One Hour Score Events
This year the club is offering a few other events to see whether there is a demand and interest in something different.
Our first offerings are informal street O races which are 1 hour score events.
Using simple street maps based on OpenStreetMapping ( http://www.oomap.co.uk) with controls being street furniture such as lamp posts , hydrants, signs etc. A mapping example is here.
British Orienteering Championships May 19th and 20th 2018
Congratulations to Ann Hughes, W75 British Champion in the long distance race on Saturday 19th May! Ann was one of four Devon runners who achieved a top ten place at the championships, including Ben Chesters M40, Rob Parkinson M60 and Mike Wimpenny M70.
(The photograph of Ann is from Whitchurch Common, 2015)
For details and results see:
General Data Protection Regulations 2018
I am very sorry to inform all club members of the particularly sad news that Graham Dugdale, M65, passed away last weekend. This will come as a huge and unexpected shock to all of those within the club who knew Graham.
Arrangements: The funeral service for Graham will take place at Holy Cross Church, Parson’s Hill, Whitwick, Coalville, near Ashby-de-la-Zouch on Thursday 31st May at 12.30. Details can be seen here: Funeral Arrangements
Please also note that the family are hoping to have a get together in Devon for Graham's friends, perhaps in Chudleigh, at some stage following the funeral. When further details are known, they will be posted on this website.
Spread the Word!
As well as planning for the forthcoming Tamar Triple (26th -28th May), the club is gearing up for the Summer Series of events, taking place between June and August. We are working hard to get a good turnout of newcomers and returners to the sport as well as current club members. So, please do what you can to spread the word, invite friends and get along yourself!
Representing Great Britain in Bulgaria
Congratulations to Flurry Grierson, M16, who has been selected to represent Great Britain in the 2018 European Youth Orienteering Championships, which are being held in Veliko Tarnovo , Bulgaria, 29th June- 1st July 2018.
The selection was over 6 tough selection races, the last of which was last weekend at the Northern Champs where he came 2nd in his age class in a field of 44. (See photograph.)
Flurry has also been selected for the Summer Talent Camp in the Lake District.
Final round results
League Positions after 5th and final round (following Ashclyst event):
The last event of the Winter series at Ashclyst Forest provided a real workout with good technical controls in a (rather wet and muddy) woodland setting.
Sunday 15 April 2018
Results are now posted. Andy Reynolds (our controller) picked up a couple of ticks in the forest yesterday, so suggested that everyone has a good check of all those little nooks and crannies where ticks can hide!
Image courtesy of Lyme Disease Action: http://www.lymediseaseaction.org.uk
Permanent Orienteering Courses in Devon: do you make good use of them? The club is currently carrying out a stock take of those permanent courses (POCs) in the county which we support, to help ensure they are fit for purpose and continue to offer an enjoyable experience to all who use them.
Well done to all Devon participants at the JK this weekend. Some great results. See below for some of the top ten places in the overall combined Middle and Long races. Devon also had a podium place in the Men's Short Relay.