After an enforced sabbatical, Brentwood School orienteers defied the unpredictable weather and were back in action this weekend at Hadleigh Country Park.

After two cancelled events – the last one due to snow and ice – the team braved the very cold conditions, the extremely inquisitive cows, and the leg-achingly steep gradients to produce some note-worthy results.

Emma Bowie-Britton finished in sixth spot on the 3.36km Light Green course in a time of 60.33. Heather Trevelyan took runners-up honours on the 2.83km Orange run in a time of 50.46; Jessica Mills was third in 51.31 and Kate Bowie-Britton fifth in 55.01.

Head of Orienteering Mrs Rachel Barford and Janie Horton

(Head of Orienteering Mrs Rachel Barford and Janie Horton)

Brentwood had six finishers on the 2.2km Yellow course with Janie Horton securing second place in 37.34; Matthew Trevelyan was third in 41.21; Adnan Yaqub eighth in 53.35; Evie Jarman ninth in 59.18; Pranita Arun Prasadh tenth in 62.04 and Salman Yaqub finished in 56.45 having missed a control.

Jake Horton beat the third place competitor by just one second to finish the 1.7km White course as runner up in a time of 19.25, with Lucy Trevelyan ninth in 29.56.

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