BKO Articles

10 November 2017: BKO Newsletter for November 2017

The final issue of the club's newsletter for 2017 is ready for circulation. Printed copies will be availble for collection at our event on Sunday. Please remember to pick up your copies and so save the club the postage. pdf copies will be sent out later this evening. Sorry - non-members will have to wait though but previous copies are available by following the link to 'Newsletters'.

5 November 2017 Southern Championships 2017: Two BKO Champions

The club has two Southern Champions as a result of last weekend’s November Classic in the New Forest!  Congratulations to Martin Wilson (as M65 Champion) and to Ian Cooper (as M70 Champion).

21 October 2017: Snelsmore Common CANCELLED

You will probably have seen warnings of high winds forecast for Saturday morning across the South of England. Unfortunately we took the decision on Friday to cancel the event since there is danger from falling trees and branches.  (Friday 20th, 17.00)

23 September 2017: Saturday Event at Benyon's Inclosure

Our first Saturday Winter Series and Youth League events for 207-18 took place today at Benyon's Inclosure near Mortimer.  It was good to see many regulars returning for the new season and several new faces who we hope felt welcomed and were able to enjoy the challenging courses.  Results are available on the Results page - see: Benyon's Inclosure Results.  A selection of photos is also available.  See: Benyon's Inclosure Flickr Album.


9 September 2017: BKO claims London City Race medals

Medals for two BKO members at today's London City Race. Denise Harper came in 2nd place in the Women's Ultra Vets class with David Jukes taking first place in the Men's Ultra Vets class. Congratulations to them both. The courses finished in the heart of the Barbican complex with tricky navigation choices including pedestrian routes at several different levels.

7 August 2017: Bronze Medal at the World Masters MBO Champs

While last week a large group of Berkshire Orienteers' members were running through the forests, moors and marshes of Scotland, two members were doing something very different. This year the World Masters Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships were staged in the Orleans area of France ....

5 August 2017: BKO@Scottish 6 Days - Day 6

So the Scottish 6 Days is over for 2017. By all the reports so far, it was a great event with good organisation and challenging courses over varied Scottish terrain. No major successes to report for the BKO contingent but lots of experience gained. No photos of any BKO members available for Day 6 so, for a change, part of the map instead showing the first few controls on one course. In two years time the event will based be in Strathearn, to the north of Loch Lomond.

4 August 2017: BKO@Scottish 6 Days - Day 5

Day 5 at the Scottish 6 Day event - and the main photographer only got one partial shot of a BKO member. This is Cliff Thorne (on the left) completing his M60S course by getting across a low wall. Once again the best BKO result of the day was from Martin Wilson who achieved 4th place (again) in M70L. Good luck to you all on the final day tomorrow! [Photo by Wendy Carlyle]

3 August 2017: BKO@Scottish 6 Days - Day 4

After Wednesday's rest day, Day 4 of the Scottish 6 Days event saw competitors move further up Deeside to an area near Braemar. Early starts were lucky with dry weather but showers set in later. Unfortunately BKO members had later start times today. Our photo shows BKO's Stefan Stasiuk completing his M65L course. Best result of the day for BKO was from Martin Wilson (M70L) who finished 4th in his age group. [Photo by Wendy Carlyle]

1 August 2017: BKO@Scottish 6 Days - Day 3

Day 3 in Scotland saw the competitors tackling 'middle' courses which are shorter but which have a higher density of control sites. Faster times are possible but these events require constant concentration as mistakes can be costly in time. The BKO competitor spotted at today's event is Annika Greenwood seen here completing her W45L course. Special mention of, and congratulations to, BKO's James Wilkinson who had a six second lead over the second placed competitor on his M21S course.