March Navigation Run

6 Mar 2020

A test of your plotting and navigation skills organised by Peredur Davies.

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Report

Thanks to Peredur Davies for providing this report on the event.

Nine crews assembled at Plas Menai on the night to tackle the latest of the club’s winter Navigation Runs. As a slight change from the norm, the standard ‘nav run’ format was parked temporarily and made way for a ‘scatter’ style run. A brief explanation was offered before crews began plotting the 40 clue locations. As an additional challenge, two ‘manned clues’ were incorporated which were only to be open for a period between 20:00 and 20:30 hours. Based on previous experience of the scatter format overwhelming novice crews, for this run a set of clues were ‘suggested’ to the less experienced crews so as they could get more enjoyment and learning from the event.
Will and Deio set the tone early on being the first crew to finish plotting and to head off on the hunt for clues and, soon after, all crews had left within 20 minutes of beginning plotting, which was good to see. Various approaches had been undertaken and interestingly a number of different combinations of clues had been acquired by the crews.

It was very pleasing to see all nine crews return to Plas Menai, with only one late arrival having to take on the associated penalties.
An absolutely blistering performance, scoring 43 points, put Will and Deio on top of the score sheets, followed in second place with 26 points by Ian and Rhys Owen, despite being one of the last to leave following plotting. In close third with 21 points were Phil Roberts and Tom Thomas. Full results are below:
Thanks to all the crews for supporting the event; to Plas Menai for the start/finish venue and to Huw Gwyn for helping out on the night.

RESULTS

Number

Driver

Navigator

Points

Position

1

Will Hughes

Deio Hughes

43

1

4

Ian Owen

Rhys Owen

26

2

3

Phil Roberts

Tom Thomas

21

3

7

Caroline Parry

Gruff Parry

19

4

5

Kev Bartley

Michael Jones

15

5

2

Jill Clarke

Paul Clarke

14

6

8

Rhian Jones

Catrin + Gwennan

10

7

9

Sion Rowlands

Bethan Jones

9

8

6

Nigel Griffith

Sion Griffith

6

9

Information

The event will start and finish at Plas Menai National Outdoor Centre, Y Felinheli, LL55 1UE; map reference 115/503 660. Crews should report to the Eryri Room at 18.45 hours for a 19.00 hours start.
You will require Ordnance Survey Map 115 (Snowdon), together with the usual navigation aids of romer, poti, ruler, pencil, eraser. There will be a briefing beforehand to explain the navigation and details specific to the event.
Entry is £10 per crew and both driver and navigator will require the new Motorsport UK RS Clubman Licence, which is available free of charge by clicking on this link - Motorsport UK

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  • Welsh Association of Motor Clubs
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