STAG SoSOL Sunday 19th March 2017 Cathkin Braes CP No.565
Thank-you to everyone who supported this event. Picture shows our Retro On The Day Results Service.
Links for Routegadget, Winsplits now added & thanks again to Robin Strain for his support.
There is a fuller set of results here.
Sadly no joy with Charlie’s splits :(
Organiser’s Report - Terry O’Brien
My thanks to all the wonderful STAG members & friends who assisted in the running of this magical event - Gerry, Kenny, Lorna, Peter, Arnis, David, Jim O’D, John R,Jim Mc, Steve & Ian - without people it just doesn’t work well.
STAG’s use of Cathkin Braes for a SoSOL in the 21st Century was first discussed after The Commonwealth Games where the legacy - a new car park - was all STAG got from the Games. We had to refinance a New Map ourselves due to the Mountain Bike Explosion which was evident to-day so a reasonable but still disappointing turn out has made a good contribution to recouping our outlay. March seemed like the ideal time as after a cold winter the undergrowth would be much tamer - we are still awaiting the 2016/17 Winter Chill!
Without doubt this is Glasgow’s most technical & challenging park but this does present difficulties for the “easier courses” which Gerry coped with admirably & the :) & :( faces were a bonus just pity there were only 5 children combined on White & Yellow.
From the Organiser’s side of the fence, I do need to point out to those new to the sport, that one just cannot register for a course & then when you get to the Start Line change to another. We were fortunate not to run out of Brown Maps on the day. Competitors can ask @ Registration if a change is possible but this depends on the number of maps printed.
Finally can I take this opportunity to pay tribute to Alastair Brunton the brains behind the “O” Entries on line entry system which is sadly being shut down ironically STAG’s event at Faskally Woods, Pitlochry looks to be the final event before the wires are pulled out.
This was a revolutionary invention back in the early 2000s & even I didn’t appreciate until having to use another company how wonderfully simple Alastair made this to use whether one was entering an Event or in my case taking entries & thereafter processing the data. For this event we used SI Entries but it does seem so much more complicated than perhaps it needs to be but then perhaps its just my IT skills which need attention.
So from all of us a very BIG THANK-YOU !!!
I did sense that although Cathkin Braes is so tough, technical & slippery that the majority enjoyed the buzz - thanks again for your support & hope you shall support future STAG events.
Planner’s Report - Gerry Thomson
Well first I must thank the weather Gods as the forecast was for much worse.
Looking at the results, most courses achieved close to expected winning times except the Orange course on hind sight I think number 38 was more of a Light Green control site so apologies for that but all credit to those for completing their course and were still smiling at the end.
I would like to thank Kenny for controlling and all the others on the day that helped.
I would also like to thank Janet for not beating me up at the end of her run.
details of the pre-event information
From 10:30am > 12:30pm.
Posted on 19th Mar 17 by Terry O'Brien