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).
Report from Harry McMurtrie
In May of this year, I was fortunate enough to be selected to attend a National Junior Elite training camp held in Stockholm in Sweden, along with 17 other M/W 16s and 17s. I’d competed in all but one of the major selection races during the season and had had some good results overall. The camp ran from the 8th – 20th August.
South-West Regional Heat
Congratulations to ALL the Devon orienteers who competed today - we convincingly beat Southampton Orienteers so will compete in the final at Virtuous Lady in October. It was great to see so many Club members enjoying their runs and chatting afterwards. Particular thanks to Steve P and team for putting up the shelters, Ruth C our captain for marshalling us so well, and Helen T for the refreshments and lovely cake. Results are up on the WIM website -link below.
There were some notable Devon successes at the Southern Champs on Sunday in the New Forest. The weather was cold but clear, and the forest fast but tricky in places. Well done to our Southern Champions Tom Perry (M12A, shown here with his trophy), Flurry Grierson (M14A) and Carol Pearce (W70A). Full results below - you can search these results by club as well as class.
Rob (a frustrated 2nd!)
Devon Orienteering’s most recent member to join the ranks of England internationals, Flurry Grierson, turned in two stellar performances last week-end at the Junior Home International competition held in Northumberland.
Caddihoe Chase 2016
Devon runners took seven of the titles for South-West Champion on Saturday, at the Caddihoe Chase event held in Dorset! Club members then went on to win three of the overall titles for the combined results over two days. Congratulations to all of the winners -and great to see a strong Devon turnout in superb weather.
Six juniors from Devon Orienteering Club were amongst 13 juniors selected from across the South West to attend the first South West Junior Orienteering Squad (SWJOS) training weekend of the season here in Devon and Cornwall.
Two Devon Orienteering Club members became South West Sprint Distance Champions at the BOK Blast event held in Yate, Bristol on Saturday 3rd September 2016.
Trophy Final, 3rd July
Well done to Devon's Yvette Baker team 2016! The team represented the club in the YB Trophy Final, held in Wormley Woods, near Hoddesdon on 3rd July and supported by the South East Orienteering Association. The team did not come back with any silverware on this occasion, although there was one point when we were in the lead. Congratulations to everyone who took part and well done also to all the volunteers who supported the team's efforts.
May 30th Mount Edgcumbe, Plymouth
Congratulations to all of the DEVON winners in the South-West Middle Distance Championships held at Mount Edgcumbe -and well done to everyone who made the event such a success. The DEVON winners were (and apologies for any omissions or errors):