Club News by Karin Kirk news@octavian-droobers.org

GREAT TRAINING DAY FOR NEW JUNIORS … AND THEIR PARENTS

 

Nearly 30 juniors plus their parents, scout leaders and teachers, from Warwickshire, Coventry, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Worcestershire experienced some super orienteering training at Rough Close Scout Camp organised by Andy Emmerson.

There were many club helpers without whom it would not have been possible. We look forward to seeing them at our next events especially the Schools Orienteering Championships and representing the club in the Yvette Baker Trophy heat and other competitions.

 

 

ORIENTEERING SKILLS WEBSITE

I hope you might like to link to my orienteering skills website from OD club pages.

www.betterorienteering.org

Do get back to me with any questions.

Best wishes
Duncan Bayliss
Wrekin Orienteers

 

BRITISH NIGHT CHAMPIONSHIPS & CHILTERN CHALLENGE WEEKEND

A truly great weekend of orienteering was held at Hambleden, near Henley, overlooking the swollen Thames river. The pristine private woods provided some spectacular courses for the Saturday British Night Championships and the annual major fixture, the Chiltern Challenge on the next day.

 

The organisers, Thames Valley Orienteers, welcomed over 1000 entrants who ran through the beautiful beech trees and up and down the steep sided valleys and who were also treated to great views and occasional glimpses of hares, deer and yes, wallabies!

WEST MIDLANDS LEAGUE RESULTS AND GB SQUAD

 

The West Midlands League event at Hartshill Hayes Country Park, near Nuneaton was very well attended by runners from around the midlands, including many new families. On the shortest course Imogen Allen W10 from Walton Chasers was 1st in 21.05mins. First timer Philip Ainsley M21 raced around the Yellow 2.1km course in 18.32mins. Newcomer Radovan Pekarovic M35 was 1st on the Orange 2.7km course in 35.48mins and junior Rupert Powell M12 was 4th in 51.44mins. The winner in 38.04mins on the Light Green 3.2km course was Oscar Barnby M14 from Walton Chasers and Sian Gardner W60 was 2nd in 57.34mins.