After eight events
Devon League Table (Following Bicton and East Budleigh Commons Event):
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.
Congratulations to the following members of the club who won their respective classes at the SW Sprint champs at Blandford Forum last Sunday...
M14 Fraser Dixon
M16 Reuben Vasey
M18 Harry Fox
M35 Ben Chesters
M70 Tom Lillicrap
Full results at www.wimborne-orienteers.co.uk
Following in the footsteps of Devon Juniors Ellie Stone and Grey Grierson, Harry McMurtrie (M18) has been selected to participate in this year’s national junior elite training and racing camp in Stockholm, Sweden in August. Harry is one of 18 juniors (nine male and nine female) to be selected from across the country, based on their results at national events this season. Well done Harry!
Scotland Summer Talent Camp
Further good news of Flurry Grierson's orienteering progress! After competing in the selection races over the year, he has been selected for this year's Talent Camp and the Pre-Junior World Orienteering Championships 2018 camp, taking place this summer in Scotland.
Saturday, 17th June
Devon OC are organising a Level C Controllers' course on Saturday 17th June at Ilsington Village Hall, Bovey Tracey in South Devon. The course will be for a full day, so is likely to run from 10.00 to 16.00. It will be led by Roger Hargreaves, with practical exercises on a nearby area of Dartmoor.
If you would like to attend, please contact Andy Reynolds: 01548 580058 or
The latest edition of the Club newsletter (May 2017) is now available, and contains a number of interesting articles and reports on recent events.
British Orienteering Champion 2017 (M70)
Great news -Tom Lillicrap, Devon, is the M70 British Orienteering Champion 2017! The Championships were held on 6th May at High Dam in the southern Lake District. Tom was also a member of the Devon M60 relay team the following day, with Rob Parkinson and Nicholas Maxwell, who came a creditable 8th out of 25 teams.
For details of funeral arrangements and thanksgiving service please see below.
Club members will be sad to hear that Peter Flick passed away this morning, 3rd May 2017, in the RD&E, Exeter. Through his hashing connections, Peter was known universally as "Biggles". He had been a long-standing member of the club and contributed whole-heartedly to tasks associated with numerous club events -and to the work of the club committee -for many years. Please see the tribute below, written by Roger Green.
Palermo, Sicily, April 2017
World Schools' Orienteering medal winning performances!
Flurry Grierson and Obbie Fox have been enjoying themselves on the podium in Sicily at the World Schools' Orienteering Championships! Two silver medals - stunning results!