GO @ 50

The first celebration of 50 years of Guildford Orienteers took place today at Chapel Common. There were two courses on offer – a challenging Yellow Course of 2.2K for those used to path junctions – none used – and a Green Course of 4.1K. These were planned by Keith. Chapel Common is a small area but with many features and provided a good middle distance course with route choice depending on whether you wanted to plough through vegetation, which is rampant at the moment, or use the paths. The weather was mainly warm and sunny. Afterwards we all had lunch at the Black Fox Inn. Jon Darley kindly baked an enormous cake. Nigel Collard cut the cake. He has been a GO member alot longer than most of us. Jeremy provided a quiz for the Juniors, and he also presented the Club Championship cups to Adam Conway (Junior Boys), Sarah Darley (Junior Girls), Nick Green (Senior Men) and Christine Kiddier (Senior Women).                                                                          Many thanks for making the effort to come and run, and celebrate GO @ 50. There were at least 30 runners. It was good to see you all and make the occasion a success.               Particular thanks to Jenny Nicholls who did most of the download, Jeremy for running the start, Jon for baking the cake, Keith for planning the courses and Marion and Frances for helping to collect controls.