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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

British Night Championships 2008 - More Results & Comments

The results of the string and candle courses are now available, as are the officials' comments. Badge times and ranking list points to follow - hopefully next week.

British Night Championships 2008 - RouteGadget

Due to an error, the course 4 on RouteGadget was in fact course 3. This has now been corrected. Unfortunately, it has been impossible to replace the course within the "British Night championship" event. So a "British Night champs - Course 4" event has been created. The orienteers having run course 4 should use this event. The others should use the original event.

Course 4 RouteGadget
All other courses RouteGadget

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Sarum National Event 9 March 2008

Standard entries for the Sarum National Event closed on 24 Feb. Enter soon at www.ntrees.co.uk in order to ensure you receive a map.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

British Night Championships 2008 - Splits

The splits of the British Night Championship have been uploaded to RouteGadget, Winsplit and Splitsbrowser.

British Night Championships 2008 - Provisional Results

Provisional results are now available. Splitsbrowser, WinSplits and RouteGadget to follow - hopefully this evening.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

January Committee Meeting Minutes

A summary of the minutes of the committee meeting held on 24th January 2008 is now available.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

British Night Championships 2008 - Updated Start List

An updated start list for the British Night Championships at New Beechenhurst on Saturday 23rd February is now available on the event details page. This version of the list was compiled on Wednesday 20th February.

Tyntesfield - WinSplits, Photos

WinSplits and photos are now available. We regret that it has not been possible to upload the results to Splitsbrowser on this occasion. Christophe has decided not to provide RouteGadget for this event as there was little route choice. A further results update is probable, but it will most likely be next week.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


The Tyntesfield event must have been one of the more remarkable events that our Klub has organised. We had a total number of competitors of circa 410 - this being for a local colour coded event! We were delighted to welcome 78 scouters in this number. The support of the scouts, the new site of Tyntesfield and the magnificent weather on the day all contributed to making the day so successful. The real succes, though, was owed to the Klub volunteers, who kept the whole show on the road - organising the parking, looking after registration, recycling maps galore and those who copied maps up, re-issuing SI cards, managing 'Ask Me' for so many new comers, the First Aid team, manning the computers, the planner, the organiser, the controller, the start team, the results team for not only collating the first runners, but also the secondary runners on the re-issued SI cards. To those that I have forgotten to mention - my apologies - but the Klub's appreciation is passed onto you all. Thank you !

Sunday, February 17, 2008


It is with great pleasure that I write this announcement to record that our annual showpiece orienteering event will now be known as the Mike Nelson BOK TROT.

We are so endebted to Mike's immense contribution to the orienteering world and particularly to our Klub. The renaming of the BOK TROT in honour of Mike in perpetuity is just so appropriate. The decision was taken at the last committee meeting in January and I would particularly like to thank Tony Noott, David Palmer, Trevor Griffiths and Mark Blackstone for presenting this excellent proposal.

British Night Championships 2008 - Start List

The start list for the British Night Championships at New Beechenhurst on Saturday 23rd February is now available on the event details page. This version of the list was compiled on Friday 15th February; we expect to publish an update on Thursday 21st February.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

BOK Event Features on BBC National Radio

The upcoming BOK British Night Championships were featured at length in today's Stuart Maconie Show on BBC Radio 2. You can 'listen again', until 23rd Feb, using the BBC iPlayer. The orienteering chat starts 15 minutes into the programme (you can use the +15 button to get there quickly) with event controller Allan Williams (WCH) and continues for quite a while between tracks.

Friday, February 15, 2008

British Night Championships 2008 - Control Descriptions

Control descriptions for the British Night Championships at New Beechenhurst on Saturday 23rd February are now available on the event details page.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Tyntesfield - Updated Provisional Results

Updated provisional results (revision 1) are now available. Also string course results and officials' comments. Splitsbrowser, WinSplits, RouteGadget and a few photos to follow in the next few days.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

British Night Championships 2008 - Final Details

Final details for the British Night Championships at New Beechenhurst on Saturday 23rd February are now available on the event details page.

Monday, February 11, 2008

BOK Competitor Registration Form

For those who haven't made contact yet, please do let me know if you have had any difficulties, however small, with completing and downloading the Bristol Orienteering Klub's Competitor Registration Form, on the BOK website, for the Tyntesfield event last Sunday and I will try and resolve these for you for future BOK events.
Contact me via my personal email listed in the manual BOK membership list or the Help/Contact Us on the website

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Tyntesfield - Provisional Results (incomplete)

Provisional results are now available. Due to an unprecedented turnout of runners and the pressure on BOK equipment (notably the Klub dibber collection), the results are currently incomplete. We hope to be able to publish updated results (plus Splitsbrowser, WinSplits and RouteGadget) by Thursday evening. In the meantime, competitors are requested NOT to submit queries about the results.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Website News - Orienteering Video Clips

The website now has a page of orienteering video clips, accessible from the Orienteering page. A broadband connection is recommended for viewing the clips. Following David Maliphant's rallying call in Junior BOK News, I am hopeful that we will soon have our own BOK video. Watch this space!

JK Relays - Entries Are Due Now!

We need your entries for the JK relays by Tuesday 12th February at the latest for the first entry deadline. Entries received after this date (up to the end of February) will be subject to a higher entry fee of £14 for seniors and £9 for juniors. Please e-mail your club captains (Chris and Helen Kelsey) now if you haven't yet entered but want to.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

BOK Organiser's Manual

Updated in February 2008, this now links to a new Bristol Orienteering Klub (BOK) Competitor Registration Form (CRF) which appears on the BOK website under 'The Klub'. This replaces all previous CRFs. It should allow most people to complete and download it prior to a BOK event and bring it with them, thus saving time at registration.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Entry Deadline for Welsh Championships - 1/2 March 2008

The closing date for entries to the Welsh Championships is Sunday 10 February. The Championships take place on the Gower and include a short race and a regional event. Details are at http://www.sboc.fsnet.co.uk/2008WCWDetails.htm

Entry Deadline for British Night Champs - 23 February 2008

The closing date for entries to the British Night Championships is Friday 8 February. The event takes place in the Forest of Dean on 23 February. Full details are on the BOK website.

Entry Deadline for WIM Regional - 17 Feb 08

The deadline for standard entries to Wimborne's Winter Warmer Regional Event on 17 February is Monday 4 February 2008. On-line, late entries are available with a £1 surcharge until 10 February. Details are at http://www.wimborne-orienteers.org.uk/.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

BOK Junior Training Sat 9th Feb & Sat 23rd Feb

BOK Junior Training days will take place on Saturday 9th February at Stock Hill (joint with the SW Junior Squad) and Saturday 23rd February in the Forest of Dean (joint with the Welsh Junior Squad). Contact Jackie Hallett for further details.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Lift Share to Devon Galoppen

If you are interested in sharing transport to the Devon Galoppen on Sunday (3rd Feb), please email me - I currently have two places free. The BOK Lift Share Group maintains an email list through which members can arange to share transport to orienteering events. Contact the Group Coordinator (Christophe Mutricy) if you would like to join the list.