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URBAN AND MOORLAND RESULTS
The delayed final of the UK Urban League 2017 was held at Castle Vale, near Birmingham on Saturday and Nathan Lawson M21 was the winner of the Mens Senior Race taking only 41.03mins to find 31 controls on the 8 km course, Kin Kwan Kwok M21 was 5th in 53.04mins. Chris McCartney M45 was top OD runner on the Veteran Mens 6.8km course in 44.54mins. Mike Snell was 6th on the Supervet Mens 5.8km Course in 41.54mins. Mike Hampton M70 was 6th in 40.47mins on the 5km Ultravet Mens course. Adam Landels M10 was 3rd on the Young Junior Mens 2km course.
Kirsten Strain W21 was 4th in 57.43mins and Nadine Wright W21 5th in 59.24mins on the Senior Womens 6.8km course. On the Vet Womens course Liz Phillips W50 was 4th and took 49.23mins to complete the 5.8km course. Joanne Leigh W50 was 4th on the Supervet Womens 5km course in 49mins. On the Ultravet 4km course Sheila Carey was 3rd in 36.34mins and Karin Kirk W70 5th in 42.36mins.
After 19 races throughout the UK several top 10 places were achieved by club members in the 2017 league calculated from the 7 best runs by: Liz Phillips 4th in the Womens Vet class, 5th Chris McCartney, Mens Vet class, and 9th places by David Chandler Mens Open, Mike Hampton Ultravet Men and Sheila Carey Ultravet Women.
On Sunday the UK Urban League/West Midlands Urban League 2018 event was held around Birmingham University Campus. The two-part sprint race for Senior Men was dominated by OD as Nathan Lawson was 1st with an overall time of 32.28mins, 2nd for Matthew Elkington, 33.18mins, 3rd for Kin Kwan Kwok, 39.37mins and a 5th place for Duncan Birtwistle, 39.51mins. Rob Bambrook was placed 3rd in a combined time of 43.22mins on the Veteran Mens class. Barry Elkington, 6th in 40.26mins was fastest OD in the Supervet Mens class.
Eoin Hankinson was the winner of the Junior Mens class with an overall time of 52.03mins. Liz Phillips was 3rd overall on the Vet Womens class in a time of 51.37mins. Joanne Leigh was fastest OD on the Supervet Womens class taking 7th place in a time of 64.45mins. Sheila Carey was 2nd on the Ultravet Womens class in 51.17mins and Karin Kirk 6th. continued.....
19th June 2018
World Orienteering day 2017
Alistair Powell, club captain, competing at the British Orienteering Championships in the Lake District on 6 May 2017.
Photo Wendy Carlisle
JK 2017 Ultra Veteran Champions
Will Gardener with M21 Midlands Championship Trophy
Mark Pawsey MP and Mayor of Rugby Councillor Sally Bragg
Martin Ward at Rugby
Liz Phillips on the podium.
Laurie Bradley Winners 2017
Juniors with trophies at West Midlands Orienteering Championships
OD Juniors 3rd in the YBT National Finals 2016
Julie Emmerson 2016 British Champion (Robert Lines Photography)
After surviving the snow on Kilnsey Moor on Day 3, Easter Sunday, these three intrepid Droobers, Peter Carey, Sheila Carey and Barry Elkington, took their place on the podium gaining a 2nd place, on Day 4 at Storthes Hall near Huddersfield, in the Ultra Vets Relay.
2nd in the Junior Relay Race at the JK2016 Easter International Orienteering Festival.
Barry at the Compass Sport Cup March 2016
Schools Champs runner
Schools Champs runner
FOUND: A set of (car?) keys found in an EMIT box. Contact Rob for their return.