These photographs are taken somewhere at Exeter University, snapped when I was planning the SW Sprint Championships last year. Some of you would have run past them on your courses. But where exactly are they? Have a look at your map of the University, or fly around in the 3D-view that's on google-maps. Clues available if you're finding it too tricky. And do you have a puzzle you want to set us? Damian Wilson
Please email any answers - or questions - to Damian at:
This message has now been re-inforced by British Orienteering's statement: "It is with great sadness that we are now in a position where all orienteering activities in the UK have to be suspended with immediate effect."
We will, of course, get up and running again as soon as circumstances allow; details will appear on the website and in the club's Newsletter.
Where possible we will seek to re-arrange cancelled events and activities to a later date so that all of the hard work and effort of the Planner, Organiser and Controller are not in vain!
In the mean time, if you have anything which you would like to post on the website or in the Newsletter (reports of recent or not-so-recent events and activities, ideas about keeping fit, training tips etc) then please send them in!
POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
Devon Orienteering Club's Chief Coach - Damian Wilson writes - We have provisional permission from the National Trust, to use Ashclyst Forest for our spring coaching.
Drop me an email if you're interested in attending, so I can gauge interest, and also have an idea of the sorts of things you'd want to focus on.
Interland Cup Success!
Tom Perry (Yr 11) ran for England at the Interland Cup this weekend. This is a competition against teams from two parts of Belgium (Wallonia and Flanders), Netherlands and France. Tom was first home for the England boys in the U17 race, narrowly finishing 4th overall, and helping England win the Junior and overall Interland Cups this year. Well done Tom!
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.