Nearly 30 juniors plus their parents, scout leaders and teachers, from Warwickshire, Coventry, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Worcestershire experienced some super orienteering training at Rough Close Scout Camp organised by Andy Emmerson.

There were many club helpers without whom it would not have been possible. We look forward to seeing them at our next events especially the Schools Orienteering Championships and representing the club in the Yvette Baker Trophy heat and other competitions.




I hope you might like to link to my orienteering skills website from OD club pages.

Do get back to me with any questions.

Best wishes
Duncan Bayliss
Wrekin Orienteers



A truly great weekend of orienteering was held at Hambleden, near Henley, overlooking the swollen Thames river. The pristine private woods provided some spectacular courses for the Saturday British Night Championships and the annual major fixture, the Chiltern Challenge on the next day.


The organisers, Thames Valley Orienteers, welcomed over 1000 entrants who ran through the beautiful beech trees and up and down the steep sided valleys and who were also treated to great views and occasional glimpses of hares, deer and yes, wallabies!

Wearing head torches at the night championships were several club members who navigated to earn some great podium finishes. Achieving 2nd places were Peter Carey on the M75 3.9k course in 53.34mins, Sheila Carey on the W70 Long 3.9km course in 56.49mins only 29 seconds behind the winner, Anne Straube 55.21mins on the W45 Long course and Alistair Powell 72.58mins on the M40 Long 9.8km course with 345 metres of climb. New club member Philip Vokes was 3rd on the M21 Long 11.9km course with 380 metres of climb taking 68.06mins. Sam Leadley was 4th in 70.16mins on the M20 Long 9.8km course and Liz Phillips 9th on the W55 Long 4.7km course in 73.27mins.


At the Chiltern Challenge Philip Vokes M21 continued his success by winning the Black course, 13.2km with a massive 540 metres of climb, in 71.37mins. Lesley Ross was 2nd W50 on the Blue 7.9km course in 62.16mins, Nadine Wright W21 was 6th on the Green 5.4km course in 49.58mins and Sheila Carey W70 1st W70 on the Short Green 4.5km course in 51.36mins.


25th February 2020

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