The small glacial valley of Swallow Vale was the venue for the sixth event of the 2010 series. The steep slopes soon dispelled the view of Lincolnshire as flat; indeed the Long course was easily the most physical so far with over 160 metres of climb that tested competitors' fitness on a warm evening. Planner Michael Robinson made excellent use of the small very runnable woodland. Times were fast and the area certainly favoured the speed merchants. Indeed some lesser mortals were campaigning for the return of Normanby Park - anything to slow down the front runners. Strong favourites for the Long and Short trophies are the Washingborough flier Liam Harrington and Beverley's Jake Field respectively. Both again scored the 50 maximum points. Returning to orienteering after a gap of 15 years Chris Gooch showed up well on the physical Long course, where competitors were very closely packed - less than 3 minutes separated 10 runners in the middle of the field. Standout Ladies performance came from Grasby's Harriett Gillman who was rumoured to be seen running all the way up the last hill. On the Short course, Junior Yasmin Field finished an excellent sixth and could yet spring a surprise in the Ladies Competition. The Mead family from Grasby again won the Newcomers course but it was a close call just edging the Pettersons from Grimsby. Everyone finished just after 7:30PM allowing a well earned meal at the New Inn. Why not join the large crowd and compare mistakes from your evening run? Next week parking arrangements have been changed. Please consult the fixture list for details.