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posted by The Safety Officer on 27th Jan 2011

A considerable bunch of hardy souls set out on this cool and windy night, most went clockwise but I and a few others sensed that the anti-clockwise route would be advantageous! How wrong we were.....  I'm afraid that it has to be mentioned that Mr Holmes missed the checkpoint below Higger Tor by some few hundred yards (and this from a man who has complained bitterly in the past when someone has simply run past a checkpoint without touching it!). However, disregarding this attempt to gain a very unfair advantage by a formerly respected runner, the course was fast and demanded a very high level of navigational skill (a euphemism for bleedin' impossible), e.g. the chimney, the ruin near the end and the rain guage in the pitch black, hence the meanderings shown on the map! Results

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A retrospective run, in daylight, and with some local knowledge instead of a map and compass. I am convinced that anti-clockwise is best. Too much road for my liking on the fastest route:
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David Holmes says:
January 27, 2011 at 11:49 am
A cheap jibe about my very slight error. What happened is that I was studying the instructions in poor light in a cramped car before we set off. My thumb was immediately to the right of the "SE" bit of "SE corner" and I naturally assumed that the thumb was covering the second "e" in the word "see". I acted in good faith and ran until I could see the corner of the sheepfold. In fact I actually went further than required, and also touched it, (as Chris points out, no runner worth their salt would run past a control without touching it). A simple mistake, and one that anybody could make. At least this control was possible to find.