Provisional results from todays Boreatton Park YBT/WML event here..
Mike Callow has compiled the comments made in the little blue book at the end of the Choc-O. From glancing through them seems most of you could barely stand let alone write anything intelligent.....but seriously all the thanks are very welcome and appreciated by Adrian Pickles who put in a huge amount of work to produce this fun event.
For the non orienteers who enjoyed the choc-O please come along to our street events or any of our upcoming local races, you dont have to be a member just show up and we will get you started.
Thanks for coming last night, a good night followed by an excellent social meal at the Masala, for those that could make it
I have done some simple results, based on correct answers and who finished quickest, within time and penalised those that came back outside time.
Please comment below and I will send them out for you.
Next Tuesday event is Feb 12th at Wellington parking(free) by the swimming pool or as near possible,followed for those that wish either a Curry or Fish and chips restaurant.
Final details are now posted on the 2019 events page and here
Wrekin Orienteers club dinner will be at The Swan at Forton near Newport on:
Saturday 2nd February. Sitting down at 7pm.
The Menu is a Carvery (Vegetarian option of a Nut Roast) a choice of pudding;
Apple pie with custard, Lemon meringue, Toffee cheesecake, Chocolate fudge cake or ice-cream.
£15 - Adults / £10 - Children. Coffee £1 extra.
Mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with numbers and pudding choice.
Clive and Sharron Richardson
The Wrekin Computer has been whirring away and finally come up with this years (sorry last years) Club Champions...Congratulations...trophies will be presented at the Club Dinner.
WREKIN Orienteers Night Street Score Events 2019
Coming very soon three fast paced night time races kindly organised by Richard Lewis
Score event with 45 minutes to visit as many controls as possible. Finding controls means gaining points, being late back loses points.
The controls will be numbers or colours of street objects like lampposts, hydrants and front doors. You will need a torch, a pencil, a timing device, a map case, some Hi-Viz clothing and road shoes. You could take a compass and whistle.
Mass Start at 7.00 p.m. Cost: £1.00.
There will be a designated social venue to visit after the event. Indian or Fish and Chips. Details on the night.
Enquiries to Richard Lewis at email@example.com
Course Results are available for todays Club Champs, Steves working on the handicaps etc..so check back later.
Our guests Steve Rush and family from BOK took some fantastic photos and are available here
Back by popular demand...probably the toughest way to earn a chocolate bar.....but definitely the most satisfying.....its CHOC-O 2018.
You thought Clives courses were tough, Adrian Pickles is the new Willy Wonka for this year and he and his team of Oompa Loompas have been busy planting controls posts all over the Mynd with a mere 16kms for the longest course, there are also two shorter courses for the more sensible.. further details here
John and Rebecca have organised and planned the 2018 Club Champs on the Sunday the 6th January 2019 at Lilleshall National Sports Centre. Seniors have a two part course a 2 part score/normal O hybrid which is going to be interesting. Mike Callow is doing his punch and mince pies so should be great fun....and obviously a very serious competition. Details here and on the events page
Todays results and splits are here and on the Results pages. Routegadget to follow shortly.
Final Details for Sundays West Midland Champs and WM League race are available here
Due to a very last minute change withdrawal of permissions for The Ercall we have had to move the event to Telford Town Park. This area will test your leg speed and route choice will be critical. we hope to see you all on Rememberance Sunday...
Coaching for beginners, Nesscliffe Hill Nr Shrewsbury Shropshire.
Date: Saturday, October 27th, 2018
Parking at Grid Reference: SJ 389 198
Dogs: No dogs on the courses
Start Times: 10:30 - 12:00
This session will be aimed at beginners/white or yellow/TD1-2 AND improvers/orange/TD3.
We will be looking at basic skills and good habits, trying different types of orienteering.
You will need to come with appropriate footwear (o’ shoes or old trainers will do) and a waterproof. You might like to bring a drink.
Facilities: none, go before you come.
Please let me know if you intend to come by Monday 22nd October so that I can prepare enough maps and helpers – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need any further information please get in touch.
Thank you, Andy Clough
Tove Alexandersson (current world champion in at the recent worlds in Estonia) thought she'd have a go at trail running on her hols by entering the world champs in Glen Coe, and smashes a world-class field..just shows the level of our elite orienteers..
Congratulations to Di on winning the W50 class at the Welsh Champs held at Newborough on Anglesey on Sunday. Di tells me her mum was born in Betws y coed so qualifies under the "Ifor Powell precedent" (for those long term members)
There was another notable performance from Clive Richardson who (according to the BOF results) managed to finish 9th and 67th on Blue...was the 67th the practice run?
Another super turnout for Stanmore last night. Results and Splits available here