Club News by Karin Kirk

Campus and Moorland Results


This weekend OD club members travelled mainly north to compete in orienteering events with varying complexity and distances. The campus at Nottingham University and High Fields Park was the venue for an urban race organised by Nottingham Orienteering Club. A number of club members competed very well coming in the top 10 in their age classes: congratulations to Nathan Lawson M21 who won the Mens Open 9.2km course taking 49.40mins and Kin Wai Lee M21 who was 7th in 59.59mins, David Lawson M55 won the Mens Super Vet 6.8km course in 39.01mins and Andy Emmerson M60 came 4th in 43.37mins, Richard Gardner M65 won the Mens Ultra Vet 4.2km course in 32.36mins, Keith Willdig M70 was 6th in 38.29mins, Mike Hampton M70 8th in 40.06mins and Peter Carey M75 9th in 40.15mins.


Ka Man Leung W21 was 2nd on the Womens Open 7.6km course in 54.15mins. Jill Emmerson W55 was 3rd in 41.08mins, Sheila Carey W70 5th in 43.21mins and Margaret Willdig W65 9th in 49.06mins on the Womens Super Vet 4.2km course. Karin Kirk W70 was 5th woman on the Womens Ultra Vet 3.3km course in 39.22mins.

Moorlands, Woods and Schools Championships



Club members of all ages were navigating their way around a variety of terrains this weekend from the local event at Pooley Country Park, the Long Mynd, Shropshire, Maulden Woods, Bedford and across parks in Slough.


Liam Chapple organised and devised some great courses at Pooley Country Park, near Polesworth. Beginners, newcomers and families enjoyed the Easy course. Bruce Bryant M60 was 1st on the Medium 3.7km course in 36.45mins, Liz Phillips W55 2nd in 42.24mins and Mike Hampton M70 3rd in 46.35mins.Kin Wai Lee M21 was the fastest on the Long 6.3km course taking 40.33mins, David Thacker M40 was 2nd in 42.34mins and Chris McCartney M50 3rd in 44.32mins.


At Plush Hill on the Long Mynd, Wrekin Orienteers organised event attracted club members to compete for the club in the West Midlands League. The very low cloud, mist and rain high up on the open moorland, made conditions challenging. Top 10 places were earned by David Leadley M55 6th on the long 7.3km course with 430metres of climb taking 77.30mins and Anne Straube W40 was top woman on the same course in 91.10mins. On the 6.1km course Tom Jeffries M45 had a great run taking 61.29mins only 1.06mins behind the winner and Rob Bambrook M45 was 5th in 70.21mins. Sheila Carey W70 was 8th on the 4.9km course in 67.30mins.


Keith Willdig M70 was 1st on the 3.9km course taking 41.04mins Peter Carey M75 2nd in 46.42mins and Margaret Willdig W65 4th in 51.59mins. Juniors Max Straube-Roth M10 was 3rd on the 2.6km course and Ruben Jeffries M10 5th on the 2.1km course. These results helped increase OD’s lead and they now have 7353 points and with only 1 more league event they are on course to win the league.