South West Middle Distance Championships21/22 October 2023 Studland, Isle of Purbeck

View of the start, day 1
View of the start, day 1
Credit: John Chesters
Last updated: Tue 31 Oct 2023

Congratulations to the Devon successes at the SW Middle Distance Championships on Studland Dunes. 

A good number from Devon were attracted to a weekend's competition in a beautiful corner of South Dorset, some returning to the dunes, first used last year, and some who had heard how good the area was.

This weekend was organised by Wessex OC, featuring a middle distance event, i.e. shorter courses, but with lots of controls, on a small but complex sand dune area by the sea, and overlooking Poole Harbour. This was followed up by the SW league fixture on Sunday on the nearby Agglestone Heath, which itself has some complex areas that seem to catch many people out.

Day 1 - Studland Dunes


M45 Ben Chesters

M55 Andy Reynolds

W50 Cat Edwards

M75 Tom Lillicrap

W60 Dawn Williamson


M65 Adrian Taylor

W50 Karen Baker

W55 Alison Reynolds


W50 Robin Carter

Day 2 - Agglestone Heath SWOL

Brown: 2nd  Ben Chesters (M45),  7th Ben Perry (M16)

Full results here