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Pl Name AgeClass Club School Time White (18) 1.9 km 10 C 1 Alexander Parker M10 SUFFOC Barn 10:48 2 Joshua Buist M10 SOS St Andrews 11:52 3 Christopher Jobe M11 SUFFOC Barn 12:28 4 Alys Phillips W11 SUFFOC Barn 12:46 5 Charlotte Gilbey W11 SUFFOC Barn 15:15 6 Jasper Waller-Toyne M10 SOS Monkwick Junior 15:38 7 H Peters + D Partidge W9/W11 SOS St Andrews 16:36 8 Barney + Hannah Steventon-Bar M6 NONE 16:39 9 Joshua Palmer M10 SOS St Andrews 16:54 10 E Gower + C Cracknell W9/W10 SOS St Andrews 17:14 11 Isobel Perry W10 SUFFOC Barn 17:50 12 Hugo Thompson +1 M10 SUFFOC Barn 22:45 13 Nicola Prevost +1 W11 SUFFOC Barn 22:53 14 Livia Gray W8 NONE Gorseland 24:19 15 Theo + Zac + Jeremy Steventon Group NONE 28:08 16 Hope Dudley W11 SUFFOC Barn 28:32 17 L Jones + T Turner W9/M9 SOS St Andrews 59:41 Olivia Baldwin M10 SOS mp Yellow (29) 2.2 km 0 m 8 C 1 David Jimoh M12 SUFFOC Barn 16:33 2 Matthew Clarke M10 SUFFOC 18:52 3 Callum Turner M11 NONE 21:38 4 Ellie Harrison W13 SUFFOC Barn 23:18 5 Olivia Jones W13 SUFFOC Barn 24:30 6 Emma Clarke W13 SUFFOC Barn 25:44 7 Daisy Partridge W11 SOS St Andrews 26:01 8 Jack Krempel M12 SUFFOC Barn 27:44 9 Georgia Gower W12 NONE Ramsey College 29:33 10 Jessica Woodgate W13 SUFFOC Barn 30:32 10 Lucy Edwards W12 NONE Ramsey College 30:32 12 J Edwards + L Harrington M9 SOS St Andrews 31:36 13 Dominic Emmerson M10 SOS St Andrews 32:46 14 Benjamin Harrington M10 SOS St Andrews 40:22 15 Chloe Cracknell W10 SOS St Andrews 43:18 16 Craig Carter M6 SUFFOC 46:23 17 Karen Smith W50 SUFFOC 46:49 18 Daisy Saudry W16 NOR Wymondham College 47:07 19 Ryan Carter +1 M4 SUFFOC Cliff Lane 47:23 20 William Wood M12 NOR Wymondham college 48:03 21 Edelle Devaney + 2 Group NONE 53:58 22 Bokan Abdul-Obitayo W14 NOR Wymondham college 54:53 23 Nadine Randal W45 NOR 1:02:31 24 Polly Peate W12 SUFFOC Barn 1:10:14 25 Juliette Agazarian W12 SUFFOC Barn 1:11:26 26 Saskia Baldrey W12 SUFFOC Barn 1:12:19 Angus Dudley M12 SUFFOC Barn mp Hannah Peters W9 SOS St Andrews mp Kim Lynn W14 NOR Wymondham College mp Orange (12) 3.1 km 9 C 1 Heather Farthing W55 NONE 1:09:47 2 Bronwen Mansel W14 SUFFOC 1:15:03 3 Sharon Palmer W40 NONE 1:16:37 4 Kieran Palmer M12 NONE Colchster Royal Gr 1:21:08 5 Ruth Parsons W16 NOR Wymondham College 1:33:29 6 David Cannell + Julie + James M10/W45/M50 NOR 1:47:46 Millie + Noah + Claire Lamber Group NONE mp Ben Clarke M6 SUFFOC Barn mp Dawn + Rhiannon Redler W21/W6 NONE mp Alex + Olivia + Aaron + Ethan Group NONE mp Stephanie Ware W12 SOS mp Lynn Houlding W45 NONE mp Light Green (15 3.8 km 12 C 1 Roderick Mansel M14 SUFFOC 43:22 2 Timmy Harrison M13 SUFFOC Barn 56:09 3 John Starkey M70 SOS 1:03:48 4 Christopher Davies M60 SUFFOC 1:13:47 5 Rob Coulter M60 SUFFOC 1:17:32 6 Ella Gilbert W14 NOR 1:20:05 7 Henry Mole M14 SOS 1:26:02 8 Robert Farthing M55 SUFFOC 1:39:40 9 Catherine Mole W12 SOS 1:44:49 10 Susan ? W50 NONE 1:53:17 11 Lucy Carter W21 SUFFOC 1:56:04 12 Verity Mole W50 SOS 1:57:08 13 Aileen Butler W60 SUFFOC 2:19:14 David Crerar M65 NONE mp Wesley Mulsall M60 SUFFOC mp Short Green (15 3.1 km 9 C 1 Jenny Collyer W65 SOS 43:44 2 Christopher Bailey