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BKO Newsletter December 2023

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BKO Newsletter returns

The BKO Newsletter returns with a new editor, Rob Mullens. Read all about it in the Autumn 2023 newsletter. Also, congratulations to BKO winners at the Southern Champs on 5th Nov! Martin Wilson (M75) and Adam Methven (M18E). 

 

Orienteering taster event

Come and try orienteering at our taster event at Prospect Park, Reading, in the school half term, Sunday 29th October. Its fun for all the family and we are teaming up with the Beat the Street game running across Reading West through October. A prize of £25 Decathlon voucher for the MapRun player who completes the orienteering routes the fastest!  

European Youth and Junior World Orienteering Champs

Adam at JWOC

The GB Junior team have just returned form the European Youth Orienteering Champs (around Velingrad, Bulgaria) and the Junior World Orienteering Champs (near Baia Mare in northern Romania). They were delighted to come 8th overall in EYOC and 9th at JWOC (out of 41 countries). Adam reports on his races at EYOC and JWOC in the Newsletters.

BKO at British Long and Relay Champs 2023

BKO had a full on weekend - responsible for planning and organising the British Long orienteering championships on Saturday (see report in Newsletters), as well as competing in the Long race and on the following day in the relay champs at Hambleden. Well done to the whole team, but particularly to Jane and Fiona for organising the Long champs and Mark and Simon for planning the courses over many months.

29 Jan 2023: Concorde Chase 2023 - Results and Photos

If you were with us today, we hope you enjoyed our Concorde Chase event at Swinley Forest - also known as Star Posts. Provisional results are ... [Click on title to read more]

BKO at the Compass Sport Trophy final

Keen BKO team members at the Compass Sport competition final near Stirling on Sunday 16th October. BKO went to the final through from the heat that we hosted at Rushall Woods in March. The Trophy is the competition for smaller orienteering clubs (<120 members) and the larger clubs compete for the Cup at the same event. 15 Trophy clubs joined the final, making a high quality competition. In the Trophy, the team score is the sum of the top 13 scores from the club, not allowing more than 2 scorers on each course.

20 August 2022 - Sandhurst Event and Summer Picnic

Today the club held a small event based at Sandhurst Memorial Park.  Nearly 50 competitors tackled the courses planned by Richard Rae which took them around the park and down into Shepherd's Meadow.  The day remained dry and club members were able to enjoy the annual BKO Summer Picnic at the end of the event.  Photos taken at the event can be seen on the Flickr album: BKO - Summer Event - Sandhurst.  

Cerkno Cup Report - Slovenia, August 2022

Continuing with our series of reports from BKO members who have travelled to major events this summer, we have added a report on the Cerkno Cup.  This is an annual summer event staged in Slovenia.  Many of the forests have typical 'karst' terrrain with massive depressions making for complex and challenging courses.  On this occasion, the organisers included a 'bonus' TempO event - details are given in the report.  See the Newsletter section or click here

OO Cup Report - Sweden, July 2022

The OOCup is a long-established 5-day international orienteering event held each year in Slovenia since 1991. However, it was held in France in 2021 and, this year, in Sweden. When asked why, they said they were ‘running out of new good areas in Slovenia’.  We now have a report on how two BKO members coped in the complex Swedish terrain. See the Newsletter section, or click here.

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