Brown Clee Hill, Shropshire Sunday 1 May 2016
Are you interested in entering a team or would you like to be part of a team in the British Orienteering Relay Championships? If so, all DEVON entries for this event must be made through Devon Orienteering Club.
For details see: BOC Relays Flyer
Run for Your Club!
If you are going to the JK this year in Yorkshire and would like a place in a relay team on Monday 28th March please contact Jill Green. Jill will endeavour to match people with suitable teams and will also enter the teams into the SI system being used for the event.
Sandringham: Sunday 15th November 2015
"If you are going to travel all the way up to King's Lynn you need to make sure that you aren't wasting your time. Well the team of 31 young runners certainly weren't. With six individual podium places and every year team getting medals of one colour or another it was the best set of results for us yet.
Perhaps the big surprise were our year 7's who now have a lot to live up to. Result of the day probably Jack Forrest's win in year 8 although really pleased for Sam Peat in year 13. For the record:
Flurry Grierson, M14, DEVON, was the only south-west junior to be selected to represent England at the Junior Home International in Ireland this Autumn. Congratulations to Flurry on his performance. Here is his report:
"My trip to Northern Ireland with the England orienteering team was great fun with 2 days of hard navigation over military sand dunes. There were a selection of shooting ranges that made for a perfect Finish and Event Arena. On day 1 I finished 5th overall but 2nd for England. In the relays I came back first for England. Jeff Butt said that it was highly unusual to be selected at the bottom of my age category. On Saturday everyone took a trip out to the Giant's Causeway and we walked across the rope bridge stretching across two cliffs. A pod of dolphins swam past under a rainbow. That night we danced for 3 hours at the ceilidh. Overall it was great fun."
Torquay Boys' Grammar School (TBGS) and Colyton Grammar School (CGS) entered teams for the National Schools' Score Championships on Cobham Common last month, and came away with a one/two in the Upper Secondary Boys category, with 15 teams competing. TBGS also came away with first place in the Lower Secondary Boys category, again with 15 teams competing.
Great to see DEVON Juniors doing so well (again) on the national stage!
September 5th & 6th
On September 5th and 6th, DEVON is hosting the annual Caddihoe Chase. Day 1 is the south-west championship event and Day 2 provides the characteristic "chasing start", based on Day 1 results. The event takes place in Fernworthy Forest, Dartmoor in an area completely remapped from a Lidar base.
As usual, the event is open to all ages and abilities. Get the dates in your calendar now and enter by 18th August for cheaper entry fees! It promises to be a great event.
For details see: Events
Flurry Grierson representing England!
Congratulations to Flurry Grierson, M14, DEVON, who has been selected to represent England at the Junior Home International in Ireland in the Autumn. Flurry is the only south-west junior to be selected!
What a result! Devon Juniors win the Yvette Baker Trophy, 2015.
1st DEVON 877 points, 2nd LOC 869 points, 3rd BOK 868 points. In addition, DEVON's second team came a very impressive 6th. Fifteen clubs participated in the event, held at Nottingham University on July 5th and hosted by NOC. Well done to all participants, coaches and helpers.
"Devon Farming Community" bring home the bacon.
The Devon Junior team (Devon Farming Community) comprising Jonty Eaton-Hart, Grey Grierson, Harry McMurtrie, Christian Grierson and Flurry Grierson won the Junior trophy - The Happy Harvester - at last weekend's event (28th June), organised by WIM & WSX at the Rushmore Estate. Congratulations to all the team members.
(With acknowledgement to Chris Branford for the use of the photograph.)
The link below summarises the East Devon club coaching sessions being organised by Tessa Stone for summer 2015. Additional information may also be available on the events page of this website.
Please note date for Mutter's Moor event has been corrected to 14th June.