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This blog is used to populate the news section on the BOK Website.

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.