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Spring 2005 event - Facts and figures

Well, it was no surprise that nearly every team visited activity base A considering it was a) right next to the start and b) had no activity so was an incredibly easy fifty points. That aside, the Wood Wide Web puzzle was visited by the most number of teams followed by the legendary Apex lawnmower racing challenge (which admittedly didn't use the lawnmower much after it broke down) and the bouncy castle jumping through hoops challenge. The team in charge of the Great Escape had the quietest evening with only 17 teams trying their activity.

Looking down the list of controls, it was number 5 which had the most visitors, despite the punch going missing and having to be replaced. Clearly most of you had trouble finding number 28 as only two teams managed it. Perhaps it was the description about the vague paths that put you off!

The tables below tell you how many teams made it to each of the main activity bases as well as the other controls.

Main Activity Bases
Number of Visits
A Castle Of Doom 64
B Head For Heights 20
C Bombs Away 24
D Great Escape 17
E Gun Run 29
F Wet And Wild 41
G Delve Of Doom 28
H Dual Descender 26
J Mower Motors 49
K Crash Land 29
L Takeshi's (Bouncy) Castle 48
M Wood Wide Web 53

N.B. There was no base I to avoid confusion with number 1

Other Control Points
Number of Visits
1 Path junction 5 26
2 Junction of forest roads 5 30
3 Path junction 10 15
4 By major crossroads 5 22
5 South of small pond 5 36
6 Edge of clearing 10 20
7 Vehicle track - East side 5 19
8 Vehicle track - North side 5 21
9 By track junction 5 31
10 Forest corner - up tree 15 7
11 Small hill (knoll) 10 20
12 South of small footpath 20 22
13 South of small path 15 21
14 North East of track junction 5 35
15 Post among trees 25 10
16 Small hill (knoll) 10 16
17 Alongside small footpath 10 5
18 Small dip in ground (depression) 10 9
19 Among trees 10 3
20 Fence corner 10 34
21 On slope among trees 15 11
22 North of footpath 15 4
23 Corner of forest clearing 20 17
24 Forest - between two tracks 15 3
25 Small valley between two forest roads 10 23
26 Small forest clearing 20 6
27 By earth wall 20 4
28 Junction in vague paths 30 2
29 Alongside footpath 20 20
30 Bottom of dip in ground (depression) 30 28

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