the weather took us all by surprise, it turned out to be a glorious day. Not
quite so glorious at 7am when the planner, controller and assistant controller arrived
in the forest to find the grass on Chingford Plain white with frost! Woolly
hats and gloves were needed but it did warm up very quickly.
congratulations to both SOS and HH junior teams. The two teams tied for this
round of the Yvette Baker Trophy (YBT) and we believe both have qualified for
the final in July, SOS to represent EAOA (East Anglia Orienteering Association)
and HH SEOA (South East Orienteering Association).
300 people taking part, we did run out of White course maps and if the kind
competitor who give up their map so someone else could have a run would like to
email me, I will send you the PDF file of the
the curse of the mountain bike has well and truly struck this part of Epping
Forest. The map was updated in January but since then a multitude of new tracks
have appeared, many since the control site checking was done in February/early
Forest is never easy but Garry Parmenter produced technical
but fair courses which are reflected in the event results.
Thanks go to
Garry Parmenter for planning and Colin Jackson for
organising and to Tony Maycraft (CHIG) for helping
check the controls on the day. Also thanks to Anne Power (LOK) and Jennifer
Taylor (CHIG) for assisting the small band of HAVOC helpers: Barbara
Fothergill, Gillian Edgar, Rachel Cooper, Graham Batty, Paul Beckett, Tony
Biggs, Chris Shaw, Doug McTurk, Dale Bennett and Stewart Mills
If you have
any comments about the event or would like to know more about membership of
HAVOC, please email me.