October Roamer

18 Oct 2019

An opportunity to improve your your plotting and navigation skills on this evening event organised by Caroline and Gruff Parry.
This is the first of this winter's series of navigation runs and an opportunity to learn/improve plotting and map reading skills.

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Thanks go to Davidd Hughes Leisure Centre and Plas Menai for the start and finish venue and to all competitors for an excellent turn out despite the weather.
With a drivers’ briefing kicking off at 6:45pm, we welcomed lots of newcomers and some old friends, all dusting off the mental cobwebs and getting to grips with their navigation skills.
The format was a 20-mile treasure hunt, with 10 vias, 2 triangles and 6-figure grid references. The majority of the route was on good, hilly and winding, yellows. 50 symbols were scattered throughout the route, comprising alphabet letters. In the end the top Crews had to cut some of the route to make it back on time! It was straightforward with no navigational tricks, but challenging enough due to the sheer amount of junctions on route! There was plenty of help with plotting available at the start, and we hope this was useful practice for crews doing road rallies and The Icicle later in the year. A good time was had by all and we’re delighted that every single crew made it to the finish line - a fantastic achievement. We finished at 9pm and results were announced at 9.30pm.
Merfyn Williams and Duncan Littler (the winners), plotted quickly and were out the door by 7.15pm; they collected 39 symbols and finished in the allotted time due to cutting part of the route. Second place went to Deio Hughes & Will Hughes who collected 35 symbols but lost 4 points due to lateness. We hope to see you (especially newcomers and beginners) for the 30 mile Icicle Trophy Navigation run on 15th November 2019.

1. Merfyn Williams & Duncan Littler + Cadi - 39 points.
2. Will & Deio Hughes - 31 pts.
3. Eluned & Derwyn Roberts + Ella & Mari - 29 pts.
4. Rhys & Ian Owen, - 27 pts.
5. Macauley Roberts & Rhys Williams - 18 pts.
6. Sion & Nigel Griffith - 15 pts.
7. Catrin & Rhian Jones - 13 pts.
8. Morgan Owen & Osian Jones - 7 pts..


Improve your plotting and navigation skills with an autumn ramble around the lanes of Arfon. The 20-mile route will feature straightforward navigation with six-figure grid references and triangles. Plenty of time and help with plotting will be available at the start.
The event will have a familiar format with fifty-five symbols hidden on yellow and white roads throughout the route - all visible from the car. Only tarmac roads will be used and spotlights will not be permitted.
The event begins with signing on at 6.45pm and a Drivers Briefing at 7pm prompt. The start line will be a classroom in the David Hughes Leisure Centre, Menai Bridge, LL59 5SS - map reference 114 or 115/547 723. The finish line will be at the Plas Menai bar at 9pm, with results announced within half an hour. Everyone is welcome to join us for a drink and natter while we compile results.
Ordnance Survey Map 114 or 115 is required. Entry is £10 per car and club membership is required - application forms will be available if you wish to join on the night (£15 per member, £20 for family membership) and are also available here if you wish to complete the form in advance - Become A Member

We really hope you can join us, especially beginners, novices and new members.
A warm welcome to all.
___________________________________________________________________________________ Caroline.

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