By Barry Lindsay
The September 12 car was a case of back to the novices for me!. Having done the majority of the Spadeadam 12cars in the last 20 years in both seats I’ve sat with, and drove with various members with various successes. The September one was different though. For this one my nephew Martyn was introduced to night navigation after a very short lesson. Having done orienteering at school knew a bit about maps but when he started calling left 7 maybe and right 9’s was more than I expected of his first event.
Caroline Lodge organized the event starting from Naworth crossroads. The route went round Low Row, The Banks, Lanercost, Milton. After that crews went round Forest Head, Farlam, Brampton Junction, then Talkin, Skellion & the flat and around Faugh. Heading south from Heads Nook, Cumwhitton, Honsby, Armathwaite. Then heading back north via Low Hesket. Cumwhiton, Wetheral, Newby, Irthington to finish at Smithfield. Sadly on 3 finishers as Richard Clark / Paul Hettrick damaged the gearbox on a NAM.
Martyn impressed for his first event and hopefully will do more. More competitors required though to keep these events running.
Thanks to Caroline for organizing and Geoffrey Harkness, Michael Lindsay, Helen Gibbon, Nigel Harkness, Jonathan Lodge, Ian Robinson, Jerry Hettrick (and Paul after retirement) all for marshalling.
September 12 Car Results
1st 1st Nov Barry Lindsay / Martyn Petry 0fail 9min
2nd 1st Exp Phil & Caroline Jobson 2fail 25min
3rd 2nd Nov Andrew Graham / Michael Holmes 4fail 26min
Championship positions after 4 rounds
1st Barry Lindsay 34pts 1st Jerry Hetrick 22pts
2nd Phil Jobson 32pts = Caroline Jobson 22pts
3rd Barrie Thomson 12pts 2nd Pete Johnson 12pts
4th Andrew Graham 9pts = Richard Todd 12pts
= Neil Thomlinson 12pts
6th George Edminson 9pts
1st Andrew Graham 34pts 1st Michael Holmes 34pts
2nd Nigel Harkness 20pts 2nd Helen Gibbon 20pts
3rd Kenton Pattison 20pts 3rd Paul Hettrick 18pts
4th Richard Clark 18pts 4th Martyn Petry 12pts
5th Barry Lindsay 12pts 5th Neil Henderson 10pts
6th Callum 10pts