(One of the features which Sue Hateley included on a regular basis within the Club Newsletter was the “Chairman’s Chat”. I hope to keep this going through the club website and MailChimp.)
We are now one week away from the CompassSport Cup and Trophy Finals, being held, of course, on Roborough Down, near Plymouth on Sunday 22nd October and being hosted, to my knowledge, by Devon OC for the first time, together with significant support from Cornwall Orienteering Club.
Devon plays it's part!
England won all three home internationals this autumn – Vet (in Scotland), Senior (in Northern Ireland) and Junior (in Wales). Well done to the three Devon members who contributed to England’s success (Flurry Grierson, Jamie Parkinson and Rob Parkinson). For details -and photographs -see: https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/news/3918
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).
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.
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.
...and the winners are....
The Devon League Table can be seen below, following the final event of the 2016-17 season at Haldon, together with a list of first male and female finishers on each course plus additional commentary. Well done to everyone - all 424 of you - who took part in the League this year!
Congratulations to the nine Devon juniors selected to represent the South-West in the national Junior Inter-Regional Championships (JIRCs) in Guildford over the 23rd - 24th September. They are part of a team of 24 (12 male and 12 female) selected from across the South-West region to compete over two days of competition against eleven other regional teams.
Scotland Summer Talent Camp
Further good news of Flurry Grierson's orienteering progress! After competing in the selection races over the year, he has been selected for this year's Talent Camp and the Pre-Junior World Orienteering Championships 2018 camp, taking place this summer in Scotland.
Palermo, Sicily, April 2017
World Schools' Orienteering medal winning performances!
Flurry Grierson and Obbie Fox have been enjoying themselves on the podium in Sicily at the World Schools' Orienteering Championships! Two silver medals - stunning results!
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.