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Friday, December 24, 2010

NGOC New Year's Day Event

Neil Cameron says NGOC's New Year's Day event at Mallard Pike is in some doubt due to difficulty with car parking because of snow. A final decision will be made by 10 p.m. on 30 December - please check the NGOC and/or British Orienteering web sites for possible cancellation before travelling to the event.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Street O Results

The results of the Christmas Street O held at Kingswood School, Bath on Tuesday 14 December 2010 are available on the website.

Mountain Bike Orienteering

In an effort to promote MTBO in the South a new web site has now been set up by Nigel Benham (www.mbosouth.co.uk) and this gives full details of all local events in the South. During 2011 it is hoped to hold at least 6 events and if you keep an eye on the web site full details will be available.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

England Team for the Interland Cup 2011

Congratulations to the following BOK members who have been selected to represent England at the Interland Cup match in March 2011 in L├╝bbecke, NW Germany: W55 Alison Simmons, M14 Michael Hallett, M21 Matthew Crane and M45 Clive Hallett.

Friday, December 17, 2010

QO New Years Day Novelty Event

Quantocks Orienteers are running a score event on 1st January. Details on the QO website. The event was incorrectly advertised in SINS as being on 28th December.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Moseley Green Regional - Ranking Points

Ranking points for the BOK regional & gallopen at Moseley Green are now available on the BOF website. Due to the low number of competitors on the Black course, no point were attributed. If you don't have ranking point or your details are incorrect, contact the result secretary and provide your BOF number.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New Chairman for BOK

Neil Connelly has agreed to take over from Phil Fawkner-Corbett as Klub Chairman with effect from 1st January 2011. On behalf of all Klub members the Committee would like to thank both Phil, for his outstanding leadership of the Klub over the past three years, and Neil for agreeing to become our new Chairman.

Items of interest from the committee meeting on 25th November 2010 have been published on the Klub page.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Results for Headless Hill

The results for the BOK Local and ASO event on 12th December 2010 at Headless Hill are available on the BOK website.

Splitsbrowser and RouteGadget links, and comments are also available.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Bath Street O and Mince Pies - Tuesday 14th December 2010

There will be a street orienteering event followed by mince pies at Kingswood School, Bath on Tuesday 14th December. More details are on BOK's website.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Saturday Winter Series, Ashton Court Results

The results from the Saturday Winter Series event on 27th November at Ashton Court are now available on the website. Points for the Series to date have now been posted.

The Splitsbrowser link for the Moseley Green event on 21st November is now also available.

Draft Development Plan, 2011 to 2013

Mark Dyer writes: "The latest version of the draft Development Plan is now available on the Klub page of the website. It is intended to be a plan for the whole club, and comments and views of any kind from all the BOK membership are cordially invited by 15 January 2011. Please send comments to David Palmer, copied to me, Mark Dyer"

Friday, November 26, 2010

Compass Sport Cup Qualifier - Longleat - 16 January 2011

Please submit your entries for the Compass Sport Cup Qualifier using the form here.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Junior Training - Saturday 27 November 2010

Jackie Hallett says 'BOK's first outdoor talent squad training was at Greyfield Wood. It incorporated short courses of head to head relay type racing to improve concentration and with an aim of not to be distracted by others. As the group started its warm up the rain began to fall. After the first round of controls there was a real buzz with everyone talking about which controls they had and where their courses differed. Then the rain got heavier and heavier and although all courses were completed there was an urgency at the end to get back to the cars and warm up. Well done to those who then ventured out again for the Saturday League event. Despite the rain I think all enjoyed the challenge and were pleasantly surprised by the runnable woods they were taken through. We all hope for improved weather at Ashton Court on Saturday 27th November.

For those juniors wishing to improve their basic skills there will be a coaching session at Ashton Court on Saturday 27th November 10.00 – 11.30. This is aimed at yellow and orange standard. If you would like to attend please let either Jackie Hallett or Jim Hayward know through the website's contact facility or phone [Home 01934 844416 or Work 01934 834877].

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Results for Moseley Green Event

The results for the Moseley Green event on 21st November 2010 are available on the BOK website.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Notes from September Committee Meeting

Items of interest from the committee meeting on 30th September 2010 have been published on the Klub page.

