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Autumn 2018 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
07 Charred tree stump 15 41
10 Tree 15 5
11 Wall corner 20 47
12 Bigger of the two trees 30 52
15 Under bridge 30 48
16 Plantation corner 30 21
33 Under bridge 20 41
34 Tree 10 49
35 Tree 10 41
36 Fenced off tree 20 39
37 Triple-trunk tree 15 38
38 Gate post 10 66
39 Fence corner 25 39
40 Fence meets wall 25 44
41 Against wall 25 28
X1 Chaser 1 -25 12
X2 Chaser 2 -25 8
X3 Chaser 3 -25 3
X4 Chaser 4 -25 10

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
A Assaulted (Most easterly pond) 50 44
B The Great Lake (Lake) 50 48
C On The Ropes (Old quarry) 50 37
D Mud, Sweat And Gears (Wooded area west of track) 50 72
E Going Underground (Double gates) 50 81
F Hole In One (Field corner) 50 70
G Supersledge (Grassy slope) 50 47
H Where's Tha Wheelie Bin? (Track junction) 50 75
J Hotshot (Disused water tower) 50 72
K Roundhouse (Roundhouse) 50 82
L Live Streaming (Track over stream) 50 47
M Mad Axe Men (Edge of field) 50 80
N Playing Chicken (Track over stream) 50 52
P Temple Of Doom (Mysterious temple) 50 74

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
01 Electricity post 5 34
02 Fence corner 10 20
03 Old stone bridge 10 26
04 Below rocky outcrop 10 9
05 Gas post 10 12
06 Up tree 5 19
07 Charred tree stump 5 51
08 Stream bend 20 3
09 Fallen trees 15 13
10 Tree 5 25
11 Wall corner 10 66
12 Bigger of the two trees 10 41
13 Exposed tree roots 15 11
14 Fence corner 5 34
15 Under bridge 10 50
16 Plantation corner 10 58
17 Ruined building 15 45
18 Tree 10 28
19 Dip in the ground 15 72
20 Fallen log 20 31
21 Pond 30 24
22 Largest tree 15 35
23 Pond - south side 15 68
24 Brick foundations 25 14
25 Obelisk - west side 15 74
26 Large trees by gate 25 51
27 Stream junction 25 33
28 West of track 30 34
29 Watery hole in the wall 20 64
30 Spring 30 38
31 Under pylon - south side 25 13
32 Under pylon - east side 30 35
B1 Fence meets wall 0 59
B2 Track junction 0 61
PP Paddy The Parrot 75 59

Event Map

Event map

On Sunday teams competed in the new Apex Adventure Race, a 5km run complete with a series of tough obstacles which they had to complete 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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