Ambersham Autumn Dash 29/10/2017
We hope you enjoyed today’s challenges on Ambersham Common.
Out thanks to Cowdray Estate and Natural England for land permission, Cowdray Park Polo Club for assembly area/parking & Gaynor Manor Farm. Thanks also to the GO team putting on today’s event, with particular thanks to the main officials of Jim Morris (planner), Frederick Smith (organiser) and Robin Smith (controller).
Now on my 3rd Level ‘C’ event as organiser, I was very fortunate to get such an expansive parking and assembly area, at what I found out later was a Fleet Air Arm airfield during the war – many thanks to the Cowdray Park Polo Club, who were very accommodating to us, as well as to the Cowdray Park Estate. Also to Mike Cook of Gaynor Manor Farm who was very willing to give us access across his field to the Ambersham Common area so that made it work as a venue. Hoping everyone who came enjoyed their day even if it might have been more of a challenge and somewhat longer than they were expecting, including the extra warm up run to the distant toilet block!
A special thank you to Jim Morris our Planner who worked assiduously on the courses over the summer and to Robin Smith who gave good advice, particularly on how to keep the road crossings safe – we had an extra control at each point as well as part-time marshals, although it seems it might have confused a few … at least everyone got back to download successfully!