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.
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.