Evening Event at Bingham Park
Tue 15th Sep 2015 Start Times 17:45 - 18:45
Thanks everyone for coming – it was great to welcome some first timers and also good to see so many kids. Hope you all enjoyed the great weather and that the courses were challenging and enjoyable given the area.
From an organisers point of view three short sprints is a nice format as it keeps the courses relatively compact. Beginners have the option of moving onto a shorter harder course if they feel they have mastered yellow and orange whilst others have the possibility of some mass-start head to head racing … and even with only four runners they still managed to contrive a duel to the death sprint finish between town and gown.
Thanks to all helpers – Pete Gorvett, Colin Lynch and Matt from Capetown.
(Updated when we realised Naomi had done 9:43 rather than 19:43...
|2||Brandon and Kristin Strider||10.58|
|3||Erica and Julian Strider||11.04|
|7||Ellen and Ben Hartog||SYO||17.00|
|11||Lucy Laura Miller||20.06|
|** = Mass Start|
|1||Matt Elkington **||SHUOC||13.29|
|2||Richard Baxter **||SYO||16.24|
|4||Brendan O'Reilly **||SHUOC||18.35|
|1||Matt Elkington **||SHUOC||11.05|
|2||Richard Baxter **||SYO||14.02|
|5||Brendan O'Reilly **||SHUOC||16.00|
|2||Brendan O'Reilly **||SHUOC||14.58|
|3||Richard Baxter **||SYO||18.42|
|4||Adam Walker (2 sprints)||SHUOC||55.22|
Parking: Adjacent to the park on Oakbrook Rd and Rustlings Rd
Registration, start & finish: All located just inside the park entrance at the mini roundabout (Junction of Rustlings Rd & Oakbrook Rd).
Registration: 5.30 - 6.30pm
Start Times: 5.45pm to 6.45pm. Courses close 7.15pm
Costs: £4 adults (£3 BOF members) / £2 juniors, conc
Courses - Yellow 1.3km, Orange 2.6km, Sprint 1 - 2.0km, Sprint 2 - 1.6km, Sprint 3 - 1.8km
If you would like to do the sprints as head to head racing then there will be a mass start at 6.15. Or you can do any of them or all of them in your own time.
Map - 1:5000, 5m contours
SI punching will be used, but just for start and finish except on the yellow course. No charge for SI card (dibber) loan.
Bingham Park is mainly mature woodlands on the slopes of the river valley with some open areas. Some events also extend to the adjoining Whiteley Woods which are also mature woodlands. Here some interesting features are provided by the boundaries and building ruins from long-abandoned allotments.More details about Bingham Park...
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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