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Monday, March 30, 2009

Triple O Severn - Entry Deadline

Entry fees for the Triple O Severn weekend (2nd-4th May) are set to increase after the first closing date of Tuesday 31st March. Thereafter, entries will be accepted until 12th April (post) or 19th April (online), although FCC and BEOC entries must be received by 4th April.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Lyncombe Vale - Final Results

Colour standard times have been added and the results declared 'final'. String course results have also been added. Details of the SWOA Colour-coded Award Scheme can be found on the SWOA website - to qualify for an award you must achieve the standard time on the same colour course at three events in a two year period.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Annual Dinner & Awards - 15th May

The guest speaker at the Annual Dinner & Awards on Friday 15th May will be Ian Kevan from Ultrasport. A wine list and order form is now available - please note that discounts are only available when ordering in advance.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Compass Sport Cup - BOK Through to Final

BOK are through to the final of the Compass Sport Cup, narrowly beating DEVON by a margin of only 12 points: BOK 2390, DEVON 2378, NGOC 1357. The change of date and clash of fixtures meant that we had a reduced turnout, but DEVON gave us a good run for our money, so many thanks to the 56 BOK runners who were able to run. The Final is on 18th October at Fineshade near Corby in Northamptonshre - so please put the date in your diaries now. Congratulations also to Wimborne for winning the Trophy qualifying round. Full results here.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Cotswold Way Relay - 27 June 2009

In a rash moment last year I offered to take over from Ashley Cooper the organising of a BOK team (teams?) for this year’s Cotswold Way Relay, which takes place on Saturday 27 June. The 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 (or considerably earlier than some of us finish 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 length (from between 7 to 13 miles) and ascent to offer a differing flavour for each runner in the team. There are no marshals on the route, so route finding is all part of the spirit of the event. We only managed one BOK team last year but in previous years we have had 2 teams, so hopefully we can do so again this year. 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 me know, either by e-mail or on 0117 9654287, and let me know if you have any preference for running a particular stage.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Course for Planners

Pat Grenfell writes:
A course for would-be planners will be held on the afternoon of Saturday 28th March. Please phone me on 0117 9683881 for details.

January Committee Meeting Minutes

A summary of the minutes of the committee meeting held on 22nd January 2009 is now available.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Compass Sport Cup - Start Times

Start Times for each Course are now available on the DEVON website, together with final details for the event. Start Times listed by Club will also be available shortly on this website via the Hot Links. If you have any queries, please contact Chris or Helen Kelsey. Please also remind others to look at the website. Good luck for Sunday.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Lyncombe Vale - Officials' Comments

Officials' comments are now available. There are also some photos, courtesy of Josie Turner and Nick Ajderian.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Lyncombe Vale - RouteGadget

The map and courses of the Lyncombe Vale district 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 yesterday's route.

Course 1 corresponds to the White Course and Course 7 to the Brown.

BOK Success At British Champs

Congratulations to our class winners at the British Championships: Mark Saunders 1st in M50L, Dave Parkin 1st in M75L, Isla Simmons 1st in W18L and Pat Grenfell 1st in W80. There were also a number of other highly placed BOK runners across the classes, including Anne Donnell 2nd in W75L, Clive Hallett 3rd in M45L, Dudley Budden 3rd in M65L, David Maliphant 4th in M18L, Alice Bedwell 7th in W45L, Jo Foster 8th in W50L and Michael Hallett 8th in M12A. In the FCC/UK Cup, Tim Britton finished 20th and Mark Bown 23rd. BOK also had success at the relays, with 2nd places for both our M40 team (Ifor Powell, Phil Murray and Clive Hallett) and our W40 team (Jackie Hallett, Jo Foster and Alice Bedwell). Not to be outdone, our Junior Adhoc team of Shona Simmons, Jess Benjamin and Ella Milne also gained a podium place in 3rd. Photos to follow shortly.

Lyncombe Vale - Provisional Results

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

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Silk Wood - Final Results

Colour standard times have been added and the results declared 'final'. Details of the SWOA Colour-coded Award Scheme can be found on the SWOA website - to qualify for an award you must achieve the standard time on the same colour course at three events in a two year period.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Compass Sport Cup Qualifier - Sunday 15th March

Date and venue now confirmed as 15th March at Bullers Hill, Exeter. Event details are on the DEVON website. Start times for BOK runners will be available via the BOK website shortly.

If anyone else wants to run (particularly juniors), please let Chris or Helen Kelsey know as soon as possible. We can't guarantee a late entry, but we can ask.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Stock Hill - Flyer

A flyer for the local event at Stock Hill, Mendips, on Sunday 5th April 2009 is now available.

Purdown - Results and Comments

Results and organiser's comments are now available, together with the final BOK Saturday League tables.