Bentley Woods, Atherstone 22 Apr 2012

| April 22, 2012

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.

Place
Name
Call
Time
Class
Foxes
1.  David WilliamsM3WDD45.03M50   23415
2.  Svetoslav StoyanovInd50.44M40   21435
3.  Michael DunbarM6MDD52.47M40   23415
4.  Bob TitteringtonG3ORY67.59M70   24315
5.  Vlad Boev2E0VLB69.23M50   21435
6.  David HealeG6HGE85.16M40   23415
7.  Stuart TylerG1ZAR90.29M40   24315
8.  Jillian UllerspergerM0JIN110.15W50   21435
9.  Jim SmithG4DZL119.00*M60   34125

144 MHz Short Course 4 Foxes. 2 starters.

Place
Name
Call
Time
Class
Foxes
1.  Tom MitchellGM0JHF92.39M60   2145
2.  John LittleM1SHE96.46M60   142

3.5 MHz Sprint 5 Foxes. 9 starters.

Place
Name
Call
Time
Class
Foxes
1.  David WilliamsM3WDD13.28M50   32145
2.  Svetoslav StoyanovInd15.44M40   32145
3.  Vlad Boev2E0VLB18.43M50   23145
4.  Stuart TylerG1ZAR25.29M40   31452
5.  Jillian UllerspergerM0JIN31.02W50   23145
6.  Michael DunbarM6MDD35.03M40   14523
7.  Tom MitchellGM0JHF48.00W50   21435
8.  David HealeG6HGE28.50M40   3214
9.  Jim SmithG4DZL65.08 OTM60   24531

Notes:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Optimum sequence for the transmitters was: 2m Long Course 23415, 2m Short Course 2415; for the 80m sprint 23415 or the reverse.
  4. 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.
  5. This underlines how very difficult it is to make the right call in such a frenetic race.
  6. David Williams was back to top form and also Svetoslav had a particularly good day with two second places.
  7. 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.
  8. Split times are now available 144 MHz here and 3.5 MHz here
  9. A map showing the location of the transmitters can be found here.

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