Club News by Karin Kirk

Midland Championships and Springtime in Shropshire Results


This weekend many club members made the biannual pilgrimage to Shropshire to compete in the 3 day SINS (Springtime in Shropshire) Orienteering events.  The weekend started with an Urban Race around Shrewsbury followed by two challenging races, one on Brown Clee and the other at The Wrekin.


The Brown Clee event was designated the Midland Championships and 13 club members became champions. The youngest champion was Max Straube-Roth who was the fastest M10. Sam Leadley M20, Duncan Birtwistle M21, Alistair Landels M50, David Lawson M55, Peter Carey M75, Trevor Simpson M80, Nadine Wright W21, Anne Straube W40, Juliette Soulard W45, Lesley Ross W50, Jill Emmerson W55 and Hilary Simpson W80 were all crowned midland champions in their respective age classes.



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.