Hawkbatch Radio Orienteering Results - 4th March 2007
2m Event (5 Foxes)
1.† David Williams†††† M40††† RS190108/HOC†††††† 5 Foxes††††††††† † 54.15
2.† Mike Dunbar†††††††† M40††† RS195082/SN†††††††††† 5 Foxes††††††††† 1.16.42
3.† Phil Smith†††††††††††† M40††† GW1XBG/SBOC††††† 5 Foxes††††††††† 1.41.31
4. †Steve Stone††††††††† M50††† RS193217/TVOC†††† 5 Foxes††††††††† 1.45.27
5= Tony Green†††††††††† M60††† GW4JGU†††††††††††††††††† 4 Foxes††††††††† 1.59.59
5= Dave Deane†††††††† M50††† G3ZOI/BADO††††††††††† 4 Foxes††††††††† 1.59.59
7.† Tom Mitchell†††††††† M50††† GM0JHF††††††††††††††††††† 2 Foxes††††††††† 1.45.30
8.† Dennis Mews†††††† M50††† HOC†††††††††††††††††††††††††† (Battery failed)
John little, Tony Walsh, Robert Dove trained together.
80m Event (3 Foxes)
1.† David Williams†††† M40††† RS190108/HOC†††††† 3 Foxes††††††††† 27.20
2.† Mike Dunbar†††††††† M40††† RS195082/SN†††††††††† 3 Foxes††††††††† 29.10
3.† Steve Stone††††††††† M50††† RS193217/TVOC†††† 3 Foxes††††††††† 44.15
4.† Phil Smith†††††††††††† M40††† GW1XBG/SBOC††††† 3 Foxes††††††††† 46.10
5.† Dennis Mews†††††† M50††† HOC†††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3 Foxes††††††††† 1.06.35
6. Tony Green††††††††††† M60††† GW4JGU†††††††††††††††††† 3 Foxes††††††††† 1.08.10
7.† Tom Mitchell†††††††† M50††† GM0JHF††††††††††††††††††† 3 Foxes† ††††††† 1.20.00
8.† John Little†††††††††††† M60††† M1SHE††††††††††††††††††††† 3 Foxes††††††††† 1.23.00
9.† Robert Dove†††††††† M60††† SMOC††††††††††††††††††††††† 2 Foxes††††††††† 1.05.00
Mike and Val Dugmore (HOC) trained as beginners to the art.
Organiserís Notes:† Hawkbatch is a smallish wood, and although not particularly hilly has enough stream valleys and gully systems to make life interesting for the Radio-orienteer.† My plan was to exploit these features by designing a technically testing course for the 2m event.† I thought that as a contrast, I would make the 80m event fast and relatively straightforward.† Listening to the comments in the finish tent, I think my objectives were achieved.† Congratulations to David Williams and Mike Dunbar for achieving blistering performances in first and second places respectively, on both events.† I hope the usual winnerís blogs and route map will appear in due course.
I cannot avoid commenting on the weather: the torrential rain started falling just as the last fox was sited in its lair and fell unremittingly until long after the site had been cleared.† The results have been extracted from soggy paper sheets (and I hope there are no mistakes as a consequence).† I am sorry if the conditions made life more difficult for the less experienced competitors; they certainly didnít help us to provide proper support for the beginners and I hope they will not be discouraged by the damp experience.
Despite this, the usual offers of help in gathering in the foxes and dismantling the tent were willingly offered and gratefully accepted.† In particular, I am indebted to Geoffrey Foster who helped with every aspect of the event and to Bob Titterington who sorted out the transmitters for me just before rushing off on a trip to Australia.† Robert Vickers (G3ORI).