Kent Night Cup 18 Holmbush (MV)

Thu 25 Jan 2018

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Type of event: Local, Night, Score
Type of terrain: Forest

Info updated: Sun 28 Jan

Results

Event Report

Planner Ian Ditchfield's comments:-

My thanks to Rob, Nick and Jane for control collecting, and Mark for doing most of the work.

I wanted the controls in a fairly confined area so that they could all be collected quickly and we could get down the pub. A good all-controls route S-103-99-109-108-98-101-96-95-100-93-92-90-91-94-106-97-104-105-107-102-F worked out at 4.8km straight-line, or considerably less than 60 minutes for some.

I could have added length by using two sets, 90’s and 100’s, but it’s boring to have two similar laps. I hoped the “dumbbell” format would give a little more challenge and variety. I put in some short dumbbells so that everybody could do one if they chose, and tried to avoid path runs from one side of the map to the other. A good route for getting the maximum 30 points would have been S-98-108-109-99-103-93-100-90-91-101-95-105-104-94-106-96-92-102-97-107-F, and at 7.4km might just have been achieved in the hour if Barrable junior had turned up.

Of course, it’s hard to spot a good route, even with a minute to think about it. I hope the little tag on each control pointing towards the “dumbbell partner” helped.

Congratulations to those who did well, and commiserations to those who didn’t.

Ian

Pre Event Info

Location

Nearest town: Crawley

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