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The Dukeries at Sherwood Forest, Robin Hood Trophy Results

The popular event attracted well over 400 entries to some very pleasant woods. The Robin Hood Trophy was won by South Yorkshire with a huge entry of 100 competitors and Octavian Droobers team of 38 did well to come in 4th place not far behind Derwent Valley and hosts Nottingham Orienteering Clubs.

Top male club runners were: William Gardner M21 2nd in 73.06mins on the longest course, Black 12.9km with 120 metres of climb averaging 5.7 mins per kilometre only 2 mins behind the winner; Barry Elkington M60 5th in 52.39 mins on the Blue 6.8km course; Mike Hampton M70 4th on the Green 4.8km course in 48.21mins; Peter Carey M70 4th on the Short Green 3.8km. Top OD female runners were: Lesley Ross W50 on the Blue course in 58.46mins, Margaret Willdig W60 53.23mins on the Green course and Sue Bicknell W70 51.10mins on the Short Green course.

Burton Dassett Night Orienteering results

Bob Brandon, organised an after dark score event with competitors having to find as many of the 30 controls as possible in the 45 minute time limit, armed with head torches. William Gardner M21 was the most successful finding 29 and scoring 290 in a time of 34.58mins, Felix Lunn M16 took 45.47mins and found all the controls but incurred a penalty of 10 points for over running the time limit also scoring 290 points. Jeremy Knott M21 was 3rd in 45.54mins finding 27 scoring 260 points with a penalty of 10 points. The next after dark event will be at Hartshill Hayes, near Nuneaton on Saturday 18th February.

10th Jan 2016


The annual New Year’s Day West Midlands interclub competition, the Laurie Bradley Trophy, was this year organised by POTOC, (Potteries Orienteering Club) and held at Bathpool Country Park, near Kidsgrove, Staffordshire. Six teams competed for the trophy and club captain, Alistair Powell, was very pleased with club member’s outstanding performances around the very wet muddy park and woods plus finding additional controls in surrounding housing estates.

The winning score of 6020 points was achieved by Droobers top 25 runners across all ages. Each orienteer had to navigate and visit as many control sites as possible earning 10 points each within the 1 hour time limit.  Harlequin Orienteers were 2nd with 2760 points and Wrekin 3rd with 2660 points.

Winner of the Junior Men Trophy was Felix Lunn who scored 310. The highest scorers for the club were Alistair Powell 340 points, Kirsten Strain 300, Andy Emmerson 330, Chris McCartney 320, Felix Lunn 310, Richard Gardner 290, Oliver Lunn 290, Dave Marr 280, Richard Steel 270, Philip Lunn 240, Nathan Chapple 240, Rob Smart 230, Jill Emmerson 220, Philip Kirk 220, Gerry Spalton 220, Peter Carey 210, Paul Gregson 210, Sheila Carey 210, Philip May 200, Kimberley Lunn 190, Trevor Simpson 180, Florence Lunn 180, John Ward 170, Pippa Smart 170 and Liam Chapple 170.

 4th Jan 2017


Laurie Bradley Trophy winners 2017