Club News by Karin Kirk



Congratulations to Will Gardner who has been selected to compete in the 1st round of the World Cup series taking place in Helsinki, Finland from 7th to 11th June. He will join 10 other British athletes and will be racing in both the Middle and Long distance disciplines and has also been selected for the mixed sprint relay. The club wishes him and the British team every success.


World Orienteering Day


Octavian Droobers celebrated this day by organising two events based at Abbey Fields, Kenilworth, park and an urban and running an introductory session to 40 school pupils at Compton Verney. This brought the number of participants to 118 which will add to the worldwide current number of 160,000 from 64 countries and regions at 822 registered events. It is anticipated that over 350,000 competitors will have joined in after all events have been recorded.


Results from around the country


Lakeland National weekend

On the 1st Day at Caw, Max Straube-Roth M10 was 2nd in 22.57mins on the 1.5km Yellow course. At Stickle Pike on Day 2 Matthew Elkington M21 was 5th in 44.13mins on the 6km Black course, with 300 metres of climb. Jill Emmerson W55 was 7th on the 3km Short Green course in 42.45mins, Carolyn Marr W70 3rd 53.49mins on the 2.33km course and Max Straube-Roth M10 2nd in 20.20mins on the 1.52km course.



Park Hall race, West Midlands League event.

Potteries Orienteering Club organised this and OD club members, current league leaders, scored well for the club. On the 5.4km Blue course the winner was Chris McCartney M50 who took 52.21mins with Tom Jeffries M45 2nd in 55.43mins and Lesley Ross W50 was top woman taking 68.19mins. Robert Brandon M70 was 1st on the Short Green 3.2km course taking 47.30mins, sue Hallett W70 was 6th in 62.21mins. Diana Hailey W75 was 2nd on the 2.5km Orange course taking 43.49mins and Ruben Jeffries M10 was 5th on the Yellow 2.1km course in 56.54mins.


West Midlands Schools Championships

Walton Chasers organised the championships at Shoal Hill, Staffordshire, and it was great to see that school teams linked to OD did so well. In the Primary Schools category Winterfold School were winners of and Bablake Junior school came 3rd. Winterfold School also won the middle school category and Kenilworth School camee 2nd.  Kenilworth School were winners of the Secondary School competition. Some outstanding individual scores from junior club members included 1st places for Oliver Flippance in the Year 11 Boys category, Eoin Hankinson in the Year 9 and 10 Boys, Florence Lunn Year 9 & 10 Girls, Isla Prince Year 7 & 8 girls and Oriana MacGibbon Year 6 girls.