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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Penpole - Report

Katy Dyer's report is now available.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Sunday, December 10, 2006

BOK Juniors 3rd in Yvette Baker Trophy Final

Our BOK juniors excelled themselves today (10th December) by finishing 3rd overall in the final of the Yvette Baker Trophy held at Cold Ash near Newbury. The competition was fierce, with BOK ending up just 10 points down on winners DEE and 4 points short of 2nd placed OD. Having tied with SARUM in the qualifier 2 weeks ago, BOK just managed to beat their rivals into 3rd place in the final, coming away with a shield to be engraved as a permanent record of their achievement. This was a great team effort, with 34 BOK juniors turning out to run for the club. As well as the juniors themselves, special thanks are due to Clive and Jackie Hallett for organising the teams so well, also to the volunteer coaches who have encouraged our juniors over the last year and to the parents who provided their support. Full results here.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

What Are You Up To?

The Weekend Preview and Weekend Roundup reports are an initiative suggested by Steve Horton to improve awareness of what BOK members are planning to do or have done. To make the most of this and to broaden its interest, your club captains would like to hear from anyone intending to participate in orienteering-related events such as adventure races, MTBO, fell or trail races, road races, mountain marathons - and to let us know how you did or to provide a brief report of the event.

Weekend Preview 9th-10th Dec

This weekend sees our BOK juniors travelling to the Yvette Baker Trophy final at Cold Ash near Newbury. Their excellent performance in the qualifier at Moseley Green 2 weeks ago earned them a place in the final despite stiff competition from SARUM, both clubs finishing with equal points to go through. We wish BOK luck against the other 13 clubs.

Also this Saturday is a Western Night League event at Kidnalls, Lydney. This follows the usual format - a 1 hour score with some controls at Yellow standard for those new to orienteering in the dark.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Weekend Roundup - 03 Dec 06

BOK members travelled to 2 main events this weekend - the SYO National at Burbage Moor and the SARUM Galoppen at Everleigh.

Notable performances at the National were Clive Hallett's 1st place on M40L, Jackie Hallett's 2nd on W45L and David Palmer's 4th on M60L. Also well placed on W21E were Laura Daniel (18th), Jane Forrest (22nd) and Alice Bedwell (26th). Mark Saunders was 22nd on M21E and Charles Daniel 10th on M50L.

At the Galoppen, Alan Honey won Blue and the Maliphant family (Ben, David and Peter) all finished 2nd on their respective courses - Light Green, Green and Blue. Other good performances were from Anne Donnell (12th on Light Green), Tim Bax, Clive Caffall and Dudley Budden (8th, 10th & 12th on Blue). At least 25 BOK members took part, enjoying sunny but windy conditions.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

BOK Junior News - December

Nicky's article missed the copy date for the December issue of BOK News. Read it here.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Moseley Green - Comments

Comments from the Organiser, Controller and Planner are now available.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

BOK Juniors Qualify for Yvette Baker Trophy Final

The BOK juniors had a great result today and are through to the final of this event after beating SARUM and Wimborne [Note: this is based on preliminary results and application of the "fourth scorers" rule]. The final is at Cold Ash near Newbury on December 10th (2 weeks away) and entries need to be with Jackie Hallett by this Wednesday (29th November).

Moseley Green - Provisional Results

Provisional results (including SplitsBrowser and YBT scores) are now available.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Old Severn Bridge Closure

The Severn Bridge website at http://www.severnbridge.co.uk/maintenance.shtml is reporting that the M48 will be closed between 0600 - 1000 on Sunday 26 November. This may affect those travelling to Moseley Green.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Introduction of the BOK Standard Registration Form (SRF)

A BOK Standard Registration Form (SRF) is now available for download on The Klub page. Event details will state when an SRF is acceptable. To save time at event registration, print out an SRF and take it to the event already filled-in. Why not try it for the upcoming Moseley Green Galoppen?

