Compass Sport Trophy at Tankersley Wood near Sheffield.

Congratulations to all SOC members who made the long journey up to Tankersley to compete in the Compass Sport Trophy. I had hoped to do a detailed write-up but was prevented from doing so by last minute positive Covid test result!

Would competitors like to add their memories of the event in the comment section below? It would be great to hear people’s impressions of the day.

Thanks

 

 

 

I have never run on Tankersley before, but heard it was a challenging area, which it certainly was, but more runnable than I was expecting. The terrain was complex with many earth features so careful navigation was essential. Good navigators who were able to maintain a fast pace over complex terrain did well. Course had plenty of controls, 33 on the short brown, which was quite appropriate and made good use of all corners of this relatively small area.

We had a small turnout of club members, so had little chance of winning; had we had a full team, well you never know….

Thanks to Helen for organising us and to Julian for arranging the pre-race dinner the night before.

Ian

 

I'm sure I'd run on the other part of Tankersley, but not the bit I was on last Sunday. Not that I had any memory of it whatsoever. I was standing near the start trying to work out where I was, and realised that all my clever homework had come to nothing, as north wasn't where I expected it to be! That may have helped as I had to concetrate on what was actually in front of me, not what I might have thought...

As it was, I don't think I could have gone much faster - glad I took my walking pole, like so many others asking their partners as we left the car park :) I dithered here and there, but no major mistakes, save possibly not reading the map between the last but one and last control, and failing to realise there were steps I could have taken!

All in all, I think we turned in some good results, and well done everyone who made the journey up north - especially if you had to endure the traffic problems I encountered!

I have half a group photo if you'd like it for the archives (most of the early finishers had left). I see I can add it to the comments, but maybe not everyone likes that, so tell me if you'd like it removed!

SOC members at CST Tankersley

SN Trophy

Entries are now open for the SN Trophy on Sunday 14th November

It's a couple of years in the making and we're finally back to Long Valley North for SN's annual Level B Event.

Entries are through RaceSignup and close at 23:39 on 7th November.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Katherine Bett (Organiser)

Wessex Night League

The league events start next Monday 18th October 2021 at Hamworthy Poole, see WSX website to get the google form if you wish to reserve a map. There is limited EOD. Below is the event listing for the season.

2021 - 2022 DATES

Club

Event

Terrain

Venue

Monday 18 October 21

WSX

Night

Urban

Hamworthy, Poole

Monday 25th October 21

WIM

Night

Urban

Wimborne South

Monday 8th November 21

Sarum

Night

Urban

Tisbury

Saturday 13th November 21

BAOC

Southern Night Champs

Urban

Aldershot

Monday 22nd November 21

BADO

Night

Forest

Alresford

Thursday 2 December 21

SOC

Night

Urban

Brockenhurst

Monday 6 December 21

WSX

Night

Urban

Canford Heath

Wednesday 22nd Dec 21

BAOC

MLS day followed by Night

Urban

Winchester

Thursday 13 January 21

SOC

Night

Forest

Farley Mount, nr Winchester

Monday 17 January 22

WSX

Night

Urban

Wareham

Saturday 22nd January 22

Sarum

TBC

 

 

Monday 24th January 21

WIM

Night

Urban

Alderholt

Thursday 3rd February 22

BADO

Night

Urban

Whitchurch

Thursday 10 February 22

SOC

Night

Urban

Southampton

Monday 21 February 22

WSX

Night

Urban

Corfe Castle

Monday 28th February 22

WIM

Night

Urban

Fordingbridge

 

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