M16 NOR 49:53 3 Wendy Welham W50 SOS 59:14 4 Clive Coles M65 SUFFOC 1:09:19 5 Barbara George W75 NOR 1:09:52 6 John Webb M75 SUFFOC 1:12:04 7 Yvonne McLean W70 SUFFOC 1:13:53 8 Colin Curtis M75 WAOC 1:15:57 9 Greta Taylor + Kevin + Melone W80/MW50 NONE 1:16:14 10 Leanne Bailey W21 NOR 1:18:10 11 Norman Howarth M80 NOR 1:18:38 12 June Webb W75 SUFFOC 1:43:05 Will Harrison M50 SUFFOC mp Wilson McLean M75 SUFFOC mp Ali Petch Samantha Bailey M20/W16 NOR mp Green (32) 5.7 km 13 C 1 Glen Richardson M21 NOR 43:24 2 Joanne West W21 SOS 1:11:07 3 Chris Morley M70 WAOC 1:12:47 4 Lindsey Freeman W55 LOG 1:15:03 5 Simon Peck M55 SUFFOC 1:15:56 6 Peter Cheetham M50 CHIG 1:21:14 7 Sarah Mansel W45 SUFFOC 1:21:39 8 Adam Waller-Toyne M45 SOS 1:25:22 9 Charlotte Cheetham W50 CHIG 1:25:30 10 Jillyan Dobby W60 MDOC 1:25:42 11 Rhiannon Ware W16 SOS 1:25:59 12 John Collyer M65 SOS 1:27:24 13 Richard Barker M55 SOS 1:29:47 14 Louise Walker W45 SUFFOC 1:35:54 15 Lyn West W55 SOS 1:37:40 16 Mitch Lock M50 NONE 1:39:46 17 Geraldine Russell W65 SOS 1:48:08 18 Clive Parsons M50 NOR 1:56:01 19 David Skinner M60 SOS 2:00:03 20 Hally Hardie M70 WAOC 2:00:09 21 Paul Garton M60 NOR 2:04:25 22 Graham Ward M65 NOR 2:05:49 23 Julie Laver W45 SOS 2:08:21 24 Rodney Freeburn M70 NOR 2:10:41 25 Estella Ward W60 NOR 2:15:45 Peter Warland M45 SOS mp Peter Waldron M55 NOR mp Barbara Fothergill W55 HAVOC mp Jeremy Gray M45 SUFFOC mp Simon Clamp M50 NONE mp Alexander Ware M18 SOS mp Michael Presland M60 NOR mp Blue (29) 8.1 km 17 C 1 Ian Hargreaves M35 KERNO 1:14:30 2 Tom Edelsten M65 CHIG 1:24:11 3 Alan Halliday M55 OD 1:33:21 4 Clive Wilkinson M45 SUFFOC 1:34:49 5 Paul Price M45 NOR 1:41:01 6 Michael Bickle M60 WAOC 1:41:10 7 Peter Duthie M50 WAOC 1:42:16 8 Bryn Wilkinson M14 SUFFOC Coppleston 1:43:15 9 Ian Shephard M55 NOR 1:44:14 10 David Sanderson M50 SOS 1:44:37 11 Tracey Apperley W40 SOS 1:51:38 12 Peter Ross M60 MDOC 1:52:26 13 Simon Hooton M55 SUFFOC 1:53:32 14 Philip Halford M55 SUFFOC 1:54:46 15 Edwin Banks M55 SOS 2:01:43 16 Jonathan Gilbert M50 NOR 2:07:34 17 Anthony Biggs M60 HAVOC 2:10:36 18 David Lumby M50 SOS 2:12:56 19 Alan Anstead M45 SUFFOC 2:13:41 20 Chris Childs M60 SOS 2:19:56 21 Darren Lambert M45 NONE 2:25:51 22 Rod Mansel M50 SUFFOC 2:27:20 23 Colin Butler M60 SUFFOC 2:27:41 24 David Phillips M50 NONE 2:35:06 25 Sally Wilkinson W45 SUFFOC 2:35:42 Jane Halliday W50 OD mp Garry Parmenter M65 HAVOC mp John Duffield M60 CHIG mp Alastair Houldine M45 NONE mp Brown (8) 10.1 km 24 C 1 Steve Hinshelwood M45 WAOC 1:40:22 2 Bert Park M45 SOS 1:44:48 3 Paul Beckett M50 HAVOC 1:48:35 4 Neil Carter M21 SUFFOC 1:54:29 5 Gareth Radcliffe M21 NONE 1:57:31 6 Stephen Borrill M40 WAOC 2:02:41 7 Eddie Walsh M40 BAOC 2:11:52 8 Perry Mole M45 SOS 2:12:14
Revised 14/10/11 following investigation of the error on the overprinting of the Green Course
An Organiser's job is always made easy when
