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.
The Scottish 6 Days are now over and the results are in. Well done, in particular, to Jack Forrest, overall winner of M14B, Graham Wilding, 2nd overall in M65A and Meg Somers, W14A, 2nd on Day 6 in Glen Affric.
For a selection of photographs please see below -with many thanks to Duncan Taylor for six of these.
If you would like to see the detail for any of the 50+ DEVON members taking part see:
- and start planning now for 2017 in Royal Deeside.
Two teams from Torquay Boys' Grammar School have just returned from a week in Antalye, Turkey where they represented England at the World Schools' Orienteering Championships.
Lake District 27th & 28th September 2014
A large group of Devon Juniors recently represented the south-west at the Inter Regional Orienteering Championships in The Lake District. Students from Colyton Grammar School, The Kings School and Sidmouth College were part of the SW Junior Orienteering Squad. You can read more of their impressive report here together with some great photographs....
Tuesday 19th August 2014
There was lots of activity at the Come and Try It event hosted by the National Trust and organised by Devon Orienteering Club. For comments and results see below. Thanks to Meg Somers for the photographs.
Just short of 30 Devon club members took part in some first-class orienteering in the Lake District 5 day event from the 3rd -8th August.
League Table (Final)
Congratulations to the twelve winners of the 2013/14 League! In particular, well done to two family groups: Isabelle and Francesca Perren Smart (Yellow and Orange courses) and to Sarah and Philip Tadd (Green course). Mention must also be made of Kim Boswijk, the only competitor to attend all seven events, and Meg Somers, second female in both the Orange and the Light Green in the same season!
The League events were well attended this year -let's see if we can improve on our previous best in 2014/15 for which details will follow shortly.