Compass Sport Cup Photos

Photos of the Klub team at the Compass Sport Cup have been added to the Bristol Orienteering page at http://picasaweb.google.com/bristolorienteering

Monday, November 01, 2010

Saturday Winter Series, Greyfield Woods Results

The results from the Saturday Winter Series event on 23rd October at Greyfield Woods are now available on the website.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Blaise Castle Results

Results for Sunday's BOK Local event at Blaise Castle are available on the website.

Splitsbrowser, Winsplits and RouteGadget links, along with Comments, are now also available.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Orienteering Board Game

NGOC have produced an orienteering board game. Details are here.

Bath Wants Young Coaches

Are you 16 - 24 years old, live in Bath & North East Somerset and are interested in becoming a coach. See BANES website.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

November Classic 7 November 2010

Entries for SOC's November Classic close on Monday 25 October 2010.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

At last! A new book on orienteering:

Crowood Sports Guides - Orienteering by Carol McNeill
£9.99 from Crowood Press via their website, Harvey's and other 'O' shops.

Basic skills, advanced techniques, practical information on training and up to date input from Graham Gristwood and Pippa Archer. Over 200 maps & photographs in full colour.

Monday, October 18, 2010

BOK 2nd in Compass Sport Cup Final

BOK finished 2nd in this year's Compass Sport Cup Final, beaten only by last year's winners and host club SYO. This is a great result for BOK, improving on last year's 3rd place and this time just ahead of OD. Congratulations and thank you to all those who travelled to Sheffield and contributed to this success. A full report will be in the next BOK News.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

SWOC Regional Closing Date

Entries for SWOC's Regional event near Merthyr Tydfil on 24th October close on Sun 17th October.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Klubnight Oct 13th

Don't forget Klubnight tonight - a chance to improve your skills and have some fun! See diary for full details.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Yvette Baker Competition for Juniors

Jackie Hallett says 'Juniors are needed to run for BOK in the first round of the Yvette Baker competition at Ringwood Forest North on Sunday 24th October. Courses range from yellow to green. Contact Jackie for further details.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

First Aid Course Photos

Photos of the recent BOK first aid course are available on the website.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

2010 AGM Minutes

The minutes of the 2010 annual general meeting are available on the Klub page of the website.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

CSC Final 17th October

Coach transport with overnight accommodation at Eyam youth hostel is now confirmed. There are still places available, so please contact your Klub Captains as soon as possible if you want to take advantage of this. Similarly, if you haven't yet entered the event but wish to do so, please let us know.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Leigh Woods Results

Results, comments and links to Winsplits and Splitsbrowser for today's BOK Local and ASO League event at Leigh Woods are now available on the website.

P.S. Lost property found: Pink and purple hat (found on the side of the car parking road) - please get in touch with Jo Foster (secretary@avonschoolsorienteering.org.uk) if it belongs to you.

String course results also now available.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

NGOC Regional 10th October 2010

Normal entries for NGOC's Regional Event on 10th October 2010 close this Sunday 3rd October.

2012 Volunteer Meeting - 6th October 2010

Celia Watkinson has drawn our attention to a meeting for those interested in volunteering at the 2012 Olympics or other events. Details here.

Registration Procedure for Leigh Wood Event

A new BOK registration procedure will be used starting with the event at Leigh Woods on Sunday 3 October 2010. The details are on the BOK website. Please ensure that you have your British Orienteering number with you to obtain the member discount.

Monday, September 27, 2010

SWOA Website Manager Required

Arther Vince says, 'A volunteer is needed to take over from Chris Derrick of BOK, who has run the SWOA website for several years.'. Further details are on the SWOA website.

SI Course - 11 December 2010

Due to unforseen circumstances the SI computer course has been postponed from 3 October to 11 December 2010. Details are available through the website diary.

Friday, September 24, 2010

BOF Masters UK Cup proposal

David Palmer writes: "I have received the attached Masters UK Cup Consultation Paper from British Orienteering, via SWOA. We are invited to comment. No deadline is given but I would like to send any feedback from the Klub by the middle of October. Please send me comments by the 15th October."

Thursday, September 23, 2010

SWJS at Leigh Woods 3rd October 2010

Pete Maliphant says 'The South West Junior Squad will be attending next Sunday's ASO event and will be training in Leigh Woods afterwards until about 3.30pm. Squad members invite any Juniors in Year 7/8 and above (at or close to Orange standard or above) to join us for some or all of the training, to practice some orienteering skills. Parents are welcome to join us as well, to find out more about the squad and orienteering beyond ASO. The SWJS shop will also be in attendance all day with second-hand kit, cakes and drinks.'

