Event organised by Alan Hartley of Pendle Forest Orienteers
A furious 90 minutes of technical, hilly orienteering in the November sunshine
On Saturday it was the final round of the 2011 MTBO National league series. The weather was again near perfect with hardly a cloud in the sky. About 70 riders were racing in the Forestry Commission owned Gisburn forest in Lancashire. The forest has a fun trial center red/black loop, which the event made good use of.
The course was a tale of two halves, with the 1st containing the majority of the technical orienteering and technical bike handling skills; while the 2nd half was easier on the mind, but tougher on the legs with long fire-road climbs and fewer difficult route choices.
Andy had a good run with only a couple of small mistakes to take the win on the day. After the event the prize-giving was held for the National Series winners- please see BMBO in the next few days for confirmation.