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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

BOK Success At OMM 2009

This year's OMM was held in the Elan valley in Mid Wales, offering south west competitors unusually easy access. The weather was mixed but fairly benign, particularly after last year's severe gales and serious flooding in Borrowdale; it was breezy with showers, but we were spared the forecast heavy rain on Saturday and enjoyed some pleasant conditions on Sunday. BOK members were out in force and achieved some excellent results; it was good to see so many parent/child teams running this year, hopefully introducing a new generation to the delights of the OMM for the future. Sadly, the number of years of compatible overlap between aging parents and their athletic offspring is very limited, but we'll enjoy it while we can! Successes for BOK teams include the following (apologies if I've missed anyone):
Short Score (187 teams): Mark & John Grenfell-Shaw 13th; Ashley Cooper & Steve Darling 15th; Jonathan & Rosemary Hurford 17th; Christine Farr & Duncan Innes 23rd; Helen & Jack Kelsey 42nd; Pete Foster & Sandy Burgon 55th.
Medium Score (284 teams): Chris & Ben Kelsey 15th; Charles Daniel & Rhys Manning 30th; Pat & Louise Benjamin 178th.
C (291 teams): Sue & Gerry Ashton 39th; Roger Mann & Martin Bird 77th; Jim & Jamie Hayward 108th.
B (233 teams): Tim Britton & John Hartley 10th; Pete & Julia James 43rd; Alice Bedwell & Laura Pearson 127th.
A (67 teams): Mark Saunders & William Darby 18th (1st Vet).
Both Mark & John Grenfell-Shaw and Chris & Ben Kelsey narrowly missed winning the parent/child categories of their classes, short by just 3 points (1 place) and 5 points (3 places) respectively. Maybe next year if our youngsters are still willing and we can still keep up!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Orienteering in France

Copied from British Orienteering website. If you are going to take part in any events in France you should be aware that you will need to take a medical certificate with you. Please see the letter informing British Orienteering about this information from the IOF Secretary General.

SWOA Development Conference - 28th November 2009

The website has been updated to show the speakers at the SWOA Development Conference. Details are available from the Club diary page.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

BOK 3rd in Compass Sport Cup Final

BOK finished 3rd in the Compass Sport Cup Final held at Fineshade last Sunday, beaten this year only by SYO and OD. This is an excellent result for the club and is 2 places higher than we achieved last year. We scored fairly evenly across the classes, with some well earned points from our juniors as well as our seniors. Congratulations and thank you to all BOK members who participated in this competition to give us such a good result. Hopefully everyone enjoyed the club spirit that accompanies such events, particularly as we were once again able to share coach transport. Full results are on the LEI website. Perhaps next year we can do even better!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Saturday League

The Saturday League local event series starts on Saturday 24th October with an event at Overscourt Wood

Orienteering to the rescue in search for lost moral compass

David Parkin from BOK was responsible for prompting the last section of Brian Viner's article on the back page of the sport's section of Saturday's Independent. Very good press for the sport.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

November Classic - Sunday 1st November 2009

The November Classic is a Level 2 event in the New Forest. Closing date for postal entries is 22nd October and 8pm 25th October for on-line entries. Details are here.

Oxford City Race 31st October 2009

BOK member Matt Lyle is planning the Oxford City Race on Saturday 31st October 2009. Entries close on 25th October.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Compass Sport Cup - Start Times

A full list of start times is now on the LEI website http://www.leioc.org.uk/

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Brierley - Sunday 4th October - Organiser's & Planner's comments

Officials' comments for the Brierley District and ASO event held on Sunday 4th October are now available

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

WOA Level 3 Planners course

The WOA is putting on a Level 3 planners course at Margam Park near Port Talbot on Saturday 21st November. If any club members are interested in attending please contact Peter Ribbans via the WOA website

Friday, October 09, 2009

Lower Prices for Coach to Compass Sport Cup Final

Your committee has approved a generous subsidy towards the cost of the coach to the Compass Sport Cup Final. The cost to members will now be just £6 for seniors and £3 for juniors. There are still spaces available on the coach, so those of you who were intending to travel separately can still take advantage of this offer and enjoy the social side of travelling to the competition with your team. Please let Chris or Helen Kelsey know as soon as possible if you would like a coach place. Pickups will be Bristol Grammar School at 0700 and the Aldi car park in Bradley Stoke at 0720.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Condes Guide

A guide to Condes for BOK course planners is now available on the website's Klub page under planning resources.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Brierley Local Event - Results

The results for the Brierley local event and ASO league have been put online. You can also find the splits on Splitsbrowser and Winsplit. The map and courses have been added to to RouteGadget.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Brierley - Sunday 4th October - updated flyer

The flyer for the ASO and BOK District event at Brierley in the Forest of Dean this weekend (4th October 2009) has been corrected to remove reference to the availability of a 'red' course.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Long O - RouteGadget

The map and courses of Long O in the Forest of Dean have been added to RouteGadget. You can trace your route and compare it with the other competitors.