SWOA Sprint Championships Blandford Forum

Adell with W55 winners certificate
Adell and Doug at SWOA championship awards

Adell and Doug at SWOA championship awards

Adell with W55 winners certificate

Adell with W55 winners certificate

Adell and Doug entered the SWOA sprint championships at Blandford Forum

With Adell winning the W55, much to her surprise,as she was second overall, but the the course winner was not a SWOA member.

 

Savernake Gallopen

Savernake Event  team

The NWO Gallopen at Savernake forest was a great success with over 400 entrants

Savernake Event team (with 2016 relay trophy)

Savernake Event team (with 2016 relay trophy)

Savernake Event  team

Savernake Event team

NWO success at Shaw Ridge Relays

Shaw Ridge Relay Team

NWO Relay Team

2016 Relay team with trophy

2016 Relay team with trophy

The NWO team of ( l. to r.) Doug Stimson , Adell Cooper, and Rob Buckby gained second place in the relays held on Shaw Ridge, Swindon on June 19th.

They were only a minute behind the winning team from TVOC and were the top team among the South West clubs.

(The photo with the trophy was taken in April 2016 at Savernake when it was returned by the previous winners)

 

 

Hardenhuish Try O

To celebrate 50 years of orienteering in the South West NWO put on Try Orienteering Event at Hardenhuish Park in Chippenham. This consisted of 6 events, including a maze, a treasure hunt,  a photo course,  a sprint , a score and a 2.4 k course. Times for the three courses are listed under Results

Congratulations to Paul Gebbett who won the combined event (sprint, score and 2.4km) in 43:05.

Newcomer Ian Trussler posted:  “I do believe in trying new things occasionally. Today was the first time I had tried orienteering. I wish I had tried it years ago. It’s everything I love – a run in nice countryside, some technical map-reading (not TOO technical but the better you are, the less mistakes you make!) and some really nice people. Not my last orienteering event!”  

Ready and waiting - Hardenhuish TryO

Orienteers attacking a control behind a tree

There must be a control behind that tree – Hardenhuish Try O

 

Treasure Island Map Hardenhuish Try O

Treasure Island Map Hardenhuish Try O