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Planners' course

at Club Night

David And Angela

David And Angela
Credit: Judy Craddock

Published: Fri 26 Jan 2018

Courses prepared for Mike's "homework" were projected on the large screen and discussed. This was an good way of including everyone in the practical application of the various criteria needed for the different courses.

The use of Purple Pen to produce clear maps and control descriptions was another interesting and important development, Steve Robertson led the way with others contributing. It was thought that there was the need for another course to be run on the effective use of Purple Pen!

Our thanks to Mike for running a successful and enjoyable Planning Course.

- Judy Craddock

We discussed each others' courses

We discussed each others' courses
Credit: Judy Craddock

Important points

Mike would like to emphasis three points made during the course:

  1. Before the day prepare a plan for putting out the controls and divide them accordingly.
  2. When placing controls take a list of control descriptions. Tapes have a habit of disappearing. Also have one available for the controller/checker.
  3. At the end of the event get a group of Control collectors or ask the organiser to allocate some. Have an all controls map and cut it into sections for each person. This should ensure that all controls are collected.

These points have now been included in our How to be a Planner guide.

Mike also suggests that if you have time, familiarise yourself with Purple Pen as it's a very useful tool.

Steve, Mike A, Pete S & Vikki

Steve, Mike A, Pete S & Vikki
Credit: Judy Craddock

Those attending

Those who completed the two-session course:

Angela ModicaDavid HarrisonJenny Wood
Mike AndersenPete AkersKaren Lewis
Jeff PakesPete ShirvingtonAndrew Page
Steve RobertsonJudy CraddockRoger Craddock

The following people also managed to attend on one of the two sessions:

Ian PurnellSarah RidoutVikki Page
Tom HaslerSam Shirvington