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Alan Pickering

Dave Parkin reports the death of Alan Pickering who was Chairman of BOK in the 80s. He died in a Nursing home in St Asaph, North Wales on 21 August 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Long O - Winsplit and RouteGadget

The splits of the Long O at High Meadow have been added to Splitsbrowser and Winsplit Online. The map and courses have been uploaded to RouteGadget.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Highmeadow Wood Long-O Results

Results from Sunday's Long-O at Highmeadow Wood are now available here. RouteGadget and Splitsbrowser to follow.

Friday, September 17, 2010

British Orienteering Roadshow - Taunton 12 October, Cardiff 10 November 2010

British Orienteering Staff and Directors are coming to see us. Why not meet them and have all your difficult questions answered? Details are here.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Long-O 19 September 2010 - Late Entries

Howard Thomas says 'Pre- entry via Fabian4 for the Long O to be held in the Forest of Dean on Sunday Sept 19th has now been extended to midnight Friday Sept 17th. There will be entry on the day but pre-entry will ensure you a waterproof map.'

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

BOK AGM 20 September 2010

The Agenda and Secretary's report for the AGM are on the Klub page of the website.

Long-O 19 September 2010 - Final Details

Final details for the Long-O are on the website.

Monday, September 13, 2010

CATI 12 September 2010 - Organiser's Comments

Read about the CATI that took place on 12 September 2010 here.

Still Spaces on the BOK First Aid Course on Sat 9th Oct 2010

Katy Dyer says 'The BOK First Aid courses at the University of the West of England have proved popular and the course on Sat 2 Oct is now full. We still have places on Sat 9 Oct and welcome inquiries from young and old. Attending a First Aid course is fun and equips you with the skills which you may need anywhere and not just at an orienteering event. Don’t worry – you will not be pressed into joining the First Aid squad. Note that BOK members attend free!! Details and contacts are in the BOK Diary.'

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Klub Nights Start Wednesday 15th September 2010

Howard Thomas says 'Klub nights start again on Wednesday 15th September at a new location in Coombe Dingle Sports Complex.' Click on the website diary entry for more information.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Peter Palmer Relays

Congratulations to our two Junior teams on their performances in the Peter Palmer Relays. This night/day relay event for teams of 6 was held near Nottingham on the weekend of 4th/5th September. The ShadowBOKsters team finished 9th (Adam Potter, Jamie Hayward, Jessie Benjamin, Michael Hallett, Ella Milne & Isla Simmons), with the BOK Moonlighters not far behind in 19th (Daniel Mann, Stuart Hanstock, Jess Milne, Shona Simmons, Chloe Potter & Abi Kerr).

Lakes 5 Days

BOK was well represented at the Lakes 5 Days, enjoying some fine orienteering and mostly fine weather; shame about the cancelled Day 3. Congratulations to the following who achieved top 5 places:
W10A Rachel Potter - 4th
W12A Chloe Potter - 3rd
W55L Alison Simmons - 3rd
W60L Katy Dyer - 4th
W75 Anne Donnell - 1st
W80 Pat Grenfell - 1st
M45L Clive Hallett - 1st
M50L Mark Saunders - 4th

Thursday, September 09, 2010

BOK AGM reminder

David Palmer writes: A reminder that the BOK AGM / Skittles Social is coming up soon, on Monday, 20th September at the Ring O' Bells in Nailsea. If you have yet to return your booking form, sent out with the recent BOK News, please could you do so now. Or, if you don't have the form, then by all means get in touch with me.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

BOK AGM - Treasurer's report

The Treasurer's report, consolidated accounts to end July 2010, and details of event income and expenditure, have been put up on the BOK website in the AGM area on the Klub page.

Details of the username and password needed to access the area can be found on the back page of BOK News.

Monday, September 06, 2010

SI Course - 2 October 2010

BOK are running an SI Course. Details here.

