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Monday, March 31, 2008

Items Left at the JK

Items left in the BOK tent on relay day:
  • 1 pair of red gaiters
  • 1 pair of grey socks
  • 1 Wilf's mug - blue
If anyone would like to claim ownership of these items, please contact Jenny or Mark Selley [email].

Friday, March 28, 2008

Entry Deadline for British Championships Approaching

The deadline for entries to BOC is Sunday 30 March 2008. The event takes place over the week-end 19-20 April. Full details are at http://www.boc2008.co.uk/.

JOK Chasing Sprint & Harvester Relay 17th-18th May

This year’s JOK Chasing Sprint and Harvester relay events will be held in the Chilterns area on the weekend of 17th-18th May. The JOK Chasing Sprint will be held on the Saturday afternoon in the runnable deciduous woodland of Bloom Wood. This event comprises two short races, with results from the first detemining start times for the chase. The Harvester relay, to be held in typical mixed woodland around Bradenham (just a few miles from the JOK event), is a multi-leg night/day event, commencing late on the Saturday evening and continuing into the early part of Sunday morning. There is a 7-leg A course and a 5-leg B course, with various classes available including a handicap. For the Harvester, please let your club captains (Chris & Helen Kelsey) know if you’d like to enter so that they can co-ordinate the team entries - the closing date is 3rd May. Further details should be available shortly on the TVOC website.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Monday, March 17, 2008

JK Relays - Teams

The BOK teams for the Jan Kjellstrom (JK) 2008 relay event on Monday 24th March at Eridge Old Park, Tunbridge Wells, have been announced by Klub Captains Chris & Helen Kelsey.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Silk Wood - RouteGadget

The map and courses of the Silk Wood event have been uploaded to RouteGadget. You can trace your route and compare it with the other competitors. There is some help and a test event if you'd like to practice before drawing today's route.

Silk Wood - Provisional Results

Provisional results (including Splitsbrowser and WinSplits) are now available. RouteGadget and photos to follow.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

British Night Championships 2008 - Final Results

The organiser has declared the results "final".

Tyntesfield - Final Results

Colour standard times have been added and the results declared final. Details of the SWOA Colour-coded Award Scheme may be found here on the SWOA website.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Registration next Sunday 16 March

To save time at next Sunday's orienteering event at Silk Wood, Westonbirt, don't forget to complete a BOK Competitor Registration Form, available here or under The Klub on http://www.bristolorienteering.org.uk/ and take it with you.

Cotswold Way Relay - Saturday 28th June

Ashley Cooper writes:
The Cotswold Way Relay runs from Chipping Campden through to Bath Abbey using the waymarked route of the Cotswold Way. The race comprises 10 back-to-back races starting each stage with a mass start at the expected arrival time of the 1st runner from the previous stage. The route is over 90% off-road, taking in many hills, woodlands, fields and tracks, all offering spectacular views of the countryside around. The stages vary in ascent and length, to offer a differing flavour for each runner in the team. There are no marshalls on the route, so route finding is all part of the spirit of the event. BOK usually enters 1 or 2 teams (more would be welcome) and this year the race date is Saturday 28th June. The final details for 2008 haven't been announced yet, but to get an idea of the event, take a look at http://www.cotswoldwayrelay.co.uk/. If you would like to take part, put the date in your diary and let Ashley Cooper know by email, stating any preference for running a particular stage.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Press Coverage - Primary Times

Primary Times, a magazine distributed free in primary, junior, infant and middle schools throughout the former Avon county area, recently featured an article about Avon Schools Orienteering. You can read the article here (PDF, 598kb), or via a link on our publicity page.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Mike Nelson BOKTrot 2008 - Flyer & Entries

The flyer for this year's Mike Nelson BOKTrot regional event is now available on the event details page. Entries may be made from today via Fabian4.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Area Embargo on New Beechenhurst

Howard Thomas writes:
Please note that there is an embargo on the area known as New Beechenhurst in the Forest of Dean, grid ref SO612146, as BOK will be holding a National Event at this location in May 2009.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Last Date for JK Relay Entries - Friday 7th March

The last date for guaranteed JK relay entries is Friday 7th March. We have 13 teams entered so far and also one late entrant hoping to run. So if you want to enter, please let Chris or Helen Kelsey know now. The fees are now £14 for seniors, £9 for juniors.

British Orienteering Coaching Award Courses

Mendip Outdoor Pursuits [Jim Hayward] is organising two British Orienteering Coaching Award courses in March. A level one course is scheduled for Thursday 20th March at the YMCA Bristol. This is followed by a level two course on Friday 28th March at Lyncombe Lodge. [flyer]