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Spring 2009 event -Facts and figures

Our April 2009 Overnight Challenge had 16 main activity bases. They were hidden throughout Sherwood Pines and some were challenging to find with darkness making the navigation even more difficult. As well as some familiar favourites from previous events there were several surprises as well.

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 Air Assault
(Edge of car park)
B Bursting For A Wii
(Classroom near Go Ape)
C Child's Play
(Playground South of forest road)
D Stealth Surveillance
(Clearing North of forest road)
E Big Bounce
(Clearing North of forest road)
F Aim And Fire
(Small clearing East of forest road)
G High Flyer
(Mixed woodland by forest road)
H Ascension
(Railway bridge - 100m East of map circle)
J Custard Creamed
(Thin clearing in woodland)
K Blood, Sweat and Gears
(Mixed woodland by forest road)
L Balloon-ness Monster
(Path junction)
M Arch Rivals
(Mixed woodland by forest road)
N Off The Rails
(Bridge over disused railway)
P Pathside Puzzle
(Path into forest)
Q Crazy Catapults
(Rough ground East of forest track)
R Ski Sunday
(Forest track)

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

Other Control Points
Number of Visits
1 Path crossing 5 22
2 Road junction 5 49
3 Eastern path crossing 10 23
4 Road path junction 5 9
5 South of small pond 5 25
6 Path crossing 10 7
7 Vehicle track - East side 5 6
8 Vehicle track - North side 5 7
9 North of track junction - up tree 5 0
10 Forest corner - up tree 15 0
11 Small hill (knoll) 10 4
12 Clearing 20 15
13 Gully junction 15 16
14 Vegetation boundary 5 31
15 Gully crossing 25 6
16 Small hill (knoll) - South-West side 10 23
17 Large dip in ground (depression) 10 4
18 Small dip in ground (depression) 10 5
19 Gully 10 2
20 Fence corner 10 23
21 On slope among trees 15 3
22 North of footpath 15 2
23 Corner of forest clearing 20 9
24 Small hill (knoll) 15 10
25 Small valley 10 18
26 Small forest clearing 20 3
27 By earthwall 20 12
28 Junction over vague paths 30 28
29 Alongside footpath 30 0
30 Dip in ground (depression) 30 13


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