40 mixed teams enjoyed a glorious day at the second staging of the British Mixed Sprint Relays by Deeside Orienteering Club in the landscaped campus of Edge Hill University near Ormskirk.
In the Open Class, Charlotte Ward brought SHUOC Spooksters home in 13:37 with a commanding lead of 2:32 over FVO Flyers (2nd), NOC Robin Hood (3rd) and LOC Scafell (4th) who all finished within 29 seconds.
Graham Gristwood ran 13:55, the fastest time of the day, to catch Sheffield University Orienteering Club’s Tommy Horton at the changeover. Chris Smithard extended FVO’s lead but Peter Hodkinson ran the fastest leg time to bring NOC Robin Hood into second place, 50 secs down.
Fanny Gyurko recorded the fastest leg 4 time on the anchor leg to bring FVO Flyers home for the gold medal, 1:11 ahead of NOC Robin Hood who was a comfortable 1:20 ahead of SHUOC Spooksters.
|1. 60:09 FVO Flyers (Frances Brown, Chris Smithard, Graham Gristwood Fanny Gyurko)|
|2. 61:20 NOC Robin Hood (Rosie Schorah, Dave Schorah, Peter Hodkinson, Jenny Evans)|
|3. 62:40 SHUOC Spooksters (Charlotte Ward, Tommy Horton, Martin Ward, Aislinn Prendergast)|
Other class results:
|2. DVO Rockets|
|1. SROC Silver Tips|
|2. LOC Crinkles|
|3. SROC Silver Spoons|
|1. DVO AllStars|
|2. SROC Silver Smooth|
|3. OD The Seventy ODds|
|Young Junior 12-|
|1. DEE Minors|
The full results are available here.
The full gallery of Brian Ward's photos can be viewed here.