However the arrival of the ‘travellers' put a slight wobble onto the planning of the courses which, with last minute adjustment to the courses, created confusion on the Green course with points 3 and 7 being so close together, resulted in 4 competitors being disqualified due to mis-punching and other competitors taking longer than they would have liked to complete the course. This has been a subject of an investigation in response to a ‘Complaint' from one of the competitors and the many emails, discussions and cries of ‘unfair'.
SUFFOC always strives to put on a good event which is challenging but enjoyable. As the Organiser I was disappointed that a problem occurred. I have taken this matter very seriously as I needed to ensure that the results truly reflect the best Orienteerers on the day. My conclusion is that the final results as published stand as the problem did not change the relative position of the top 5 finishers nor did it affect the relative position for the purposes of the EA League results. However in recognition of the problem all Competitors affected on the Green Course shall be entitled to free entry to the next SUFFOC event.
An extract from the report is below. The full report can be accessed by clicking this link <Organiser's Report - Hundred Acre Walks>
Two of the controls; number 3 and 7 on the Green course, were positioned approximately 50m apart. The overprinting of the course on the map (which included the control circle and its associated sequence number) was such that the numbers of the controls ended up adjacent to the wrong circle which caused varying degrees of confusion to the competitors on the course.
A complaint was raised by one of the competitors, Peter Waldron, who was disqualified as he had punched out of sequence. He thought that the results of other competitors had been changed whereas his had not, the implication being that he and two other named competitors should be reinstated. The complaint has been investigated in accordance with the BOF Rules of Orienteering. [Rule 9 and Appendix G refer].
During the course of the investigation it became apparent that competitors starting after 11:20 were informed of the ‘problem' with controls 3 and 7 and it has been suggested that this gave these competitors an advantage over the other earlier starters. Members of the EAOA on-line discussion group (John Ward, Barbara Fothergill, and Richard Barker) have suggested that the results should not be used for the East Anglian League. Although no formal complaint was raised in accordance with the BOF rules, the Organiser has extended this investigation to review the results and to determine whether the problem has adversely affected the results to the extent that either
the affected leg should be voided to put all the competitors on a level playing field or
the entire race results voided for the purposes of the EA League.
The investigation has found that the problem with the overprinting caused a varying degree of confusion to the competitors ranging from apparently no effect at all with competitors finishing in the top 5 who were not aware of the problem to competitors punching out of sequence even when they were forewarned.
No changes had been made to the other competitor's results with respect to mis-punching
It is a requirement for competitors to punch in sequence therefore the complaint has not been upheld. The competitors shall not be reinstated.
