Tuesday, 20 May 2008
A possible three events in less than 15 hours for those that headed down to High Wycombe for this year's Harvester Trophy and JOK sprint. It all started with the JOK sprint in Bloom Wood, a couple of hours later the outcome of that sprint set your position in a chasing sprint final. Becca Roberts came home 9th in the Women's Open that was a UK Cup event, Katrin Harding was 2nd in the Junior Women just ahead of her sister Zoe, while Quentin Harding came 3rd in the Men's Vets. Chasing sprint results can be found here.
Two South Ribble teams competed in the Harvester, a night relay starting at 2am in the morning. A full account will appear in the next newsletter, but the night had both excitement and drama. On the first leg Katrin Harding came through the spectator control in the pack ahead of Cath Wilson, but Cath turned this all round in the last kilometre to come home first outright with Katrin not far behind. These positions were hard for the team to sustain, the SROCodiles (Cath Wilson, Quentin Harding, Chris Roberts, Zoe Harding, Matt Nash) finished 4th overall and 2nd Handicap by 4 mins while the SROChoppers (Katrin Harding, Steve Wilson, Sue Harding, John Ockenden, Steve McLean) were not far behind in 13th overall and 9th Handicap team. John Ockenden added to the drama by being disqualified for missing the last control, only to be reinstated after referring to the back up punch card on the EMIT brick.
Both teams did very well and all were enthusiastic, there was a superb mix of seniors and juniors in both teams and all performed well. Harvester results can be found here.
Monday, 19 May 2008
O-zone 2.6 was held in Williamson Park on Sunday 18th May, using mainly the permanent control markers. For a message from the organiser please see the O-zone home page. Results, including colour standard times, may be viewed here. Also on Sunday there was an event held at St Wilfrid's primary school in Halton. For results please click here.
Wednesday, 14 May 2008
Congratulations to four of the club juniors on successfully being selected for a British Orienteering summer tour. Zoe Harding and John Ockenden are in the M/W14 Lagganlia group. Meanwhile, Katrin Harding and Matt Nash will be in the M/W15 group at nearby Badaguish. Well done and keep training!
Saturday, 10 May 2008
This popular series of cycle-O events returns for its 13th season. There are six events, all on Tuesday evenings in June and July, spread around South Cumbria. All use minor roads so no need for a special bike, and there are classes for families and juniors as well as more serious cyclists. For more details see this flyer or visit the Mint Cake MTB website.
Our statistician, Bob Nash, has gathered data on all the events so far this year and has produced new Junior League and Club Gallopen tables. As in previous years the Senior League will be distilled from the National Ranking lists. These tables are always accessible via the Results page, where you may also find explanations of the scoring systems used. Any queries or omissions to Bob please.
Sunday, 4 May 2008
Please note that the Salt Ayre event provisionally scheduled for Saturday 17th May has been replaced with an event in Williamson Park on Sunday 18th May. Various access problems have caused this change. Starts will be from 11.00 to 12.30.
Thursday, 1 May 2008
This year's trials will be held on Wednesday 14th May at Williamson Park. Entry is open to primary and secondary pupils up to year 10. more . . .
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