Planners Report Curletts Road MTBO
25 July 2011
The event was held on a crisp Wednesday evening with a number of first timers turning up to try out MTB orienteering. The event was quite a low key affair with just a single sprint length course although sport ident was still used. People were taking a little longer than I had expected but luckily Tane Cambridge turned up near the end for a run and showed the MTBers how to go fast setting the fastest time by over 5 minutes, next was vet Bruce Meder followed by Clare McLennan. Most legs had several possible routes and due to the small area I had several controls very close together including two on top of each other. The starters were warned to read their control codes and descriptions to avoid mis-punching but it seems that the two Chinese orienteers (Matt Scott & Lara Prince) struggled to understand the instructions as both mis-punched. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and are keen for more events.