We had a great finish to the club champs with an excellent event at Leith Hill, lovely sunshine, great scenery and challenging terrain. What more could you want?
The 2021/22 winners are:
Men - Richard Collyer
Women - Marion Payne-Bird
Boys - Adam Conway
Girls - Ellie Mills-Hicks
Very well done to all of them, the trophies will be presented in due course.
Most events attended - Tom Edelsten who was at 9 of the 10 (& I guess would have been at all of them but for Covid).
The full results are below.
Thanks to everyone for taking part.
Juniors met on 8th May for the third GO Bananas training session, and faced their own map memory challenges. They had specially designed courses which brought them back to our base to ensure that no one went missing. Again thanks to Geoff for designing an array of courses to suit all skills levels.
Training at Farley Heath on 8th May focused on map memory. Participants undertook a “Norwegian” style course, being provided with a section of the course which had to be memorised at each control before proceeding. Thanks to Geoff for organising this.
Adult training will now take a break for the summer, but watch this space for September.
Tim Pugh who is one of GO's longest-serving members was presented with the Chairman's Trophy for 2021, for over 40 years service to British orienteering, during which (among other activities) he organised the 1988 JK, the 1994 British Champs, the 1999 World Champs and the 2005 World Cup.
Thank you to all those who ran at Hampstead Heath especially those who ran up/down. I know a few were unable to make it due to the rise of Covid 19 in the UK. Team results show that we won the heat somewhat more convincingly that in 2019, 117 points ahead of DFOK and 120 ahead of MV.
COVID UPDATE: The 2020 final was cancelled, the plan is that all qualifiers for 2020 will be invited to complete in the 2021 final.
The 2019/20 club champs concluded at the HH event at Burnham Beeches and Egypt Woods. Richard has maintained the lead but there are a few changes below him