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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

  

Junior Inter-Regional Championships 2017

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). 

  

Club Awards 2017

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.

  

Stockholm: National Junior Elite Training Camp

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.

  

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