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Evening Event at Bingham Park

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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...

Yellow   1.3km    
1   Naomi Thornton SYO 9.43
2   Brandon and Kristin Strider   10.58
3   Erica and Julian Strider   11.04
4   Isabelle Groom SYO 14.05
5   Maxwell Groom SYO 14.12
6   Sam Buckley SYO 16.34
7   Ellen and Ben Hartog SYO 17.00
8   Hannah Thornton SYO 19.25
9   Joel Thornton SYO 19.26
10   Oscar Peel SYO 19.36
11   Lucy Laura Miller   20.06
12   Isabel Miller   20.08
13   Molly Buckley SYO 20.40
14   Lydia Miller   23.15
15   Nathan Peel SYO 24.38
Orange   2.6km    
1   Judith Gilchrist   20.44
2   Tim Hartog SYO 20.48
3   Ryan Elliot SYO 23.19
4   Naomi Thornton SYO 23.57
5   Alex Elliot SYO 24.12
6   Brandon Strider   24.12
7   Adrian Jowett   24.45
8   Adam Griffin   26.43
9   Isabel Reuber SYO 26.50
10   Adam Wiegand SYO 27.40
11   Kristin Strider   28.19
    ** = Mass Start    
Sprint 1   2.0km    
1   Matt Elkington ** SHUOC 13.29
2   Richard Baxter ** SYO 16.24
3   Dominic Dakin SYO 17.21
4   Brendan O'Reilly ** SHUOC 18.35
5   Lucy Wiegand SYO 22.26
6   Jacky Dakin SYO 25.31
7   Anna Swallow SYO 25.57
8   Ian Cooper SYO 26.03
Sprint 2   1.6km    
1   Matt Elkington ** SHUOC 11.05
2   Richard Baxter ** SYO 14.02
3   Dominic Dakin SYO 15.02
4   Colin Lynch SYO 15.27
5   Brendan O'Reilly ** SHUOC 16.00
6   Ryan Elliot SYO 21.14
7   Colin Best SYO 21.14
8   Jacky Dakin SYO 23.06
9   Adam Griffin   23.54
10   Adrian Jowett   33.26
11   Anna Swallow SYO 34.30
Sprint 3   1.8km    
1   Matt Elkington** SHUOC 13.24
2   Brendan O'Reilly ** SHUOC 14.58
3   Richard Baxter ** SYO 18.42
4   Wilbert Hollinger LVO 18.47
5   Colin Lynch SYO 19.33
6   Lucy Wiegand SYO 23.30
Mass Start        
1   Matt Elkington SHUOC 37.58
2   Richard Baxter SYO 49.51
3   Brendan O'Reilly SHUOC 49.51
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.



Venue Details

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.

Safety & risk

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