South West Middle Distance Championships, Sunday 19th May
Our next event is the South West Middle Distance Championships, on the challenging dunes of Braunton Burrows. To help the organising team plan for the event, please enter via Fabian4. Although it is a championship event, as usual "all ages, all abilities, all welcome"! We very much hope to see you there. For full details see our Events page.
It is with great sadness that we heard that Sue Gard passed away on Maundy Thursday after a short illness. Sue was a keen orienteer, and had been an active member of Devon Orienteering Club in the 1980s and 1990s. She actively supported Junior orienteering, and supported the South West squad at National Events. More recently she had moved to Somerset and continued to run with Quantocks Orienteers. Sue was very gently spoken, and always enjoyed a chat before or after a run. She was often accompanied by her collie.
We do not yet know when Sue's funeral will be held, but if you would like details, please contact me by email. Our thoughts are with Bill and the family at this sad time.
South West Sprint Championships
The cost of entries for the south-west sprint championship event are cheaper if you enter by 28th April! Please enter via this link: www.fabian4.co.uk -and although it is a championship event, as usual "all ages, all abilities, all welcome"!
Sprint and Urban events are really enjoyable. If you have not done so before, why not give it a try? We very much hope to see you there. For details see: Events
More than 60 club members are going to the JK this year!
Good luck to the 63 Devon club members heading up to the JK over the Easter weekend. The format for the weekend is Friday - Sprint; Saturday - Middle Distance; Sunday - Long Distance and Monday - Relays. We have eight relay teams entered on the monday - thanks to Ruth, our club captain for organising these teams. For results over the weekend, check the JK webpages.
We hope to distribute some flyers for the SW Middle Distance event at Braunton in May, and the SW Sprint event at Exeter Uni in June. Please contact Rob Parkinson if you can help.
Updated League Table
League table and further event information after the River Dart event (24th March 2019).
Would you like to learn how to orienteer? Devon OC is running a five week beginners course at Haldon Forest Park on Wednesday evenings in late April and May.