Wrekin Orienteers Invite you to an WMOA urban league race at Jubilee Park Whitchurch. Whitchurch is an interesting small town with dating back to Roman times. The map has recently been updated and is by award winning carographer Road Postlethwaite. Entries on the day only. Flyer here
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.
Thanks for another good turnout at Telford Town Park.
Those that had not punched control 112 have been reinstated.
(The flag went missing for a while, but the control box was still attached to the tree)
Look forward to seeing you all next week at Wombridge Telford
Great to see so many new people trying orienteering at Lilleshall Hall on Tuesday night, as well as many old friends. Thanks go to Craig Storey for planning and running the event. We hope to see you again at Town Park Telford on May the 8th..
Results and Split times between controls are available here
The programme for the 2018 Summer Series is now on our events web pages. The series is a great opportunity to come and try orienteering in a low key informal way. There's plenty of support if you need it and no special equipment needed. Juniors and beginners are very welcome and its also a good way of topping up your technique skills if your already experienced but could be better!
Routegadget is now live for yesterdays Compass Sport Cup Round here
Todays Compass Sport Cup and Trophy Results have been posted on the results pages here
Final details for Sundays Compass Sport Cup are up on the events pages...... and here... please read carefully as there is important detail particularly around parking and safety..Thanks..
Team captains for CSC and CSTrophy need to use the online entry system at Fabian4 for this event link here:
Details of the upcoming round of the Compass Sport Cup and Trophy on March 11th 2018 are now available here
Nesscliffe is interesting area of mature forest and heathland with many small sandstone cliffs (and one or two massive cliffs, not viable route choices!). Adrian Pickles as planner will be setting some challenging courses, concentration will be vital right to end to avoid costly errors. We look forward to welcoming you to this lovely part of Shropshire.
Results, Splits and Routegadget are now on our Results 2018 pages.
Thanks for a great turnout at todays race. Ian Hopkins did a great job of planning the courses and Pete Jones revising the map with very limited time constraints on access. Thanks to Barry McGowan for controlling. Thanks also to the little platoon of Wrekin volunteers who make staging these events easy.
Please upload your route to Routegadget is good to see other routes and it helps us plan better courses.
With limited access to Lizard Hill courses were armchair planned in advance. When access was granted I had to abandon these courses and start again. Lots of paths had disappeared or were overgrown. Lots of leaf litter and wind-blow damage made paths indistinct for juniors. In the end Yellow and Orange had a short section of tapes.
I tried to use parts of Pete Jones updated map to visit control sites not used before, hence the siting of the finish and rather long walk back to assembly.
I hope my courses visited bits of the Gallops not previously used on Blue and Brown.
Hope you all enjoyed the woods and avoided the worst of the brambles
One Sombrio Left Handed glove.
One Silva - general map reading compass
Please comment below if they are yours and I'll make sure the message is passed on.
Final details of the WML Race 3 at Lizard Hill Near Shifnal are available here..and on the events 2018 pages
The Christmas Eve Fun Run/Walk attracted 33 GPA's GMA's, Moms, Dads, children and runners to Forest Glen
After choosing 1 of the 3 routes, most made it to the windy summit before descending for the clubs mince pies, choc bars , warm punch or hot chocolate.
Details and Instructions for this festive classic can be found here..dont for get to post your finish photos via our Facebook and twitter accounts good luck!! (N.B image does not guarantee selection of choccy when you arrive...and does not imply a contract)