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Euro selection - Congratulations to Matthew Elkington who has been selected to represent GB in the Euromeeting taking place in September in Denmark.

TAMAR TRIPLE – Devon Coast and Exeter University campus
The biannual event this year was enjoyed by several club members and blessed with fine weather and sunshine. The first of the three races were held around the extensive Exeter University Campus and Alistair Landels M50 was the winner on the Mens Veteran 4.6km course taking 36.29mins with Alistair Powell M40 5th in 38.52mins. Lesley Ross W50 was 2nd in 35.01mins on the Womens Veteran 4km course.

The 2nd and 3rd races were held on the huge sand dunes at Braunton Burrows on the north Devon coast. The first race, long, saw Alistair Landels coming 5th on the 10km Black course in 79.15mins as was Alistair Powell in 76.17mins on the Brown 8.6km course. Bruce Bryant M60 had a great win on the 4.6km Green course taking 45.38mins. Rupert Powell M10 was 1st on the White 1.9km course taking 15.43mins. Rachel Alexander W60 was 4th on the Very Short Green 3.5km course in 82.17mins.

The middle distance race saw more club successes: 1st for Lesley Ross on the W40 4km course taking 36.25mins, 3rd for Juliette Soulard on the W45 38.35mins, 3rd for Liz Phillips on the W50 3.1km course in 36.19mins and 7th for Jill Emmerson in 39.59mins. Juniors took 1st, 2nd and 3rd places on the White 1.5km course – Rupert Powell 12.09mins, Adam Landels 15.25mins and Edward Powell 15.47mins. Alistair Landels was 5th on the M21 5.2km course in 37.59mins and Alistair Powell M40 4th on his 5.2km course in 60.44mins. Chris McCartney M45 was 9th on the 4.5km course in 46.30mins. On the M60 4km course, 4th went to Bruce Bryant 36.52mins, 6th Barry Elkington 39.02mins and 9th Andy Emmerson 42.01mins.

Lichfield Urban Race - Successes recorded at Lichfield West Midlands Urban League event staged by Walton Chasers were: Lewis Oxtoby M14 3rd on the 3.2km Mens Junior course in 42.39mins, Sam Leadley M18 3rd in 50.52mins on the Mens Open 7.5km course and Kin Kwan Kwok M21 was 5th in 51.58mins, Mike Wheeler M45 3rd in 40.40 and Chris McCartney M45 4th in 41.41mins on the Mens Super Vet 6km course, Mike Snell M60 4th on the Mens super Vet 4.6km course in 32.35mins, Roman Kotecky M65 4th in 30.26mins on the Mens Ultra Vet 3.5km course and Rob Smart was 1st on the 2.9km course in 30.29mins.

Pippa Smart W16 was 2nd in 23.24mins and Josie Smart W14 3rd in 28.39mins on the Womens Junior 3.2km course. Nadine Wright W21 won the 6km Womens Open course taking 64.11mins, Lesley Ross W50 was 4th in 35.04mins and Liz Phillips W50 5th in 39.51mins on the Womens Veteran 4.6km course. Sheila Carey W70 was 5th on the Womens Super Vet 3.5km course in 36.11mins. Sue Hallett W70 was 2nd in 34.21mins on the 2.9km Womens Ultra Vet course

5th June 2018


World University Orienteering Championships

Matthew Elkington and Nathan Lawson, both from Sheffield University, have been selected to represent British Universities in the World University Orienteering Championships. The club wishes them well at the event to be held 17 – 21 July in Finland.

World Orienteering day

Nearly 200,000 participants from 64 countries at 1121 events have been recorded so far as attending the World Orienteering Day. Octavian Droobers had a most successful event at Kenilworth, in Abbey Fields Park and around the town. 113 participants plus many friends and families had a great time and organisers, Andy Heath and Kerrie Flippance, with lots of help from club members, were very pleased with the number of newcomers especially juniors running on the 5 courses.

The shortest course,1.8km, around the park saw Eoin Hankinson M14 1st in 10.14mins, Luke Cherry M14 2nd in 10.44mins and Ralph Ireland M12 3rd in 12.24mins. Christian Roberts M16 was 1st on the Park Orange 2.1km course in 9.58mins, 2nd Tom Schwarzer M16 11mins and 3rd David Knott M14 11.02mins. On the Park 4.5km medium course Anne Straube W40 was 1st in 26.24mins, Alicia Roberts W18 2nd in 27.26mins tying with Andy Emmerson M60.

On the Urban courses around the town, which took in the new railway station, Ian Bond M35 was 1st in 27.11mins on the 4.3km course, Felix Lunn M16 2nd in 35.40mins and Michelle W45 and Jacob Oxtoby M14 3rd in 42.29mins. The Urban Long 6.2km course was won by Alistair Landels M50 in 47.12mins, David Oxtoby M45 was 2nd in 50.19mins and Ben Rauffet M21 was 3rd in 51.22mins.

One new junior, Josh Griffin, Year 5 at St Nicholas’ School, Kenilworth, was so keen to form a team for school orienteering competitions he showed some great initiative by designing and distributing a poster to encourage his classmates to come along.

29th May 2018


OD WOD Event 23 5 2018 Josh Griffin