The second round of Orienteering’s East Yorkshire Short Race Series took place on Saturday (21st May). Organised by Humberside and Lincolnshire Orienteers (HALO), the event consisted of two races of 3km with a handicapped start calculated for the second race.
Local knowledge seemed to have been a big advantage in the event on Beverley Westwood. The technically demanding Newbegin Pits area of the Beverley Westwood caught many a runner unawares and many seconds were lost hunting for elusive control sites.
The Men’s Open was won by England Junior Zac Field, from Beverley and the Women’s Open was won by Skidby’s Helena Crutchley.
1. Zac Field Beverley 32:27
2. Brian Ward South Cave 36:26
3. Dean Field Beverley 38:16
1. Helena Crutchley Skidby 46:36
2. Helen Smith York 48:05
3. Yasmin Field Beverley 54:37
In the overall standings the only change this week was in the Women’s Veteran class, Christine Roberts of York is now leading that class.
The current class leaders are as follows:-
Open Z Field Beverley
Veteran P Bradbury Rotherham
Junior J Field Beverley
Open H Crutchley Skidby
Veteran C Roberts York
Junior Y Field Beverley
The next two rounds of the series take place at Driffield Airfield on June 11th and at Hull University on July 23rd. Beginner’s courses will be available at these events for anyone wanting to try the sport.
Further details at www.halo-orienteering.org.uk or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
HALO also runs a weekly club night at Beverley Longcroft School on Mondays (6:30pm to 8:00pm) during term-time. New members always welcome. (Details available from email and web-site contacts as above )