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BLACKPOOL RELAYS DEVERE 3RD DECEMBER, 2000

Amazing. after lots of calls, we had 2 teams of 4 runners!

True to form, Garrod didnt get the full story and entered us all for race to which he didnt know the full price of! So on to the most expensive run race any of us have ever entered.

Hence, a 5.00 entry and 1.00 levy for it being a AAA Official Relay.
Clayton never really recovered from the shock and posted a slower time than expected!

It was good to see two teams out representing the club and Im sure a great day
was had by all.

4 miles
A WHITELEY S.YORKS FIRE21:15
G WESTHEAD23:36
I GARROD26:22
D SWARBRICK27:58
I CLAYTON28:02
M MCNAMARA28:36
G DAVIES33:01
SUE GARROD41:39
MARK PREDDY (AKA) TONY FORD21:42


FCTC A TEAM were 12th overall and FCTC B TEAM were 16th overall from 21 teams. WELL DONE!

IAN GARROD


PS Apologies to Dave Thompson who was missed off the above chart in error and
was in team B (Eds note).



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CHRISTMAS GET TOGETHER
Orienteering, Beacon Fell, Sunday 10th December 2000 10.30am.

The day looked like being a good one again, no wind, bright but cold and with a better turn-out than last year. Peter had invited Orienteering Club members and two came along to take part with us. Just to give you some idea of the
difference between novices & experienced orienteers, the first guy back was nearly 1/2hr faster than the first Tri Club team! Competitors were given the task of locating 11 control sites in any order with a time limit of 1hr., and a 1:10,000 scale map + pencils. Each control was worth
10 points and there was a penalty of 10 points deducted per minute late back.
A mass start (13! + 2 or 3 dogs) saw people heading off in all directions, eager to be first back with no penalties. After about 25 minutes it started to rain,
the first man came home shortly after and there was a long wait til the next finishers. There were a couple of sprint finishes to be seen, also some friendly
arguments after one team (Danny & Sandra) gave false information about finishing with ALL controls being more important than time, so Arthur & Mick went off to
the woods again when about 200 yards to the finish! Danny also kept calling
Arthurs dog to him when he wasnt looking so Arthur had to keep getting him back (decoy tactics?!).
We were all like drowned rats at the finish so after collecting up the controls and getting dried off, we changed and headed off to the Bushells Arms, Goosnargh
for food, drink and results:
1. Trevor (orienteer) 26.28 110pts

2. Sue & Ronald Jackson 50.45 110pts
3. Alison (orienteer) 53.45 110pts
4. Peter Handforth, son Tom & Robert Jackson 55.10
110pts
5= Garry & Sue Westhead 59.15 -3 controls 80pts
5= Mick McNamara & Arthur Swarbrick
3min late 80pts
6. Danny & Sandra 1min late & -5 controls 50pts


Sport 2000 Novice Event, October 15th, 2000.
Marshals experiences:
The scene is set; novice triathletes on the course, 1 narrow country lane, 2
sharp bends 1/4ml apart, 2 marshals with mobile phones.oh, and a few locals.
Danny Got a problem, Gary
Gary Whats up?
Danny About 20 LandRovers have just parked up
Gary Are they in the way?
Danny Two are
Gary Ask em to shift
Danny Cant do that, Gary
Gary Why not?
Danny Theyve got guns!
(Bit of a pause)
Gary Leave em.
(It turned out a local shoot was taking place in the fields nearby!)

Gary also had a bit of a problem after a horse & rider went by and kindly left a
big present in the road, right on the corner. Seeing this as a danger, it was
hastily removed (by his shoe!).