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.

King’s Lynn Urban

Nadine Wright W21 was 2nd in 48.54mins on the 6km Womens Open race around the Norfolk Orienteering Club organised event around King’s Lynn. Richard Gardner M65 was the winner of the 4km Men Ultra Vet class in 31.28mins


Calke Abbey Park

Derwent Valley Orienteering Club organised an event in the grounds of Calke Abbey, Derbyshire, and several club members enjoyed running across open pasture land and wooded areas. Mark Rookledge M50 was 10th on the longest course, Brown 9.6km in 64.33mins. Chris McCartney M50 was 7th on the 7.5km Blue course in 53.44mins. Joanne Leigh W50 was 4th in 45.18mins, Hilary May W65 9th in 78.53mins on the Light Green 3.6km course and Diana Hailey W75 10th on the 3.4km Orange course.

21st May 2019

 A thrilled 6 year old first timer at World Orienteering Day event at Abbey Fields, Kenilworth. She can't wait to come again to another event.
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