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British Championships 2017

Long distance race

Bill Vigar's course, High Dam

Bill Vigar's course, High Dam
Credit: Routegadget

Last edited: Mon 8 May 2017

Congratulations to Bill Vigar M80 for finishing runner up in the British Orienteering Championships in the Lake District. Runners had to master the challenges posed by the mixed forest and open areas of High Dam posed but were blessed with fine weather.

Bill Vigar

Bill Vigar
Credit: Mark Lockett

Matthew Knipe, Lakes '15

Matthew Knipe, Lakes '15
Credit: Wendy Carlyle

The prestigious event used terrain adjoining the Finswthwaite Valley in the South Lakes, which boasted some lovely wooded hillside.

Results (pdf)

Also running was Matthew Knipe, who seems to have got good value for money for his long trip up to the Lakes. He doggedly stuck to his task and got round the long course in over four hours. With plenty of retiring and mispunching, this left Matthew a decent 46th out of 57 in a class won by BOK's Clive Hallett in 68 minutes.

- Jeff Pakes

Event review by John Warren (Wimborne OC)

Read more on BOC event page

Last time out in the Lakes - JK 2015

Bill V at High Dam

Bill V at High Dam
Credit: Wendy Carlyle

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