Caddihoe Chase and SW Championships 25/26 September 2010

The closing date for postal entries is 9 Sep and for on-line entries is 11 Sep. There is a link from the website diary.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

WOC Norway

Congratulations to BOK's Matt & Grace Crane for their performances at the World Orienteering Championships in Trondheim. In the Middle Distance races, Matt finished 26th and Grace (representing Australia) was 37th. Grace also finished 30th in the Sprint race and helped Australia to 13th place in the Relay.

WMOC 2010 Results

Congratulations to the following BOK members for their results at the World Masters Orienteering Championships in Switzerland:
Sprint:
Alice Bedwell 2nd W50-A
Anne Donnell 3rd W75-A
Pat Grenfell 2nd W80-A
Clive Hallett 7th M45-A
Long Distance:
Anne Donnell 7th W75-A
Pat Grenfell 5th W80-A
A good photograph of our 3 Sprint medallists (Alice, Anne and Pat) is on the SYO website.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Barnardo's Orienteering Challenge in Bradley Stoke

A charity orienteering challenge is being held on Sunday (22nd August) in Bradley Stoke's Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve. The event (which is not organised by BOK) will make use of the nature reserve's permanent orienteering course and will raise funds for Barnardo's.

BOK is staging its own "come & try it" beginners' event at the same venue on Sunday 12th September.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Notes from July 2010 Committee Meeting

Notes from the July BOK Committee meeting are now available on the Klub page of the website.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Mountain Bike Orienteering (22nd August)

Colin Palmer of HOC/NGOC says 'I am organising a BMBO bike O event on 22nd August just to the NW of Malvern. As it is the "close" season for foot O it may be of interest to BOK members. Info and flyer at http://www.bmbo.org.uk/.'

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Summer Informals - Kingswood School, Bath

The last Summer Evening Informal event of the season is this Wednesday, 14th July at Kingswood School, Bath. Starts from 6 to 7pm. Event details here.

Caddihoe Chase and SW Champs 25-26 September 2010

Details of the Caddihoe Chase week-end and SW Championships have been added to the club diary. Pre-entry is required by 9 September.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Klub Champs & Local Event 11th July - Final Details

Final Details are now available for Sunday's Klub Champs & Local event at Ashton Hill Woods. Start times for the Klub Champs may be viewed on the Fabian4 website. Please note that online entries have now closed and there will be no entry on the day.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Local Event on Sunday 11th July - Enter Now!

BOK's next Local Event (incorporating the 2010 Klub Champs) takes place this Sunday (11th July) at Ashton Hill Woods, near Failand, Bristol. The event is open to all - you don't need to be a member of an orienteering club to take part. Advance entry is required: enter online [help] by midnight on Friday (9th July). Map stocks are limited [check], so don't leave it to the last minute!

Monday, July 05, 2010

Klub Champs & Local Event 11th July - Update

There's still time to enter this year's Klub Champs (chasing start) but entries will have to close very soon. Online entry for the local event (queueing start, non-members very welcome) will remain open until midnight on Friday 9th July, subject to map availability [check]. Enter now at Fabian4 [help].

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Adams Avery and ASO Relays - Results

Provisional results for the Adams Avery and ASO Relays are now available. Note that there have been some difficulties putting some of the relay results together. Details will be available later.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Wild Woodland Adventure

Sally Thomas says 'BOK will be cooperating with the National Trust on its Wild Woodland Adventure Weekend. In recognition of NT’s ongoing support and encouragement of orienteering, the Klub is very pleased to be able to offer a small orienteering ‘taster’ event as part of NT’s Adventure Day to take place on Sunday 25th July at Leigh Woods. The ‘taster’ will offer a Yellow and an Orange course for those wanting to have a go at orienteering. More details are on the BOK website.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Klub Champs 11th July - Entries Closing Soon!

Entries for the Klub Champs at Ashton Hill Woods on Sunday 11th July close this Friday (2nd July). Please get your entries in as soon as possible (via Fabian4), so that we can decide how many maps to print and make a start on the handicapping.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

First aid courses - Sat 2 Oct and Sat 9 Oct 2010

Katy Dyer writes: I am organising 2 one day First Aid courses, which cover basic emergency First Aid with a leaning towards orienteering and other outdoor sports. The qualification will be valid for 3 years. It is suitable for members of club First Aid teams, UKCC Level 1 coaches and any person wishing to learn about First Aid. A knowledge of basic First Aid could save someone’s life. Details here on the BOK website.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer Informals - Overscourt Wood

The next summer informal this Wednesday 23rd is at Overscourt Wood just south of Siston.
The car park is limited and need to be shared with the dog walkers. Please arrange to car-share if possible and park tightly on the day to maximise the capacity.

