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)
Wrekin Orienteers Club Championships 2017
Held at the JCA centre Condover Hall courtesy of Centre Manager Helen Jones. Planned, organised and everything else by Tony Callow using a 1:2000 scale map, technical help from the Parker Family, social lubrication from Mike Callow, mince pies from the Riley’s and trophy collection by Adrian Griffiths. Other people assisted in a number of small but vital on-the-day roles. Apologies if I have omitted to name someone who played a major part in all this.
This was a lot of fun- fast running, gate finding, step leaping, hedge weaving, concentrating navigation was needed to do these courses well. There 3 courses, all short at less than 2km, but with many controls, this combination put a premium on maintaining control and contact with the map whilst travelling as quickly as possible. Everyone started in the half hour between 11.30 and 12.00 and ran at least one course. The short start period kept the whole event compact for the organiser and provided competitive atmosphere on the courses; when you were out on your course there were people running in different directions all the time. Some of them in the right direction.
The more confident, more experienced and bravest competitors had to run two courses. They did this by running a second course after finishing for the first time. There was a special timed out gap between finishing the first and starting the second course. Another novel feature of the event was that some controls featured on both courses. This should have made them easier but even very experienced orienteers found that visiting a control for the second time was no guarantee of finding it as quickly as on the first visit.
Keep an eye on the website for the full results. The straight results are complicated enough to put together but to establish the final handicap results Club Captain Tom Lewis has many more sums to do. Calculating Handicap results is as much an art as a science and sometimes produces something beautiful and surprising. It could happen to you.
We had about 50 club members turn out and enjoy themselves. With an experienced orienteer doing practically everything the organisation was simple and effective. Perhaps we could do more of this sort of event for ourselves? We have a number of similar areas which are often used for the Summer Series, perhaps a winter sprint series would give us some competitive races to help keep us sharp and encourage more people to join in locally.
Next year’s Club Champs will take place at around the same time somewhere not far away. Further details will emerge in the fullness of time.
WREKIN ORIENTEERS Club Chairman
What fun day of sprint orienteering today at Condover, a big thank you to all who organised particularly Tony Callow and Steve and Molly on results.. not forgetting Mike Callow for the mulled wine and cakes..
Results and Splits here... Tom is doing all the prize calculations and they will be up soon..
Draw and compare routes from Sundays race here..
Full Results and Splits available here
Results from todays event are now on the British Orienteering website here . Detailed results and splits will be available soon.
Final details for next weeks West Midland League event hosted by Wrekin Orienteers are now available on the events page.
Alan Brown of NGOC is now taking orders for the Forest Challenge game ..looks like a nice Christmas Present for the Orienteer in your life! See attached file for details..
Congratulations to our teams at the recent West Midland Relays held at Hartlebury. It was great to see so many Wrekin Members competing and supporting each other.
We also welcome Adrian Pickles as the new Club Chairman and thank you again to Di Jacks for an amazing job
The flyer for the upcoming Wombridge WM league event is available here and on the events 2017 pages.
Adrian scored some decent points in helping England take the title at the Veteran's Home Internationals.
The Individual race at Inshriach was spectacularly tough both physically and technically.
Well done Adrian.
Good Luck to Adrian Pickles who is competing at the Veteran Home Internationals at Inshriach near Aviemore, Scotland this weekend. https://www.basoc.org.uk/events/wolf-inshriach-24-sep-2017
Adrian has been selected to run for England in the M60 age class, and has a start time of 9:57.
Good Luck Adrian.
Thank you to the National Trust for once again allowing us to use the Longmynd for our annual John Bennison Long O event.
If you were the first male or female on your course, please contact us and we will dispatch your prize.
I have attached some pictures (from Mike Callow) of the very changeable weather on the day..