10/04/2013 Poacher 1 Mausoleum Woods

New course planners Alex and Chris were more pleased than most with the current dry spell - only 2/3 weeks beforehand much of the woodland was a quagmire and conditions would have been testing to say the least.Instead we witnessed excellent courses in a nettle and bramble free environment,with the odd daffodil (not as many as in Alex & Sally's front garden) which gave all the opportunity to run direct control to control. This shoot out resulted in the top 3 on the Long Course all within approximately a minute of each other - with the top 2 from last year Zac and Liam being seperated by urban master Brian W (is he after a performance related sponsorship deal from OKitLogo?).Also on the Long course Chris G had some good scalps (or should that be scalpels)and finished 5th and similarly Andrew R of NOC (who is a welcome supporter of our Saturday events) finished in the top 10. Already inter League rivalry between individuals has kicked off Dean v Neil, Sam v Dave,Paul v Rod v Mike,Helena v Peter,Mary v the hour mark.
On the Medium it was a first for a number of years (probably when Zac was still in short trousers) that a member of the Field family was not on the podium.Fair weather runner from the Met Office Dave J taking the victory.Good early season performances from Tracey and Mary V meant all the long winter Grimsby coaching sessions paid off.Also despite earlier reports good to see Pete K's return from semi- retirement, he won't give up his title easily.
On the Short Course - good to see some newcomers who will soon progress to the Medium Course - so early days to determine Championship contenders.
Next week sees a return to Middle Rasen where the runnability is a lot lot better than Osgoodby last year.
Due to increased demands for next week's Event (shortage of SI gurus, road crossings,parking,start etc. etc) the post race 'bit of a do' in Tealby has been postponed until perhaps after the Otby event. A suitable alternative pub venue will be posted in due course. Any other help welcolmed next week.
Full results
BOF registration
Alex Smith and Chris Simmonds
Alex Smith and Chris Simmonds
Pete Harris
Post Race Analysis
Marrowbone and Cleaver, Kirmington (New Inn Closed for Refurbishment)