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Grantley Race Report

Thanks to Neil and Graham for their hard work in putting on the Grantley event, which following the pandemic delays finally went ahead on a hot July day. Their race report is below.

The results from the event are here; and the updated league after three events is here – thanks to John Dixon for managing the league.

Next events: The next NYMBO events are scheduled for the August Bank Holiday weekend, at Malham on the Saturday and the Ebor White Rose on the Monday. We’ll confirm both those events just as soon as we have details available.

Grantley 17th July 2021 – Race Report

En route to control 24

It was great to see such a good turnout given the blistering hot weather and the need to pre enter online.

This event was originally scheduled to take place in May 2020 from Sawley Village Hall but was obviously cancelled due to the pandemic. As we were unable to rebook Sawley we decided to move the event centre to Grantley which we last used in 2017.

Graham and I had hoped to plan a course with a variety of route choice and terrain. We also hoped that given the right conditions and riders it may have been possible to clear up. In that respect thanks to overall winner Andy Conn who almost proved us right, by visiting 27 of the 30 controls and finishing with 482 points. Congratulations also to the other category winners  Harry Kingston, ( M21 – 459 points), Paul Dobson (M60 – 360 points), John Dixon (M70 – 375 points), Naomi Malkin (W21 – 250 points), Carmen Elphick (W40 – 210 points) , Jill Ellison (W50 – 305 points) and Angela Brand-Barker (W60 – 265 points).

Despite our initial fears on seeing the majority of rider head north from the start, thereafter it appears there was a wide variety of route choices. Despite the heat, a few mechanicals and nettle / bramble scars it appears most of you enjoyed your rides and thanks for the positive comments.

It was good to see some new faces and hope you make to the next events and spread the word.  

Thanks to Dave Robertson for web support, Steve Willis for running the registration and Tim Evans who eventually arrived to oversee the download !

Also many thanks to Shelia Pearce, John Dixon and Tim Evans for volunteering to collect controls along with Graham and myself.    

Apologies for anyone I may have missed

Best Wishes

Neil Reed & Graham Tibbot (Planners)

20210717 - Grantley w controls
20210717 – Grantley w controls

Next event – Grantley – Saturday 17th July

It’s just under two weeks until our next event on Saturday July 17th. It’s a four hour event with the event centre at Grantley Village Hall.

Online Entry Saturday 17th (closes midnight Wednesday 14th)

We’ve kept event prices low this year:
Seniors £10;
Juniors, Students, Novices: £5
Own SI card – deduct £1

Remember it’s online entry only no entry on the day – blank course map will be available next weekend.

Event Centre: Grantley Village Hall – 4 miles west of Ripon HG4 3PJ (GR 233699)
Duration: 4 hours
Registration: 0915 – 1015
Start Time: 0930- 1030

The event will use the SI timing system and the controls will be SIAC enabled. If you need a dibber, these will be available at registration in the hall. .

Car Parking is in the school opposite Grantley Village Hall (for approx 20 vehicles). Additional car parking is available in a field approx 500m west along Skelding Lane (first turn L after the village hall then turn right after the second house into the field-  this will be signposted).

Tea, coffee, juice and biscuits will be available. There is also a pub next door (Grantley Arms) which according to their website should be open.

Bearing in mind this event was originally scheduled for 2020 the area is very similar to the  Markington event held in May 2021. As such it is undulating terrain with a good mix of singletrack,  tracks and roads and plenty of route choice for all.

As usual we will be asking for volunteers to collect the controls after the event – any volunteers are always much appreciated !

Neil Reed & Graham Tibbot

2021 League positions after 2 events

Here are the league details after our first two events – thanks to John Dixon for sorting this out.

