Congratulation to Will Gardner M20 who has been selected to run for Great Britain in the Junior European Cup to be held in Le Bessat, France from 3 – 7 October. Will was selected as a result of great performances at the Scottish Six Days championships held two weeks ago.

After 5 events the club have now moved to the top of the West Midlands Orienteering League. They have 4588 points with Wrekin scoring 4525 and Harlequins in 3rd position with 4163 points. The top five OD contributors are Sheila Carey W65 who has scored the maximum 500 points from the five events, Stephen Elkington M16 465 points, Peter Carey M65 456 points, Philip May 337 points and Thelma Spalton W65 329 points. The next league match is on Sunday 22 September at Chasewater Country Park, near Cannock, and will be organised by Walton Chasers Orienteering Club.

The sun shone and made for a very pleasant evening for a run around the Burton Dassett Hills. The long grass made running, even downhill, a little harder. Organiser Bob Brandon thanked Sue Hallett and Suzanne Humphries for handling the administration and Daniel Roth, Anne Straube and family who then all collected in the controls.

Winners were: 1st Joanna Bowman W10 18.37mins, 2nd Amy Bowman W12 18.39mins, both visitors from AIRE club and 3rd club member Florence Lunn W10 19.23mins on the Short 1.3k course. Alfie Bullus M14 won the Orange 2.2k course in 24.41mins ahead of John Bowman M70 25.30mins and newcomers Kate & Steve Brown 27.28mins. On the Green 3.3k course Steph Howarth W21 won in 39.38mins ahead of new member Richard Markham M35 41.10mins and Margaret Willdidg W60 42.56mins. Visitor Rob Campbell M45 from WAOC club won the Blue 5.1k course in 33.07mins ahead of Riina Kuuselo W35 35.27mins and Chris McCartney M40 35.59mins.

13th August 2013

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