Hi Chig Members
A quick note to say well done to all who raced at Ranmore Common in the Compass Trophy Qualifying event on Sunday.
We were extremely lucky with the weather, with a mild 13 degrees and whilst cloudy, we had a fine day. We were promised some challenging terrain in the guidance notes and as the results demonstrated, many competitors were certainly challenged!
There was a long undulating walk to the start, and we were immediately thrown into tricky terrain with low undergrowth and technical navigating route choices. Many were caught out early in their course and I don’t think I have been in a race where so many competitors across all courses and all levels of experience have not managed to complete the course.
All courses seemed longer than expected and with most courses crossing and re-crossing a number of valleys. Differentiation of terrain was difficult and some controls were well hidden in pits and undergrowth.
Having said that, CHIG was well represented with 23 starters and notable performances (top 3 in the Trophy competition) were (full scores below):
- Mark Ford 2nd on Brown
- Mike Brett 1st on Blue M
- Kate Brett 1st on Green W
- Tim Pribul 1st on Green M
- Ros West 3rd on Green Vets
Overall the team finished in 3rd place (1186 points) behind GO (1247) & SOS (1245).
It was great to see some good junior performances as well with representatives out from the Brett, Blowers and Haigh families.
Well done to all competitors. Anyone who completed the course was guaranteed to have returned with a few scratches and having clambered up more that one steep hill.
See you at an event soon, or for those that can make it enjoy the social next Saturday.
|Course||Compass Sport Classes||Competitor||Position||Time||Trophy Points||Included in Club Total|
|Brown||Mens Open||Mark Ford||6th||74:49||99||Yes|
|Blue Women||Womens Open||Emma Blowers||32nd||129:56||78||Yes|
|Blue Men||M45+ M20-||Mike Brett||9th||68:46||100||Yes|
|Green Women||W45+ W20-||Kate Brett||7th||56:52||100||Yes|
|Green Men||M60+||Tim Pribul||4th||49:02||100||Yes|
|Short Green Veteran||M75+ W60+||Ros West||14th||68:44||96||Yes|
|Light Green||M18- W18-||Caitlin Campbell||DNS|
|Orange Men||M14-||Owen Haigh||14th||39:17||88||Yes|
|Yellow||n/a||Jocelyn & Oliver Brett||35:35||n/a|