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Flurry Grierson

GB Talent Squad - Update

The Club might like to know what Flurry has been up to since being selected for the GB Talent Squad last year. 

  

Chairman’s Chat

February 2018

What do members want from the club? That may sound a relatively straightforward question; regular events, fairly close to where members live, not too expensive. Is this an accurate summary?

  

SWOA website

Devon's turn to provide the photographs!

SWOA has a new website -and has asked each club to provide photographs, one month at a time. It is now Devon's turn and, thanks to Mark Lockett, you can see the results at: sworienteeringassociation.co.uk 

The photographs are from the CompassSport Cup Final held at Virtuous Lady in October 2017, and the January 2018 Five Tors event. 

  

Parkrun

Results for Devon Parkruns

Devon Orienteering Club is on the Parkrun list of clubs. So, if you go to any Parkrun, you can add the club to your profile and it will show up alongside your name on Parkrun results!  Matt Atkins

You can see details below of club members who are currently using Parkrun to help with their training and fitness. Note that you can easily change you profile to include "Devon Orienteering Club" by logging in to Parkrun. 

For details of Parkrun see: http://www.parkrun.com/

  

Chairman’s Chat

December 2017

It will soon be Christmas and, before we know it, we will be into 2018. Here are a few orienteering related things to consider for your Christmas list and New Year resolutions:

  

UK Orienteering League 2017

Devon moves up six places!

Devon moves up six places to 15th in the UK Orienteering League 2017!

Following on from our strong performance in the Compass Sport cup, it is good to see that the club moved up six places in the UK orienteering league this year. 

  

British Schools’ Championships

Forest of Dean 19th November 2017

Well done to Torquay Boys' Grammar school runners who excelled at the British Schools' Championships in the Forest of Dean on 19th November. Despite a lack of girl runners they were placed 3rd overall equalling last year's results and dominated most of the boys' age groups as detailed below.

  

Southern Championships

Successes at the November Classic!

The New Forest looking stunning in the sunshine. Highland Water provided a real technical challenge, and some very wet boggy bits! Congratulations to all the Devon members who competed - it was great to see Devon so well represented at the event. There were some strong performances by club members, and we were on the podium in several classes. We even had a clear sweep in the M18 class - well done lads! 

  

Event Organisers’ Course

You feel the time has come to have a go at organising an event, but you are not sure?  You have organised an event before, but would like a refresher? Then please join us for this two hour course on Wednesday 22nd November 7.00pm -9.00pm at Ilsington Village Hall. 

For details see: http://www.devonorienteering.co.uk/events -and don't forget to let Andy Reynolds know that you will be attending. 

  

England success at Home Internationals

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

  

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