Midland Championships

Eight CUOC athletes made their way to Robin Hood's county for the Midland Championships, a race that was the very first taste of top-flight, Level A orienteering for some. Guys, if you're wondering, Level A races like this usually have a little more atmosphere, and some spectators...

Oops, I've digressed. Anyway, there were some excellent results for CUOC. Recent recruits Alice Gibb and James Rickards won their classes in times of 114:54 and 118:35 respectively, while Zuzka Strakova was narrowly pipped in to second place on W21L. Tom Dobra managed a top-3 position on M21L, a mere 4:30 behind second place, and Fiona Love came in 13th on the Light Green. Meanwhile on the very scary M21 Elite course (the longest possible course!) Captain Matthew Vokes had a good run and cruised into the top 8 with a time of 110:48, and ex-Captain David Maliphant finished. Ex-ex-Captain Ben Windsor unfortunately encountered another arithmetic progression sequencing error, but was on track for a good time.

Full results, splits, Routegadget and splits analysis stuff here. There are also some photos on flickr by Brian Ward.

Roll on next week's race and the Icenian Trophy!

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