Devon Orienteering


John Beatty: Wildlife, Travel and Adventure Photographer

Plymouth University, Friday November 27th, 7.30pm

World renowned Wildlife, Travel and Adventure photographer John Beatty is hosting an evening talk and discussion at Plymouth University on Friday November 27th. All proceeds from the evening will be donated to the rescue team.


Compass Sport Cup 2016

First Round: 13th March 2016

Your Club Needs You! The more the merrier -all abilities welcome!

The first round of the Compass Sport Cup 2016 takes place in The Forest of Dean on Sunday March 16th. For details of classes and how to enter please see the attachment below:

Compass Sport Cup 2016 Flyer


British Schools’ Orienteering Championships

Sandringham: Sunday 15th November 2015

"If you are going to travel all the way up to King's Lynn you need to make sure that you aren't wasting your time. Well the team of 31 young runners certainly weren't. With six individual podium places and every year team getting medals of one colour or another it was the best set of results for us yet.

Perhaps the big surprise were our year 7's who now have a lot to live up to. Result of the day probably Jack Forrest's win in year 8 although really pleased for Sam Peat in year 13. For the record:


Night Events

Important Safety Information

Competitors and Organisers of events should note this information from BOF regarding Night Events: 

It should be mandatory for (competitors) to carry a whistle and back-up lighting. Checks should be made before they start. If the weather justifies it then wearing or carrying a waterproof hooded jacket needs to be mandatory.


Devon Orienteer Newsletter

Newsletter 169 November 2015

The latest Newsletter is available below including an update on Torquay Boys' Grammar School orienteering activities. You can view or download a copy of the remainder of this edition, as well as previous issues:

Devon Orienteer 169

Devon Orienteer 168

Devon Orienteer 167


Junior Home International

DEVON Success!

Flurry Grierson, M14, DEVON, was the only south-west junior to be selected to represent England at the Junior Home International in Ireland this Autumn. Congratulations to Flurry on his performance. Here is his report:

"My trip to Northern Ireland with the England orienteering team was great fun with 2 days of hard navigation over military sand dunes. There were a selection of shooting ranges that made for a perfect Finish and Event Arena. On day 1 I finished 5th overall but 2nd for England. In the relays I came back first for England. Jeff Butt said that it was highly unusual to be selected at the bottom of my age category. On Saturday everyone took a trip out to the Giant's Causeway and we walked across the rope bridge stretching across two cliffs. A pod of dolphins swam past under a rainbow. That night we danced for 3 hours at the ceilidh. Overall it was great fun."


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