Results - Concorde Chase Regional Event (SCOA Championships 2010) - Sunday 31st January 2010 - Upper Star Posts
Results and Ranking Points awarded are now available on the British Orienteering Web-Site here
The Concorde Chase was also the SCOA Championships. The results of the SCOA Championships have been calculated and are on the SCOA web Site here.
Full results by course are here.
Split times for each course are below:
Regional Event Courses
The results can also be viewed on the Emit UK web site here
RouteGadget is available here
I hoped you all enjoyed the event. The EOD was far more than we expected and normally get. Pre-entry was slightly down as there were a couple of other events. I suppose that fact that the weather was so good brought more people out. I hope you all managed to run the courses that you wanted. Thanks to those who allowed us to recycle their maps – I will send out replacements.
We decided to adopt a block start procedure this year. This is becoming more common and I thought we would see how it went. From the administration process it has advantages in there being less work for the entries and for the start team. A down-side is that we cannot find out if there are any ‘no shows’ whose map we can then recycle if the EOD maps run out.
In most courses the block starts did not provide a problem but I was concerned about the number of people on the Blue course – there was a lot of late entry on this course and we did discuss about making this course have fixed times. In the end we decided to carry on with the blocks. During the peak times, when the queue became large, we did let people go at half minute intervals on this course. I did receive an informal complaint that this was not fair and breached the rules. Allowing people to start when they like is potentially open to abuse and perhaps the whole issue of allowing block starts needs to be discussed.
Some of you might be aware there was a serious accident to a mountain biker which resulted in him having to be taken to hospital by air ambulance. A special mention to Thomas Jarvis of SO who saw the accident and stayed with biker until other help arrived and lost a good few minutes on his course.
Thanks to John Owens and Tim Pugh for all their work. The snow over Christmas and the New Year did cause some delays in the planning process and the finalisation of the map.
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Comments from finishers were mostly favourable, I think the terrain and the fine but cold weather contributed to a great event, so thank you Eric, John and BKO for staging another successful Concorde Chase.
The conditions on the day made for very fast running and the winning times were quicker than the recommendations, so I apologise for underestimating your ability. I trust that this did not detract from your enjoyment and that you did not feel too “short changed”
A very small number of competitors did express disapproval about some details of the event. I am sorry that they felt that we should have done things differently. We all did our best both in the weeks before the event and on the day.
In contrast, many competitors did take time to say thank you and their comments made all the hard work of the last weeks seem worthwhile. I enjoyed my time in a beautiful forest and I look forward to returning to Star Posts in the future
Tim Pugh (GO)
String Course Results
|Bethany Kippin / Lucy Tonge||9||TVOC / BOK||7|
|Lisa White / Jessie Benjamin||13 / 15||9|
|Maisie & Laura Barrett||4||SBOC||21|