Sunday 12th March 2017 CompassSport Cup and Trophy
Early spring shows Tentsmuir at its best, no bracken growth and good visibility. Despite the description of being “rather flat” there were certainly plenty of technical and physical challenges to competitors across all courses, as evidenced by reaction at the finish. Grid forest areas are difficult to plan in; Rab Philp did a great job, including some good surprise legs. The new Lidar map meant a re-check of 67 control sites from the previous map version and a very late exclusion zone placed by the Forestry Commission meant a re-plan of both brown courses.
It’s a credit to KFO and indeed other small Scottish clubs, that such large and complex events can be very effectively staged by them.