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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Club Championships - Entry Deadline

Entries for the Club Championships at Leigh Woods on Sunday 5th October must reach Neil Connelly by Monday 29th September.

Headless Hill - Flyer

A flyer for the BOK Galoppen event at Headless Hill, Forest of Dean, on Sunday 23rd November 2008 is now available.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Three Brooks, Bradley Stoke - Comments

Comments from the organiser are now available. Photos on PicasaWeb [album; slideshow]. Articles about the launch event can be seen on the Bradley Stoke Journal and Bradley Stoke Matters websites. Read more about the Three Brooks permanent orienteering course.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wimborne Galoppen - Sunday 14th September

After so much summer rain, we were fortunate to enjoy fine weather at Wimborne's event at Turf Hill. The Galoppen season got off to a competitive start, with Ben Chesters trimming 13 seconds off Clive Hallett's time to win Brown, and Mark Selley putting in a good performance to finish 6th, two places ahead of Charles Daniel. On Blue, David Hunt was 2nd and 5 minutes ahead of Andy Creber, while Charlotte Daniel finished just over a minute ahead of Jackie Hallett. Isla Simmons excelled herself by finishing 5th overall on Green, one place ahead of SARUM's Alice Butt. Matt Jeffery was 3rd on Light Green and Michael Hallett 5th on Orange. Full results here.

Yvette Baker Trophy - Sunday 14th September

Despite some excellent results from the small group of BOK Juniors who ran in the Yvette Baker Trophy at Wimborne's event last Sunday, SOC were represented in greater numbers and scored 894 points against BOK's 792. So thank you to all our Juniors who competed and well done to SOC for going through to the final.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Compass Sport Cup Final - Sun 19th October

The Compass Sport Cup Final will be held at Sutton Park on Sunday 19th October. BOK can look forward to strong competition, so we need as many members as possible to represent us. Please put the date in your diaries now and let’s see if we can field a strong team to improve on our 3rd place of 2 years ago – or perhaps even win it.
To make the day more of a Klub outing and social event, we’ve organised a coach for the day. With a small BOK subsidy, and also making use of the extra cash we inadvertently collected from you at the Qualifying Round, you should find the cost of transport quite attractive. The event is pre-entry only via your Klub Captains and an entry form is available via the Hot Links on this website. Please indicate on this whether you would like to take advantage of the coach. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so get your entries in fast to avoid disappointment. You can give your forms to Chris or Helen Kelsey at the Caddihoe Chase.

Please note also that we've been advised that there will be another event in Sutton Park on Saturday 18th. Competitors for the Compass Sport Cup Final must not participate in that event.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Ashton Court - Organiser's Comments

Comments from the organiser are now available. Katy has also written an account of the BOK interview on BBC Radio Bristol.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Bristol Half Marathon Sunday 14 September 2008

Grant Floyd says:
"I am a BOK member, and I have an entry for the Bristol 1/2 Marathon on Sunday 14th Sep 08, sadly I am not going to be able to run it, and would like to recoup some of my costs and make sure it is used. Is there a way of letting the whole club know this is available (for only £15!!), via a user group or the website?"
If anyone is interested, please contact the Secretary, Robin Walker, via this link to the Bristol Orienteering website ASAP. Thanks

Saturday, September 06, 2008

BOK Members Interviewed on Radio Bristol

BOK members Katy Dyer and Anne Donnell were interviewed on this morning's Weekend West programme on Radio Bristol. Katy and Anne chatted with presenter Ali Vowles about orienteering in general and were also able to advertise today's 'come and try it' event at Ashton Court. You can 'listen again', until 12th September, using the BBC iPlayer. The orienteering chat starts 1 hour 17 minutes into the programme (you can use the +15 button to get there quickly).

Club Championships - Flyer and Entry Form

A flyer is now available for the Club Championships that take place on Sunday 5th October at Leigh Woods (in combination with a BOK District/ASO Event). Entry forms (PDF, MS Word) must be returned by Monday 29th September.