Walsh Trophy

Just seen a picture of the Walsh Trophy, a new award for Sprint/Urban maps produced in the UK, in the most recent issue of Focus magazine.

Here it is:

The design is of an orienteer leaping off the front of a security wall in front of the Gherkin building in the City of London – right by one of the “spectacular” controls that formed part of the inaugural City of London race I put together last year. In fact, it’s based on this picture by Chris5aw, of one of the competitors (a Spanish runner, if I remember correctly), which also was on the front cover of an earlier Focus issue. The Gherkin has been moved further back, in the trophy design, so that it can be completely seen. The wall is now a brick wall instead of black marble, and the lamppost has been made considerably more ornate!

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