The Yvette Baker Trophy is the major UK Junior competition and once again Devon's Juniors took part. And they won.
The race was dominated by BOK and DEVON. After counting 9 runners there was a tie. This meant the 10th runner had to be counted and the software showed BOK had won by 2 points. After the race manual calculations showed there was a software error. There was a difference of 2 points but it was DEVON on the right side with 980 points against 978 to BOK. Next was SO with 864 points. Tess Stone reports an excellent team effort and team spirit!
See this great video:
and some terrific pictures:
League Table (Final)
Congratulations to the twelve winners of the 2013/14 League! In particular, well done to two family groups: Isabelle and Francesca Perren Smart (Yellow and Orange courses) and to Sarah and Philip Tadd (Green course). Mention must also be made of Kim Boswijk, the only competitor to attend all seven events, and Meg Somers, second female in both the Orange and the Light Green in the same season!
The League events were well attended this year -let's see if we can improve on our previous best in 2014/15 for which details will follow shortly.
Several members of the club were victorious at Inny Foot recently.
Carol Pearce navigates to victory in W65 class
Forthcoming events in Devon (Part 2)
The club is keen to encourage wider involvement in what we do. Two posters are attached: please send them on to others who may be interested and are new to the sport.
Well done to all the club members who mastered the complexities of the terrain at the JK in South Wales over Easter. A selection of photos and a brief report can be seen on the Club facebook page. Full results can be found at JK2014 results.
Great news via Rob Parkinson: "Congratulations to Tess Stone who solved the sand dune puzzle at Merthyr Mawr in South Wales this weekend and is Welsh Champion. Ellie Stone also ran well, and was second in W18. Well done girls!"
National Osteoporosis Society
It is now just over a year since the horrendous accident that took the lives of four young people when they were caught in an avalanche in Glencoe, Scotland, on 19th January 2013. Many people may remember that one of those killed was former Devon Orienteering Club member Tom Chesters, son of current club members Ruth and John, and brother of Ben, who runs for Sarum, but regularly attends Devon Orienteering Club events.
East Devon CATI Events 2013/14
Please see the 2013/14 schools league table below, compiled after the 3 East Devon CATI (Come and Try It) events since September 2013.
Junior and Senior Score Champions
Well done to Torquay Boys Grammar School who are British Schools Junior and Senior Score champions following their successful weekend in Newcastle. Both teams showed their strength in depth with good runs throughout.