League 2021
Event 1
22 May
Event 2
12 June
Y18ben collins185.785.7 
Y18jake powell171.6 71.6
 GENERATION (1 < 18 & 1 > 18)    
GENjeffrey & laura barber176.076 
GENalistair + martyn broadest15.85.8 
 MALE 18 – 40    
M21ian nixon2200.0100100
M21chris dodd2165.677.288.4
M21ian furlong198.6 98.6
M21jack page166.5 66.5
M21harry dillon15.4 5.4
 FEMALE 18 < 40    
W21egg cameron154.1 54.1
 MALE 40 < 50    
M40carrick armer178.4 78.4
M40steve wilson173.0 73
M40chris edwards166.2 66.2
M40greg barton162.2 62.2
M40ian nightingale155.655.6 
 FEMALE 40 < 50    
W40rachael markham147.3 47.3
W40carmen elphick130.730.7 
 MALE 50 < 60    
M50andy conn2198.110098.1
M50tim evans2172.684.887.8
M50david collins2155.268.786.5
M50richard wise2106.459.147.3
M50alan powell191.4 91.4
M50colin johnson290.958.532.4
M50oliver anderson290.958.532.4
M50mark rowley189.2 89.2
M50simon caldwell182.282.2 
M50warren mason181.1 81.1
M50neil reid178.4 78.4
M50andy windrum177.577.5 
M50simon coiley177.0 77
M50phil williams176.076 
M50steven colllins174.674.6 
M50jeff mew171.6 71.6
M50douglas nisbet165.865.8 
M50graham farrell158.558.5 
M50simon waller148.6 48.6
M50tim edwards + bryan websdale144.744.7 
M50graeme tiffany/steve wigglesworth143.2 43.2
M50graham ramsden130.730.7 
 FEMALE 50 < 60    
W50angela brand-barker2123.462.660.8
W50sarah slade2113.165.847.3
W50sue booth176.076 
W50helen bagley127.827.8 
 MALE  60 < 70    
M60tony brand-barker2124.573.151.4
M60jeff harris2112.962.950
M60john deighton284.426.358.1
M60jeff barber176.8 76.8
M60chris swift172.272.2 
M60alan kitchener171.671.6 
M60steven wood171.671.6 
M60steve wood163.5 63.5
M60robert king159.5 59.5
M60iain grant158.558.5 
M60mark kerr158.558.5 
M60john birtwistle151.4 51.4
M60johnn lebeter151.4 51.4
M60michael barnard140.940.9 
 FEMALE  60 < 70    
W60ceri williams278.526.352.2
W60susan birtwistle131.1 31.1
W60liz potterton121.921.9 
 MALE > 70    
M70steve willis2151.877.574.3
M70tony thornley164.364.3 
M70Ejohn burkinshaw162.2 62.2
 FEMALE > 70    
 MIXED 18 < 40    
 MIXED 40 < 50    
X40greg barton + claire riley148.248.2 
 MIXED 50 < 60    
X50gill + paul crane173.773.7 
X50karena hanley + keith dawson165.565.5 
 MIXED > 60    
X60andrea & steve foster2145.98164.9

Pool in Wharfedale – Event Report & Control Map

Planner’s Comments:

Thanks to all of you for coming and for the kind comments. It was good fun checking out all the bridleways (in the winter of course when at least half were deep in mud) and planning the course. The turnout was almost as good as at Markington, which was pleasing given that Pool is at the south edge of NYMBO’s usual terrain.

From a quick scan of the routes, there was no consensus about the right order to tackle the controls.  Exactly as I had hoped. Most people chose to avoid the north east and many started along the south edge, although the two sites in Danefield were strenuous and a bit harder to locate than most of the others. Ian, Ian and Andy who finished within 7 points of each other at the top used quite different strategies. Ian Nixon did by far the most cycling, but got stuck on almost the only really grotty bridleway in Stainburn Forest and finished up a bit late.

MapRun is by no means perfect but it does reduce the need to find ‘clues’ and involves no hardware in the terrain – although I did put out a couple of tapes at sites where there was no feature, in case MapRun didn’t work there. Most of the MapRun failings in the results were down to human errors, for example failing to start the App or losing a phone. And control 24, which I had failed to get to work twice, was fine for everyone. As the GPS signal seems to vary with weather as well as terrain, it may be that we need to hold our events on nice days? But there were a worrying handful of you whose GPS dropped out during the event, just as mine did at Markington. I wonder if MapRun cannot reconnect easily with a phone on a bike that is moving – on the whole – faster than with a static or slower moving phone? I think, on balance, that MapRun is here to stay for Trailquest type events, but it needs a slightly different approach to planning, and may not do for events in steep wooded terrain on wet days.

My thanks to Quentin Harding for uploading the MapRun files for me, to Tim for map printing, to Steve and Dave for managing the NYMBO website, to Cecily at Pool Memorial Hall and to Alistair Wood for all sorts of help with the event. I was going to put a control in his garden in Leathley but decided that it might be a bit too confusing. 

Tony Thornley

Provisional results from Pool – updated 13/06/21 21:41

Here are the provisional results from yesterdays event – hopefully everyone had a great ride! Tony’s noted a few issues with MapRun results – so if there’s something on the table below that’s not quite right please drop him an email ( Full report to follow later.

