Results of today’s event are HERE
Elibank is a hidden orienteering gem, a reasonable path network, some complex contours and at this time of year, good runnability. Just a pity it isnt several times larger!
I was very impressed that Andrew and Michael did the yellow course so well having never orienteered before and also that Faisals lead time was so fast.
It was good that the seniors all opted for the Orange ++ course, as there were some very technical legs. With so many similar/parallel features its easy to lose time but its a good area to practice skills.
Thanks to Barry, Lindsey and Rob for helping and thanks to everyone else for coming by June the bracken will make Elibank impossible, so you enjoyed it at its best.
- p.s. from Lindsey
Leg 8-9 seems to have been challenging, judging by the splits:
- Planner’s comment: I think the quickest and safest route would be to contour out of #8, after about 400m drop into the prominent NW/SE re-entrant (1), follow it until starting to descend (2), then compass 100m to the easterly crag (3), drop down and round to the control. In a “proper” event, I wouldn’t have brought you back to #10 – but there was control there already on the Orange course so thought it should be used!! Robin