I am very sorry to inform all club members of the particularly sad news that Graham Dugdale, M65, passed away last weekend. This will come as a huge and unexpected shock to all of those within the club who knew Graham.
Arrangements: The funeral service for Graham will take place at Holy Cross Church, Parson’s Hill, Whitwick, Coalville, near Ashby-de-la-Zouch on Thursday 31st May at 12.30. Details can be seen here: Funeral Arrangements
Please also note that the family are hoping to have a get together in Devon for Graham's friends, perhaps in Chudleigh, at some stage following the funeral. When further details are known, they will be posted on this website.
Event Organisers and Controllers
Please see the attached procedures, a copy of which should be available with the club SI kit and with the club first aid kit.
Missing Competitor Procedures (9.5.18)
Permanent Orienteering Courses in Devon: do you make good use of them? The club is currently carrying out a stock take of those permanent courses (POCs) in the county which we support, to help ensure they are fit for purpose and continue to offer an enjoyable experience to all who use them.
What do members want from the club? That may sound a relatively straightforward question; regular events, fairly close to where members live, not too expensive. Is this an accurate summary?
Devon's turn to provide the photographs!
SWOA has a new website -and has asked each club to provide photographs, one month at a time. It is now Devon's turn and, thanks to Mark Lockett, you can see the results at: sworienteeringassociation.co.uk
The photographs are from the CompassSport Cup Final held at Virtuous Lady in October 2017, and the January 2018 Five Tors event.
Results for Devon Parkruns
Devon Orienteering Club is on the Parkrun list of clubs. So, if you go to any Parkrun, you can add the club to your profile and it will show up alongside your name on Parkrun results! Matt Atkins
You can see details below of club members who are currently using Parkrun to help with their training and fitness. Note that you can easily change you profile to include "Devon Orienteering Club" by logging in to Parkrun.
For details of Parkrun see: http://www.parkrun.com/
It will soon be Christmas and, before we know it, we will be into 2018. Here are a few orienteering related things to consider for your Christmas list and New Year resolutions:
Well done to all four award winners announced at today's Club AGM.
The Chairman's Trophy (and Lifetime Award): Erik Peckett, in recognition of Erik's particularly significant contribution to the club over many years.
The Haytor Trophy: Tom Lillicrap, M70 British Champion 2017, for outstanding performance
The Epic Trophy: Ella Bowles, W55, Planner, Holne Moor 2016, and 3rd place, W55, Scottish 6 Days 2017, for going above and beyond.
The Tom Chesters Award: Tom Snow, M18, for an outstanding contribution by a junior member of the club. (This is a new award, presented for the first time in 2017.)
Photographs of Ella and Tom Snow will follow when their awards are presented personally on a future occasion.
For details of funeral arrangements and thanksgiving service please see below.
Club members will be sad to hear that Peter Flick passed away this morning, 3rd May 2017, in the RD&E, Exeter. Through his hashing connections, Peter was known universally as "Biggles". He had been a long-standing member of the club and contributed whole-heartedly to tasks associated with numerous club events -and to the work of the club committee -for many years. Please see the tribute below, written by Roger Green.
Ruth Chesters has a strong list of Devon entries for the Compass Sport Cup match on 12th March -but if you would like to take part please let Ruth know, if at all possible, by the 19th February, with the details below!
Further information on dates for submission of names to Ruth for the Regional Heat of the Compass Sport Cup 2017, the JK and the British Champs relays have been added below: