Selkirk Hill 18/11/17 results

The results from todays event at Selkirk Hill are HERE

Organiser’s / Planner’s report – Selkirk Hill, 18 November 2017

Thanks to everyone who came along to Selkirk Hill this weekend for the third event in our Autumn Series. It was good to see so many runners and especially families on such a cold day. I hope you all enjoyed your runs.

Robin had warned me early on that the map might need some revision, so my first few planning visits were spent checking paths and vegetation and noting the changes. The vegetation in particular turned out to be something of a moving target, as the hill management committee and local residents have been doing some impressive clearance work on the gorse and bramble which has been steadily taking over the hill.

The main challenge in planning the Yellow course was the profusion of paths, which required careful siting of controls to avoid having too many decision points close together. For Orange, I tried to give an element of route choice as well as the opportunity to go ‘off piste’ occasionally. I struggled a little with the Light Green course as it seemed difficult to find new challenges in such a small and (for many) such a familiar area, so I was pleased to see that control 102 – which had to be visited twice, from different directions – managed to get a few people scratching their heads on both visits.

Thanks to Robin as Controller for very welcome advice on course planning, and for updating the map in a number of areas, Rob for help with setting out the courses, Lindsey for programming the electronics and running registration/download, Cathy for manning the start/finish area, and Judith, Sam, Lindsey, Cathy and (glutton for punishment!) Rob again for bringing in the controls.