The annual POTOC presentation and quiz took place on January 13th with a good number of members in attendance via Zoom. Thanks must go to Rob Holdway for organising the meeting and also putting together a varied and interesting quiz. The 5 rounds included a variety of questions for the non-orienteers and there was also an interesting map excerpt picture round which tested our knowledge of POTOC areas old and new. John Heaton eventually emerged the victor.
The season in 2020 was obviously heavily curtailed but the events prior to the March lockdown still allowed a meaningful POTOC League to be compiled. The winners were as follows:
Ladies Champion - Ianka Petrova Evans
Mens Champion - Richard Pigott
Junior Ladies Champion - Eden Pigott
Junior Mens Champion - Daniel Pigott
Veteran Ladies Champion - Lil Bales
Veteran Mens Champion - Henry Morgan
Leading Novice Award - Eden Pigott
Most Events Completed - Marian Denham
Unfortunately this years POTOC Club championship (a one off handicap event usually held at a West Midlands League event in December or November) could not take place.
Roger Smith Award
The Roger Smith Award is given out annually to the POTOC member who the committee feels has made the most significant contribution to the club in the preceding year. This can be in terms of efforts in volunteering or for their competitive achievements. This year the award went jointly to John Heaton and Mark Clews for their outstanding contribution to the organisation of the MapRun series which kept many members and non-members active when proper orienteering could not take place.
Best Contribution to the Potter
This was awarded to Adam Bushnell for a fascinating and in-depth article about his summer fell running trip to the Alps.
Commiserations to Jean Rostron who was awarded the Wooden Spoon for a 2 hour run which was marred by her forgetting to punch the last control despite it being only 50m from the finish.