On the 12th April 2015 the WMSA Open Spring Cross Country event was held on Crook Peak. Ten competitors took part in challenging conditions. Initially coming from the south, wind speed was measure at around 28 mph (12.5 m/s) gusting to 42mph (18.8 m/s).  As the day progressed the wind veered to the south west. Initially quite sunny, but later conditions became overcast and threatened to rain, happily however this did not occur.

A ten turn-point course was set with the first turn at the top of the ‘Razor’ (just above the normal pit area there) and then a further three turn points along the south face. The fifth point was situated on the west side pit area, with the sixth turn below ‘The Peak’ near to the top of the main path going from ‘The Crossroads’ up to ‘The Peak’. Number seven turn-point was on the ‘Main Runway’ (near the ‘Cross Roads’, turn eight was on ‘The Tump’, Nine was next to the wall north of ‘The Tump’ and the tenth turn was half way between ‘The Crossroads’ and ‘The Rocks’.

Competitors were drawn into one of two groups with each group flying two rounds of forty minutes. Those with the best scores from their two rounds went forward to the final round. In these qualifying rounds an outstanding performance was achieved by Graham Tolhurst (WMSA) who managed sixteen turns in both rounds. Next best was Chris Bowles (Dartmoor), who managed ten and then eight in his rounds and Andy Fowles (WMSA), who managed nine and seven in his rounds.

From the qualify rounds five people went forward to the fly-off. These were Graham Tolhurst (WMSA), Chris Bowles (Dartmoor), Bob Flook (WMSA), Andy Fowles (WMSA) and Dave Malin (Dartmoor).  The result from this final round was that Andy Fowles and Graham Tolhurst tied for first place on nine turns and on count back both had the same points for both qualifying rounds and so were awarded joint first place. Second place went to Chris Bowles for his eight turns and Bob Flook was awarded third place for his seven turns.

Results are shown on this link there are also some pictures of the event here.