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Lakes 5 Days 2018: Day 3


Beautiful Views

Beautiful Views
Credit: Dawn Carter

Last edited: Wed 1 Aug 2018

Situated in the north west of the Lake District the course area was steep working forest with surrounding areas of open fell. Weather was significantly better than earlier days so much so that waterproof hooded jackets were not required!

The area (managed by the Forestry Commission) was not unlike some of the areas used for Quantock events. The presence of trees and other obvious features pleasantly reassuring for less experienced runners.

One unusual feature of the maps was mountain bike trails which could be crossed but not run along (yellow with dashed edges).

Out of the forest there was a lot of heather which was heavy going although it did make for soft landings.

Call up

Call up
Credit: Pete Shirvington

The finish was very close to the assembly area which was much better for spectators and easier for families.

QO results after Day 3 are encouraging with the juniors and one of our most experienced members leading the way:

1st M10B Jacob Shirvington

1st M14B Sam Shirvington

3rd M14B Tate Modica

4th W10B Chloe Carter

4th M80 Bill Vigar

5th W12B Annabel Carter

Obvious features at the start!

Obvious features at the start!

Others currently with top ten placing in their class:

7th W45S Angela Modica

8th W40S Matthew Carter

10th M65L Steve Robertson

Other QO members have performed well in Long classes and with a much bigger pool of competitors:

13th W60L Rosie Wych

27th M70L Tony Hext

28th M55L Andy Rimes

Map Showing Start

Map Showing Start

Within the M45L class, competition between Jeff and Pete is heating up:

23rd M45L Jeff Pakes

25th M45L Pete Shirvington

Isabelle Lewis has had some strong performances running the Orange Course: 9th, 10th and 2nd.

With the opportunity to rest tired legs on Wednesday (unless you were running in the Ulverston Urban Street Race) the last two days of Lakes orienteering are bound to be just as testing as the rest.

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Ready to run at the Start

Ready to run at the Start
Credit: Pete Shirvington

An Unexpected Orienteer

An Unexpected Orienteer
Credit: Matt Carter