Outdoor exercise and recreation during lockdown!
If you have not recently tried any of the permanent orienteering courses near you, or have yet to give Maprun a go, then lockdown v2.0 may be a great time to do so! And they are all free!
For Permanent Courses see: https://www.devonorienteering.co.uk/poc
For Mapruns see: https://www.devonorienteering.co.uk/maprun-maps-to-download
Please follow government guidance with regard to exercise and recreation. See below for more detail.
Learn the sport of orienteering!
Manchester & District Orienteering Club (MDOC) has just launched a series of four short films called ‘Get Out & Go’. They are available now on the club’s YouTube channel and at https://gmoa.org.uk/how-to-videos/
The films show how families, runners and walkers can enjoy learning the adventure sport of orienteering using permanent orienteering courses in local parks. They show all the basic techniques to get orienteering from white/yellow through to trickier end of orange.
Wednesday 14th October at 19.30
The Devon Orienteering Club AGM will take place via Zoom on Wednesday 14th October at 19.30. All club members should have received an invitation to attend from the Club Secretary, together with a copy of the relevant papers, attached below.
If you have not received an invitation to attend, and would like to do so, please contact:
Please email to confirm your attendance.
Orienteering Competitions On Your Sofa
Here are some opportunities to take part in Lockdown Orienteering, sent in by Spencer Modica.
There is even a British Open Championship taking place over the weekend 26th -28th June: https://lockdownorienteering.com/
Why not give it a go? And there are a range of warm up games below for you to try!
Interland Cup Success!
Tom Perry (Yr 11) ran for England at the Interland Cup this weekend. This is a competition against teams from two parts of Belgium (Wallonia and Flanders), Netherlands and France. Tom was first home for the England boys in the U17 race, narrowly finishing 4th overall, and helping England win the Junior and overall Interland Cups this year. Well done Tom!
All ages, all abilities, all welcome!
If you have not yet joined -or re-joined - for 2020:
Details about the different types of membership and how to join:
Senior - Adults aged 21 or over
Junior - Below the age of 21
Contact - Members of other British Orienteering affiliated clubs
Tom Chesters Award 2018-19
Well done to Ben Perry, M12, who was presented with the Tom Chesters Award at the Whitchurch Common event for his achievements in 2018 -19. The award is for "an outstanding junior member of the club".
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).
Hosted by Devon OC
Two forthcoming south-west championship events, hosted by Devon OC, have recently gone live on Fabian4 - so please help the organising team by entering early!
For links to event details and event entries see: www.fabian4.co.uk
Sunday 17th March Quantocks
Great Devon turn-out for the Compass Sport Cup Qualifier!
Ruth Chesters, our Club captain, writes...
Well done, and thank you, to the 55 Devon members who took part in the Compass Sport Cup Qualifier. It was an excellent team performance which enabled us to give Bristol Orienteering Klub some serious competition. We were only 43 points adrift of the team that finished third in last year’s final, and were winners of the Compass Sport Cup in 2017!
The competition rules allow for an extra final place to be available in any qualifier in which one of last year’s top three take part. This means that, by coming a close second to BOK, Devon has also reached the 2019 final. Therefore, fellow Devon members, please put October 20th 2019 in your diary. It would be great to have as many of you as possible representing your club in the Compass Sport Cup Final, at Pippingford Park, East Sussex.
Let’s aim to improve on the 9th place that Devon achieved in 2018. More details of the final will be coming soon.