The sun was shining however the sodden ground made for muddy paths and on the day, the quickest route was often directly through the forest. On the Blue (6km) course, Jonathan Albon (CHIG, M21) recovered from a 4 minute error on Control 2 to have the fastest splits for 11 of the remaining legs and he held the lead from Control 10 right to the end, beating Tom Dobra (CUOC, M21) into second place by a 2 minute margin. Sue Carter (CHIG) was the leading female on the Blue course.
On Green, Peter Warland (SOS, M45) edged out Mick Smith (HH, M65) for the victory – both both made early errors, but Warland was fastest on 8 of the legs to win by just over 2 minutes. Dawn Figg (HH, W45) was the fastest female ahead of Rachel Cooper (HAVOC, W21).
A visitor from Spain, Javier Montiel, won the Light Green courses, while East London-based Spaniard Israel Hurtado won Orange. Catriona Kadirkamanathan (Brentwood School) was fastest on Yellow while CHIG’s Louis Peters won the White course.
In the SWELL standings, Smith should close the gap on Michael Muggeridge (HAVOC) in the Combined Adult classification. Cassandra LeFevre should retain her lead on White, Robbie Woolerton (Brentwood School) should climb the standings on Yellow and Luke Cooper (Brentwood School) should extend his lead over Matthew LeFevre (Palmer Academy) and Jacob Stephenson (Palmer Academy) on the Orange course. Victoria Mills (HAVOC) should maintain her lead on Light Green, with Owen Haigh (CHIG) moving up to second place.
Updated SWELL standings should appear in due course.
Thanks to our Volunteers
Ros West, Derek Jenner, Ray Curtis, Alison Curtis, Tom Edelsten, Josh Jenner, Helen Gregory, Mark Ford, Harold Wyber, Paul Corney, Tony Maycraft, Alan Brett.
Just a note to thank everybody for their efforts in both the lead up to the event and on the day itself, which ensured another successful event. The weather finally relented, although conditions underfoot remained treacherous. Nevertheless, we had much positive feedback and many competitors were surprised at how challenging such a small area can be.
Pl Name Club Age class Time White (3/3) Preliminary results 15:23 1 Louis Peters CHIG M10 21:23 2 Cassandra Lefevre DFOK W10 22:34 3 Eeesha Vashisht Arya Gupta Ind W10 33:52 Yellow (4/4) Preliminary results 15:23 1 Catriona Kadirkamanathan Brentwood School W12 29:15 2 Javier Navarro CCeldense M35 32:08 3 Eve and Rosa Ambler Ind W10 52:22 4 Robbie Woolterton Brentwood School M12 53:11 Orange (10/10 Preliminary results 15:23 1 Israel Hurtado Ind M21 29:35 2 Lachlan Haigh CHIG M12 30:23 3 Luke Cooper Brentwood School M14 33:39 4 Irene Petersen Ind W45 39:42 5 Matthew LeFevre DFOK M14 55:08 6 James Cromarty Brentwood School M14 58:54 7 Amanda King HAVOC W40 1:01:31 Matthew Harden HH M14 mp Jacob Stephenson Ind M15 mp Jacob Petersen Ind M45 mp Light Green ( Preliminary results 15:23 1 Javier Montiel Ind M35 42:29 2 Owen Haigh CHIG M14 47:04 3 Alison Curtis CHIG W55 57:36 4 Sarah Davies Ind W40 1:01:02 5 Russell Peters CHIG M35 1:08:15 6 Jen Ames Ind W21 1:18:21 7 Victoria Mills HAVOC W16 1:39:05 8 Barbara Wiltshire HH W65 1:49:32 Green (18/18) Preliminary results 15:23 1 Peter Warland SOS M45 37:00 2 Mick Smith HH M65 39:17 3 John Williams SOS M60 44:23 4 Tim Dedman CHIG M50 45:26 5 Dawn Figg HH W45 52:03 6 Paul Hearn HH M50 52:27 7 Rachel Cooper HAVOC W21 55:49 8 Ray Curtis CHIG M60 59:40 9 Garry Parmenter HAVOC M65 1:01:31 10 Chris Burgues HAVOC M55 1:02:00 11 Dale Bennett HAVOC M50 1:03:00 12 David Lefevre DFOK M55 1:10:21 13 Barbara Fothergill HAVOC W55 1:10:58 14 Tony Biggs HAVOC M65 1:13:06 15 Viv Hodson HH W50 1:21:32 16 Hamish Kadirkamanathan Brentwood School M16 1:30:08 17 Janet Biggs HAVOC W60 1:30:36 18 Jack Isbester SOS M80 1:32:56 Blue (26/26) Preliminary results 15:23 1 Jonathan Albon CHIG M21 35:26 2 Tom Dobra CUOC M21 37:47 3 Andrew McNally WIM M35 39:40 4 William Ames Ind M21 42:16 5 Stu Levene HH M45 43:43 6 Tony Maycraft CHIG M55 44:50 7 David Newton Ind M35 44:54 8 Mike Muggeridge HAVOC M50 45:29 9 Douglas McTurk HAVOC M21 46:10 10 David Frampton HH M40 46:28 11 Paul Beckett HAVOC M50 48:09 12 Andrew Welsh HAVOC M60 49:12 13 Jim Prowting TVOC M65 50:14 14 Paul Langston HH M60 51:06 15 Sue Carter CHIG W45 52:08 16 Phil Halford SUFFOC M60 53:49 17 Matthew Belous Ind M21 59:52 18 David Float HAVOC M45 1:00:16 19 Graham Sutton MV M65 1:00:18 20 Tony Harden HH M50 1:02:01 21 Daniel Figg HH M16 1:04:36 22 David Hodson HH M50 1:04:47 23 Stewart Mills HAVOC M50 1:12:47 24 Hugh Wiltshire HH M65 1:42:11 Gillian Edgar HAVOC W45 mp Alan Brett CHIG M40 mp