The schedule for the 2019 Park Farm competition is now available on our Calendar page. We are delighted to be returning to this ever popular venue for our 9th Central TREC Group Park Farm event! Our thanks go to Claire and the rest of the Pollard family and associated support crew for their efforts in putting on the event, and keeping it fresh year after year. This year sees a recurrence of the ‘short format’ Park Farm, with only Level 1 length routes being offered. There are 3 grades of classes:
- Newcomers Level 1, for those who have not completed more than 2 full TREC competitions before 31st December 2018
- Level 1, the ‘normal’ level 1 classes that offer league points and the chance of qualification for the Level 1 Championships at Bucklebury later in the summer
- Level 1A for ‘Improvers’. This will be a good opportunity to try the challenges that are usually seen at the higher levels, like bearings, a grid reference section and/or navigating on an aerial photo, without the challenge of 30km of route. We will endeavour to pair up novices with more experienced riders at this level if requested, please send a message to our Facebook page if you would like matchmaking.
We are also planning to present our CTG Winter League prizes at the prizegiving on the Sunday afternoon, so do check the League standings and see if you are in line for one of our fabulous engraved glasses. We hope that lots of people will attend, either to ride, help or spectate, and that the weather is reminiscent of last year’s competition (where quite a few people went home sunburned…). Click on our Calendar page for the schedule and the online entry form link.
Central TREC Group apologises to all our members and competitors, but despite looking at all available dates we have been unable to find a new date for the Low Farm arena TREC competition that was due to be held on 10th February 2019. We took the decision to postpone due to the risk of spreading Equine Influenza inherent in running an event, which despite being very low was nonetheless present. We have looked at all the weekends between now and the extended end of the TREC GB winter season but couldn’t find a date that Low Farm was available without creating a clash with another event being run by either ourselves or Keysoe and Three Shires TREC. We have therefore reluctantly taken the decision to cancel the event altogether.
Those people who had entered Low Farm have already been contacted to ask whether they would like refunds or to carry their entry fees over to another Central TREC Group event. If any riders have not responded, or wish to change their mind and request a refund, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send your name and details of how your refund can be made, either (preferably) PayPal or your sort code and bank account number for a BACS refund.
Our upcoming events are all listed in full on our Calendar page, but briefly comprise our last arena TREC competition of the winter season on 24th March, mounted POR training on 14th April, mounted PTV training on 22nd April and a season-opening full summer competition at Park Farm on 28th April, so there are lots of events to roll your money over to!
Once again, our apologies for this cancellation and we hope to see you at another Central TREC Group event soon.