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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Mike Nelson BOKTrot 2008 - Final Details

The final details for this year's Mike Nelson BOKTrot regional event are now available on the event details page.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Closing Date for BOKTrot Entries

Sunday 27 April is the closing date for entries to the BOKTrot that takes place on Sunday 11 May. Full details are available on the Klub website.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Bristol Long O - Preliminary Flyer

A preliminary flyer for the 'Bristol Long O' on Sunday 26th October 2008 is now available.

Vehicle Management Squad needs your help at the BOKTrot!

Roger Mann writes:
In order to ensure that three road crossings are safe for all competitors, I am looking for volunteers to man these. All helpers get half price entry and can have early or late starts to suit need. Please help to make our premier event safe, by contacting Roger Mann [email] with offers of help.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

British Championships - Culbin 20th-21st April

A small group of BOK enthusiasts made the long journey north to this year's Brtish Championships at Culbin on the Moray coast. There were some excellent results on both the Individual and Relay days, with 2 top-three places on each occasion. Jackie Hallett just missed out on adding the British W50 title to her JK and Middle Distance wins, finishing in what must have been a disappointing 2nd place having been 5 minutes ahead of the field until an 8 minute error at the 3rd to last control. But to clinch 2nd place under such circumstances is itself impressive. Clive Hallett finished 3rd on M45L, with Mark Saunders close behind in 8th place, while Alice Bedwell achieved 4th on W45L. Our new 'youngsters' represented BOK well in the M21E class, with Mark Bown and Tim Britton finishing within seconds of each other in 29th and 30th places. The juniors faced equally tough competition, with David and Ben Maliphant 14th and 15th respectively on M16A and M14A; Michael Hallett was 12th on M12A. In the Relays, we only had 4 teams competing, but the M40 Stingrays team of Clive Hallett, Mark Saunders and Ifor Powell secured 2nd place. The BOK Sharks team of Jackie Hallett, Alice Bedwell and Jo Foster, while not managing to retain their W40 title from last year, still achieved a podium place finishing 3rd. (Unfortunately they didn't actually make the podium as they had to leave to catch their flight home).

Monday, April 21, 2008

Mike Nelson - A Brief Resume

Following Chairman Phil Fawkner-Corbett's announcement earlier this year that the Klub's annual showpiece orienteering event will forthwith be known as the Mike Nelson BOK TROT, we are pleased to announce the availability of a brief resume of Mike's contributions to BOK and Orienteering in general. Many thanks to Mark Blackstone for producing the article in time for this year's event, which takes place on Sunday 11th May at Brierley in the Forest of Dean. Thanks also to all who sent Mark information and anecdotes about Mike, whether recently or for the special edition of BOK News that appeared last year.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Sarum Galoppen - Grovely Woods 13th April

A brief sunny interlude in this part of the country gave us favourable conditions for a change. The courses favoured the runners with many path options, but nonetheless it was a pleasant area and an enjoyable event. Kathini and George Logut took 1st place on White and Yellow respectively and Michael Hallett finished 2nd on Orange. Ben and Jack Kelsey excelled themselves on Green and Light Green, finishing 1st and 5th respectively, while Andy Creber fought off the challenge of David and Pete Maliphant to win the Blue.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

British Elite Middle Distance & Sprint Championships - 5th-6th April

Yet more snow! While some members took advantage of the BOK & Avon Schools league event on the Mendips, others ventured further afield to the British Elite Middle Distance & Sprint Championships. Whatever the choice, snow was back only 2 weeks after the JK.

In the Middle Distance races at Hopwas Woods, Tamworth on Saturday, Jackie Hallett earned herself yet another W50 win while Clive Hallett finished a very respectable 10th in M21, with Tim Britton 14th. Michael Hallett was 4th in M12, Isla Simmons 6th in W16 and Charles Daniel 8th in M50.

On the Sunday at Warwick University for the Sprint races, Alice Bedwell finished 13th in the Women's B final, closely followed by Jackie Hallett in 17th and Isla Simmons in a very creditable 26th place. On the Men's courses, Mark Bown and Mark Saunders were placed 31st and 41st respectively in the B final and Charles Daniel was 8th in the C final.

Monday, April 14, 2008

JK Roundup

Apologies for a rather belated roundup of notable BOK performances at this year's JK, memorable for both its wintry weather and some excellent BOK results. A full report will appear in the next BOK News, but meanwhile the following are worthy of special mention...

Individual days (overall):
Clive Hallett, 1st M45L; Jackie Hallett, 1st W50L; Anne Donnell, 1st W75
Dave Parkin, 3rd M75L; Jo Foster, 4th W50L; Mark Bown, 6th M21L
Jane Stagg, 6th W35L; Alice Bedwell, 7th W45L; Alison Simmons, 7th W50L
Tony Noott, 7th M70L; Mark Saunders, 8th M45L; David Palmer, 9th M60L
Isla Simmons, 10th W16A

Jackie Hallett, 1st W50; Mark Saunders, 2nd M45; Ifor Powell, 9th M40

Men's Short, 4th (BOK Falcons - Mark Bown, Keith Agmen, Ifor Powell)

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Annual Klub Dinner and Awards

Sally Thomas writes:
The clock is ticking! Don't forget to reserve your place at the Klub Dinner on Friday 16th May. You'll find details and menu choices (+ enclosed booking form) in the March edition of BOK News. We have a Registered Osteopath, Alex Prince, from MOTI running shop in Bristol as our guest speaker this year. Come and hear some professional advice on all those injuries we orienteers spend hours discussing!

Walcombe - Officials' Comments

Comments from the organiser, controller and planner are now available.

SARUM Galoppen (13th April) - Grid Reference Correction

Sarum Orienteering Club have asked us to point out that the grid reference for their Galoppen event on Sunday 13th April is shown incorrectly in SINS and the BOF Fixture List (prior to correction on 9th April). The correct grid reference of the car parking location is SU005344.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Walcombe - RouteGadget

The map and courses of the Walcombe event have been uploaded to RouteGadget. You can trace your route and compare it with the other competitors.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Walcombe - Splits

Splitsbrowser and WinSplits are now available. RouteGadget to follow.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Walcombe - Provisional Results

Provisional results are now available. Splitsbrowser and WinSplits to follow.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

March Committee Meeting Minutes

A summary of the minutes of the committee meeting held on 13th March 2008 is now available.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Facebook Group

David Maliphant writes:
A small number of the Klub's juniors have decided to make a Facebook Group for all BOK members, past and present. You are all invited to join, and although it will be 'maintained' by the Juniors, members of all ages are welcome! As well as being a way to stay in touch with orienteering companions between events, it could be used for posting photos (the best of which will probably end up on the BOK website) and having discussions... or anything else, really!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Grade 3 Controller's Course - 5th July 2008

A SWOA sponsored course for those wishing to become Grade 3 controllers will be held on Saturday 5th July 2008. It will take place at Priddy village hall on the Mendips, with the practical exercise at Stock Hill Forest nearby. [more details]