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MIDLANDS CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND
Many club members entered the big midlands championship weekend, but the beast from the east scuppered the Midlands Championship, scheduled to be at Belvoir Castle, on Sunday, fortunately the Saturday middle distance went ahead at Irchester Country Park, Northamptonshire. Leicestershire Orienteering club staged this race and there were some exceptional fast runs from the club.
On the long 10.8km course Nathan Lawson M21 found all 34 controls in 34.49mins ahead of William Gardner M21 36.50mins and Mateusz Podsiadly M21 was 9th in 47mins. Alistair Landels was top runner on the 9.2km M50 course taking 39.17mins just 14 seconds ahead of Martin Ward M50 from South Yorkshire, and Chris McCartney M45 was 8th in 45.09mins. Paul Gregson was 2nd in 98.59min on the 10.8km M35 course and Mykyta Chubynsky was 4th M40 in 73.20mins on the same course. David Lawson took 5th place in 38.07mins on the M55 8.2km course. Rob Bambrook was 9th in 53.24mins on the M45 9.2km course. Three OD’s were in the top 10 on the M60 class 8.2km course, Richard Gardner 3rd in 42.13mins, Bruce Bryant 5th 46.09mins and Andy Emmerson 6th in 46.36mins. Trevor Simpson was 5th M75 in 70.23mins on the 5.5km course
The ladies had some great results and Lesley Ross was the fastest W50 on her 7.3km course in 36.13mins and Anne Straube was also the fastest W40 on her 8.2km course in 41.14mins. Kirsten Strain was 2nd on the 9.2km W21 course taking 49.57mins. On the W45 7.2km course Juliette Soulard was 2nd in 45.40mins. Michelle Oxtoby was 9th in 69mins on the W45 course. Liz Phillips was 5th in 47.49mins and Jill Emmerson 9th in 57.07mins on the W50 course. 3rd W65 place went to Margaret Willdig on the 5.5km course and Jane Stew was 8th W60 in 63.45mins on the same course. On the W70 4.5km course Sheila Carey was 2nd in 36.09mins, Sue Bicknell 6th in 53.52mins and Carolyn Marr 7th in 55.33mins and Hilary Simpson was 4th W75 in 50.12mins on the same course.continued.....
21st March 2018
World Orienteering day 2017
Alistair Powell, club captain, competing at the British Orienteering Championships in the Lake District on 6 May 2017.
Photo Wendy Carlisle
JK 2017 Ultra Veteran Champions
Will Gardener with M21 Midlands Championship Trophy
Mark Pawsey MP and Mayor of Rugby Councillor Sally Bragg
Martin Ward at Rugby
Liz Phillips on the podium.
Laurie Bradley Winners 2017
Juniors with trophies at West Midlands Orienteering Championships
OD Juniors 3rd in the YBT National Finals 2016
Julie Emmerson 2016 British Champion (Robert Lines Photography)
After surviving the snow on Kilnsey Moor on Day 3, Easter Sunday, these three intrepid Droobers, Peter Carey, Sheila Carey and Barry Elkington, took their place on the podium gaining a 2nd place, on Day 4 at Storthes Hall near Huddersfield, in the Ultra Vets Relay.
2nd in the Junior Relay Race at the JK2016 Easter International Orienteering Festival.
Barry at the Compass Sport Cup March 2016
Schools Champs runner
Schools Champs runner
FOUND: A set of (car?) keys found in an EMIT box. Contact Rob for their return.