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As a service, primarily for non-members but available to members if they want, we are now providing e-mails focussed on information about forthcoming events staged by Berkshire Orienteers as well as a limited amount of additional orienteering news from the local area. ....

23 November 2016: Members Update

Two successes to report this week. The 2016 National UK Urban League competition came to its conclusion last weekend with races at Oxford on Saturday and Norwich on Sunday. Congratulations to Martin Wilson who has become champion in the Men’s Ultra Vets category. ....

22 November 2016: Martin Wilson - 2016 National Men Vets Urban Champion!

The 2016 National UK Urban League competition came to its conclusion last weekend with races at Oxford on Saturday and Norwich on Sunday. ....

7 November 2016: BKO November Newsletter

The November BKO Newsletter is back from the printers and will be in the post tomorrow - but members getting the e-mail version should have their copies in their in-box already. There is a bit of a focus on Mountain Bike Orienteering in this issue - the 'Know Your Sport' section is about this orienteering discipline. The cover shows Eric Haper in action at the World Masters MTBO Championships in Lithuania.

4 November 2016: Members Update

It’s the first weekend in November so it must be the ‘November Classic’ on Sunday. 34 BKO members (in classes from M12/W14 to M90/W65) will be tackling courses around the New Forest. Although today’s rain will have dampened the ground, the very dry October means that the marshes should be generally firm and the streams crossable. ....

30 October 2016: Greenham Common Results, etc

The following provide results, routegadget and photos for this weekend's two events on Greenham Common staged jointly by BKO and BADO: ....

19 October 2016: Members Update

Most of you will have noticed that we had a large turnout for our Saturday event at Bramshill last weekend but our team of volunteers, led by Jane Courtier, generally coped well. The weather was good (unlike Sunday) which helped but the areas of young trees made the going on Andy Parry’s courses tough in places and quite a challenge. Katy Stubbs’ map of our new area was impressive including detailed mapping of the numerous ridges. ....

16 October 2016: Bramshill Results and Routegadget now available

Thank you for coming to our event at Bramshill yesterday.  It was great to be using a new area although the many blocks of young trees made for some tough going.  Full results are now available as well as Routegadget and a Flickr album of photos taken out in the area from about 11.30-12.45.  See our results page at Bramshill Results for all the links.

4 October 2016: Members Update

As well as the good results from overseas already reported, much closer to home, Mark Saunders had a great run to win the Mens Open course at the Royal Wooton Basset urban event on the 25 September putting him in first place in the Southern England Orienteering Urban League with just a few more races to complete this year’s competition. ....

1 October 2016: Silver for Denise in the World Masters MTBO Champs

An alternative discipline in orienteering is Mountain Bike Orieteering (MTBO) which has the same idea of navigating at speed but, in this case, bicycles are used.  Denise Harper has shown hersef a very capable MTB orienteer and has travelled to Lithuania to complete in this year's World Masters Championships. ...

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