V2First nameSurnameClassTimePenaltiesMapRun PointsManual amendmentsTOTAL
1Ian NixonM213.17604300370
2Ian FurlongM212.5803650365
3Andy ConnM503.0673700363
4Al PowellM503.0673450338
5Mark RowleyM503.0003300330
6Christopher DoddM213.09133400327
7Tim EvansM503.05528050325
8David CollinsM503.11203400320
9Warren MasonM503.10153150300
10Carrick ArmerM403.0552950290
10Neil ReedM503.10153050290
12Simon CoileyM502.5902850285
13Jeffrey BarberM603.0112850284
14Steve WillisM703.0552800275
15Steve WilsonM403.11202900270
16Jeff MewM502.5902650265
16Jake PowellY183.14350300265
19Chris EdwardsM402.5102450245
21Steven WoodM602.5602350235
22Greg BartonM402.5502300230
22John BurkinshaweBike2.5802255230
24Angela Brand-BarkerW602.5300225225
25Robert KingM602.5002200220
26John DeightonM602.5402150215
27Egg CameronW212.2902000200
28Ceri WilliamsW603.0221950193
29John BirtwistleM602.4101900190
29Tony Brand-BarkerM602.1900190190
29John LebeterM602.3400190190
32Jeff HarrisM602.53013550185
33Simon WallerM502.52012060180
34Rachael MarkhamW402.5300175175
34Sarah SladeW502.5000175175
34Richard WiseM502.4408095175
37Graeme/Steve Tiffany/WigglesworthM503.17602200160
38Oliver AndersonM502.5101200120
40Susan BirtwistleW602.5701150115
41Harry DillonM213.24190210020
42Paul / GaryFletcher/HetheringtoneBike3.34lots22500
42David HarveyM603.32lots22500

Blank course map for next Saturday’s event now available

Online entry closes midnight Wednesday (remember, there’s no entry on the day)

Key things to know:

  • 3 hour event – again using MapRun but with a paper clues option if you prefer that (please drop an email to if you would like that option so we know how many clue sheets to print)
  • Registration 08.45 – 10.00 and starts from 09.00 – 1015.
  • Limited parking at Pool Memorial Hall LS21 1LG (but please try to depart by 1pm before the cricketers arrive)
  • Alternative parking at the White Hart LSA21 1LH if you pre-order lunch (website or call 0113 203 7862)
  • If that runs out then park south of Pool bridge near the garage

Map updated 06-Jun to higher resolution

Markington – Final Results

David Day has compiled the final results table and this matches the results on the MapRun site now too. Thanks for all the feedback on MapRun – we’ll take this into account for the second event on June 12th (there will also be a paper ‘treasure hunt’ version for this event too).

NameAgeClasstime takenscorepenaltynet scoretrack system
Ian NixonM2102:09355-13342MapRun
Christopher DoddM2102:10275-15260MapRun
ian NightingaleM4001:58190190MapRun
andy connM5002:09355-13342MapRun
Tim EvansM5002:00290290MapRun
Simon CaldwellM5002:04285-4281MapRun
Andrew WindrumM5002:06270-7263MapRun
Philip WilliamsM5002:03265-3262MapRun
Stephen CollinsM5002:05260-5255MapRun
David CollinsM5002:07240-9231MapRun
Dougie NisbetM5002:11245-20225manual MapRun
Richard WiseM5002:03205-3202MapRun
Colin JohnsonM5001:54200200MapRun
Graham FarrellM5001:55200200no track
Oliver AndersonM5001:55200200no track
Tim Edwards/Bryan Websdale M5002:02155-2153no track
Graham RamsdenM5001:55105105no track
Tony Brand-BarkerM6001:55250250MapRun
Chris SwiftM6002:03250-3247manual MapRun
Alan KitchenerM6002:04250-4246manual MapRun
Steven WoodM6002:10235-15220MapRun
Jeff HarrisM6002:16265-50215MapRun
Ian GrantM6001:53200200MapRun
mark kerrM6001:55200200MapRun
Mike BarnardM6002:05145-5140MapRun
John DeightonM6002:12115-2590manual MapRun
Steve WillisM7001:55265265MapRun
Tony ThornleyM7002:11240-20220manual mapRun
Carmen ElphickW4001:53105105MapRun
Sue BoothW5001:56260260no track
Sarah SladeW5001:58215215MapRun
Helen BagleyW5001:499595MapRun
Angela Brand-BarkerW6002:01215-1214no track
Ceri WilliamsW6002:12115-2590manual MapRun
Liz PottertonW6001:257575no track
Vicky Bailey/Kevin Francis ON FOOTMIX2102:20165-9075no track
Greg Barton/Claire RileyMIX4001:55165165MapRun
Gill Crane/Paul CraneMIX5002:09265-13252no track
Andrea Foster/Steve FosterMIX6002:03280-3277no track
Karena Hanley/Keith dawsonMIX6002:01225-1224no track
Benjamin  Collins Y1802:06300-7293MapRun
Jeffrey Barber/Laura BarberGEN01:58260260no track
Alistair Broadest/Martyn BroadestGEN01:352020no track
Markington 22May 2021 |Final Resulrs