Final League Table 2018-19
The final league table of the year is now available: Devon League (Final) 2018-19
Congratulations to all of the winners on the respective courses, listed below. For this season, the results are based on the best 3 out of 5 events.
Certificates will be presented to the winners at the Club Championships on 30th June at Killerton. Well done everyone who took part at some stage during the season!
A small band of intrepid DEVON club members trekked to Yorkshire to compete in the British Long Distance Orienteering Championships, held on Arncliffe and Kilnsey North. Open, windswept dales interspersed with limestone pavements, gullies and drystone walls to catch the unsuspecting runner!
Thursday 23rd May
Join us on Thursday evening, 23rd May at Exeter Quays to try out Maprun. Matt Atkins has planned an event using the MapRun app that works from your Smart Phone.
Permanent Orienteering Course
The Permanent Orienteering Course at Haldon Forest Park is now open!
We are delighted that, with the support of Forestry England, the volunteer efforts of Devon Orienteering club members together with funding from the Rural Development Programme England, the permanent course at Haldon has been remapped, new posts have been installed, new courses planned and maps printed.
For details about the range of courses, and how maps may be obtained, see: Haldon Permanent Orienteering Course
South West Middle Distance Championships, Sunday 19th May
Results, reports and more photos can be seen on the event page
South West Sprint Championships
Please pre-enter via this link: www.fabian4.co.uk - and although it is a championship event, as usual "all ages, all abilities, all welcome"!
Sprint and Urban events are really enjoyable. If you have not done so before, why not give it a try? We very much hope to see you there. For details see: Events
Runners from Devon represented England in the World Schools' Championships in Estonia last week, and performed strongly. Flurry Grierson has also provided a report, attached below.
More than 60 club members attended the JK this year, and performed strongly, despite the heat!
It is with great sadness that we heard that Sue Gard passed away on Maundy Thursday after a short illness. Sue was a keen orienteer, and had been an active member of Devon Orienteering Club in the 1980s and 1990s. She actively supported Junior orienteering, and supported the South West squad at National Events. More recently she had moved to Somerset and continued to run with Quantocks Orienteers. Sue was very gently spoken, and always enjoyed a chat before or after a run. She was often accompanied by her collie. Our thoughts are with Bill and the family at this sad time.
Would you like to learn how to orienteer? Devon OC is running a five week beginners course at Haldon Forest Park on Wednesday evenings in late April and May.