Knettishall Heath 10 02 19

From the Organiser: 


I decided to base the registration etc. close to the starts and finish rather than the main car park and hope that this didn’t cause any issues.

The main challenge in using this area is the car parking as orienteering events held here are very popular plus the area is well used by dog walkers, families and joggers. Despite the rain we had 210 units competing which equates to 250 people in total. The car parking attendants did a good job in squeezing most people into the main car park with only a few being redirected to the smaller car park.

Everything was in place before 10:00 allowing SUFFOC helpers to have an early start. Thank you to all the SUFFOC helpers, without whom the event would not have happened on the day.

I hope that all competitors appreciated the pop up coffee stall; a welcome way to warm up on a very wet day…..unfortunately SUFFOC will not be able to offer this facility at any of our other events!

Louise Walker


From the Planner: 


Knettishall Heath is a delightful little area to plan on (and within cycling distance from home), but I was a bit concerned that I had also planned SUFFOC’s last event at Knettishall in 2017.  I have developed my own style of planning but hope that the courses were different enough from last time.  I think that some the Green runners enjoyed the challenge of the eastern contoured area over the road for a change.  Hopefully some of you appreciated the use of SIAC enabled controls, I suggested this to Louise as I feel that we should be making more use of this technology.

We had a great turn out thanks to some more distant orienteers staying in the area following the Icenian event on the Saturday, and a good number of beginners, as well as the usual East Anglian crowd.  I received several compliments on the day, so I hope you all enjoyed your run, once you had dried out and warmed up.  Apologies for the lack of Brown and White maps, but it is always hard to estimate numbers.  Downloadable pdf copies of these maps are available on the website.

Thanks to Richard for controlling and Louise for organising another successful event.  Finally, I have to say a big thank you to my husband cum chauffeur for driving me to and from Wormley on Saturday so I could put out some controls in the afternoon, and another early start on Sunday morning to finish the job.

Sarah Mansel