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From the Photos page

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Burbage Summer Sharpener 2 on Wednesday 22nd July 2015

Thanks to all for turning up, and for going to such extreme lengths to make sure all the controls got used. I had four broad combinations in mind when I positioned them and assigned the points totals, but it appears I underestimated the power of the collective Dark Peak imagination.

There've been media mutterings re whether George's imagination might have been enhanced by drugs, given his exotic choices and the phenomenal distance he covered. All the more impressive when one considers that he reached control number one by aiming on a bearing for control number five. He richly deserved the bottle of Mountain Ale for MENWRO, (Most Eccentric Navigation Witnessed by the Race Organiser). A straight line version of his route appears on the Tracks page, along with Jim Fulton's meanderings around the "woods".

I envisaged controls nine and 13 as the furthest points in alternative eastern sweeps, reasoning that the chest-high bracken would put people off connecting the two in one circuit. Quite a few of you proved me wrong, braved the run between them and reaped the rewards, if acquiring shredded legs in the process. Dave Peel took this route to a bloodied and grazed victory, describing his experience afterwards as "tingling". He took more than five minutes out of Neil, who was first on the more scenic western circuit. Look forward to seeing you all for more fun in September.

DH

24 starters
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PosNameTimeClubCatComment
1Dave Peel01:01:41  8, 13,9, 4, 3,1
2Jon Pemberton01:05:50Dark PeakM8, 13,9, 4, 3,1
3Neil Northrop01:06:58Dark PeakM5, 6, 7, 10, 14, 15, 11, 16, 12, 8, 1
4Gavin Williams01:08:40Dark PeakMV502, 3, 4, 9, 13, 12, (+Gratuitous extra control 11) 1
5Kim Baxter01:09:55  2, 3, 4, 9, 13, 12, 1
6Ian Winterburn01:14:20Dark PeakMV452, 3, 4, 9, 13, 12, 1
7Richard Baxter01:14:29  2, 3, 4, 9, 8, 6, 5, 1
8Peter Gorvett01:17:19Dark PeakMV651, 2, 3, 4, 9, 13, 12
9Lewis Ashton01:18:45Dark PeakMV452, 3, 4, 9, 13, 12, 1
10Keith Holmes01:21:19Dark PeakMV601, 2, 3, 4, 9, 13, 12
11David Hakes01:22:08  5, 6, 7, 10, 14, 15, 11, 16, 12, 8, 1
12Bob Johnston01:24:57Dark PeakMV405, 6, 7, 10, 14, 15, 11, 16, 12, 8, 1
13Clare Oliffe01:24:58Dark PeakW2, 3, 4, 9, 13, 12, 1
14David Lund01:25:05Dark PeakM2, 3, 4, 9, 13, 12, 1
15Lucy Wiegand01:29:55Dark PeakWV4511, 12, 8, 9, 4, 3, 2, 1
16Maurice Musson01:34:55Dark PeakMV602, 3, 4, 9, 12, 11, 7, 5, 1
17Paul Keen01:35:55Dark PeakMV602, 3, 4, 9, 12, 11, 7, 5, 1
17Rich Bradbury01:35:55  2, 3, 4, 9, 12, 11, 7, 5, 1
19George Yates01:53:40Dark PeakMV401, 5, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 8, 9
20Mike Browell01:58:30Dark PeakMV601, 2, 3, 4, 9, 8, 6, 5, 1

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