5/02/2011 215 Series Beverley Westwood
Despite the promise of pretty miserable weather, there was an excellent turnout of participants for the latest 215 series event, on Beverley Westwood on Saturday. Forty three individuals and groups took part on one or more course, only 19 of whom were members. Well over sixty people altogether as many of the newcomers went round in groups.
There were four conventional orienteering courses and two maze courses for everyone to have a go at. Special mention to the scout groups who had a go at every course except the Technical one, one group almost had to be dragged off the course by the scout leader as it was starting to get dark! There were seventeen entries on the White course, which was won by William Dixon (Ind) in a time of 6 minutes 40 secs. Luke Beecroft (Ind) who has been attending the Monday Club Nights at Longcroft School was second. Sixteen groups attempted the Yellow course which was won by Katie Slocombe (Ind) in 10 mins 40 secs. George van Dam (HALO) was second. The Orange course presented quite a few technical challenges in the Newbegin Pits for many of the sixteen who tried it, but HALO members Brian and Charlotte Ward had no such problems finishing in first and second. Dad Brian just pipping Charlotte in a very impressive 11 min 21 seconds. The Technical course started and finished in the Newbiggen Pits with the middle section going out on the main part of the Westwood. Eleven entants on this course, Brian Ward again victorious in 19 mins 57 secs. Charlotte again second, no doubt just jogging round as in the morning she had won the Humberside Schools Cross Country Championships - a busy day!
Paul van Dam (HALO) was fastest out of the nineteen entrants on Maze5, winning in a time of 1 min 38 secs. On Maze6 Charlotte finally got revenge over her Dad, being the fastest of the eighteen entrants in 1 min 15 sec. The full results for all six courses can be found by clicking the events tab and following the links. (There is also a direct link in the right hand column).
If my maths are correct that's ninety seven courses run altogether - not bad for a local event.
All non-members, who left an email address, have been emailed with further information. If you have not received an email from me then let me know at - I may have incorrectly typed in the addresses
A big thankyou to all club members who turned up and helped on the day and thanks to all the participants who helped to make their efforts worthwhile.