Club News by Karin Kirk


Alfie Bullus M18 was the fastest runner on the longest course at Waddesdon Manor. The theme of the event organised by Thames Valley Orienteering was based on Halloween and the Green ‘Gruesome’ course of 4.7km with 90 metres of climb saw Alfie find all 27 controls in 33.53mins. On the same course Keith Willdig was 2nd M65 in 42.50mins and Margaret Willdig top W65 in 64.54mins.

Northaw Great Wood, near Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, was the venue for the Jack of Herts race. William Gardner M21 was the fastest runner taking only 36.33mins to complete the 6.875km long Blue course with 145 metres of climb.

Gainsborough Urban race around the town was organised by Humber and Lincolnshire orienteering club and Sheila Carey W70 was 2nd on the Womens super Vet course taking 43.28mins on the 4.9km course. Mike Hampton M70 was 3rd in 41.53mins and Peter Carey M70 4th in 42.05mins on the Mens Ultra Vet 4.9km course.

 20th October 2018


Congratulations to the OD juniors who were awarded medals on behalf of their schools. The juniors had to race against the clock, trying to find as many controls within the 45 minute time limit. The event was held at Moors Valley Country Park, Ringwood, East Dorset, and organised by Wimborne Orienteers. Many juniors attended and had some great results, several of these were representing their schools for the first time.

Top performer was Florence Lunn who won Gold in the Year 9 girl’s race, representing Kenilworth School. Silver medals went to Ollie Flippance, Year 12/13 boy’s class, Kenilworth, and to Henry Jeffries, Year 6 boy’s class, Staverton Primary, who was competing for the first time in this national competition. Tabitha Lunn took the bronze in the year 9 girl’s class as did Isla Prince in the year 8 girl’s class, who was also a first timer. Both girls attend Kenilworth School.

In the school team results Kenilworth won silver in both the girls Lower Secondary and the boy’s Upper Secondary and were 6th in the Lower Boy’s category. Staverton came 5th in the boy’s Primary category.

Highgate Common, Worcestershire, was the venue for the West Midlands League event organised by Harlequins Orienteering Club. The torrential rain did put some runners off, but several OD members competed and Duncan Birtwistle M21 managed a great 4th place on the longest course, Brown 8.3km with 135 metres of climb, finding 19 controls in 61.42mins. Sam Leadley M18 was 6th, top junior, and Anne Straube W40, top woman, was 8th on the same course. On the Blue 6.5km course Rob Bambrook M45 was 3rd in 51.26mins. Bob Bandon Brandon M65 was joint 1st on the 5.3km Green course taking 50.27mins. Also on the Green Daniel Roth M45 was 7th and Peter Carey M70 was 10th. Sue Hallett W70 was 8th on the Short Green 4km course. Two juniors came 1st on their courses: Matt Bambrook M14 on the Light Green 3.6km course in 54.08mins and Max Straube-Roth M10 on the Yellow 1.9km course in 15.48mins.

Derwent Valley Orienteers staged an East Midlands League event at Grangewood. Bruce Bryant M60 was 1st on the Green 3.7km course in 32.42mins and Liz Phillips W59 5th in 42.55mins.

16th October 2018