Spring 2008 event - Facts and figures
Our Spring 2008 Overnight Challenge had more activity bases than any of our previous events have ever had. There were 16 hidden in the darkness of Sherwood Pines Forest Park to challenge our teams. As well as some familiar favourites from previous events there were several surprises as well.
This video shows a graphical representation of where each time was at any point during the competition, based on the times they visited each of the activity bases and controls. Each coloured spot represents a different team. The pie chart with the numbers in the centre is counting up the hours from when the first team set off.
The tables below tell you how many teams made it to each of the main activity bases as well as the other controls.
Number of Visits
(Woodland North of track junction)
(BBQ Car Park)
(Playground South of forest road)
|E||Delve Of Doom
(Clearing North of forest road)
(South of forest road)
(Clearing East of forest road)
(Open ground by forest road)
|J||Thick As A Plank
(Railway bridge - 100m East of map circle)
|L||Blood, Sweat and Gears
(Woodland West of forest road)
(Mixed woodland South of forest road)
|N||Top Of The Pops
(Mixed woodland by forest road)
|P||Off The Rails
(Bridge over disused railway)
(Open ground South of forest road)
N.B. There were no bases I or O to avoid confusion with number 1 and letter D.
Number of Visits
|3||Eastern path crossing||10||25|
|4||Road . path junction||5||12|
|5||South of small pond||5||35|
|7||Vehicle track - East side||5||16|
|8||Vehicle track - North side||5||22|
|9||North of track junction. Up tree||5||1|
|10||Forest corner. Up tree||15||12|
|11||Small hill (knoll)||10||11|
|16||Small hill (knoll) - South West side||10||4|
|17||Large dip in ground (depression)||10||8|
|18||Small dip in ground (depression)||10||4|
|21||On slope among trees||15||3|
|22||North of footpath||15||3|
|23||Corner of forest clearing||20||13|
|24||Small hill (knoll)||15||6|
|26||Small forest clearing||20||12|
|28||Junction over vague paths||30||15|
|30||Dip in ground (depression)||30||23|
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