2nd Report - from Sarah Clough
Night orienteering: this sounded like an exciting concept. A friend of mine who orienteers in Yorkshire has been night orienteering a few times, but they were urban events. This was in Haldon Forest, not somewhere I have ever explored, but it certainly sounded pretty hardcore by comparison.
First impressions from one competitor!
This was my first experience of night orienteering and one that will stay with me forever. I’m an experienced novice, capable of completing green but frequently make the same mistakes: running too far and consequently over shooting, this I attribute to my ultra-running background and lack of self-discipline whilst orienteering.
Flurry Grierson M18E
Congratulations! Flurry Grierson won the M18E class at the British Sprint Champs at Loughborough University on 14th September and came 2nd in the British Middle Champs on Sunday15th September in the Peak District. Congratulations also to Ben Perry, M12 who came 2nd in the British Middle Champs. (Photograph taken at the Scottish 6 Days).
Final League Table 2018-19
The final league table of the year is now available: Devon League (Final) 2018-19
Congratulations to all of the winners on the respective courses, listed below. For this season, the results are based on the best 3 out of 5 events.
Certificates will be presented to the winners at the Club Championships on 30th June at Killerton. Well done everyone who took part at some stage during the season!
The Devon team achieved a creditable 9th position - and Jamie P won the golden boot!
Results link below, and thanks from Ruth, our Club captain
Well done to all Devon participants at the JK this weekend. Some great results. See below for some of the top ten places in the overall combined Middle and Long races. Devon also had a podium place in the Men's Short Relay.
Escape to the sun....
The prospect of running in warm Portugal this February was too tempting for your Secretary - event report
Forest of Dean 19th November 2017
Well done to Torquay Boys' Grammar school runners who excelled at the British Schools' Championships in the Forest of Dean on 19th November. Despite a lack of girl runners they were placed 3rd overall equalling last year's results and dominated most of the boys' age groups as detailed below.
Successes at the November Classic!
The New Forest looking stunning in the sunshine. Highland Water provided a real technical challenge, and some very wet boggy bits! Congratulations to all the Devon members who competed - it was great to see Devon so well represented at the event. There were some strong performances by club members, and we were on the podium in several classes. We even had a clear sweep in the M18 class - well done lads!
Strong Devon (and South-West) Performance!
See Harry McMurtrie's report below from the recent Junior Inter-Regional Championships 2017 (or JIRCs for short) plus photos, where the South West came a very creditable fourth.
The south west squad are in the fetching yellow flower power tops. The names for the podium photo are: Jim Bailey (M14 BOK), Eddie Narbett (M18 BOK) and Flurry Grierson (M16 Devon).