Adams Avery Entry Deadline - Sat 26 June

Martin Helfer says "The closing date for the Adams Adams relays are this Saturday 26th June. To date there have been few entries for this event. Please note that all entries will be acknowledged, so please ensure your entry has not gone 'missing in the post'. Entries can be made by email directly to me." Click on the event name in the diary on the BOK website homepage for more details and to contact Martin.

Committee Meeting Minutes

A summary of the minutes from the committee meeting on 19th May 2010 has been published on the Klub page.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Klub Champs & Local Event 11th July - Enter Now!

Online entries for the Klub Champs & Local Event at Ashton Hill Woods on Sunday 11th July are now open via Fabian4. To compete in the Klub Champs, you must enter by Friday 2nd July, to give us time to work out the handicaps for the chasing start. The local event, for which pre-entry is also required, is open to all and will have the usual queueing start.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Reminder - Klub Weekend 18th-20th June

The closing date for the Saturday Regional event and Sunday 2x2 Relay event (part of SBOC's Midsummer at Margam weekend) is Monday 14th June. Online entries and campsite bookings via Fabian4. If anyone is still looking for a partner for the 2x2 relay, please contact Chris or Helen Kelsey so that we can try to help.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

SBOC 2x2 relay partner wanted

Jackie Hallett is looking for a partner for the SBOC 2x2 relay on Sunday 20th June. Please contact Jackie as soon as possible, the closing date for entries is Monday 14th June.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Cotswold Way Relay update - another runner needed

Phil Warry writes - Following my earlier articles, I have now entered a BOK team for this year's Cotswold Way Relay, but still need one more runner - of any age, gender and fitness level! So don't hold back - if you would like to take part, please let me know either by e-mail or on 0117 9654287 - as soon as possible.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

BOF Competition Structure Review

British Orienteering are reviewing the structure of competitions. Their latest consultation document is on their website here. If you wish to comment through the Klub, please let David Palmer have your input by 15th July 2010.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Congratulations to Matt, Isla and Ben

Congratulations to Matt Crane on his selection for the Middle Distance race at the 2010 World Orienteering Championships to be held in Trondheim, Norway in August. Matt will join ex-BOK member Oli Johnson, who has been selected for the Long race.

Congratulations also to Isla Simmons and Ben Maliphant for their selection for the Talent Coaching Camp in the Cairngorms in July.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Cotswold Way Relay - update

Phil Warry writes - As an update to my earlier article (posted on 5 March) about organising a BOK team for this year’s Cotswold Way Relay, I now have 7 people who want to run, so need 3 more to make up a team. In particular, we need at least one more lady to run, as we need a minimum of 3 ladies for a mixed team, but only have 2 so far. As an added incentive, all competitors will get a free race T shirt this year! Last year the entries were full by the end of May, so if you would like to take part, please let me know either by e-mail or on 0117 9654287 - as soon as possible.

Details of the event are here-

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Bathampton - RouteGadget

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

The splits times have been added to Winsplit and Splitsbrowser.

Bathampton Results

BOK Local Event preliminary results are now available. Links to RouteGadget and Splitsbrowser will follow.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Klub Weekend 18th-20th June

SBOC has once again invited us to join them for their Mid Summer weekend, which this year will use Margam Country Park as the event campsite and Merthyr Mawr for the Saturday Regional event and Sunday 2x2 relays. There will also be a Friday evening event at Graig Fawr and we plan to have a barbecue on the Saturday evening. Margam Country Park has plenty of camping space and free access to the country park and some attractions. Fees are £7.50 per unit per night (tent or van), no hook ups but shower and toilets; see www.npt.gov.uk/margampark for further details. All events are within 20 minutes of the campsite. Online entries and campsite bookings are via http://www.fabian4.co.uk/, closing date Monday 14th June 2010. Further information is available here. This has always been a very enjoyable and sociable weekend in past years, so we would recommend you to come along. Please let Chris or Helen Kelsey know if you intend to come so that we have a rough idea of numbers.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

SWJS Shop at Cleeve Hill

Pete Maliphant says 'The SWJS shop will be at the NGOC Cleeve Hill event on May 23rd, along with an improved display of secondhand clothing and shoes for juniors (and seniors), description holders, ankle tape, drinks and hopefully lots of cake!'

