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Friday, July 24, 2009

July Committee Meeting Minutes

A summary of the minutes of the committee meeting held on 1st July 2009 is now available.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Club Championships - RouteGadget

The map and courses of the Klub Champs have been added to RouteGadget. You can trace your route and compare it with the other competitors.

The splits time have been added to Winsplit and Splitsbrowser.

Club Championships - Further Results and Comments

Championship winners, string course results and officials' comments are now available.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Club Championships - Results

Provisional results (by course and finish time) are now available. Detailed championships results to follow.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Club Championships - Start Times

John Simmons writes:
The start times are based on past results - I've trawled recent events and have tried to find a few results for each of you (and have thrown away really bad runs where I came across them). Then I have aimed at getting bunches of courses finishing at the same times. So White, Yellows and Oranges should come in around 11:30, Light green and Green at 12:00, and Blues should finish at 12:15 (or there abouts) to the applause of assembled masses.

You will need to get to the start 5mins in advance of your allocated start to be ready to go when the clock shows your time.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Kingswood School Summer Informal - Organiser report

Jackie Hallet writes:
A total of 40 people turned out for the first event on the updated map incorporating Kingswood School and Primrose Hill. Of this 18 were juniors, 15 of whom enjoyed the white course of 1 km with Lucy Tonge having the fastest time of 11 minutes. Michael Hallett was fastest on the 3 km orange course with 38.42 minutes. Mark Bown produced an amazing time of 33.31 minutes on the 5 km blue course with 170 metres of climb. I am sorry we overlooked the extra path off to the right from the public footpath did not spoil anyone’s run too much. I hope some people managed to enjoy the fantastic views across Bath in the glorious evening sunshine. The event had an international flavour with 1 girl from Finland and 5 French competitors. I must apologise for my lack of French, especially at registration as when Christophe was mentioned I thought they meant our summer evening coordinator who just happened to arrive at that very moment, but it turned out that he didn’t actually know him but that the man registering was called Christophe also. C’est la vie!!
Thanks to all the helpers: John, Sandy, Clive and Michael.

Lost properties: a thumb compass, a whistle (Contact the series coordinator, Christophe Mutricy)

Monday, July 06, 2009

Club Championship - Entry deadline and buffet

A reminder that the entry date for the Klub Champs (to be held at Stock Hill on Saturday 18th July) is Sunday 12th July. Please send an email with the course that you wish to run, and your age class, to bok_champs2009@btinternet.com.

Quantock Orienteering Club (QO) is holding its Club Championships alongsidethe BOK Klub Champs. Afterwards they are gathering at the Castle of Comfort for a buffet lunch. We are all welcome to join in the buffet at the pub - £5 per head, but numbers are needed in advance. Please let John Simmons (email bok_champs2009@btinternet.com) know by 12th July if you plan to come along.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Adams Avery & ASO Relays - Results

Provisional results and photos (courtesy of Dudley Budden) are now available.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Overscourt Wood - Organiser report

Dudley Budden writes:
The inaugural event on Overscourt Wood on a hot and balmy evening attracted 24 competitors. 19 of whom were, or are, BOK members. 16 tackled the Short Blue with Paul Gebbett completing it in a fastest time of 45 minutes, for 5.6k, 110m climb. The other eight participants were, white (2), Yellow (3), and Orange(3); which was a little disappointing as the area is ideal for beginners and novices. Most BOK members were in agreement the area should be used for an ASO event. The long grass though at this time of year did not reflect the area at its best.
Some people were glad of the extra water which was on offer with temperatures well up into the mid twenties.
Thanks to Anne, Katy, and Laurence for their help during and after the event.