The event was organised by Halifax Harriers
Leg 1 - Greetland Rugby Club to Cragg Vale
Leg 2 - Cragg Vale to Todmorden
Leg 3 - Todmorden to Blackshaw Head
Leg 4 - Blackshaw Head to Wainstalls
Leg 5 - Wainstalls to The Shelf
Leg 6 - The Shelf to Greetland Rugby Club
|55th||A Yeates||J Miller||S Wood L||A Sutton||M Jones||K Downing|
|of||R Pavey||R Williams||C Bale||S Long||B Layton||R Dove|
|At Todmorden||Leg 2 Finish||Fast Finishing (Beating the Camera Man)||Sunny Leg 3|
|By SMOC||By Ikley Harriers||By SMOC||By Ilkley Harriers|
Yes, 55th place is quite respectable in respect to our other
positions. the best has been 49th, the worst 75th. The slower time was
obviously brought about by the high winds and the significant detour on leg 6.
Well done to one and all for getting around unscathed. Especially to Andy S for staying perky after well over 20 miles of running.
16th position on leg 4 is fantastic. Well done, Steve and Andy. A new SMOC leg record by some 5 minutes. Mike and Brian reckon they would have beaten our leg 5 record too, had Brian's calf not exploded a mile or so before the finish. It will have to be next year, chaps.
Special thanks to Shirley for stepping into the breach at short notice yet again. And to Paul for the 'photo's. Chris and Shirley look far too happy for the top of the hill, and Jim looks somewhat gob smacked by the whole experience!
To complete the debrief, here is the classic Pownall Progressograph and results archive, comparing our race progress with some of our better previous years.
The Following was submitted to the Milton Keynes Citizen for Publication - 16th Dec 2003
For a dozen or so years now Milton Keynes Orienteers have been making the trip to Halifax to contest the Calderdale Way Relays where pairs of runners follow the Calderdale Way which has been split into six legs of varying length and amount of ascent.