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Autumn 2016 Facts and Figures

This table shows how many teams made it to each of the activities and control points throughout the weekend.

On Friday teams had to visit a selection of control points in the dark while avoiding the Apex chasers who were out to steal their points:

Friday: Apex Intense
Base Description Points Number of visits
33 Wall corner 25 68
34 Gate 15 76
35 Large boulder 20 75
36 Boulder 25 32
37 Hole in the wall 30 71
38 Boulder 30 34
39 Mount of rocks - south side 10 90
40 Rock 10 93
41 Tree 10 86
42 End of wall 25 68
43 Eagle Stone 10 62
44 Between large flat rocks 25 70
45 Lone prickly bush 25 54
46 Twin trunk tree 20 85
47 Have a seat 20 80
FX1 Chaser 1 -25 2
FX2 Chaser 2 -25 7
FX3 Chaser 3 -25 2
FX4 Chaser 4 -25 0

Friday event map

Friday map

On Saturday teams competed to find as many controls and activities as possible:

Saturday: The Main Event
Base Description Points Number of visits
A Sweeney Todd's Barbers (Track by Barbrook Bridge) 50 53
B Enigma (Edge of woodland - east of Grouse Inn) 50 52
C Chopstick Challenge (Trackside - south of gate) 50 52
D Taskmaster (Wooded area west of track) 50 54
E Tower Of Hanoi (White Edge - summit shelter) 50 43
F It's The Climb (Frogatt Edge) 50 61
G Canoe Get Across? (Lower Barbrook Reservoir) 50 58
H Supersledge (Hilly field) 50 62
J Go Ape-x (Northern part of woodland) 50 40
K Bullseye! (Field - north end) 50 76
L Boulder Dash (Low quarry - south end of Curbar Edge) 50 66
M Mad Axe Man (Field - south end) 50 79

N.B. There were no bases I or O to avoid confusion with numbers 1, 0 and letter D.


Control Points
Control Description Points Number of Visits
01 Rock, south of Lady’s Cross 30 45
02 Stone post 25 47
03 Lone tree 25 33
04 Crag bottom 30 64
05 Hurkling Stone 25 50
06 East of track 15 35
07 Brook bed 20 24
08 Between big boulders 20 51
09 Tree by shed 20 52
10 Lone tree 20 26
11 Wall corner 20 44
12 Leaning bush 20 37
13 Red bush 25 42
14 Top of mound 15 58
15 Among big boulders 25 46
16 Fence - south east corner 10 64
17 Under bridge 10 59
18 Wall corner 30 56
19 Silver tree 25 43
20 Rock - east of trig point 20 44
21 Dead stump 15 69
22 Boulders - top of hill 25 15
23 Wall corner 5 42
24 Wall corner 10 37
25 Up tree 20 36
26 Among rocks 15 34
27 Wall corner 20 46
28 Stream bend 20 50
29 Top of exposed bank 5 40
30 Berry tree 10 46
31 Stream bend 10 45
32 Stone bridge 15 43
B1 Wall centre 0 57
B2 Stream gully 0 60
PP Paddy The Parrot 75 49

Event Map

Event map

On Sunday teams competed in the new Apex Adventure Race, a 6km run complete with a series of tough obstacles which they had to compete in the fastest possible time:

Sunday map

Maps reproduced from Ordnance Survey mapping with their permission, on behalf of the controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office.

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