13 thoughts on “Hookstone Sept 2020 Chat Page

  • 27 September 2020 at 1:25 pm

    a really lovely event. thanks Claro 🙂

  • 27 September 2020 at 2:50 pm

    Thanks Claro, a great socially distanced race, never seen such a large start box!

  • 27 September 2020 at 3:23 pm

    Many thanks to all involved in putting this on today. It was fabulous to be orienteering again and felt so much safer than sitting in a pub! Look forward to the next one.

  • 27 September 2020 at 4:47 pm

    Many many thanks to all who worked to put the event on. Fast and furious of course but still very enjoyable.

  • 27 September 2020 at 5:10 pm

    A rare Claro treat for me, to have done so little work behind the scenes and just turn up and enjoy the event.
    Loved the new map at 1:5000 and the new bit of wood – it opens up the area for considerably more interesting courses.
    This was my daughter Tamsin’s first Blue and all was going well until control 22 when the extra ditch ensnared her. Chuffed with herself though.
    Excellent wheeze to have a maaaaaaassive start box area and call it 3 starts allowing space for all.
    Thanks to the Scouts for letting us use the toilets.
    A new discovery that the cafe with posh balcony overlooking the carpark is open to all rather than just members as I’d always assumed 🙂

  • 27 September 2020 at 7:05 pm

    Super event and thanks to all. Plenty of interesting route choice on even the simpler legs on the Blue course, some nice tricky areas, and brambly bits easily avoided thanks to the planner (who also did a bit of hacking down the grot as well I think). The presumably local walkers were all very friendly and considerate as well. The start boxes had to be the safest places in Harrogate!

  • 27 September 2020 at 7:21 pm

    Really enjoyed the new extension under the viaduct, a lovely piece of wood. Routegadget is up now – link on the website. Add your routes and compare with others.

  • 27 September 2020 at 11:31 pm

    Blue Course.. Start to C1

    Is that gap in the wall (on the map) intentional? Saw plenty of foot traffic to and over the wall on the ground, decided to go the long way around ~ was unsure.

    • 28 September 2020 at 1:16 pm

      Dear Blue Course Runner
      We believe it’s a historical map error. It is actually too small a gap to indicate a correct way through so is more likely a cartography slight of hand than a way through. It will be checked and corrected before any future races.
      The event was moved from Plumpton Rocks at short notice due to Covid so it’s a bit of a miracle the new bit was added. A few map errors have come to light during the event (extra ditch near control 231; new and huge man hole covers on the open areas) all of which will be addressed.
      We hope none of the inaccuracies detracted too much from the pleasure of being allowed out to orienteer.
      Love Claros hard working mapping team

      • 28 September 2020 at 2:34 pm


        No issues, just spotted it & questioned it. It would make sense for ‘the whole wall not to be crossable’, however a break in the wall is a break in the wall, and indicates it was crossable despite land owner permissions. Its not a negative, if we do not highlight these things, they never get fixed. 🙂

        Thanks for the event, it was good.

        • 28 September 2020 at 4:39 pm

          You are quite right – map errors are best corrected! Anyone climbing over the wall in that vicinity would be entirely justified in doing so given the map error. Fortunately I think it was quicker to go round as the vegetation is bad. Glad you enjoyed your outing.

  • 28 September 2020 at 12:21 pm

    It was clearly marked with red tape on the ground , I used it to C14 but like you went round to C1 as I wasn’t sure how runnable it was , route gadget seems to show quite a split on this leg .

    • 28 September 2020 at 2:42 pm

      Ah, were talking here about C227. On the blue course, this would be Start –> C1. If you headed NNW from C1, the wall has a slight break in it. Its not a crossing, likely where 2x walls on the map have been drawn, but the wall not extended to meet the other. In real life, this would indicate to me that the wall ended, a gap, then another wall; visualising it “if i turn sideways, i could get through?”.

      Not a big problem, can be fixed easily before the next event.

      Also, if we don’t report these things, they never get fixed….it would make a mappers life ‘far easier in the future’ if there was a “snag list” for things to be corrected.

      Thanks for the event..

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