Club News by Karin Kirk



The extremely wet conditions and thick undergrowth reduced the speed of competitors around the Ashridge Forest event organised by Happy Herts Orienteering Club. William Gardner M21 was 2nd in 68.25mins and Duncan Birtwistle M21 6th in 77.53mins on the 10.7km course with 205 metres of climb. Anne Straube W40 was 2nd woman overall on this long course taking 85.53mins. Lesley Ross W50 was 4th, 1st woman, on the 7.9km course with 150 metres of climb, taking 65.58mins. Junior Max Straube-Roth M10 was 2nd in 31.56mins on the Orange 2.9km course.

West Midlands League Results


Oldacre, near Brocton on Cannock Chase was the venue for the West Midlands League event organised by Walton Chasers. Droobers of all ages competed for the club, including the youngest 9 year old Ruben Jeffries who was 7th on the Yellow 1.5km course and Roger Hailey who won the M80 class on the Short Green 3.1km course..


On the Brown 7.7km course Alistair Landels was top M50 taking 67.27mins, Kin Wai Lee 2nd M21 taking 69.09mins, Tony Feltbower 1st M65 in 91.13mins and top woman Anne Straube W40 taking 73.54mins.  Tom Jeffries M45 was 4th in 58.53mins and Chris McCartney M50 6th in 60.28mins on the Blue 6.4km course. Sheila Carey W70 was 6th in 54.40mins and Juliette Soulard W45 9th in 57.13mins on the 4.8km Green course. Mike Baggott M65 was 4th on the Short Green 3.1km course and onn the Orange 2.6km course Adam Landels M10 was 4th in 46.51mins.