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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.