(One of the features which Sue Hateley included on a regular basis within the Club Newsletter was the “Chairman’s Chat”. I hope to keep this going through the club website and MailChimp.)
We are now one week away from the CompassSport Cup and Trophy Finals, being held, of course, on Roborough Down, near Plymouth on Sunday 22nd October and being hosted, to my knowledge, by Devon OC for the first time, together with significant support from Cornwall Orienteering Club.
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
British Orienteering has announced the Junior Talent Squad for 2018 -and Flurry Grierson (Devon M15) has been named as one of the 10 males in the 15-18 age group. Well done Flurry!
There were some strong performances from Devon orienteers at the recent British Sprint and Middle distance championships held in Milton Keynes and Wendover Woods.
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.
& Chairman's Report 2016-17
The Chairman's Report from the AGM held on 24th September 2017 can now be seen here: Chairman's Report 2016-17
The agenda for the AGM can be viewed in this document:
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.
A strong contingent of Devon runners enjoyed two challenging days on orienteering on Hayle Towans last weekend.
Devon was well represented on the podium at the Scottish 6 Days -and there were a lot of other good performances from the strong contingent of club members who made the long journey to Deeside. A report from the TBGS team and a selection of photographs can be seen below.