Following the Quantock Orienteers event last weekend, Tim Gent has processed the results and produced the final Devon League standings for 2019-20. Click here for them.
Congratulations to all who participated in the league this year, particularly course winners -
Ben Chesters (Brown), Tom Lewis (Blue), Ben Perry(Green),
Carol Pierce (Short Green), NGOC's Rose Taylor (Light Green),
Oliver Lewis of QO (Orange) and Harry Sawyer, winner on the Yellow course.
On Sunday 23rd Feb, Quantock Orienteers are holding an event in Ramscombe North, near Nether Stowey, in Somerset. This event forms part of the Devon OC league.
7 'colour coded' courses will be available, from White - very short and very simple, to Brown - very hard and long.
Find more info and entry link to the QO event click here.
All ages, all abilities, all welcome!
If you have not yet joined -or re-joined - for 2020:
Details about the different types of membership and how to join:
Senior - Adults aged 21 or over
Junior - Below the age of 21
Contact - Members of other British Orienteering affiliated clubs
2nd Report - from Sarah Clough
Night orienteering: this sounded like an exciting concept. A friend of mine who orienteers in Yorkshire has been night orienteering a few times, but they were urban events. This was in Haldon Forest, not somewhere I have ever explored, but it certainly sounded pretty hardcore by comparison.
First impressions from one competitor!
This was my first experience of night orienteering and one that will stay with me forever. I’m an experienced novice, capable of completing green but frequently make the same mistakes: running too far and consequently over shooting, this I attribute to my ultra-running background and lack of self-discipline whilst orienteering.
Report from one participant
I really enjoyed the orienteering I did last season so was keen to throw myself into it this season, but every event so far has clashed with an other significant annual event in my calendar, not anything I could escape from. So league event 5 was the first one I could make and I was pretty rusty, so I revised control symbols in the car with my friend Bill who I had brought along.
All you need to know!
Please see Matt Atkins guide to organising and planning a MapRun. Also attached is a simple guide to get new participants started. Hopefully, there will be opportunities in the coming months for club members to take part in MapRuns around the county.
Update after five events
Following the Woodbury Common event on 5th January, Tim Gent has updated the Devon League table, a copy of which can be seen here: Devon League
How are you getting on?
Sunday 5th January 2020
Results are now up on the event page, as well as the BOF website.