Sunday, May 09, 2010

BOK Local Event 16th June 2010

Final details and the competitor registration form template have been added to the page for our next event at Bathampton on Sunday 16th May 2010.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mike Nelson BOK Trot Photos

Photos from the Mike Nelson BOK Trot (courtesy of Trevor Crowe) may now be viewed in the BOK PicasaWeb gallery.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Event Officials Required

Clare Fletcher asks that you offer yourself as an event official. The latest list of requirements is here.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mike Nelson BOK Trot Results

Links to WinSplits and Splitsbrowser have been added to the Mike Nelson BOK Trot results pages.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

BOK Trot Results - 25 April 2010

The results from the BOK Trot at Wavering Down are available on the website.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Reminder - BOK Annual Dinner & Awards

Please remember to book your places for BOK's Annual Dinner & Award Ceremony on May 14th. Details here. The deadline is Monday, 26th April. A wine list is now available for those who would like to order in advance (and get a discount).

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Harvester Relays - Reminder

The closing date for the Harvester relays is fast approaching. If you wish to run, please let your Klub Captains know as soon as possible.

BOC Relay Teams

The BOC relay teams are now on the website. There is currently a vacancy in an M18 team, so eligible volunteers please let your Klub captains know. If you can advise us of your running orders, we may be able to declare teams online before the event. But if not, please come to the Individual day with the necessary information.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Committee Meeting Minutes

A summary of the minutes from the committee meeting on 18th March 2010 has been published on the Klub page.

Monday, April 12, 2010

BOKTrot 25 April 2010

The final details for the BOKTrot on 25th April 2010 have been posted on the website.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

French Exchange July-August 2010

A 15 year old Frence boy would like to do an exchange with an English orienteer during July and August. Details are here. Contact can be made through Alan Honey.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Enter BOKTrot now

In the excitement of Easter do not forget to enter the BOKTrot as the price goes up after 11 April 2010. Enter here. The flyer is available here.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

JK Relay Teams

BOK teams for the JK relays are now on the website, see Hot Links. We've tried to achieve the best fit of runners to classes, but as usual not everyone can be placed in the most ideal class. Please liaise within your teams to agree a running order. Legs are run in the order Long/Short/Long for classes A-H, Green/Orange/Green for classes J & K. For the Mixed Ad Hoc, legs are Long Green/Short Green/Orange but not in a prescribed order. If you notify Klub Captains of your running order by 11pm on Wednesday 31st March, team declarations can be made online. Otherwise it will be pen and paper at the event.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Walcombe Results Update

The results page for the Walcombe event has been updated with links to RouteGadget and SplitsBrowser, along with comments from the officials.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Walcombe Results

BOK Local and ASO League 7 Event preliminary results are now available. Links to RouteGadget and Splitsbrowser will follow.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

BOF AGM event levies proposals

Members input is needed to BOF AGM proposals on event levies. Please can you read the Committee's voting recommendation for the upcoming BOF AGM. Proxy voting forms need to be returned by 31st March.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Election of British Orienteering Directors

Mike Forrest of our club is standing for election as a director of British Orienteering. If you are not going to the AGM proxy forms for voting have to be returned by 31 March 2010.

Friday, March 12, 2010

For something a bit different - Mountain Bike Orienteering

There is a MBO event at Foxley in Herefordshire on Sunday 18th April organised by Harlequins Orienteering Club. Youth and "Come and Try It" courses available so no excuses for not giving it a go.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Saturday Winter League - Final Points

Points for the Saturday Winter League event at Ashton Hill Woods are now posted on the website along with the final points and positions for the season. Hope all who participated enjoyed the events - and many thanks to the organisers.

Friday, March 05, 2010

26th June 2010 Cotswold Way Relay Run

Once again Phil Warry is organising a team for the Cotswold Way relay run. Details are here.

Ashton Hill Woods Results

The results of the Ashton Hill Woods event on 27 February 2010 are now on the website.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

13/14 March 2010 Dune Training in Wales

Do you want to get in some dune practice before the JK. See SBOC's website, but note you have to register in advance.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Children, Young People and Competition

Your committee are considering a paper on Children, Young People and Competition with a deadline for responses of 17th March 2010. Are you young? Do you have a view? Let them know!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Klub Dinner - Friday 14th May 2010

Details of the Klub dinner are available here.

