|The results of the Score Event held prior to the AGM on Sunday 27th September are as follows:-|
Thank you to all the 27+ competitors for entering the event and your complementary remarks at the end. Congratulations to Clive Wilkinson for winning the event.
In my time with the club the winner of the long course in Bridge Wood has always been 25 minutes, so therefore a 45 minute score event required some thinking. The wood is also notorious for controls disappearing as we had with number 15 being relocated during the event. Anyone who marked as visiting on their card received 10 points for it. This was the reason for using the summer series controls and normal controls would be very visible in such a small area.
The risk of controls disappearing meant a Norwegian Score would be too risky. A Norwegian score is where when competitors start with a map which does not contain all the events controls. As they visit controls maps will be present giving the location of the other controls.
I planned each map to give 5 easy, 1 medium and 3 technical controls. Three maps were required to provide enough easy controls for the less experienced competitors whilst at the same time test the more experienced competitors. I also hope the decision of when to change maps challenged you.
My belief is that in a good score event it should not be possible for all the controls to be reached by the fastest runner. This was achieved with the winner, Clive Wilkinson obtaining all but three controls.
A competitor at the end asked whether there would be any weighting for age. Using another clubs system for score events I applied these to the results and concluded the top three would not have changed so have left the results as per the original scoring system. For future club scoring events we do need a weighting system based upon age and ability.