Sunday, 27 November 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) TWT Controllers' Report

When we agreed to control the Tim Watkins Trophy, we did not know that Miriam would be back at work and that did limit the time that we could spend in the terrain. We did have a couple of days visiting the control sites in very pleasant weather, but it would have been better if we could have managed a few more visits.
Brian Jackson had planned some interesting courses which made good use of the terrain and we made only minor suggestions for improvement. The map is fairly old; the paths have changed, the juniper has grown and in some places quite major cliffs are missing. But the contours are good which we feel is the most important thing, and decided it was better to live with any imperfections.
The weather was dreadful on Saturday and Brian did a tremendous job in putting out the controls in such conditions. We visited some controls on Saturday afternoon and the rest on Sunday morning. We adjusted the positions of a few; not surprising given the conditions in which they were put out.
We would like to commend the organiser and planner on their determination to stage the event if at all possible despite a weather forecast predicting gales for the weekend. By the first start, the weather was improving and it was just rather gusty on exposed ridges and cols.
David & Miriam Rosen

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