WELL DONE ALL COMPETITORS!
Congratulations to everyone who took part in the first OMM LITE CHILTERNS. What a fantastic event! We loved meeting everyone and seeing you out on the course. A massive thanks you to all the volunteers and everyone involved. You can see the results below and a images from which you are welcome to share, all we ask is that you tag OMM in the images.
EVENT COORDINATORS REPORT
I hope you have all have recovered well (from what I think must be the hottest ever OMM event!) and had a great weekend – I know we did. We are continually trying to improve your experience so please do get in touch with your comments and suggestions. It was fantastic to see so many familiar faces but also plenty of new ones – welcome to the OMM family! Competitor experienced ranged from complete novices to OMM veterans of many years and ages ranged from just 14 yrs old to an impressive 74 (Keith you are an inspiration!). Well done to you all and of course congratulations to all our prize-winners who covered an impressive amount of ground in sweltering heat.
It was lovely to see so many youngsters at the event, both competing and doing an brilliant job of cheering at the finish line. One of the aims of the OMM Lite is to encourage the next generation to get out and about in the beautiful hills and countryside that the UK has to offer. We’ll continue to encourage you to bring along your families to Lite events and we hope to offer activities for younger children in the future.
We were fortunate to have such a great event centre, so my 1 st thanks go to everyone at Path Hill Outdoors. You can find out more about the great work they do here – www.pathhill.com
I think you’ll all agree that Dave Chapman planned a great course for you all, showing many of you this beautiful area for the 1 st time. It’s no easy task – planning starting many months ago to ensure there is plenty of route choice and that all local land owners and residents are aware and happy with our plans. Dave is hopefully now taking a few days well-earned rest before continuing with his epic task of planning all 9 courses for this years OMM in October in South West Scotland. We’ll be making a donation to the South Chilterns Path Maintenance Volunteers so that they can continue their good work.
The event would not have taken place without our volunteers, who all took Friday off work and drove many miles to make it happen. From putting up and taking down the marquee, registration and car parking to (everyone’s favourite!) sorting out the portaloos, they did it all with a smile on their faces. I can’t believe how lucky we are to have such hardworking volunteers who come back to our events again and again.
So big thanks to Simon, Graeme, Ryan, Luke, Paul, Helen and Joan and Luke P. Once again Matt and Fi from the Old Post Office and their friendly team did a great job keeping us fed and watered. The warm weather certainly kept the drinks flowing and there had to be an emergency replenishment of Cider on Saturday night! I think their burgers are quite possibly the best I’ve tasted…
I had great feed back for our two Sports Therapists, Helen and Trisha, who gave amazing treatments and were very knowledgeable. They worked for about 7 hours with only a short break! If you’d like to get in touch with either of them for further treatment here’s the details:
On a final note, many of you may have heard that some of our competitors stopped to help a lady (unconnected with the event) who had become unwell. I can report that after a short stay in hospital she is recovering at home. Praise goes to Paul and Sally Klenerman, Dom and Delia Watts and Mark Baker for their act of kindness and of course they were reimbursed any time penalty points they would have received.
Photographs from the weekend are now on the website for you to enjoy – special thanks to Tori for her photographs at Saturdays finish. If you have any photos you would like to share please email firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to seeing you all at another OMM event soon.
OMM Lite Chilterns Event Coordinator
|Tuff Fitty Triathlon Club||M||12:09:29||918|
|Totton Running Club||MIXV||11:50:32||740|
|Porter Valley Plodders||MIXV||11:54:42||688|
|Upper Thames RC||FV||12:12:40||648|
|The Treacherous Dogs||MV||12:30:15||528|
|Hart Road Runners||MIX||08:57:39||754|
|7||Christophe De Belder
|Fulham / Carnethey||MIX||08:49:55||660|
|Peter Brett Associates||MIX||08:37:42||650|
|Reading Road Runners||M||08:39:22||640|
|Ampthill & Flitwick Flyers||FV||08:39:36||580|
Irene Garcia Sacedon
|Dark Peak Fell Runners||MIXV||09:21:21||448|
Helen & John Abbott