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)



Compass Sport Trophy 2016


A 22-strong team from NWO entered the inter-club heats in the New Forest and gained fifth position.
Club juniors made a significant contribution to the club score. Best performance was by Club Champion Doug Stimson with second place in the Trophy Brown course less than a minute off the pace.

(Click on photo to enlarge)

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