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Club Champs & AGM at Loxley Common

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Sat 30th Nov 2013 Start Times 11:30 - 15:00

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Thank you to everyone for coming.  Fantastic weather, looks like I overcooked the courses a bit so apologies to those who had more boulder field action than they were anticipating.  Just think of it as good training for the level C event here next year and Warncliffe!  Also apologies for the other planning glitches...  I hope everyone felt challenged but not too challenged by the no paths map, perhaps on reflection a couple more in the slope may have helped.

Thanks to the Wadsley Jack for providing food although no pudding!  I hope everyone thought that combining the club champs with the AGM worked OK, if you didn't then let Colin know for next year.

Full results are available on the link above.  The team prize went to Doreen, Andy and I think Michal (although waiting for confirmation) so I'm looking forward to enjoying the event next year!

Description

This year the club champs are at Loxley.  Following on from the race we will be returning to the Wadsley Jack for food, prizes and the AGM.

Club Champs

As in previous years it will be a handicapped race based on British Orienteering ranking points for new members or juniors we will use known results etc.  

Courses on Saturday vary between 6 and 1.5km.  For the majority of people who would regularly run TD5 courses the paths on the map have been pared down to provide some extra interest.  Where local knowledge would provide a big advantage or they provide a safe route through grot they have remained.  Anyone not comfortable with that then let me know, and I will tweek your course a little…

Car parking will be at the car park at the east side of Loxley Common (nearest postcode S6 4BL).   

The course will be on and around Loxley Common. With a mass start at 11:30.  We will all walk to the start together, which will be about 500m. So please be ready to set off from the car park at 11:15.  There will be an early mass start for those with split starts and possibly a late one for younger juniors.

In addition to individual winners there will be a team competition, teams of 3 picked at random before the start.  The winning team will not only have a beautiful prize but the privilege of organising next years championships!

Food, Awards

The meal is provided by the Wadsley Jack, at approximately 13:30 and will cost £6.50 adults, £4 (TBC) juniors

There will be a choice of a meat stew OR meat curry OR a vegetarian option. There will also be a selection of desserts to follow.

Please indicate on the form if you have any dietary requirements.

Before during and after the meal we are plannig on handing out the awards and holding the AGM.

Tim will be organising the awards

AGM

We'll try to keep the formal parts brief.  There are a number of positions that we are looking to fill so if you have an interest in the direction the club takes then please consider standing for a position.  Please feel free to talk to any of the existing committee about the positions available and what they involve.

Venue Details

Loxley Common comprises of large areas of open common land, runnable underfoot with a complex network of paths on grass, heather and bracken common. To the south there is an area of woodland, with a small section very bouldery.  There is some intricate contour detail created by old mine/quarry workings..

The area was used for the Senior Home International relays in 2006 with a resurvey by Oli Johnson; minor updates have been undertaken in 2010 and 2012.

Safety & risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. If a competitor has a pre-existing medical condition that they think should be declared, please complete a medical form at enquiries. The sealed envelope will only be opened in an emergency.

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