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Frolic Club Result from this Event
Club Result Score Pts SLOW 537 20 MV 522 19 LOK 513 18 HAVOC 242 17 SN 240 16 DFOK 174 15 HH 113 14 GO 106 13 SAX 96 12 JOK 73 11 SO 66 10 PS 60 9 BAOC 51 8 MDDXO 43 7
Overall Frolic After 4 Events
Overall Result TPts Rank MV 76 1 SLOW 72 2 LOK 70 3 HAVOC 63 4 DFOK 62 5 SAX 59 6 CROC 45 7 HH 38 8 GO 37 9 SN 34 10 BAOC 26 11 BKO 25 12 MDDXO 23 13 CHIG 22 14 SO 22 14 TVOC 14 16 HOC 11 17 JOK 11 17 PS 9 19 Congratulations to MV; 2003 Frolics Winners!
String Course Name Club Age Time Ralph Street SLOW 12 1:31 Anna Steinitz SLOW 12 1:34 Greg Street SLOW 10 1:50 Jenny Steinitz SLOW 10 1:51 Julia Blmoquist BAOC 11 2:31 June Hart IND 10 2:43 Liz Hart IND 6 3:12 Tara McKenna IND 11 3:17 Rose Rushton IND 9 3:37 Dane Blomquist BAOC 6 4:12 Alex Brown SN 4 7:01 Kate Skinner IND 4 9:20 Catriona Minty IND 1 17:50
I always enjoy the Frolics series and organising this event was no less
enjoyable. I had some concerns a few weeks ago that the turnout would be
low because of holidays. In the event, a good number of competitors
turned out to enjoy Frank's courses.
There was also a good turnout for the string course with 13 children
taking part. Special thanks are due to Jackie Steinitz for making best
use of the limited area round the edge of the cricket ground.
Gavin Andrews, ably assisted by Andrew Trimble, provided a rapid and
efficient results service with the Frolics results available as soon as
the last competitor had finished. Many thanks also to the other SLOW
helpers who ensured that other parts of the organisation ran smoothly.
SLOW is particularly grateful to the Hawker Centre for making their
facilities available and for allowing us to use all of the cafe area for
registration and copying the maps - a rare luxury to ba able to sit down
at a table to do this.
Finally, congratulations to Mole Valley for winning the Red Bus trophy.
Ham Riverside and Ham Common were first used for orienteering in January
1983 in a Long-O event which started and finished on Wimbledon Common
and came through Richmond Park out of Ham Gate and back in Dysart Arms
gate. The map was a photocopy of a black and white hand-drawn sheet of
A4 produced when I was a relatively fit M35 and had decent eyesight.
Now everything is done on the computer and is a relative doddle. Not
just the technology but also the vegetation has come on a long way in
the last 20 years. In 1983 the area was nothing like so overgrown. In
particular the woodland north of the road through Ham Woods had a
network of paths and was quite pretty. Now it is a jungle that we
decided was too unfriendly to take courses into, but the area south of
the road was judged just about OK and I hope the hardy Frolic
Extensioners didn't find it too bad.
Frolicers will have noted the almost total absence of White on their
course through Ham Riverside which made for a different kind of
experience; mostly running through Rough Open on paths and finding
controls on the edges of the Green. No-one reported any problems but you
will all have realised that there were many unmapped paths, particularly
through the Green approaching control 103. Some of you who did not aim
off early may have hit the towpath beyond the monument and overshot.
My great fear before the event was that the vandals would be out in
force. I had visions of dashing around trying to replace missing
controls and searching in the thickets. As it happened there were no
incidents at all. I would like to thank Paul Canham, and Richard and Ed
Catmur for helping me to put out and collect controls and patrol them
through the morning. My thanks are also due to Nigel Saker who helped me
out with controls in addition to organising the event; and to David May
who checked my courses before finalisation and made several helpful