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Evening Event at Forge Valley/Little Matlock Wood

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Tue 12th Jun 2012 Start Times 18:00


 (updated 9:33 Thur)

White

1

Elliot Newhall

M10

18m 22secs

2

Jacob, Luke, Pamela Baxter

M10

27m 35secs

3

Libby Eyre

W8

28m 03secs

4

Ella Baxter

W3

28m 08secs

Short

1

Dom Dakin

M12

39m 26secs

2

Elliot Newhall (2nd run)

M10

49m 09secs

Medium

1

Karl Marshall

M45

42m 06secs

2

Chris Littler

M40

44m 37secs

3

Pippa Dakin

W14

45m 36secs

4

Marcia Bradbury

W55

57m 03secs

5

Charles Hird

M65

59m 57 secs

6

Pauline Tryner

W40

61m 08secs

Long

1

Oli Johnson

M21

43m 57secs

2

Richard Guillaume

M21

51m 03secs

3

Aidan Smith

M18

53m 08secs

4

Andy Douglas

M21

62m 56secs

5

Adam Bradbury

M20

64m 43secs

6

Jeff Colbert

M21

70m 08secs

7

Lucy Wiegand

W40

72m 07secs

8

Kevin Randall

M21

72m 18secs

9

Stephen Martin

M50

74m 57secs

10

Tim Wiegand

M45

76m 17secs

11

David Holmes

M55

76m 49secs

12

Paul Bradbury

M55

78m 18secs

13

Peter Gorvett

M65

83m 23secs

14

Dorothy Pelly

W50

97m 36secs

15

Adam Griffin

M21

115m 25secs

There were several retirees on all courses except White

Times were longer than I’d expected although I had warned of the tough nature of “Long”. I was surprised by the difficulty many runners had in locating some controls; it may have been a mistake to bag the maps as this seemed to camouflage some of the detail. The rain made the steeper banks very slippy (I had fun negotiating them with armfuls of kites when collecting them in) & the undergrowth was much more advanced than it had been 3 weeks earlier. I expect that the next courses planned here will be earlier in the year, shorter, with less climb & on the whole with easier controls. The number of retirals proves I didn’t get it entirely right but we live & learn.

Thanks go to Peter Gorvett for collecting half the controls in; I only had 4 to collect today.

Colin Drury

Venue Details

Not to be confused with Forge Dam or Matlock in Derbyshire, this area is between Stannington and Loxley.

It is a small area of woodland on the slope running down to the River Loxley.  The slope steepens to crags at the top, but courses will normally stay below the steeper areas.  Old industrial workings add to the natural contour features.

Map surveyed and drawn by Marcus Pinker 2011, using ISSOM standard (bigger paths pale brown)

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