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Savernake Forest, North Wilts

Yvette Baker & Galoppen

Sun 30 Apr

Near: Marlborough
Level of event: Regional

Type of event: Race, Juniors


Yvette Baker qualifier results
Results pdf

The double loop on Jeff P's Brown course

The double loop on Jeff P's Brown course
Credit: NWO's Routegadget

Well done to our brilliant juniors for giving the mighty Bristol OK an almighty run for their money! There were only two points in it...

A lovely club day out in a superb ancient wood, with 30 members including 15 adults running, 10 juniors and a clutch of non-running mums and dads lending their support.

Yvette Baker Trophy results


Winning route on Orange, 2013- note the corner cutting

Winning route on Orange, 2013- note the corner cutting
Credit: Routegadget

Tips relevant to this event

EMIT electronic punching is being used- for those unfamiliar with it, read our guide

The wood (see the excerpt pictured) looks like it may be more runnable than in most of our own areas, albeit still with some brambles, apparently. Therefore more of the action than usual may take place off-path.

It might be worth bearing in mind therefore the following training tips:

Orange & above:

corner cutting

attack points

Light Green & above:

catching features

safe routes

aiming off

Further details

team organiser Vikki

team organiser Vikki

Ancient Wiltshire Weekend

This event was actually the second part of a weekend double-header, organised jointly by NWO and Sarum. Day 1 was an urban race in Amesbury, near Stonehenge and 20 miles south of Savernake Forest.

The latter is apparently the oldest planted forest in Europe and according to the SARUM website, it's Britain’s only privately owned forest. Over 1,000 years old, it has entertained Henry VIII who courted Jane Seymour daughter of a local landowner. Savernake boasts many named ancient oak trees. The four miles long Grand Avenue is the longest avenue in the UK and was designed by the wonderfully named Capability Brown.

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Contacts / Officials

QO team organiser: Vikki Page

Event organiser: Robert Buckby NWO

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Jeff Ybt

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