Impressive Devon turn out and results!
Fifty five Devon members made the journey over the Severn to South Wales for the 2022 JK Festival of Orienteering. Everyone was rewarded with fantastic weather, great competition and first class terrain. There were also some notable Devon achievements, listed below, together with a few photogaphs which capture some of the flavour of the event. Well done to all club members who took part and particular congratulations to those on the podium!
Want some Christmas Cheer?
For the run up to Christmas -and beyond -Martin Yeo and Jemma Davie have put their collective heads together and come up with a fantastic collection of orienteering activities.
ExMas-O can be found here: ExMas-O
Today's Maprun meet at Holne Moor (23.8.20) was notable as being Alan Simpson's last appearance before leaving for Yorkshire. We took the opportunity to mark the occasion by presenting him with Life Membership of the Club, plus a present to remind him of Devon- a jigsaw of the former Smallhanger Waste map (one of many that former Club Member Noel Gould used to make).
Those present took advantage of the lovely weather to have a socially distanced picnic in the car park.
Thanks to Steve for organising the Maprun. Although some of us had technical problems, it was wonderful to be able to get out and orienteer again, especially on a technical area of Dartmoor.
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.
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
Killerton Park, Near Exeter
The Devon Relays and Individual Score Event take place on Sunday 22nd July in the wonderful setting of Killerton, (National Trust), near Exeter. Updated details of the event can be seen here: Events
This is a sociable and fun event - or you can take part as an individual in the one hour score event!
Entries should be sent to by 14th July. There will also be limited entry on the day for the relays.
One Hour Score Events
This year the club offered some informal street O races - 1 hour score events. Using simple street maps based on OpenStreetMapping ( http://www.oomap.co.uk) with controls being street furniture such as lamp posts , hydrants, signs etc. A mapping example is here.
Results of the four events, held in Exmouth, Exeter, Kingsteignton and Honiton are now available.
Sunday 15 April 2018
Results are now posted. Andy Reynolds (our controller) picked up a couple of ticks in the forest yesterday, so suggested that everyone has a good check of all those little nooks and crannies where ticks can hide!
Image courtesy of Lyme Disease Action: http://www.lymediseaseaction.org.uk
Sunday 18th September
The Club Championships will take place at Fire Beacon, near Sidmouth, on the 18th September, followed by a Bake-Off, lunch and the Club AGM. All Club members -and prospective club members -are welcome to attend!
Further details for the day are available under: Events