BKO Articles

6 October 2019: SCOL1 at Bucklebury Common: Results and Photos

If you attended our regional league event (SCOL1) at Bucklebury Common today, we hope you enjoyed the varied woods and heath in early Autumn. The overnight rain had left some paths a bit wet ….

20 September 2019 - September Newsletter in Circulation

The September issue of the club's award-winning Newsletter is being distributed to members today - either by e-mail or, for those having printed copies, by post. The issue features a picture of Dimitar Gospodinov on the cover reaching for a control at our Jennett's Park event in July. Also included....

17 August 2019 - Ashenbury Park Summer Event

Thank you for coming to our event postponed from the 10th due to the storm that struck England that day. However today we had bright conditions as competitors took to the parks and estates of East Woodley. The event was based at Ashenbury Park, Woodley, but ….

21 July 2019 - July Newsletter published

The July issue of the club's Newsletter was available for collection at yesterday's event. Pdf versions were sent out on Thursday. Those not collected will be in the post on Monday and should arrive with members on Tuesday or Wednesday. As we head into the summer holiday season, please remember to write reports on any orienteering events that you attend ready for the September issue. All previous issues of the Newsletter are available for download - see the 'Newsletter' tab above or in the menu. 

20 July 2019 - School's work recognised at the Club Picnic

Following today's event at Jennett's Park, club members relaxed in the sunshine at the annual Club Picnic. With catering organised by Fiona Clough, members were able to chat about their recent and forthcoming events and to generally get to know each other a bit better. The occasion was also ….

20 July 2019 - Navigating around Jennett's Park

We returned to the Jennett's Park estate for today Summer Urban Challnge event - almost exactly a year after our first visit. And the courses set by Martin Wilson certainly lived up to the 'challenge' surgested by the name. Based at the Community Centre, courses took competitors ….

28 June 2019 - Berkshire Schools Games Final

Once again, BKO contributed to the annual Berkshire Sports Games by running the orienteering component of this multisport day. Based at Bisham Abbey, schools which have made it through the qualifying rounds in each district council area compete in the final. ….

29 June 2019 - Overheating in Lower Earley

We perhaps should not have chosen the hottest day of the year (so far) to stage our event at Lower Earley but, despite the heat, orienteers still tackled our Short, Medium and Long courses today. Our thanks to those who attended and thanks to the Methven Family (John and Adam in particular) for their planning and organisation. ….

13 May 2019 - BKO Newsletter May 2019 now distributed

The May issue of the Berkshire Orienteers Newsletter is now available for members.  Those members having the pdf version should have recieved copies by e-mail over the weekend.  The printed copies were available for collection at the Rushall Woods event on Sunday but, if you missed the event or did not notice the box, all remaining copies are being posted today.  In line with club policy, all previous issues are made available on this website so non-members can now see the March 2019 issue which has just been added to the site - see the Newsletter tab at the top of the page.

12 May 2019 - Rushall Woods at its best

Today we staged our regional South Central Orienteering League Event (SCOL6) in Rushall Woods near Bradfield. It was a glorious day - warm and sunny - and the woods were at their best for orienteering. Although the bluebells were past their best, they were still giving plenty of colour. The colour-coded courses provided navigational challenges for all ages and abilities. ….