Club News:

British Schools Orienteering Champs 2018

From John, our Club Captain:

The British Schools Orienteering Championships took place last weekend at Witton Country Park in Blackburn.The weather was superb and our juniors did very well, securing a number of podium places. Theo Stevenson-Barnes came 2nd in the B7 category; Barney Steventon-Barnes was 3rd in the B9 category and Matt Clarke, in his final school championships, finished 3rd in the B13 class.

Barnardiston School took over 20 runners to the competition. The majority of their competitors had only taken up the sport at the beginning of term but they still managed some good runs, notably Ollie Vendy who came 3rd in the B5.

Not just the Juniors on the Podium..

Our congratulations to Clive for his expert navigation around the streets, alleyways and bridges of Venice (with tourists adding an additional hazard) on the 10th & 11th November. This was the first time that Clive had competed in this event and he was placed 3rd in his age category over the 2 stages, one at night & the other the following day. You can watch a video which demonstrates the type of terrain here and...

Our Next Events:

Knettishall Heath

10th February 2019

Join us in one of our favourite areas, Suffolk Wildlife Trust's nature reserve at Knettishall Heath. The area has a mix of typical Breckland features - heathland, woodland, pits, tracks, paths - so there's plenty of variety to challenge the more experienced orienteer or to help newcomers master the basics. Further details in due course...

10/02/2019 - 10:00
Regional, ESSOL

Haverhill

9th June 2019

The first event in our Simon Peck Summer Series 2019 will be in a new area for us, the West Suffolk town of Haverhill. This will be ideal for newcomers learning the skills involved in urban orienteering - or for more experienced orienteers brushing up on rapid decision-making ready for our new urban event in Bury St Edmunds in the Autumn!

09/06/2019 - 10:30
Local, Summer Series, Come & Try It, Training