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Hugset Middle Distance at Hugset

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Sun 15th Apr 2012 Start Times 10:30

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Organiser's Comments

I was pleased how the event went, and especially the weather. A minor problem was underestimating how many people came to the event, meaning we hadn't printed enough maps. We had a back up printer, but it took longer to print, mainly due to 2 sided maps. Sorry for delays while we printed more.

Dibber entry was a partial success, but there are many changes that may make it not be worth pursuing. These include peoples details not being up to date, changing dibbers within families, etc.

We did have problems prior to the event, not knowing the extent and effect of the tree felling. As it turned out, we didn't have to change any courses, and only had a few minor map corrections to do.

Thanks to Charles and Guy for their extra time spent dealing with this,

The caterers also sold out of cakes, which is the first time they have. Maybe Yorkshire folk like cakes.

Paul Bradbury, SYO

Planner's Comments

The courses were planned before the tree-felling commenced in the belief that the felling would not start before the event. Alas, that was not to be. Although no courses were significantly changed, the felling was detrimental to two courses in particular, Brown and Black, but I hope this did not detract too much from the enjoyment of competitors on these courses.

Judging from the winning times, the Light Green course was rather hard. There was an impressive gap between the first and second competitors on the Green course. Winning times for Blue, Brown and Black courses were more or less on target.

I apologise for obscuring a depression near control no. 43 with an overprint line on some courses and I am aware that some pits were a little troublesome to enter and more so to exit. However, overall I am pleased with the how the day went in the end. It seemed that most people enjoyed the unusual challenge of navigating at Hugset.

Charles Hird, SYO

Controller's Comments

Well done to Chas Hird for putting on what I hope everyone thought were good courses in an unusual area and the the SYO team for all their organisation.

Unfortunately this is the last time we will use this area, at least for some time, because the trees are to be felled.

Guy Seaman, SYO

Venue Details

Hugset Wood, not far from junction 37 on the M1, is a small wood full of bell-pits and other evidence of mining activity.  It is very similar to Tankersley Wood nearby, which is arguably technically the best of SYO's areas.

The wood offers a fast and challenging race on old mining terrain in mainly gently-sloping runnable mature woodland. It contains over 80 bell pits, some of whose spoil mounds are over 25m in diameter. There are also over 200 other pits and depressions as well as many other brown features in an area less that 1sq km. The pits vary in size with the largest 5 being up to 15m diameter and 5m deep.

Safety & risk

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