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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.