Devon Orienteering


Harvester Relays, Longmoor, Near Aldershot

Night Event: 31st June 2013

The Harvester - a major night orienteering event, was held on the 31st June at Longmoor near Aldershot. East Devon entered an all Junior Team that comprised Kit and Grey Grierson from Ottery, Joss Knight from Talaton, Jonty Eaton Hart from Payhembury and Ellie Stone from Colyton.

The race started at 2am in the morning and Grey led off and completed his 7.5km course in 1 hour 20mins. Joss was next and had an excellent run completing his 6km in 53 mins. Jonty was next in line and he completed his 5km in 47 mins - although he had problems finding his first control had a really good run. Ellie was next and although it was just about light, she had very thick 'dewy' fog to contend with and as a result found a couple of controls challenging - she completed her 6km in 64 mins. Last one out was Kit Grierson who had a mostly clean 8km course which he completed in a creditable 65 mins.

East Devon Juniors came 7th out of 34 competing teams but were 3rd Junior Team overall - a great achievement all round!
A special mention must go to Kit and Greys younger brother, Flurry, who stayed up all night to cheer and support each runner!

The Juniors like to wear "war paint" so Dad Peter Greison helped with that to make sure they stood out in the night!

Tess Stone, Devon Orienteering Coach


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