:00 
   20 Maurice Hemingway             M45                     WAOC        1:44:29 
   21 Janis Ryall                   W50                     WAOC        1:48:25 
   22 Gary Woods                    M40                     SOS         1:53:21 
   23 Nigel Berry                   M35       COWA          IND         1:57:19 
   24 Nick Strange + 1              M40                     LOK         1:58:01 
   25 Robert Mann                   M55                     SOS         2:26:04 
   26 Geraldine Russell             W55                     SOS         2:31:44 
   27 Clive Coles                   M55                     SUFFOC      2:37:46 

      Dave Anderson                 M35                     HH               mp 
      Colin Butler                  M50                     IND             dnf
 
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BROWN  (12)    9.500 km  60 m   22 C       

    1 Rolf Crook                    M21                     WAOC        1:11:22 
    2 Dan Goldsworthy               M21                     NOR         1:21:54 
    3 Bert Park                     M35                     SUFFOC      1:35:57 
    4 James Hodson                  M21                     WAOC        1:36:05 
    5 Jonathen Ellis                M21                     LOG         1:49:04 
    6 Paul Beckett                  M40                     HAVOC       1:53:53 
    ---------------------------------- PAR TIME -------------------------------
    7 Andrew Elliott                M21                     SUFFOC      2:02:07 
    8 Geoff Pye                     M45                     SOS         2:03:56 
    9 Goff Hill                     M55                     SUFFOC      2:29:18 
   10 K Wickham                     M60                     SO          2:52:13 
   11 Verrill Baldwin               M50                     SUFFOC      3:04:01 

      Perry Mole                    M35                     SUFFOC          dnf
 
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Organiser's Comments

Considering the dry summer we’ve had, and the week following the event, we were unlucky with the weather. The forecast of gales and steady rain must have put people off, but those that came really enjoyed it. Several complemented us on the interesting courses and the way the whole event went.

I was pleased to see a few new faces among the helpers, and for the cheerful way we all did our tasks which made the evenings spent on the phone worth while.

Thanks to the Forestry Commission for use of the lovely place and for clearing the rides for parking. though the huge rut which was revealed in our registration area took some steering around!

Mike Sherwen - SUFFOC
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Planner's Comments

Nearly two years ago I wandered down the forest road towards the your start area, blank sheet of paper in hand, feeling a little uneasy about the task I’d taken on. 500 hours later I know I was right to feel daunted, but I have had a very enjoyable time preparing the map and courses. So if you didn’t like the map or felt the courses unfair I’m the one to blame - though I take no responsibility for the weather - with the worst conditions for 3 months pretty well coinciding exactly with the competition - I hope it didn’t spoil things too much for you.

This was my first fully electronic event - from cartography using OCAD to locally printed maps and SportIdent for the forest. It seemed like more work for the planner, and you certainly need to have a ‘project plan’ to make sure nothing gets missed or is late but I shouldn’t complain too much as I know I prefer pre-marked maps and e-punching when competing.

As to the courses, I feel I slightly under-estimated the physical challenge as the area is very flat and my trial runs last November suggested the bracken would not be a significant problem. This led to senior courses that were perhaps 5-10% too long. Split times also gives a lot of information from which certain inferences can be made. For example the Yellow only caused problems to some competitors when several decision points were introduced to a leg . The Light Green was probably a bit too difficult technically and the Green may have been a bit tough physically given the EAGAL classes assigned to it. There were also indications that competitors coped very well with the open heathland, but several were caught out by the change of technique required when the course went from the more runnable areas into the greener areas.

The splits also highlighted the ‘problem’ controls. 115 on a vegetation boundary by a path junction and legs over indistinct paths proved to be difficult for several youngsters and 131 - the small gully on the forest/heath edge proved costly for about a third of the seniors. In retrospect the large depression just to the south would have been a fairer end to the leg as orienteering is about navigation of the leg rather than hunting for a control. In contrast 140, the pit in the green area, was I feel fair. Difficult yes, but on at least 7 visits, from different directions, I never failed find it quickly. The key was to recognise potential to lose time when trying to locate a point feature in dense forest, adjust technique accordingly and the use the handrails (the rootstock banks / planting lanes) and attack points (the other pits by the rootstock banks) available. The fact that the nearest catching feature (the forest edge) was 160 metres away made errors in distance judgement potentially very expensive.

Enough of analysis. Some excellent winning times were recorded with several competitors appearing to have virtually error frees runs. Most people seemed to enjoy their runs and we received several positive comments which made our efforts worthwhile. If you enjoyed the area please tell your friends as you were in fact only offered about 60% of the mapped area. In about 18 months we hope to offer the ‘Blaxhall’ event which will be run on a map comprising of some more coniferous blocks to the north (many of which are runnable), some interesting heathland and the best bits from today’s Tunstall map.

And finally, thanks to Richard for his sympathetic and helpful controlling, Mike and his teams for the smooth organisation both before and on the day, to Forest Enterprise and Tunstall Parish Council for land access and to Anne who sacrificed her competitive run to visit all 47 sites on Saturday to help me place and ‘dress’ the controls.

Simon Peck - SUFFOC
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Controller's Comments

First I would like to thank all of you that turned up on a wet and windy Sunday to orienteer in Tunstall Forest for the first time in over 15 years.

Judging by the comments of competetitors immediately after finishing, you enjoyed the testing and physical courses set by Simon the Planner. But before you complain… you should have seen some of the sites and area's we rejected due to the undergrowth.

A number of senior competitors particularly remarked on the pleasant lack of optimal path-running routes on their courses. It is clear from listening to your route choice and scanning the split times that Tunstall Forest caught out a few experienced competitors, - small lapses of concentration can cause significant time lost in relocating.

It is a pity that there was not a larger turnout to appreciate the planner's considerable efforts.

Many thanks go to the organiser and his small team for their hard work. And to all SUFFOC members who braved a cold and wet day to help.

Richard Bonnett - SOS
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