What a terrific day we had at Hawkestowe Park on July 19! An early start for our course setters and helpers – the grass was frosted white, and the puddles had iced over, but the sun was shining. The event drew the usual large crowd, with a mix of experienced orienteers, newcomers, and kids. We haven’t used this park much and it really is a great place to be out with a map in hand.
Courses were set by Ian and Sarah. They were interesting and varied with some fast open running, some tricky technical contour features, and some places where those contour lines were pretty close together. We (wisely) decided to leave the river crossings for another day after all the rain in the preceding days!
DROC did very well, with A course won by Pres Pete, and 5 of the top 10 were club members. Jen and the kids won the D course.
Sarah was very busy all day assisting newcomers, helping with registration, and manning the finish computer and printing results. She had plenty of other assistants – thanks to all the club members who came along and supported the day.
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