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SHEFFIELD AND SHROPSHIRE RESULTS

The West Midlands league event at Lizard Hill, near Telford, Shropshire, was very popular and the results should help the club maintain its lead. Club Captain, Alistair Powell M40 was the fastest runner on the day taking 53.26mins on the Brown 8km course, David Leadley M50 was 3rd in 58.17mins and new club member Nick George M45 was 9th in 79.36mins. Blue course successes included 5th for Tom Jeffries M45 57.30mins, 6th Lesley Ross W50 57.37mins and 9th Rob Bambrook M45 in 60.25mins on the 6.5km course.

Pete Carey M70 was the winner on the Short Green 3.8km course taking 43.10mins, Margaret Willdig W65 was 2nd in 46.37mins, Roger Hailey M80 9th in 56.46 mins and John Bowman M75 10th in 57.46mins. Florence Lunn W14 was 2nd on the Light Green 3.4km course, Tabitha Lunn W14 was 3rd in 47.21mins, Rachel Alexander W60 7th in 62.52mins, Diana Hailey W75 9th in 78.30mins and Matt Bambrook M14 10th in 79.24mins.

New club junior Imogen George W14 was 3rd on the Orange 2.6km course in 32.44mins, Joanne Leigh W50 was 5th in 34.25mins and Kimberley Lunn W45 was 7th in 39.43mins. On the Yellow 2.2km course Rupert Powell M10 was 3rd in 21.44mins.

At Tankersley Wood, near Sheffield, several Octavian Droober members competed in the middle distance event. Felix Lunn M16 was the winner of the 5.3km Brown course taking 37.11mins to find the 24 controls averaging 7 mins per km. The event took place a day after training in the Sheffield area with other club juniors and they had some great runs too. Oliver Lunn M16 was 4th in 40.04mins and Oliver Flippance M16 was 8th in 43.27mins on the same course. Barry Elkington was top M60 taking 47.43mins also on the Brown course. Bruce Bryant M60 was 10th on the Blue 4.8km course in 49.48mins

After Dark Series

 

The last in the series was held at Hartshill Hayes Country Park, near Nuneaton. Bob Brandon, organiser, welcomed experience night orienteers as well as some newcomers. He especially thanked the country park staff who helped make the event so successful.  Sam Leadley M18 scored 290 points having found 29 control points in 59.19mins, just under the maximum time limit of 60 minutes. Richard Gardner M60 was 2nd scoring 250 and David Lawson M55 3rd scoring 250 with a 10 point time penalty. Harriet Lawson W21 was top woman scoring 240 points.  

SHEFFIELD AND SHROPSHIRE RESULTS
 
 
 
The West Midlands league event at Lizard Hill, near Telford, Shropshire, was very popular and the results should help the club maintain its lead. Club Captain, Alistair Powell M40 was the fastest runner on the day taking 53.26mins on the Brown 8km course, David Leadley M50 was 3rd in 58.17mins and new club member Nick George M45 was 9th in 79.36mins. Blue course successes included 5th for Tom Jeffries M45 57.30mins, 6th Lesley Ross W50 57.37mins and 9th Rob Bambrook M45 in 60.25mins on the 6.5km course.
 
Pete Carey M70 was the winner on the Short Green 3.8km course taking 43.10mins, Margaret Willdig W65 was 2nd in 46.37mins, Roger Hailey M80 9th in 56.46 mins and John Bowman M75 10th in 57.46mins. Florence Lunn W14 was 2nd on the Light Green 3.4km course, Tabitha Lunn W14 was 3rd in 47.21mins, Rachel Alexander W60 7th in 62.52mins, Diana Hailey W75 9th in 78.30mins and Matt Bambrook M14 10th in 79.24mins.
 
New club junior Imogen George W14 was 3rd on the Orange 2.6km course in 32.44mins, Joanne Leigh W50 was 5th in 34.25mins and Kimberley Lunn W45 was 7th in 39.43mins. On the Yellow 2.2km course Rupert Powell M10 was 3rd in 21.44mins.
 
At Tankersley Wood, near Sheffield, several Octavian Droober members competed in the middle distance event. Felix Lunn M16 was the winner of the 5.3km Brown course taking 37.11mins to find the 24 controls averaging 7 mins per km. The event took place a day after training in the Sheffield area with other club juniors and they had some great runs too. Oliver Lunn M16 was 4th in 40.04mins and Oliver Flippance M16 was 8th in 43.27mins on the same course. Barry Elkington was top M60 taking 47.43mins also on the Brown course. Bruce Bryant M60 was 10th on the Blue 4.8km course in 49.48mins
 
After Dark Series
The last in the series was held at Hartshill Hayes Country Park, near Nuneaton. Bob Brandon, organiser, welcomed experience night orienteers as well as some newcomers. He especially thanked the country park staff who helped make the event so successful.  Sam Leadley M18 scored 290 points having found 29 control points in 59.19mins, just under the maximum time limit of 60 minutes. Richard Gardner M60 was 2nd scoring 250 and David Lawson M55 3rd scoring 250 with a 10 point time penalty. Harriet Lawson W21 was top woman scoring 240 points.  

 

JUNIORS PROGRESS TO WEST MIDLANDS SQUAD

The club congratulates three juniors who have been accepted into the West Midlands Junior Orienteering Squad. Matt Bambrook M14, Josie Smart W14 and Lewis Oxtoby M14 earned their places following good results at West Midlands League events. All three were invited to join after attending trials at a recent Squad training session.

Bestwood Country Park, near Nottingham, was the venue for the East Midlands league event. Club Chairman, Barry Elkington M60, was the fastest runner on the 6.1km Blue course with 270 metres of climb finding 21 controls in 56.32mins. Bruce Bryant M60 finished in 4th place on the 4.2km Green course in 44.32mins. On the longest course, Brown 7.5km with 330 metres of climb, Harriet Lawson W21 was the fastest woman taking 74.13mins to find 23 controls.

John Ward planned three courses in the woods at Everdon Stubbs, near Daventry, last Saturday. Despite the bitterly cold and wet morning the event attracted many new and experienced orienteers. Young club junior Shane Creedon M14 won the Short 1.3km course in 32mins and first timers Steve and Becky Hartup from Rugby were 2nd in 46.01mins. Margaret Willdig W65 took 32.12mins to win the Medium 2.3km course and Pippa Smart W16 was 2nd in 33.39mins. Anne Straube W40 won the long 4.1km course finding all 23 controls in 36.32mins, Joanne Leigh W40 was 2nd in 38.47mins and Mark Rookledge M50 was 3rd in 42.10mins.

13th Feb 2018

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