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Having spent the previous night listening to the rain lash the roof of my house I was somewhat concerned about what the conditions underfoot would be like in the wood and heath. However, despite the wet weather we were fortunate that Sunday morning brought drier weather and the terrain was less muddy than anticipated (do feel free to correct me!).
While the area is not huge in size, we were able to offer a range of challenging courses for which we received very positive feedback. Runners who undertook the harder courses enjoyed the the technical area on the Southwest side of the heath which put their navigation skills (and fitness!) to the test, locating controls around the many land features that are present.
We received some comments regarding the timed-out crossing over the road linking the two competition areas. Some runners felt that the 90 seconds afforded to traverse the road between controls was a little too short, particularly as these were navigation legs also. These comments are noted, and we will take them into consideration when planning future courses.
On a personal note, I would like to say a very big thank you to Ben Budsworth from Bylaugh Hall who supported us in every aspect of the event from access, parking, a warm dry room for the download team, and toilet facilities (always invaluable if you have travelled a distance to attend!). His generosity is greatly appreciated. I would also like to thank Mr. Robert Gurney for giving permission to use Bylaugh Wood for our event which allowed us to visit and compete in a location which perhaps we would not normally have the chance to experience. And finally, my biggest thanks go to the volunteers who helped with car parking, registration, starts, road crossing, downloads and clearing up when all was done.