OMM April 2015 Results

All results can be found here:

http://nembos.mountainbikeorienteering.org.uk/2015/OMMApril/

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OMM Bike Map and control descriptions

Here is the map which you will receive when you register.

2015 Peak District OMM 40000 Working Drawing with Controls 27th March 2015 for printing

It’s printed on waterproof paper but you may want a polythene bag to protect once you have written on the points values at the start each day

Here are the descriptions for both days. There are 6 comments about the map which you will need to copy from a map displayed at registration

Control Descriptions Public

This event is now full with 150 riders and runners so there will only be very limited entry on the day

OMM BIKE WESTMORLAND

This 2 day event takes place on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th September from Orton in Cumbria

Entries close on Sunday and there are 90 riders booked in for the 3 main courses. Entry each day will only be accepted on the 3 hour Non-Competitive course if there are any spare maps. There are 60 controls in the competition area and the A2 1-50,000 map has been prepared by Jens Strain

There are lots of brilliant bridleways and quiet country lanes in this quiet but beautiful old county.

Swindale Smardale Viaduct

Hope to see you there

OMM Bike Results

Results-OMMBikeSpring-2014

We had a great weekend in Kielder Forest with 70 riders competing each day. The competition area took in Kielder, Wark and Kershope Forests and Jens had produced 2 excellent and very large maps. I expected some high scores because it’s very fast riding with not too much climb and lots of excellent forest roads and tracks. I tried to make sure that there were plenty of points without going to the edges of the maps and encouraged riders to use the brilliant Lakeshore Way on Saturday. I wanted to use more bridleways but many of them don’t exist on the ground. They were created years ago but haven’t been re-instated where the trees have been felled. The weather wasn’t too bad over the weekend with very little wind and some sunshine on Saturday but we all got wet on Sunday. Fortunately, the midges haven’t started biting yet! Hawkhope made an excellent event centre with a marquee and superb catering from Kielder Organic Meats. The Sunday roast beef after-race meal was probably the best I have ever had.

Thanks to Jim Imber who checked out and photographed most of the controls then put out lots of them with a bit of help from me, Martin Edwards and John Rawden. They all helped me collect them all in again on Sunday along with Graeme Thompson so thank you.

There were some familiar names competing with Andy Conn scoring a magnificent 938 points (out of 1200) on Saturday to lead overnight by nearly 100 points. Mark McPhillips was Sunday’s winner with 660 points (out of 800) despite being 20 minutes late but couldn’t overhaul Andy (1548) who was the overall winner. Mark (1456) finished 3rd because Tim Martin (1471) finished second both days. Maggie McPhillips won the women’s category with 1160 points and 7th overall. Conrad & Jill Ellison were the first Mixed team and 6th overall with 1178 points (but they were on a tandem).

Final thanks to Stuart Hamilton & Andy Williams from ARK who have kept the event alive despite last year’s disappointment and making a loss again this year. We need more riders to make it viable so we hope you will return for the Autumn OMM BIke on September 6th/7th. It won’t be as far north or east and definitely very few forest roads but I have already ridden most of the excellent bridleways and the views are stunning. Please let your mates know and, with more publicity, we will get back up to 150 riders.

Hope to see you there. Steve Willis. Event Planner.