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Club members competed at South Sherbrook, in the West Midlands League event organised by Walton Chasers on Sunday. Top 10 positions were earned by several club members: Alistair Powell M35 was 6th in 70.58mins and David Leadley M50 8th 72.04mins on the 9.05km Brown course with 195 metres of climb. On the Blue 6.25km course with 190 metres of climb Tom Jeffries M45 was 4th in 53.58mins, Barry Elkington M60 was 6th in 54.57mins, Alistair Landels M45 8th in 56.03mins and on the same course Lesley Ross W50 was top woman taking 61.40mins.

Jacob Oxtoby M14 was top junior on the Green 4.3km course taking 46.56mins and overall 3rd position and Bruce Bryant M60 was 5th in 49.13mins on the same course. Florence Lunn W14 was 1st on the Light Green 3.07km course taking 37.33mins, just ahead of sister Tabitha Lunn W14 39.08mins, and Pippa Smart W14 was 4th in 43.46mins. On the Orange 2.51km course Lewis Oxtoby M12 was 5th in 41.48mins, Josie Smart W12 6th in 42.35mins, Kimberley Lunn W45 9th in 45.46mins and Matt Bambrook M14 10th in 48.51mins. Henry Jeffries M10 was 2nd in 24.04mins and Rupert Powell M10 3rd in 33.15mins on the Yellow 2.16km course and Darcy Dunn W12 was 9th in 45.55mins. Adam Landels M8 was 4th on the White 1km course in 14.13mins. 


28th November 2017


After 20 events the results are in for the UK Orienteering League and Octavian Droobers finished in 3rd place from over 100 clubs. Bristol Orienteering Klub was 1st with a total of 6844 points, South Yorkshire was 2nd with 6418 and OD 3rd with 6415 only 3 points behind. This great result shows the willingness and enthusiasm of club members to compete at events all around the country, from Cornwall to Scotland, and proves that the club has a wealth of talented and excellent orienteers. The contributing team members are: Anne Straube, Hilary Simpson, Lesley Ross, Liz Phillips, Chris McCartney, Oliver Lunn, Felix Lunn, Nathan Lawson, Alistair Landels, Mike Hampton, Sue Hallett, Jill Emmerson, Barry Elkington, Sheila Carey and Sue Bicknell.

Congratulations to individuals in the UKOL who won their age classes: Nathan Lawson M20 class with 467 points, from a possible 500 points, calculated from his best 5 races, Anne Straube won her W40 class with a score of 487 points and Sheila Carey won W70 class with 498 points.

Club members competed at Wombridge, near Telford, in the West Midlands League event organised by Wrekin Orienteers on Sunday. Mike Hampton was the top scorer, finishing 1st in 34.32mins on the 3.7km Short Green course. Achieving 2nd places, on the urban, park and woodlands courses were Bruce Bryant 49.25mins on the 5.1km Green course and Tom Jeffries taking 53.36mins on the Blue 6.6km course. Chris McCartney was 3rd in 54.55mins and Lesley Ross 5th in 58.04mins on the Blue course. On the longest Brown 8km course with 140 metres of climb, David Leadley took 66.40mins ahead of 5th placed son Sam’s 71.59mins. Young juniors had good runs on the Yellow 1.7km course finding 13 strategically placed controls in 14.24mins (Henry Jeffries 2nd), 16.35mins (Max Straube-Roth 3rd) and 19.45 (Ruben Jeffries 4th).

20th November 2017