My calf’s improving daily, so rather than cancel my entry for today’s badge event at Bentley I downgraded from Blue to Orange, and Steve Nightingale kindly lent me some walking poles. Unfortunately the Orange course didn’t go into Bentley Wood itself, but it did take me on a picturesque walk round the grounds of Merevale Hall. My pace was about 20 min/km and I came 11th out of 23. There was one tricky control, #4, getting to which coincided with a soaking hail shower.

Merevale map

At the top of the map you can see the remains of the POW camp.

Results Photos

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