Wimborne Orienteers Boxing Day Canter 2005 Results page

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Organiser's Comments

Wow – what a turn out, it was great to see so many people on Monday and I hope you all enjoyed yourselves.

I would like to thank the Wimborne Juniors who planned and organised this event. The team - Fraser Smith, Nick Smith, Helen Miller, Ann Bolton, Patrick Staunton, Jo Pickering and Terence Furlong, started work in the October half term when they spent a day planning the organisation and searching for some new control sites – a difficult task in Moors Valley which has been used many times before. Working with the juniors has been fun, they brought energy and a fresh, ‘alternative’ approach to the event.

The start and finish site were chosen to give access to a different part of Moors Valley, and the clear, sunny but cold morning encouraged many participants. In the previous years the highest entry to the Canter has been around 200, this year’s entry was 257. We had printed and bagged 250 maps so I would like to thank those people who kindly agreed give up their maps and share. For anyone who paid for a map and ended up sharing, contact me and I will be happy to arrange a refund.

There was some phenomenal running out there, well done to those who got all the controls and managed to ‘track down’ the Fairy (Ann & Helen) and Father Christmas (Trevor). In this event a mass start event leads to a mass finish! Thanks to the computer team for their efficiency and the competitors for your good humour in the queue.

This truly was a club event, the Juniors planned and organised and the Seniors did everything else.

The Kent family looked wonderful in their fancy dress and won first prize - a gorgeous cuddly toy.
Lost Property: a dark blue Thinsulate hat and a compass were left at the event, please contact me if you would like them returned. 01425 653629

Happy New Year.

Kirsty Staunton


SI comments

I've corrected the scores and removed the interesting time penalties. For some reason one part of the software failed to pick up the start time from another part of the program, so I've had to put it in by hand.

There were a number of people who a) Forgot to punch the Finish control or b) Forgot to clear their cards in the rush to get to the start on time.

I've recalculated your scores and re-instated you, as its Christmas. The splits remain unedited- life's too short.

Dick Keighley