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.
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.
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!
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.
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.