Monday, November 20, 2006

BOK News Copy Date

Alan Honey is producing one copy of BOK News prior to the appointment of a permanent new editor. In order to allow timely distribution with SINS, the copy date has been brought forward to Friday 24 November. Please let him have your input by then.

Do you have Views on the Future of Orienteering?

British Orienteering is in the process of defining a vision statement for the sport. The vision is important as it will form the basis for future strategic plans, budgets and work programmes. You can read the proposed vision statement here . British Orienteering has asked for feedback to be sent to: vision@britishorienteering.org.uk .

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Victory For Powell Brothers

On the weekend of 28/29th October Ifor Powell (BOK) and his brother Alun achieved victory in the ultimate UK Mountain Marathon Challenge. They won the OMM (formally KIMM) Elite competition held in the Galloway Forest, Scotland.

This was the final feather in the cap for Ifor, having previously won the LAMM, Saunders, Capricorn, Swiss KIMM, World Mountain Marathon Championships and the Mountain Trial. In his words 'I can retire happy now'.

Overall the pair won by 25 minutes, a large margin considering the quality of the field at the event. However, maybe the terrain of bogs and tussocks suited the long legs of the brothers, although crossing one of the flooded rivers did also allow Ifor to test his swimming skills.

This is an excellent achievement and anyone who knows Ifor will know that he deserves this considering the time and effort he has put into his training over a long period of time.

Reporting by Mark and Jenny Selley

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Ashton Court - Updated Results

Split times are now available on Splitsbrowser.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Sunday, November 12, 2006

WIM Galoppen - Event Report

The second round of the 2006/2007 SWOA Galoppen took place today at Ringwood. A total of 23 BOK members chose to make the journey to the New Forest, in preference to the "stay at home" option at Ashton Court. Provisional results are available on the WIM website. Top BOK placings: Joe Hudd 6th of 22 on White; Jackie Tollit 25th of 46 on Light Green; Peter Hudd 6th of 72 on Green (just 15 seconds ahead of Richard Raynsford); Gavin Clegg 5th of 77 on Blue; Dale Paget 3rd of 48 on Brown, where Ben Chesters (SARUM) took advantage of Clive Hallett's absence to claim the top spot.

Ashton Court - Preliminary Results

Preliminary results for today's BOK/ASO Event at Ashton Court are now available.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Klub Equipment List Updated

An updated (November 2006) issue of the Klub Equipment List is now available in Microsoft Excel and PDF formats.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Junior Training Weekend, Moseley Green, Forest of Dean, 25th/26th November 2006

Transport from Bristol on the Saturday morning (cost to be decided). Overnight accommodation (£3). Participation in the Yvette Baker Trophy Qualifier at the Galoppen event on the Sunday. For more details, contact Jackie Hallett.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Website Homepage Updated

The homepage has a new look - Upcoming Events + Noticeboard + News.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Monday, October 16, 2006

New URL and Hosting now Live

The new URL www.bristolorienteering.org.uk is now live - running on the new paid-for hosting.

Website Up Again

Freenet appear to have fixed their problem (but for how long?). We will be moving to our new paid-for hosting very soon. Watch this space.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Website Problems - Update

It appears that all websites hosted on freenetpages.co.uk are not working. I contacted Freenet support and they confirmed the problem and told me that they should be working again by tomorrow (Monday). In the meantime, I now have approval from the BOK Committee to register the domain name "bristolorienteering.org.uk" and move to a paid-for hosting service. Watch this space.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Website Down

The website has been down since this afternoon (Saturday). It's not my fault - I have asked Mike Nelson to investigate (the site is hosted on his personal webspace). The sooner we move to paid-for hosting the better!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Website Update - Contact Page Added

The website now has a contact page, accessible from the navigation panel.

BOK/ASO Galoppen Event 26th November - Details Updated

Details updated: Red course added.

BOK/ASO Ashton Court Event 12th November - Details Updated

Details updated with revised entry fees and controller's name (Ian Cawley).

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Website Housekeeping

Obsolete entries have been removed from the What's New and Diary pages. Bad link removed from an old results page (Greyfield 2001 - Comments).

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