23/06/2010 Lincolnshire Poacher 11

A warm summer`s evening attracted nearly 70 competitors to the runnable South end of the large Pillar Wood for the final event of Poacher 2010 planned by Masters Champion Neil Harvatt.
The leading positions on the Long Course were contested by the two Lincolnshire clubs of HALO and LOG. Spearheaded by Liam Harrington and Paul Murgatroyd, LOG took first and third with HALO`s Martin Kullich and Brian Ward making up the top four in a close contest. This final event saw excellent runs on the Long from Dave Jolly who is just back from altitude training in Afghanistan, Keelby`s Ben Offler and Land Economist Andy Houlden.
Caistor Grammar`s Jack Robinson was delighted with his second win this year on the Short Course where Kirmington farmer William Sowerby excelled in a fine third place. The Ladies Trophy for 2010 was only decided on the night with Junior Yasmin Field pipping mother Rosie by two places. They were separated with a season`s best run from Grasby`s Heather Tuck.
A large contingent then descended on the New Inn at Great Limber for the annual trophy presentations followed by an excellent quiz on the Poacher compiled by Pete Harris. As I have decided to step aside as the organiser of the Poacher after 13 years this will be my last report, but I hope to see everyone at the first event in 2011 probably on Wednesday April 13th - I might even be planning that evening`s courses.
Pete Kullich.

2010 Champions
Long Course:
Champion - Liam Harrington (LOG)
Masters - Neil Harvatt (HALO)
Super Vet - Pete Kullich (HALO)
Ultra Vet - Mark Tyszka ( HALO)
Womens - Helena Crutchley (HALO)

Short Course:
Champion - Jake Field (SYO)
Junior - Sam Offler (HALO)
Ladies - Yasmin Field (SYO)
Full results
Neil Harvatt