Club News by Karin Kirk firstname.lastname@example.org
TWO NEW BRITISH CHAMPIONS
The British Sprint and Middle Distance Championships titles were fought for this weekend at Loughborough University and in the Peak District and many OD members went up for the challenge.
At the British Sprint Championships around the University campus, organised by Leicestershire Orienteering Club, there were qualifying heats in the morning followed by the finals in the afternoon. Congratulations to Peter Carey who had a great run in the final coming 1st on the M75 1.6km course taking 15.23mins to become M75 British Sprint Champion.
Sprint ‘A’ Final results: after qualifying for the ‘A’ Final Max Straube-Roth had a great run and came in 3rd on the 1.6km M10 course in 16.53mins, Will Gardner was 4th in the closely fought Mens Open Race taking 13.24mins on the 3km course and Nathan Lawson was 6th in 13.34mins, Anne Straube was 4th on the W40 1.8km course in 13.30mins and Barry Elkington was 5th in 14.35mins on the M60 2km course,
Running in the ‘B’ Finals results were: Andy Emmerson 1st in 14.15mins on the M60 1.8km course, Sue Bicknell 1st on the W75 1.3km course in 16.28mins, Harriet Lawson 2nd in 16.34mins on the Womens Open 2.3km course, Rob Bambrook 2nd on the M45 1.8km course in 13.19mins, Josie Smart 3rd in 14.24mins on the W14B 1.4km course, Juliette Soulard 3rd in 15.37mins on the W45 1.5km course, Liz Phillips 3rd in 13.49mins on the 1.4km W55 course, Richard Gardner 4th on the M65 1.6km course in 14.16mins, Sue Hallett 4th and Karin Kirk 5th on the W70 1.3km course.
Burton Dassett and White Rose Results
Burton Dassett Country Park was the venue for the local orienteering event and proved popular on the sunny evening. Mark Rookledge designed some interesting courses for competitors including a mass start for the long 5.5km course, resulting in some great racing in to the finish.