Reminder - British & JK Relays

The first closing date for the British Relays is Sunday 28th Feb and for the JK Relays Sunday 7th March. If you want to be included in the first round of entries, please contact your Klub Captains now.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

NWO Silk Wood event at Westonbirt, Sunday 28th Feb

A reminder that there is a NWO local and ASO event on Sunday 28th Feb at Westonbirt Arboretum.

Pete Maliphant reports that the South West Junior Squad shop now has several types of control description holder in stock as well as ankle tape.
The bad news is that the authorities at Westonbirt have declined to give the SWJS permission to bring anything at all to the event this weekend. So no cakes on Sunday!
If you need anything for Sunday please e-mail or call the Maliphant family - the address can be found at www.swjs.co.uk/obuy.html.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Klub Archivist

The Chairman says 'I am delighted to inform the Membership that we have a new post within the Klub - of the Bristol Orienteering Klub Archivist. Alan Kempton has very kindly offered his services to fill this role.


Now for all of you who have those special pieces of memorabilia do let us know and we can develop an anthology of our 38 years. BOK News, maps, awards, key members - all can be recorded. Thank you Alan - and I think the first port of call might be Anne Donnell's cupboard!'

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Committee Meeting Minutes

A summary of the minutes from the committee meeting on 21st January 2010 has been published on the Klub page.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

BOK team entries for JK and British Relays

BOK team entries are needed for the JK relays on Monday 5th April at Braunton Burrows and for the British Orienteering Championships relays on Sunday 2nd May at Cannock Chase.

Please fill in and return the entry form to Chris&Helen Kelsey as soon as possible.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Lyncombe - Results

The results of the local event at Lyncombe are now available on the website. They have also been uploaded in Splitsbrowser and RouteGadget.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Stop Press - Lyncombe Event, Sunday 7 February 2010

Coming across from the A370 (Bristol-Weston super Mare) via Congesbury, the B3133 is CLOSED for maintenance at the Langford end. You can still use the Congesbury end of the B3133 and then bear right, using the minor road shortcut via Brinsea to Churchill Green. Click on link to map and zoom out to level 5.
Don't forget the event is NOT based at the Lyncombe Ski & Sports Centre - the parking is in the quarry at the west end of the map.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Cakes at Lyncombe

Pete Maliphant says 'The SW Junior Squad shop will be at Lyncombe (and all other ASO events this season) selling cakes, drinks and secondhand kit.'

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Southern Championships in Forest of Dean - 21 February 2010

The closing date for entries to the Southern Championships in the Forest of Dean is Sunday 7 February. Details are at http://www.ngoc.org.uk.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Klub Archivist

Anyone ? At Committee we have found the subject of the possibility of creating the role of Klub Archivist arising in two successive meetingsn and this has prompted me to post this Blog. We feel there would be a great service to the Klub by drawing together the history of its activities, winners, awards, maps, BOK News, etc. Ideally, this information would be converted into a digital record - but in the first instant, we would like to identify and collate the realm of information that is largely held in many an obscure garage! Might there be anyone [or more] out there who would be willing to set up this invaluable role. Please do send me an E mail or give me a ring if tempted.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Compass Sport Cup

From Phil Fawkner-Corbett: 'The Chairman wishes to congratulate and thank everyone from BOK who found their way to Godshill to secure a resounding winning position and a place in the Compass Sport Cup Final. I would particularly like to pay tribute to the many scoring juniors - Adam Potter, Isla Simmons, Ben Maliphant, Shona Simmons, Michael Hallett and Chloe Potter - who between them registered 576 crucial points. The winning margin over SOC being 155 points. A great effort and thank you again to everyone.'

