Junior Inter Regional Championships Relay
A National event at Tankersley Wood
On Sun 29th Sep 2019
Results are up from the relays today:
Routegadget and winsplits are on the links above.
Hope you all enjoyed the relays. Thanks to the main organising team - Amanda Crawshaw (Organiser), Charlie Adams (Planner) and John Hurley (Controller) and of course all of our other volunteers, many of whom were just like all the competitors spending a second day getting very damp and soggy...
Control 74 seemed to be having an off day - it was having intermittent problems. In general if a punch isn't beeping or flashing take out the card and try again 2/3 more times, leaving it in almost certainly won't work. If it still isn't working then at level B events and above there should be a backup manual punch that you can use to punch your map. For the extra few seconds it takes it is worth it as normally you would not be reinstated. Checking the box later it seems fine - battery life is OK, firmware is up to date so will investigate further.
Tankersley Woods has a rich industrial heritage and once contained factories and railways during the war when it was heavily bombed. It now contains a wealth of detail with many bell pits, bomb craters and myriad of paths created by local people spread across mixed vegetation comprising natural oak woodland with bluebells through reclaimed spoil heaps with maturing shrubs and young trees.
The area has been worked for coal and iron, which has left complex slopes covered by the scars of hand-hewn "bell-pits" and other earth-works from the 19th century and before. These days the area is used by dog-walkers, cyclists and trail-bikers, leaving a large number of paths. In the most active biking areas the path network is very complex. The mapping of these paths is good, but small new paths can be created quickly.
There are brambles in parts of the area, but most are at ankle-length, are pretty runnable and have no bramble screen. There are some areas of thicker brambles in the far south of the map.More details about Tankersley Wood...
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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