The club is pleased to announce:

Florence Lunn W14 has been selected to attend the national summer training camp organised by the Junior Regional Orienteering Squad association. She was nominated from the West Midlands Orienteering Squad having competed successfully at a number of major events. The training camp runs from 4 – 11 August at Lagganlia, near Aviemore, and will join 23 other athletes from around the UK.

Congratulations to Will Gardner M21 who will again represent GB this time in the World Cup 3 to be held in Halden, Norway, at the end of August. He will compete in the Long Distance and Relay race disciplines.

Elizabeth Urquhart has been appointed Team Manager for the GB team travelling to the World Trail Orienteering Championships taking place in Latvia in early August. Trail Orienteering is a form of orienteering where Paralympic and able-bodied competitors compete on an equal basis and, from a static position, determine the exact location of a point on a map to a correct one observed on features in woods, open areas and other terrain.

The OD team of Mike Hampton, Sheila and Pete Carey came 3rd at the British Sprint Mixed Relay race at Morpeth. The following day on the Urban race around Morpeth, Sheila was 3rd in 43.37mins on the 4km course. Peter was 6th, 56mins, and Mike Hampton 7th, 56.59mins, on the Mens Ultra Veteran 5.5km course

Quorn Urban race organised by Leicestershire Orienteering Club attracted club members and top 5 results were achieved by: 1st for Margaret Willdig W65 in 40.42mins on the Womens Ultravet 3.5km course, Mark Rookledge M50 5th on the Mens Open 8.3km course in 60.48mins, 5th for Chris McCartney M45 on the Mens Veteran 6.9km course in 50.13mins, 4th for Keith Willdig M65 in 40.28mins and 5th for Roman Kotecky M65 in 41.54mins on the 4.5km Mens Ultra Veteran course.

OD’s local event at Hartshill Hayes Country Park, near Nuneaton, organised by Roman Kotecky, attracted several new orienteers. The fastest navigators around the woods were Adam Landels M8 20.51mins on the Yellow course, Matt Bambrook M14 on the Orange, Bruce Bryant M60 on the Medium in 30.30mins and Alistair Landels M50 on the 42.06mins on the Long course.

12th June 2018


Florence running through the woods june 2018

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