BOK Qualify For Compass Sport Cup Final

BOK won the Compass Sport Cup qualifying round at Hampton Ridge on Sunday, finishing 155 points ahead of SOC with a score of 2395 points. Congratulations and thanks to the 70 BOK members who turned out for this event and ensured success for the Klub. The final will be on 17th October at Burbage Moor near Sheffield, so please put the date in your diaries now; we'll need a strong team if we're to improve on last year's 3rd place. SOC also qualify for the Cup as BOK were in last year's top three and Wimborne go through to the Trophy final after beating SARUM by just 1 point. Full results are on the Emit website.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Silkwood - RouteGadget

The map and courses of last week event at Silkwood, Westonbirt have been uploaded to RouteGadget. You can trace your route and compare it with the other orienteers.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Silkwood Results - Saturday Winter League

Results and links (Splitsbrowser&Winsplits) for the Silkwood event (Saturday 16th Jan) are now available, along with comments from the organiser/planner.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Compass Cup Start Times - Now Available

Start times are now available for this Sunday's Compass Cup event on the BOK website. Final details for the event are on the SOC website.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Junior Coaching

There are many opportunities for training both within the club and with the South West junior squad. The next training days with BOK will be a joint venture with the Welsh junior squad during February half term again based in the Forest of Dean.

This will run Wednesday February 17th through to the Friday 19th for training but with the opportunity to stay until the Sunday when the Southern Championships are being held at Lydney. Those who went last year thought this was excellent training and an opportunity to meet up with juniors from another region. You can attend for the whole 5 days or any part thereof.

Please let Jackie Hallett know if you wish to attend or require further information.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Dorset Coast Path Relay 2010

Tim Britton says "This year's race date has just been announced as Saturday 4th September 2010. It's early days yet, but if you're interested in running for BOK please get this date into your fixtures calendar now. BOK didn't manage to get enough of a team together in 2009, so let's all save the date - we don't want any excuses for non-attendance!

Silkwood - The event is still on

There were 3 inches of snow and ice on the ground this morning but hopefully all or most will have thawed by tomorrow. Please be careful however.

Please follow O signs to the parking area and have some evidence to show the FC attendent at the booth that you are there for orienteering. If our allocated parking are is full please use the main car park. There is a £1 parking fee per vehicle which will be collected at registration.

We will be using master maps so please bring a red pen and if possible a polythene bag.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

13/14 March 2010 British University Championships

Erinna Foley-Fisher says UBOC would like to officially invite BOK as guests to run in BUCS: the British Universities' National Championships. We would also like to ask for anyone who would be willing to help on the day as a marshall.

Guest entry forms are available on the UBOC website and can be sent directly to the BUCS office. Anyone interested in helping should contact Erinna at the address on the UBOC website. They will only need to pay for entries at the student rate.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Compass Sport Cup - Have we received your entry?

In case we've missed entries delayed by the post, these are the entries we've received. If you've entered but are not listed below, please contact Chris or Helen Kelsey immediately.
Ajderian, Bedwell, Bown, Britton, Budden, Burley, Connelly, Cranes, Daniel (Charles), Dennis (2), Donnell, Dyer (Katy), Forrest (Mike), Fosters, Franklin, Grenfells, Griffiths, Halletts, Hanstocks, Hayward (Jim), Honey, Johnson, Jones, Kerr (Abi), Kinnunen, Maliphant (Pete & Ben), Mutricy, Noott, Palmers, Parkin, Pearson, Potters, Raynsford, Saunders, Selleys, Simmons (4), Tanner, Thomas (2 plus Cameron), Urch, Walkers, Warry, Welch.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Host Family Wanted

An 18 year old swiss girl has asked if there is a family in the club willing to accommodate her in July and August 2010. She needs to be near a language school and would like to attend orienteering events. If you can help please contact Mark and Jenny Selly for further details.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Devon Event at Haytor cancelled

The Devon OC event due to take place on Sunday 10th January at Haytor has been cancelled because of present and forecast weather conditions.

Monday, January 04, 2010

HOC Event - Ross on Wye - 28 Feb 10

Penny Hemsted, HOC Organiser says 'We are planning to hold an event at Dymock Forest, Ross on Wye on Sunday February 28 2010. The area is newly mapped by Brian Hughes and my husband Andy is planning to use the best parts of the undulating terrain, a mixture of coniferous and deciduous forest, with many features. For young children there will be a string course and children's playground available, and, for the hungry, details of al fresco caterers and a locally run Gurkha restaurant are on the HOC website! There will be the usual £2 discount offered to SWOA senior members.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Mike Nelson BOKTrot - and dates for your diaries

The flyer for the Mike Nelson BOKTrot event at Wavering Down on 26 April is now available.

Provisional events for the rest of 2010 are now posted on the Diary page.