Thornton Watlass Report

Thanks to Steve Willis for planning an excellent event yesterday and ensuring the weather stayed fine! here’s his report. I’ll update this post with the MapRun results link as soon as I get it.

Thanks to Tim Evans for an excellent map and advising riders about Maprun at Registration; Dave Robertson for looking after the Start; and Vicky and all of the staff at the Buck Inn for a very warm welcome as well as delicious food served very quickly.

I thoroughly enjoyed planning the course as usual as it gave me a good excuse to ride in this lovely gentle countryside not far from my doorstep. It was even better last week when the bridleways were even firmer and the hedges hadn’t been cut! It was disappointing that so many of you had to repair multiple punctures.

Controls 4 and 9 were the wrong way round on the map so some scores will need adjusting.

It was great to see 62 riders at a winter event and congratulations to the winners. Martin Edwards rode an impressive 55k and visited all but 4 of the 30 controls to score 490 points and win overall. John Dixon marked his first competitive ride for a few months to beat all the other Veteran Gents. Claire Riley rode solo to outscore the other Ladies. Sally Buckworth & Saul Muldoon won the Mixed class while Laura & Jeff Barber won the Generation class again.
Hope to see as many of you at our next event on February 12th at Wheldrake
Take care and stay healthy
Steve Willis

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