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Burbage Summer Sharpener 1 on Wednesday 16th May 2012

Congratulations to Neil Northrop who zipped round the course in a clockwise direction in the very impressive time of 53 mins 30 seconds. Especially impressive when you consider that he folded control G off the edge of his map and charged over Burbage South crags on a potentially suicidal route heading straight for control D. He was then spotted making a 90 degree change of direction after unfolding his map and realising his mistake. A gratifying 41 people made the start of this first Summer Sharpener of the year, and 36 finished with nobody getting badly lost. I hoped the course would pose some ‘macro’ questions about route choice, afford plenty of fast running, but also force people to slow down and pay attention to some ‘micro’ navigation as the controls drew near. The anti-clockwise options offered a fast and flowing start on a sweep through the first three controls, followed by a grinding climb over to Houndkirk Moor and then some very tough uphill running through deep heather to finish. The majority of people opted for this, but I think it was telling that some of the best orienteering brains decided the deep heather would be better tackled downhill with fresh legs. It was good to hear people arguing the toss long afterwards and still pouring over maps when they got back to The Sportsman. Sorry about the stolen control on Houndkirk Hill. I really don’t know what to do about this – the booby trapping suggestions in the pub were very tempting but probably thoroughly illegal! Thank you all for turning out. Hope to see you again next month when I’ll try to pose a fresh challenge for you all.

Dave.

41 starters
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PosNameTimeClubCatComment
1Neil Northrop00:53:30Dark PeakMABEFGDC
2Simon Patton00:54:41Dark PeakMV40ABEFGDC
3Ed Nicholas00:59:34  ABEFGDC
4Will Boothman01:05:30Dark PeakM 
5Jon Coe01:05:37Dark PeakM 
6Mick Stenton01:06:38Dark PeakMV50 
7Phil Crowson01:06:39Dark PeakMV45 
8Karl Marshall01:06:40Dark PeakMV40 
9Dave Sykes01:09:15Dark PeakM 
10Keith Holmes01:09:25Dark PeakMV55 
11Tom Westgate01:09:45Dark PeakMV50 
12Andy Barnett01:09:58Dark PeakMV50 
13Tim Ray01:11:05Dark PeakM 
14Matthew Hulley01:11:06Dark PeakM 
15Matthew Sparkes01:13:31   
16Tim Wiegand01:14:20Dark PeakMV40 
17Steve Martin 01:15:50   
18Roy Small01:15:57Dark PeakMV55 
19Maurice Musson01:16:03Dark PeakMV60 
20Dan Iddon01:16:13   

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