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This blog is used to populate the news section on the BOK Website.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Committee Meeting - 12th May summary

Items of interest from the committee meeting on 12th May 2011 have been published on the website Klub page.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Adams Avery and ASO Relays

The final details for the Adams Avery and ASO Relays on Sunday 3rd July are now available on the website.

Leigh Woods Informal - Wednesday 29th June

This week's summer informal is at Leigh Woods. Registration and the start/finish is on North Road (ST559730) at the entrance of this road into Leigh Woods. We will be using SI, so please can people bring their dibbers. Dibbers will also be available to hire for £1 (free for children). Jim Hayward will be on hand to provide training. Starts will be from 6pm - 7pm.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Whole Sport Plan for Orienteering

Have your say in British Orienteering's Whole Sport Plan.

There is less than two years to run of our current Whole Sport Plan. With this in mind BOF needs to start thinking about the plan for the next period and are seeking your views early in this process. It's worth noting that this plan for orienteering is nothing to do with sports councils and is everything to do with understanding the needs and priorities of orienteers and orienteering clubs.

The following link is to a questionnaire which is aimed at getting an initial sampling of members’ views towards the work done as part of the current Whole Sport Plan. There will be a more in-depth consultation period based on the ideas expressed at a later stage.

Whole Sport Plan Questionnare

BOF are keen for as many club members as possible to have their say.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A great weekend on the Gower

Tony Lloyd reports...

Having returned from my first CampO weekend with BOK/SBOC I would like to thank all involved in planning and setting it up. Being new to orienteering the different terrains were first times for me on both days and the BBQ social was a good opportunity to meet more of you (not always easy on a Sunday event). Cheers for a great experience, am looking forward to next time. Word got round that I took part in the early morning extra curricular activity on the beach at Llangennith. Many of you asked, with interest, how it was. I should have not been surprised given that orienteers are not slow at undressing in open spaces, a trait shared by surfers and other outdoor sports. ..... "The Skinny Dip was brilliant, great atmosphere, cold defeated by a massive adrenalin rush, you must have seen it in all the papers. We raised £14000+ for Marie Curie Cancer care -- see my perspective on http:www.justgiving.com/tony-lloyd0 " ............ I have not reached my target sponsorship yet so feel free!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Purdown Informal - Wednesday 22nd June

The next Summer Informal will offer a HYBRID SCORE and a standard yellow course. The SI system will be used so please bring along your dibbers. The hybrid score (45mins) is something a little different. You take controls in order, but you can miss out controls, but you are not allowed to go back.

Registration, near start, at junction of Jellicoe Ave and Parnell Rd. Enter the estate via Wright Way. Suggest road-side parking near by, or in lay-by on Coldharbour Rd next to Filton Cemetery (between junction with Wright Way and UWE roundabout). Route
to Registration/Start marked from lay-by (5 mins). Starts 1730-1900. More details on the website.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Ashton Hill Informal - Wednesday 15th June

This weeks informal is at Ashton Hill Plantation near Failand, planned and organised by the University of Bristol Orienteering Club. There are three courses on offer - short (1.4k), medium (3.1k) and long (4.1k) ; roughly yellow, orange and light green standard. All are planned to keep bramble bashing to a minimum. Ticks are common and full leg cover is compulsory. Parking is limited in the Forestry Commission car park so we recommend road-side parking in Failand village and walking a few hundred meters to the 'assembly area'. Cost - £3/£1

Friday, June 10, 2011

Cranes blaze to double victory in Blaise race

The Bristol Evening Post reports on the performance of BOK members in the Blaise Blazer running race.

Thursday, June 09, 2011


The May 2011 issue of SINS is now posted on the SWOA website.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

New Webmaster - Scott Bailey

With Alan Honey bowing out as webmaster we have a new volunteer to take over his duties. Scott Bailey takes on the mantle and will be looking after the site with John Simmons. Please continue to send items for the site to webmaster@bristolorienteering.org.uk - so no change needed on your part.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Cafe O

Katy Dyer says she will be running her popular Cafe O again on 20/21 August at Ashton Court. It is suitable for both newcomers and experienced orienteers. Details are in the website diary.

Klub Weekend - Midsummer on Gower

Once again we will be combining our Klub Weekend with the Midsummer on Gower weekend to be hosted by SBOC on 17th-19th June. This is always a relaxed and sociable occasion, combining good orienteering with the opportunity to gather for a barbecue on Saturday evening. There are 3 events on offer, starting with an informal event at Whiteford Burrows on Friday evening and followed by a Welsh League event on the challenging dunes of Broughton Burrows on the Saturday. The popular 2x2 relay event, which aims to match courses to age class so that any pair can win, is at Cefn Bryn on Sunday. Pre-entry via Fabian4 (by Sunday 12th June) is required for Saturday and Sunday; Friday is entry on the day. Camping will be at Kennoxstone Camping & Touring Park, Gower. Please book direct with the park on 01792 386790, mentioning orienteering as they will be setting aside space for us. Further details of the weekend can be found on the SBOC website.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

40th Anniversary Results

The results from the Club Handicap Championships are on the website.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

40th Anniversary Event and Party Final Details

The final details for the 40th Anniversary Event and Party are on the website.