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

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Website News - Partners

You may have noticed that we now have a 'Partners' button in the website navigation panel. This takes you to a page where we feature organisations with which we have website partnership arrangements. Essentially this means that we carry permanent links to our partners’ websites and we occasionally feature our partners’ events on the front page of our website. In return, we expect our partners to give BOK a similar amount of coverage on their own websites. These cross-site links should also help our search engine rankings.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

JK2007 Entry Deadline - Wednesday 28th February

The second deadline for entries to the JK2007 International Festival of Orienteering falls on Wednesday 28th February. This year the event takes place in Bristol, the Forest of Dean and near Chepstow. Enter via the JK2007 website.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Gare Hill (BOKTrot) - Preliminary Details

Preliminary details for the BOKTrot regional event at Gare Hill, Frome on Sunday 29th April 2007 are now available on the event webpage.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Quantocks Fell Race - Sun 25th Feb

For those of you not going to the National event at Dorking, an alternative might be the Quantocks fell race - a pleasant 7 mile course starting and finishing at Holford and taking in some of the best parts of the Quantock hills with 1900ft of ascent. Start is at 1200, entry on the day, car parking and registration at Holford Green near Nether Stowey (ST154411). Limited parking so please share transport.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Missing Control Stake Foot Levers

Dudley Budden writes:
"Speaking to Ashley Cooper it seems that of the original SIX 'control stake foot levers' that were produced to help push the aluminium stakes into the ground, only ONE now remains with the equipment. Would anyone who has inadvertently retained one please return it or contact Ashley a.s.a.p."

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Deadline for BOK News Contributions - 1 March 2007

There are only 12 days to the deadline for contributions to the next edition of BOK News. Please send your contributions now to Dave Urch and Mark Blackstone.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Committee News - Event Entry Fee Policy

BOK has decided to charge standard rates at most of its events in 2006/07. These will only be varied when there are exceptional costs such as high land access charges.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Weekend Roundup 10th-11th Feb

BOK members were widely dispersed this weekend, participating in the Walton Chasers Regional event at Sherbrook, the Welsh League event at Draethen, the QO Forest League event at Ham Hill and the British Night Championships at Sheringham near Norfolk (it took a while to track everyone down!). Isla Simmons won Light Green at Ham Hill and Dudley Budden won Blue at Draethen, with Clive, Jackie and Michael Hallett finishing 1st, 6th and 2nd on Brown, Blue and Orange respectively - a particularly good result for Michael on what must have been one of his first Orange courses. Our M/W75 classes were well represented in Light Green, with Denis Hamment, John Grenfell and Anne Donnell finishing 5th, 6th and 8th. At the British Night Champs, Mark Saunders and Alice Bedwell won M45L and W45L, with Ifor Powell 4th in M21L.

Looking ahead to next weekend, there's the Wimborne Winter Warmer Regional event at Ibsley Common on Sunday 18th. There's also BOK junior training at Cannop Ponds on Saturday 17th - please contact Jackie Hallett if you want to go but haven't already told her.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Walcombe (CS Cup) - Preliminary Details

Preliminary Details for the CompassSport Cup 1st Round event at Walcombe, Wells on Sunday 18th March 2007 are now available on the event webpage.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Reminder - Entries for Compass Sport Cup and JK Relays

Entries for the Compass Sport Cup (18th March) and JK relays (9th April) need to be sent to Chris & Helen Kelsey by 16th February. An entry form is available here and also in the BOK News. If you use the one in BOK News, please note that the Helping column for the JK should instead be an indication of whether you prefer to run a short or long relay leg.

Weekend Roundup 3rd-4th Feb

The local ASO event at Worlebury attracted a large number of BOK members who turned out on a beautiful sunny day to enjoy courses planned by Christophe Mutricy. Ralph Eliot just managed to take 1st place on Green ahead of David Maliphant, but Ben Maliphant won Light Green, with Jamie Hayward 2nd and Isla Simmons 5th. Jessica Benjamin and Shona Simmons finished 4th and 5th on Orange and Cameron Davies won Yellow, 2 places ahead of Michael Hallett. Full results elsewhere on the BOK website.

A few others travelled to the Chiltern Challenge regional event. The Milne family had some excellent results, with Ella and Jessica 2nd on JW2 and JW4 and Duncan 6th on M40S. Tim Britton (still running for Wimborne!) finished 7th on M21L and Peter Stagg was 2nd on M35S. Full results here.

Meanwhile I enjoyed beautiful scenery and sunshine at the Long Mynd Valleys fell race - an excellent 11 mile course starting and finishing at Church Stretton and taking in all the hills as well as the valleys.

Worlebury Woods - Comments

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

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Worlebury Woods (Sunday 4th February 2007) - Results

Provisional results (including string course results and SplitsBrowser) are now available. WinSplits and comments to follow. The planner, Christophe Mutricy, states that "some people on the Green course might need to be reinstated, as a control went missing".

Thursday, February 01, 2007

New Procedure for Registration at BOK Events

The committee has approved a new procedure for registration at BOK events, as recommended by a meeting of interested parties held on January 19th. The key points are:
  1. Download to be combined with Registration at all events.
  2. BOF cards to be shown, or a photocopy provided, in order to qualify for discount.
  3. No receipts to be issued but non-BOF members should be encouraged to join by the provision of an appropriate form.