We concluded the summer 2022 league with, in my view, a cracking 3 hour event from Helwith Bridge, the area is usually a 5 hour event but the turn out and the complex navigation required seem to please all. Final results here.
John Dixon has sorted out the final league positions for this summer which you will find here. We’ve not been quite as good at publishing this after each event this year, and that’s something we aim to sort out for 2023.
Thanks to all our planners this year – without them we would have no events. Whilst MapRun has simplified preparation before and after the event, the planners have ridden all the tracks leading up to the event, completed the risk assessment and made sure we have a good event centre. This year two events used Forestry commission tracks but the cost of this is astronomical (roughly £200 at each event) , we are hoping that renegotiation will allow us to use more forest tracks for a reasonable fee next year.
The move from clues for the winter events and SI controls for summer events to MapRun has gone better than I expected. Thank you for all your survey feedback, we will put some of these to the app developer (e.g. labelling as a cycle event for strava uploads). Dave, our webmaster who does a sterling job managing the website and sending out the e-mails, will analyse the responses over the next few weeks and we will share them with you.
Numbers have still not recovered to pre pandemic levels and if you have any ideas of how we can encourage riders to have a go please contact myself, Steve or Dave at one of the winter events. 3 hour events still seem the most popular and next year we will look to have most 3 hours but have a 4 hour in Swaledale and probably Malham. We think 3 hours at Malham would just be too limited but Simon may look into it.
I hope you have enjoyed the 2022 Summer season as much as I have and look forward to seeing you all over winter and again next summer. If you fancy having a go at planning please drop me an e-mail or collar me at an event we are looking for 8 events again one per month and two over the august bank holiday. Andrea Foster has agreed to write a simplified set of instructions which should be ready for Summer , one of the advantages of maprun is you only have to find a feature on the map rather than a feature and something to attach the control to ( or clues in winter) which give us much more flexibility and make the control descriptions much easier.
Winter Events : NYMBO League Winter 2022-23 v2 print
- 19th November – Roots Cafe, East Rounton
- 10th December – Richmond Golf Club
- 21st January – Galphay, Nr Ripon
- 25th February – Nidderdale, venue tbc
- 25th March – Riddlesden
Once again thanks to you all for riding , the planners for planning excellent courses, Dave R for the website and Steve W for handling the prizes and money
Well done to all who competed. Hopefully, having now got a smartphone, courtesy of Brian Ward, HALO, and a garmin watch which will accept the maprun app., I should be with you again for the next summer season if not before and the winter league ones.