1. I’ve updated the list of events I’m planning on going to:
4-Dec C4 Banstead Heath, S London
11-Dec C4 GO Blackheath, Guildford
18-Dec C4 DFOK Joydens Wood, SE London
27-Dec C5 ELO â€œFestive Frolicâ€?, Hedderwick Hill, Dunbar
8-Jan C3 SAX Eridge Park, Tunbridge Wells
14-Jan C5 CHIG Hainault Forest, NE London
25/26-Feb Varsity Match, Kent
4/8-Jul JWOC Spectator Races, Lithuania (with JOK)
2. A great route choice leg from the Epping Forest North event two weeks ago:
How would you do 24-25?
3. I’ve added map extracts to the two event logs below.
4. Esher Micro-O – the first Micro-O in the UK, and hopefully not the last, as I really enjoyed it, although I was much too slow and adjusted to the scale and contour interval changes badly (at both ends!)
Here is the first Micro-O control – note the absence of a control number on the descriptions. Below it is an extract from the “master” map showing the positions of all the controls.
I definitely enjoyed the Micro-O and feel to should be part of a significant part of races on the UK. Unfortuantely due to the “purist” lobby/fear of change/effort needed in organising, it is unlikely to take over the UK orienteering scene overnight.