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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Harvester Relay - RouteGadget

The map and courses of the Harvester Relay have been added to RouteGadget. You can draw your course and compare with others'. You can also look at the different gaffles.

The splits times are also on Winsplit Online.

Harvester Trophy Relay - Results

Results (A Race; B Race) are now available.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

May Committee Meeting Minutes

A summary of the minutes of the committee meeting held on 14th May 2009 is now available.

Club Championships - Flyer

A flyer is now available for the BOK Club Championships that take place on Saturday 18th July at Stock Hill (in combination with an open Local Event and the QO Club Championships). Entries for the BOK Club Championships must be submitted by Sunday 12th July. Entry on the day will be available as usual for the Local Event.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Oldbury Court - Organiser report

Caroline Potter writes:
Oldbury Court attracted 33 (groups of) participants, with a 50/50 split between regulars and newcomers. One brave lady ran her course in bare feet! The majority of people chose the longer Light Green and Blue courses (16 and 14 respectively) with only 3 groups tackling the Yellow.
The heavy downpour halfway through the evening caused a few delayed starts and not all were able to complete their runs. One control went missing early in the evening but was successfully retrieved the following day by Dave on his bike!
Many thanks to Christophe Mutricy and Anne Donnell for their help. Adam and I thoroughly enjoyed planning our first event and look forward to more planning in the future!

Warmley Forest Park - Comments

Comments from the organiser/planner are now available.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Victoria Park - Organiser report

Phil Murray writes:
Thanks to all who turned up and braved the wind & rain at last night's Summer Informal in Victoria Park.
We had about 25 competitors in the end, which was reasonable, but sadly a group of Brownies decided against it at the last minute due to the weather. We suffered some control vandalism early on, but managed to get through the event without major loss - two kites went missing and one was partially eaten by a dog.
The courses were well received, with no-one getting lost, and the fastest performance was by Adam Potter on the Light Green, taking just 23 minutes to find 23 controls in 3.6km!
A big thank you to all my helpers, especially Dudley, Karen Hall, and Richard & Anne from UBOC, all of whom turned up at 3pm and got thoroughly soaked for their efforts!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Warmley Forest Park - RouteGadget

The map and courses of the Warmley & Siston Sprint O have been added to RouteGadget. You can trace your route and compare it with the other competitors.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Victoria Park summer informals next wednesday

Phil Murray writes:
This Wednesday's Summer informal is in Victoria Park, near Windmill Hill,
on a recently updated map. As usual, start times will be between 6 & 7pm.
Please note that, due to the limitations of the small area (1:5000), I am
providing only a White, Yellow and Light Green course - the latter being in
more of a "Sprint-O" style - many controls in a short distance (less than
4km). The event will be self-timing and suitable for complete beginners. I
look forward to seeing you there. For further details see the fixtures

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Warmley Forest Park - Splits

Provisional results in the form of WinSplits and Splitsbrowser are now available.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Harvester Trophy Relay - Final Details

Final details for the Harvester Trophy Relay (20th/21st June) are now available.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Klub Weekend 26th-28th June

For this year's Klub Weekend, we are once again taking advantage of the Mid Summer on Gower events to get together with Swansea Bay Orienteering Club on the weekend of 26th-28th June. There are 3 events planned for the weekend, a Friday evening event, a Welsh league event on Saturday at Whiteford Burrows (which will also be used by SBOC for their club championships) and the popular 2x2 relay event on Sunday at Broughton Burrows. We aim to share camping with SBOC at Kennexstone Camping Park http://www.gowercamping.co.uk/, with the traditional socialising activities including a barbecue and rounders on Saturday evening. So that we can give SBOC an idea of numbers and ensure adequate camping space together, please contact Chris or Helen Kelsey as soon as possible to indicate an interest. Please note also that the 2x2 relay is pre-entry only – for further details of this and the other events visit the SBOC website: http://www.sboc.fsnet.co.uk/

Greyfield Wood - Comments

Officials' comments are now available.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Bristol's Cancer Research 'Race for Life' - 13th/14th June 2009

Not orienteering anywhere this weekend? Not competing in Bristol Orienteering Klub's Sprint-O at Warmley Forest Park on Saturday 13th June? Or nothing planned for Sunday 14th June? Then Bristol's Cancer Research 'Race for Life' urgently needs volunteer ‘Race Wardens’ to register online immediately for either day. Click here for further details.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Greyfield Wood - RouteGadget and Splits Time

The map and courses of the Greyfield Wood local event have been added 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.

The splits time have been added to Winsplit and Splitsbrowser. You can use these websites to analyse where you have made errors (if any).

Greyfield Wood - Provisional Results

Provisional results are now available. Only the basic results at present - everything else to follow.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Adams Avery & ASO Relays - Flyer

A flyer for the Adams Avery & ASO Relays at Bushey Norwood, University of Bath, on Sunday 5th July is now available.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Warmley Forest Park - Flyer

A flyer for the Summer Sprint-O at Warmley Forest Park on Saturday 13th June is now available.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Mountain Bike Orienteering - Sunday 12th July

Anne Draper has contacted us about a mountain bike orienteering (Trailquest) event being staged on Sunday 12th July by Hogweed Trotters:

"Competitors will be supplied with a pre-printed OS map showing around 30 checkpoints. The checkpoints will have varying points values depending on how hard they are to reach. For example checkpoints involving a steep hill will tend to be worth more points! "

"Competitors then have a time limit of four hours to cycle to as many checkpoints as they can to score as many points as possible. Exceeding the time limit results in the deduction of some of your hard earned points. " [more details ...]

New BOF Ranking Scheme

The working party reviewing the ranking scheme has issued an interim report for consultation. This report is available on the BOFwebsite and your views on it are sought.
You are asked to send replies to the questions asked, before 10th July, to rankings@britishorienteering.org.uk (or by post to the BOF office).
In particular, if you like the existing ranking scheme and are concerned about what may happen to it, you should take this opportunity to say what you think about the new developments. Of course, if you think the new scheme is an improvement, you should say that too.