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Recent Results Roundup

OD Juniors competed in the national interclub Peter Palmer Relays held in South Yorkshire at Tankersley Woods, near Sheffield. The popular 6 leg event with team members starting in the dark with head torches to later runners welcoming in the dawn saw the enthusiastic talented athletes take a great second place. The team was made up of Felix and Ollie Lunn, Ollie Flippance, Pippa Smart, and Isla Prince, Josie Smart and Florence Lunn running the yellow course leg together and Sam Leadley ran the final leg. An additional 4 leg relay event took place at daybreak and Nathan Chapple and Tabitha Lunn were both 1st on their legs, Lewis Oxtoby was 2nd and Jacob Oxtoby had a good run but missed a control, unfortunately, as they had an impressive lead.

Peter Palmer 2018 junior OD team


Senior Home International results saw England triumph over Scotland, Ireland and Wales with 57 points, Scotland second with 45 after the individual and relay events. Running for England OD’s Will Gardner was 5th in the M21 Elite and Matthew Elkington 14th in the individual race run over 12.3km and Kirsten Strain was 14th running for Scotland. In the relays Matt Elkington’s team was 1st in the Mens A Relay and Will Gardner’s team 1st in the Mens B Relay race.

Several podium places were achieved by OD orienteers at both the British Sprint and Middle Championships at Bath University and in the Mendips, Somerset. Around Bath University Campus Barry Elkington M60, club chairman, was 3rd in the Mens M60 A Final, Florence Lunn was 2nd in the W14 A Final and Anne Straube was 2nd in the W40 A Final

There were two champions from Octavian Droobers Orienteering Club at the Middle Distance British Championships: Juliette Soulard W45 1st in 39.08mins on the 4.2km course for her age class and Lesley Ross W50 1st in 35.33mins on her 3.9km course.     Other podium places were won by: Sheila Carey W70 2nd 27.11 on the 2.3km course, Florence Lunn W14 2nd in 31.01mins on the 3km course, Anne Straube W40 3rd in 41.16mins on the 4.6km course Alistair Landels M50 2nd in 33.52mins on the 4.8km course, Hilary Simpson W75 3rd in 41.07mins on the 2.3km course and Duncan Birtwistle M21 2nd in 33.42 on the 6.1km course.

11th Sept 2018


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British Sprint Champs.

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Medal winners at the British Middle Distance Championships.

Lincoln Urban, Coventry and amazing maize results.

Orienteering around Lincoln City at the East Midlands Urban League event attracted several OD members. Mike Snell M60 was 8th in 45.09min on the 5.73km Mens Super Vet course and Keith Willdig M65 was 6th in 37.58mins and Mike Hampton M70 10th in 39.21mins on the Mens Ultra Vet 4.35km course. Margaret Willdig W65 was 3rd in 40.03mins, Sue Bicknell W70 8th in 42.19mins and Sue Hallett W70 9th in 42.47mins on the Womens Ultra Vet 3.49km course.

The Maize Maze orienteering challenge at Elton Farm, near Gloucester, is always a novel attraction, and this location was used as the Chairman’s annual Challenge for North Gloucester Orienteering Club. The maze theme this year was Pirates – a skull and cross bones, a ship and a pirate of course. There were several different courses and prizes were awarded in various categories and both Liz Phillips W50 in 21.11mins and Felix Lunn M16 in 15.56mins came away with prizes on the Linear 2 course, finding the 13 controls in the maze with an optimal distance of 2.5km.

The club welcomed many new orienteers to Memorial Park, Coventry, and organiser Chris Dwyer planned 4 courses to suit beginners and experienced competitors. The short easy 1.9km course with 12 controls placed around the park was won by new junior Finn Prince M12 in 20.58mins. Damien Dear M21, also a first timer easily won the Short Sprint 2.5km course finding the 16 controls in 13.33mins. Mike Snell M60 was 1st on the Medium 3.4km course in 22.02mins, Matt Bambrook M14 was 2nd in 24.54mins and Liz Phillips W50 was 3rd in 26.49mins. The 45 mins score, find as many controls in the time limit, was won by Alistair Landels M50, Damien Dear M21 was 2nd and Rob Bambrook M45 3rd.