Compass Sport Trophy Final

Dear All

I noticed the other day that the London Marathon is due to take place on 4th October this year. So I am hoping that there is at least a chance of the final that we qualified for on that memorable last event on 15th March going ahead. The Final is due to take place at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield on 18th October.

Things we could do:

1. Pencil in the date in our diaries. We will need  a good turnout if we are to have a chance of doing well in the final.

2. Take a look at the routegadget map  of Sutton Park where the event is due to take place and familiarise ourselves with the terrain. 

https://www.od.routegadget.co.uk/rg2/#53

3. Take a look at who we are up against and try to work out our chances.

https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/index.php?pg=news_archive&item=5119

4. Start chatting about the event. It will take place at some stage! Has anyone run at Sutton Park and could give us some idea of what it is like there? 

 

Hope you are all fit and well and enjoying the lovely weather

 

Best Wishes 

Helen Wheelwright

 

 

I ran there in the Peter Palmer Junior Relays in both 1993 and 1994. The map in the link above suggests that the broad nature of the terrain is similar - a mixture of woodland and open with lots of bushes, and also plenty of paths. I found it pretty runnable - the newer map is more cluttered which at first glance makes it look less runnable, but that could be just the more complex cartography. I think I enjoyed it at the time, so would happily go again in October if I'm able.