Bentley Woods were at their spring best for this event. The courses planned by Robert G3ORI allowed competitors to roam freely in any direction across the area.
144 MHz Long Course 5 Foxes. 9 starters.
144 MHz Short Course 4 Foxes. 2 starters.
3.5 MHz Sprint 5 Foxes. 9 starters.
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- A smaller number of competitors than usual turned out to enjoy Bentley Woods at its very best. The extensive runnable parts of the wood gave a very different perspective to the direction finding.
- The 144 MHz transmitter set that was loaned by John Little was a great success. Being very quick and easy to deploy they also proved to be perfectly audible over the 2km distance to the bottom of the wood.
- Optimum sequence for the transmitters was: 2m Long Course 23415, 2m Short Course 2415; for the 80m sprint 23415 or the reverse.
- The planner set a problem with transmitters 1 and 2 on the 2m course. Collecting 2 on the way out and 1 on the way back was the best solution, but 4 of the 5 starters opted to visit them one after the other. In the sprint no one managed the optimum sequence although Vlad and Jillian got close.
- This underlines how very difficult it is to make the right call in such a frenetic race.
- David Williams was back to top form and also Svetoslav had a particularly good day with two second places.
- The thanks of all the competitors go to Robert Vickers for an immaculately organised competition and for some top quality planning. Our thanks also go to the Octavian Droobers Orienteering Club for hosting us at their event.
- Split times are now available 144 MHz here and 3.5 MHz here
- A map showing the location of the transmitters can be found here.
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