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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 – email@example.com
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
Walton Chasers are holding an urban event near Cannock on July 24th. It is open to WREKIN members of other clubs
Tuesday July 24th2018
an Urban race at Heath Hayes, Cannock
As the usual limit on numbers attending Tuesday training will not apply this evening you are welcome to come and run at Heath Hayes, SE of Cannock on Tuesday July 24th.
Parking: District Centre (Tesco) car Park; GR 127/ 003 104, no time limit.
Event Structure: Two courses available, 5.6km and 4.1km. Note these are direct distances not the optimum route that is up to 30% longer. There currently is not a course for under the 16 years of age. A short junior course will be provided if requested.
Map: 1:5000 A4 waterproof as used in May 2017
Terrain: Reasonably flat modern urban estate and grassland with little traffic except on the main road. There is a large pond to avoid and some, un-runnable, woodland.
SIAIR punching will, hopefully, be enabled.
Registration and starts from 6.45pm until 7.15pm. In SE corner of car park.
Courses close at 8.15pm after which volunteers will be sought to collect in the controls. Your help would be much appreciated as this is a one-man- show.
Contact Ray Collins in advance by Tuesday morning if you want a run as maps will be limited to Walton Chasers members with very few spare copies.
Shropshire County Schools Games, July 3rd 2018
Wrekin maintained links with Energize Shropshire by staging the festival final for the primary school orienteering at the 2018 County Schools Games for them. Teams of 8 pupils had qualified to represent each of the six districts competing at the final,via the tier 2 district schools competitions held at various venues in Shropshire during the past few weeks.
Club coaches Tony and Andy,( with assistance from a group of Young Leaders from various Shropshire secondary schools) led the groups through some practice and site-familiarisation exercises before the exciting mass start main race.
This years winners in the closely contested 30 minute ‘score format’ final were from North Shropshire district. Very impressively they found all 20 controls in the time allowed, navigating quickly around Sundorne Leisure Centre and the adjacent community woodlands, despite the hot conditions.
All the competitors and assisting staff (and parents!) are very welcome to come along to any of the remaining Tuesday evening events for their next mini-adventure.
Pic (courtesy of Energize STW)
Teams scatter in all directions from the start flag.
Good turnout at last nights summer evening event, hope you all enjoyed the steps..it will look good on your Garmin!
Look forward to seeing you all next time.
The results of Tuesdays Summer evening event at Attingham are up on the results pages Great turnout thanks everyone!
MWOC are putting on a CATI on Sunday 1st July at Gregynog in the form of a Score event - 20mins, 30mins, 45mins or a 60mins. This will be using a 2018 revised map (by Rod Postlethwaite) using LiDAR and complies with ISOM 2017. Further details can be found by following the link below:-
Hope to see you all there.