Posts by Wessex OC Members

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JK comes to SWOA 2021

The most prestigious event in the UK orienteering calendar has been awarded to the South West – the JK is coming to us in 2021!   This may seem a long way off but, in terms of the effort involved, we need to start work on this now.  We are looking for volunteers to fill […]

Lakes 5 days

Day One: Silver How After weeks of drought, hosepipe bans in the Northwest, and endless sunshine, we all braced ourselves for a Caribbean-like “Lakes 5 days”. Upon arrival at the M6 assembly area near Kendal, the bracing winds and drenching showers were at odds with our shorts, shades and flip flops that had accompanied one […]

Co-Chairmans Chat September 25th

Caddihoe Chase Weeekend just raced by in a flurry of true English weather- we have some results to celebrate from the hardy members that made it to this weekend of events. All of our competitors were especially challenged by the Sidbury Hill course an ancient Iron age hill fort that keeps on going upwards as […]

Co-Chairmans Chat September 18th

Co-Chairmans chats from Jason now dear readers- as we go forward with a joint chairmanship Julie has asked me to write these weekly updates of all the good Wessex club activities that go on which is always to be weekend news- upcoming events and activities and of course- Tuesday Training! Its that time of year […]

BOC Balmoral

This year the British Orienteering Long Distance Championships were held on the Queen’s private estate at Balmoral. Not a dash around her ornamented gardens of course, but let loose on her private hills and woodlands of Royal Deeside – a terrain many will be familiar with from the Scottish 6 days. Sadly I didn’t attend […]

Scottish Spring

As a precursor to the BOC at Balmoral in May, I thought I would treat Lyra to a belated 11th birthday present, by attending the Scottish Spring weekend around Stirling. I also thought it would help with fitness for me ahead of the JK, which given a month of snowed off events now seems justified. […]
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