Voiding the affected leg 2 to 3 would have no effect on the relative positions of the top 5 finishers of the overall competition nor would it affect the relative positions of the finishers by age group. The published final results (with all legs included) stand and they shall be used for the EAL.
Leading up to the event I was concerned that the decision by the Planner to have all of the courses on the south side of the B1084 as it meant that all the competitors had to cross the road to the start and from the finish. A road marshal was on duty but as most competitors crossed as and where they liked the marshal ended up acting as a visible warning to motorists to try to slow them down. An alternative Car Park on the same side as the courses would have been preferable. For any future events the club should think carefully as to planning an event which requires a road crossing.
My next concern was people turning up to run in shorts. The requirement to have full body cover is mandated by BOF but some competitors were allowed to continue once they had agreed that to do so would be at their own risk.
With temperatures hitting over 40 o C on the day heat exhaustion and dehydration were a real threat. As it transpired the heat was the least of my problems as I had to initiate a search for a late finisher. Thankfully he managed to come out of the forest under his own steam (apologies for the intended pun) but it has reemphasised the need to have in place search and rescue plans for such an incident or accident. The lack of mobile phone coverage just added to the problem of coordinating the search.REMEMBER: Make sure that you report to download by the time the course closes even if you don't complete the course, and wear a watch that works!
|Louise Walker - SUFFOC|
The Hundred Acres Wood was originally mapped as an extension to Daisy's Wood for use by the longer courses. In seeing the map for the first time I saw opportunities for the White and Yellow courses. I therefore planned the other courses and was able to fit all courses into the area.
This year in East Anglia there have been some retro events. The planning of this event was retro as both myself and the controller had problems with OCAD printing. All the first drafts of courses were drawn and measured by hand. Once I was able to use OCAD I was quite impressed as a planning tool.
The original start was planned opposite the Butley Corner Public Car Park. However, three weeks before the event, Travellers returned the open area next to it requiring me to re-plan all the courses. I gave them an exclusion zone East and West of the area as marked by the Out of Bounds area. It was only when visiting the area a week before the event there was a potential risk of travellers and orienteering conflict south of the encampment. I therefore re-planned half of the courses again to avoid this area. This late planning caused the error in the numbering of Green controls 3 and 7. I apologise to all competitors who were affected by this.
This is the first event I have used new SI controls. I had always assumed the advantage of using the new controls was that they did not require programming. This assumption was incorrect as they all must be synchronised to ensure they all have the same time. I did not do this and thus caused the strange splits which particularly affected the White and Yellow courses. I apologise for this and would like to thank Paul Lowe for his work in correcting this problem after the event.
Thank you to Simon Peck for his map and to Louise Walker and all the SUFFOC helpers who made the event possible.
|Andrew Elliott - SUFFOC|
Phew, what a scorcher!
The forest was pleasant, even cool, in the early hours when the controls were being hung for the event. That did not last, and the heat of the day which increased the challenge of the longer courses, had also increased the population of spiders over the previous couple of weeks. While the webs are works of art and worthy of a considered contemplation, for those of us wanting to make more speedy progress through the woods they proved to be a sticky nuisance which sometimes gave to the runner an extra passenger of the disgruntled spider, and sometimes also of their silk-bound prey of flies.
Andrew's planning preparation was seriously disrupted by the arrival of a community of travellers - their site marked as out-of-bounds on the map. A re-plan was hurriedly made, and subsequently tweaked further. This last tweak unfortunately gave rise to the confusing placement by OCAD of two adjacent control numbers on the Green maps, which escaped scrutiny and change - for which many apologies to those affected.
The many blocks of forest with a distinct direction of planting presented a navigational challenge when legs ran at an angle to the tree lines. The oddly shaped husky trails were sometimes difficult to spot when they branched off a path, but they were distinctive tracks through the woodland which could proved useful features for some runners.
The dry weather had kept bracken growth to less than its historic gigantism, and nettles also were not too thick - although the reduced population still packed a good sting.
Thanks to the team of helpers, and particularly to Paul Lowe and his diagnostics of some difficulties with the SI kit.
And well done to East Anglian League winners and those scoring well in the second round of this season's ESSOL.
|Colin West - SOS|