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Autumn 2015 Facts and Figures

This table shows how many teams made it to each of the activities and control points throughout the weekend.

On Friday teams had to visit a selection of control points in the dark while avoiding the Apex chasers who were out to steal their points:

Friday: Apex Intense
Base Description Points Number of visits
I01Tree, north of path2546
I02Tree, east of path3032
I04Tree between two gates1523
I09Sign by ruined building2027
I10Earth mound, west side1032
I11Central tree enclosure1521
I12Old double oak tree1545
I13Lone tree1021
I14Stile, west side2031
I15Big tree, south side2541
I18Split tree2041
I19Water's edge2528
I21Waterfall, south side3042
I22Fence end2543
X1Chaser 1-250
X2Chaser 2-250
X3Chaser 3-254
X4Chaser 4-2510

Friday event map

Friday map

On Saturday teams competed to find as many controls and activities as possible:

Saturday: The Main Event
Base Description Points Number of visits
AAbandoned (Derelict castle)5044
BCatapult Carnage (North of track)5085
CUnderground overground (South of track)5079
DBlood, sweat and gears (Open ground, east of track)5063
EInflation (West of gate)5074
FAdrift (Lakeside)5050
GUnmoveable (Open ground by track)5059
HOn Target (Field, north side)5071
JSupersledge (Top of slope)5071
KMad Hatter's Tea Party (South of bridge)5083
LBaa Baa Baa (Cluster of trees, north of track)5077
MSharp Shooter (Track corner)5040
NGo Ape(x) (Track junction)5060

N.B. There were no bases I or O to avoid confusion with numbers 1, 0 and letter D.

Control Points
Control Description Points Number of Visits
01Dip, west side of wall2534
02Small archway, south west of path2046
04Tree between two gates564
05Wooden post1574
06Tree by fence corner2021
07Fence corner1558
08Big lone tree1036
09Sign by ruined building1535
10Earth mound, west side563
11Central tree enclosure1073
12Old double oak tree1078
13Silver tree1037
14Stile, west side1051
15Big tree, south side1064
16Fence corner2070
18Split tree1048
19Stile/fence corner2049
20Fence corner2533
21Waterfall, south side558
22Fence end1559
23Big tree, east of stile2023
24Single tree1544
25Tunnel entrance, east side3058
26Fence corner3060
27Metal gate1047
29Large ruler2568
31Large pine tree, east of track3061
32Hollow stump3071
B1Fence corner by church089
B2Stile with blue barrel089
PPPaddy the Parrot7577

Event Map

Event map

On Sunday teams competed in the new Apex Adventure Race, a 6km run complete with a series of tough obstacles which they had to compete in the fastest possible time:

Sunday map

Maps reproduced from Ordnance Survey mapping with their permission, on behalf of the controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office.

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