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Lakes 5 Days 2018

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Credit: Pete Shirvington

Last edited: Fri 10 Aug 2018

An amazing number of members took advantage of this quadrennial opportunity to orienteer in some of the most breathtaking scenery in the UK. Besides testing themselves on some of the most challenging - and wet - terrain! Who doesn't know how to navigate via marshes now?

A good retrospective account of the week long orienteering holiday has been provided by Jolyon Medlock of Wessex OC.

You can read it here

Below is a series of summaries and links to reviews of the action.

Events and reviews

Website/ results

DayArticles
5- Dale Park
4- Askham Fell
"Rest Day"- Ulverston
3- Winlatter Article
2- Angle Tarn Pikes Article
1- Silver Howe Article

Matt Carter kept us well informed during the week with his daily reviews of the action- see the links above.


The car parking at Angle Tarn Pikes that was threatened with cancellation

The car parking at Angle Tarn Pikes that was threatened with cancellation
Credit: Andy Johnson

Socials

Many of the 30 strong crowd up north kept in touch with each other via a WhatsApp group and met up for meals and swimming during the week.

The messaging group worked particularly well in co-ordinating joint plans and sending alerts, like when Day 2 was threatened with cancellation.

But the highlight of the week was at Watermillock Village Hall on the Thursday evening when Karen Lewis and her helpers put on an amazing meal for everyone!

Turnout

One of the largest QO contingents attending a multi-day event for many years meant that only Bristol OK had a bigger crowd going to the Lakes! According to Fabian, the numbers pre-entering from the South West clubs were as follows:

Bristol 47, Quantock 25, North Gloucester 18, Devon 16, Wimborne 14, Wessex 13, Kernow 12, Sarum 11, North Wilts 8

More

Wimborne Waffle - for a good general account of the week

Photos on Flikr, by Andy Johnson

More Flikr photos, by Steve Rush


The results and map displays always drew a crowd

The results and map displays always drew a crowd
Credit: Andy Johnson

Overall results

By class (link)

Class size (position of) is taken to be the number of runners who gained scores for most of the five days.

Those who made the podium at the results ceremony are shown in bold.

Long or 'A' courses

NameClassPosition (out of)
Bill VigarM802 / 12
Steve RobertsonM65L16 / 56
Rosie WychW60L19 / 39
Ollie LewisM10A11 /22
Andy RimesM55L40 / 69
Tony HextM70L32 / 55
Jeff PakesM45L20 / 32
Pete ShirvingtonM45L
23 / 32
Miles ModicaM10A22 / 22

Competition was especially tough on these courses, so well done all!


Dawn on a downhill run at Askham Fell, day 4

Dawn on a downhill run at Askham Fell, day 4
Credit: Laurence Johnson

Short or 'B' courses


NameClassPosition (out of)
Sam Shirvington M14B1 / 7
Jacob ShirvingtonM10B1 /6
Tate ModicaM14B2 / 7
Angela ModicaW45S 6 / 23
Chloe CarterW10B3 / 6
Annabel CarterW12B4 / 8
Julia RobertsonW65S13 / 16
Annabel LewisW12B7 / 8
Matt Carter M40S 13 / 13

Also running were:

Roger Craddock and Adele Appleby, who ran on three days each.

Steve Lysaczenko, up north for a fell race, at Askham Fell, Day 4.


On the way to the wide open spaces and sink holes of Askham Fell

On the way to the wide open spaces and sink holes of Askham Fell
Credit: Andy Johnson

Colour coded courses

The following people didn't compete in their age class.

Even so, because of the often complex terrain, these people attempted a course at a higher level of difficulty than they might encounter locally.

No overall results were published so each runner's best day is stated.

NameCourseBest result
Sue GardLight Green10 / 53, Dale Park (Day 5)
Deb HazellLight Green27 / 74 Angle Tarn (Day 2)
Karen LewisLight Green38 / 53 Silver How (Day 1)
Issy LewisOrange2 / 33, Winlatter (Day 3)
Dawn CarterOrange8 / 34, Dale Park (Day 5)
Louise McTigheOrange33 / 45, Askham Fell (Day 4)



Ulverston Sprint

Steve Robertson (20th) and Tony Hext (33rd) did well in a field of 60 on the Green course on a grey day. Angela Modica also ran and enjoyed it, saying it was a good place to have an urban race, with there being a number of confusing junctions to navigate.

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