Alan Hooper

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One of the original members of Poole O.C. and then Wessex O.C.  I am a retired Chartered Engineer and have designed various timing equipment for O-events in the pre-SI era . I have acted as Chairman and Secretary over the years and have some experience of Mapping, Organising, planning and controlling events. Now I regard Short Green as a long distance event!

Most recent posts


Frida’s Wedding

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Recycling unwanted expenses to BO

BO have come up with an interesting idea for those of you who do NOT claim any expenses when officiating at events, i.e. transport costs etc.  The idea is that money get’s recycled back into Orienteering with Gift Aid. Click this link to get more information. Reclaim Expenses for BO benefit. Tweet

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 […]

When do you need to change a Control battery?

SI have produced an interesting PDF document which explains the problems of predicting when a BSF8 control battery needs to be replaced. This is a fairly important decision since  unnecessary replacement costs the club around £15 but failure to spot a dying battery infuriates competitors at our event  by causing possible voiding of a course. […]

Event Safety for Event officials BO Policy

Colleagues Board and E&CC Minutes have indicated that it is their intention to both assure external bodies and meet British Orienteering Insurance requirements that all Event Officials – Organiser, Planner, and Controller – have attended an Event Safety & Welfare Workshop by 1st January 2017. Initially there was a deadline set of 1st January 2016 […]
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