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CONCORDE CHASE AT COLD ASH
Berkshire Orienteers annual event, the Concorde Chase, attracted over 500 competitors and proved very popular with club members, several of whom had excellent runs through the forest at Cold Ash, near Newbury. The extremely muddy timber extraction tracks did not deter club junior Peter Markham M12 who came 1st on the Orange 2.8km course taking 51.40mins. On the longest course Harrison McCartney M18 was the highest placed Octavian Droober taking 1.11.09mins to come in 4th on the 11.8km course only 2.59mins behind the winner. Also on the Black course Mateusz Podsiadly M20 was 9th in 1.27.29mins.
Top woman on the Blue 7.6km course was Lesley Ross W45, in 1.02.19mins, and in 9th position overall. Alfie Bullus was the second best M16 on the same course taking 1.19.02mins. Top ten positions were earned by Chris Markham M10 7th on the White 1.6km course in 24.17mins, Ant Walker M50 3rd in 53.30mins on the Short Green 3.8km course and Stephen Elkington M18 10th in 59.44mins on the Short Blue 5.4km course.
An extra mid week event, organised by the British Army Orienteering Club, at Bramcote Barracks, near Nuneaton, gave club members an extra chance to compete on three courses. Top placed club members were: Mike Hampton 13th on the Blue 6.4km course in 46.24mins, Sheila Carey W65 7th on the Green 5.lkm course in 39.36mins and on the Light Green 3.7km course Janet Richardson W65 6th in 40.47mins.continued.....
27th Jan 2015
WMOA Fortnightly email 12/1/14:
Events coming up
Sat 17th: Telford Town Park http://www.wrekinorienteers.co.uk/
Sun 18th: Coopers Hill, Cotswolds http://www.ngoc.org.uk/
and Crich Chase, Peak District http://derwentvalleyorienteers.org.uk/
and Ffridd Mathrafal, Welshpool http://www.mid-wales-orienteers.org.uk/
Wed 21st Gamecock, Nuneaton http://baoc.info/events
Thu 22nd: Worcester Woods (night-O) http://harlequins.org.uk/leagues_wee.html
Sat/Sun 24th/25th: national coaching conference in Swindon http://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/index.php?pg=home&action=news&id=MzA5OQ==&rtn=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5icml0aXNob3JpZW50ZWVyaW5nLm9yZy51ay8=
Closing date: 17th Jan
Sat 24th: City Dash in Birmingham http://citydash.fire-hazard.net/ (Secret code for discount: RHZBCWK)
Sun 25th: Crewe urban http://www.deeside-orienteering-club.org.uk/
and Concord Chase, Newbury http://www.bko.org.uk/event/concorde-chase-cold-ash-25-jan-15
Closing date for both: 18th Jan
Events in the future that require advance registration:
8 Feb Southern Championships, Surrey http://www.mvoc.org/ Closing date: 25th Jan
15 Feb Midland Championships, Cannock Chase http://www.walton-chasers.co.uk/wchevents/midlands-championships/ Price rises after 16th Jan. Closing date: 8th Feb
28 Feb British Night Championships, Leeds Closing date: 22nd Feb
2-8 August Scottish 6 Days http://www.scottish6days.com/2015 Price rises after 31st Jan.
(See http://www.fabian4.co.uk/ for most other big events requiring advance registration.)
Wednesdays at 6.30: COBOC training @ Sutton Park coboc.org.uk
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7: WCH training http://www.walton-chasers.co.uk/
Saturdays at 4 pm: WYEVENT children's training @ Hereford Academy wyeventures.com
Saturdays at 9 am: Parkrun at 14 locations in the region http://www.parkrun.org.uk/events/events/
Congratulations to Octavian Droobers for winning the Laurie Bradley Score on New Year's Day. TSB Trophy winners: Stephen Elkington, Matt Hartland, Florence Lunn, Tabitha Lunn. http://harlequins.org.uk/fixtures.html (The Planner's Special Award goes to Matthew Elkington for clearing the course.)
WM League event 1 (Hartshill) http://www.octavian-droobers.org/od/results/2015/20150111hartshill/index.htm League table will appear later athttp://www.wmoa.org.uk/