Devon Orienteering


Five Tors

Sun 2 Dec 2012

Info updated: 16th Jul
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Pre Event Information

Planner’s Comments

It was a pleasure to have a large and early turnout of competitors. People had obviously listened to the weather man predicting worsening conditions during the day. In fact we were blessed with ideal conditions in the morning – mild and still, and the rain came later than expected, when most people had gone home.

We were very pleased to see several groups of newcomers, who made sensible choice of courses and got round very well. Next time try the next course up. The west side of Cox Tor certainly challenged the ablest navigators on the senior courses green to brown. I was intending to put two controls on both Roos Tor and Great Staple Tor, but we settled for one on each. Clearly defined sites in such a chaos of rocks have got to be right.

Have a look at the results displayed on SplitsBrowser which I always find fascinating, in revealing mistakes by both planner and competitors.

I will write a training exercise based on this event. So please also draw in the route you actually took using RouteGadget. Did I manage to offer many significant route choices?

My thanks go to co-controllers Nicholas Maxwell and Tom Lillicrap for dealing with a few glitches, and to Annie for helping put out controls.

Alan Simpson


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