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.
Hosted by Devon OC
Two forthcoming south-west championship events, hosted by Devon OC, have recently gone live on Fabian4 - so please help the organising team by entering early!
For links to event details and event entries see: www.fabian4.co.uk
Sunday 17th March Quantocks
Great Devon turn-out for the Compass Sport Cup Qualifier!
Ruth Chesters, our Club captain, writes...
Well done, and thank you, to the 55 Devon members who took part in the Compass Sport Cup Qualifier. It was an excellent team performance which enabled us to give Bristol Orienteering Klub some serious competition. We were only 43 points adrift of the team that finished third in last year’s final, and were winners of the Compass Sport Cup in 2017!
The competition rules allow for an extra final place to be available in any qualifier in which one of last year’s top three take part. This means that, by coming a close second to BOK, Devon has also reached the 2019 final. Therefore, fellow Devon members, please put October 20th 2019 in your diary. It would be great to have as many of you as possible representing your club in the Compass Sport Cup Final, at Pippingford Park, East Sussex.
Let’s aim to improve on the 9th place that Devon achieved in 2018. More details of the final will be coming soon.
The majority of Devon events have the same starting times and entry fees. However, occasionally they differ so do check the web site for any changes for specific events.
Final League Table
Here is the final league table for the Devon and Cornwall Night League 2018/19 together with background information. Congratulations to each of the class winners!
Roger Hargreaves, KERNO, League Compiler.
Wednesday 20th March, Ilsington, Devon
Alan Simpson is running an Organisers' Course for people with previous experience who may, at some stage, organise a national (old level "B") event. The course is supported by SWOA and is open to all south-west clubs. Devon OC is particularly keen to see people develop their skills as event officials. Please sign up if you fit the bill!
Details: Level B Organisers' Course
All ages, all abilities, all welcome!
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
Sunday 16th December
Mutter's Moor event results and planner's & controller's comments are now available on the results pages
If you are keen on Night Events -and are an occasional or regular participant in the Devon and Cornwall Night League -you may be interested in Cornwall Orienteering Club's Forest Christmas Event and Party on Saturday 15th December at Tehidy Park in Conrwall, with a mass start at 6.00pm. Please see details, and RSVP, on the link here: Night Flyer Tehidy