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Springtime in Shropshire

Late May bank holiday

Long Mynd start

Long Mynd start
Credit: Andy Johnson

Last edited: Fri 26 May 2017

2017's festival will be remembered for a striking variety of terrain, with Day 1 on the dramatic open hill top of Long Mynd, Day 2 in scrappy woodland and a wonderful finale for Day 3 in sumptuous wooded parkland. Eight members made the journey.

There is a good write up for each day of the event on the Wimborne Orienteers website (link here). A regular participant in our events Mike Kite reports that he enjoyed running in and did very well at Nash Wood, which reminded him of a typical Quantock wood. Glad we've given you such useful practice, Mike! A few competitors were also heard commenting on how similar Day 1 at Long Mynd was to the western end of the Quantocks.

- Jeff Pakes

Jeff leading Andy on run-in, Day 2

Jeff leading Andy on run-in, Day 2
Credit: Charlie Leventon

Cartoon

Cartoon
Credit: SinS

Andy R

Andy R
Credit: Charlie Leventon

Scores

Those who completed their courses in all three days were given a final position by age category:

NameAge classPosition
Andy RimesM5010/22
Rosie WychW607/15
Jim MallinsonM6514/26
Jeff PakesM459/12

The Carter family, Matt, Dawn, Annabel & Chloe also took part in 2 of the 3 days.

Links

Springtime in Shropshire website

Write up on Wessex OC website (Medlock family)

Previous festivals in Shropshire

Brampton Bryan, Jeff P's Short Brown, first bit

Brampton Bryan, Jeff P's Short Brown, first bit
Credit: Routegadget

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The shops in Shrops

The shops in Shrops
Credit: Andy Johnson

Long Mynd, day 1

Long Mynd, day 1
Credit: Andy Johnson

Jim M, run-in at Nash Woods

Jim M, run-in at Nash Woods
Credit: Charlie Leventon

Finish, day 2

Finish, day 2
Credit: Andy Johnson

Results board, Day 2

Results board, Day 2
Credit: Andy Johnson

Wooded parkland, Day 3

Wooded parkland, Day 3
Credit: Andy Johnson

Rosie inspecting results on Day 3

Rosie inspecting results on Day 3
Credit: Andy Johnson