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):
Devon & Cornwall and KERNO
Roger Hargreaves (KERNO) has created a table of night league events after the three so far (two KERNO and Saltram). KERNO have two more night events planned and Devon one more. Both the D&C and KERNO positions are shown with the D&C positions taking priority.
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."
11th -13th September 2015
Seven DEVON members made the journey to London to take part in the London City Race Weekend, including Chris Garrett (M20) and James Nicholson (M18), both in the Euro Youths Men class.
This year the event was based in Tower Hamlets for the main event, adjacent to The Tower of London. Amongst other results, Jill Green (W70) came an impressive 5th in her class (Women Ultra Wets). For all event results see: http://slow.org.uk/racereports/eighthlcrresults/
South West Championships & Caddihoe Chase
Well done to all of the DEVON South West Champions and the DEVON winners of the respective Caddihoe trophies.