Several PB's at Parkrun
Was it the lure of the wine that did it? About 10 turned up for our President's Challenge, with several registering PB's (personal bests). All the more amazing when you consider our contestants between them had hundreds of Parkruns under their belts.
Meet our new Chair
Many of you will by now know that the club has a new chairman in Alasdair Shaw. Orienteering is just one of many outdoor sports Alasdair has been involved in. Below he tells us a little bit more about himself.
Prizes on offer
With this weekend's forest league event having been cancelled, newly installed club president Roger Craddock has an alternative competition for club members this weekend.
Prizes will be awarded for the top senior and top junior.
There's just a couple of catches...
Seasoned O travellers Andy Rimes and Rosie Wych saught out fresh terrain in the Low Countries...and of course the chance to add another souvenir O top to their collections.
Amazingly, the intriguing series of inland dune areas over there might not be used again - Andy and Rosie report.
Three QO, Martin Lewis plus Pete and Jacob Shirvington enjoyed a grand tour of Yorkshire in mid August. A bit of poetic licence is being applied to the series name by the organisers though on Wednesday evening there actually was a race round a castle!
Saturday 31 August
The buffet and prize giving for the Forest League and other competitions will precede this year's Annual General Meeting. All these things are being held at the Lord Nelson Inn, Norton-sub-Hamdon (not Stoke-sub-Hamdon, as previously published), following the Club Championships.
- Martin Lewis and Pete Shirvington have registered for the Race the Castles series in Yorkshire- but not all nine days in a row, which includes urban, middle distance, woodland and even indoor events!
- One of our leading orienteers Brian Fletcher reports that he is hoping to return to orienteering next year