Cleveland Schools Orienteering Association
19 schools and 430 runners competed at Errington Woods. A big thanks to
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council for the use of the area, and to CLOK's
team of hardworking volunteers - the start team of Ian and Judith Robb, Bill
and Alison Hodgson and Gill Hardy, the finish team of Ann and Joe Dobbs, with
Eileen and John Bedwell, patrollers Peter Partington and Gerald Helm and
course planner Phill Batts.
And what do you think of our high-tech Internet entry system and instant results service? This involved a great deal of ingenious work from our webmaster Alastair Mackenzie, in collaboration with Phill, who is the EMIT expert in the North of England. You all took part in a first -- the use of EMIT in schools competitions, and we hope you found it both convenient and effective -- let us know.
Back to the event. Errington is one of our more technical areas, and those of you who came here to their first or second competition will have found it tough. It's still about the same principles of setting the map and reading it carefully before rushing off -- something to practise during school coaching sessions. In spite of this, the same names appeared at the top of the results lists -- we now have some very good schools orienteers in Cleveland -- and it was good to note that most, if not all, returnees came back smiling.
Nice to see you all, and a special welcome to first timers from Bishopsgarth School, Errington Primary and The Links Primary.
An invitation -- to the next event at Summerhill, Hartlepool, next Wednesday, May 24th. Internet entries are already open.
Orienteering Development Officer
Cleveland Orienteering Klub