Compass Sport Cup Heat
Haytor, Bovey Tracey
Sun 16th Feb 2014
Info updated: 05th Mar
Type of event: Regional-(B), Other
Type of terrain:
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Results 22.2.14 -including further minor changes to team scores for the Compass Sport Cup competition, but no changes to individual results.
Results 17.2.14 -including v. minor amendments from 16.2.14.
Great day, excellent conditions. Congratulations, in particular, to BOK and SARUM.
Planner's Comments: Every trip I had to Haytor for this event, resulted in me getting rained on or blown horizontal. On the day the only course affected by the weather was the string course with a tree blown down over the weekend. Chatting to Ifor Powell, while sitting in the sun watching a buggy being pushed through the flowerbeds then down the 6 foot bank, he informed me that he had planned the first ever string course in the UK 30 years previously. I was wondering whether BOF insurance covers string course, was it in the risk assessment.
I made an early decision to have very few short legs, because I thought that visibility if good would negate much of the fine navigation. There was certainly enough routechoice and very variable terrain. Runability was as good as it gets on the Moor, only snow cover is faster, and I wanted to make best use of this circumstance. With slower terrain later in the year I would use more controls and shorter legs.
The weather forecast was spot on for the day, during the previous week and we had no concerns about postponement. The day before I was walking like a skijumper, and I would not have dared go out on the Friday. Anyway I enjoyed the planning considerably and hope I conveyed some of that fun to the courses. Wilf Taylor DEVON
Organiser's Report: Thank you everyone for your co-operation in making the car share set up work and using the cafe and honesty box system. I told the hotel management that you could rely on orienteers and, thanks to you, everything went very smoothly. Weren't we lucky with the weather! I hope you all really enjoyed the day. Well done to BOK and Sarum for getting through to the finals in November. Thanks also to the magnificent team of Devon helpers. Jill Green DEVON
Lost Property: 1 pair of green wellies size 43. Please email the Organiser (Jill Green) if they belong to you.
Pre Event Information
Devon Orienteering Club are pleased to invite you to take part in the 2014 Compass Sport Cup and Trophy Event at Haytor near Bovey Tracey.
Note that the final details have been updated on 10th February.
The open moorland with intricate rock features and old mine workings should provide a suitably challenging area for the competition. The area is relatively free of bracken at this time of year and is very runnable.
As in 2012 we are able to use the facilities and catering provided by the Moorlands Hotel. Last time this arrangement proved very successful and provided an excellent social gathering for members from many South West clubs.
Nearest town: Haytor, Bovey Tracey
- Grid Ref: SX 767773
- Latitude: 50.58222
- Longitude: -3.74245
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Directions / Parking
The parking is still limited but worked very well in 2012 due to the co-operation of all those taking part. We will be using the same system of car sharing as last time with pre-allocated parking spaces for those who arrange to come with full cars in advance of the event.
As this an inter-club competition entry except for white and yellow courses will be pre-entry and strictly through individual club captains.
Cost: Seniors £10, Juniors (under 21) £3
Contacts / Officials
Organiser: Jill Green DEVON 01392 278512
Planner: Wilf Taylor DEVON
Controller: Arthur Boyt KERNO
Safety and Risk
A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. If you wish to report any safeguarding concerns to our national governing organisation, British Orienteering, please email .
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