A select group of DVO juniors took part in the Yvette Baker Trophy Final at the beginning of July in a complicated Happy Herts wood (Wormley) not far from St Albans (i.e. way down South!).
We were up against 12 other strong teams including BOK (winners by 3 points!), LEI and SYO to mention just a few. We came 11th out of 13 teams. Some clubs brought coach loads of runners but DVO had a happy group of 10. Everyone ran a point scoring run – some quickly and others almost achieving the event record of 2 hours out on the course and still finishing with a smile.
I would like thank the parents who chauffeured them down for the event – it was a warm day with no rain so very pleasant even if there was no cake stall for a coffee!
The team was:
Sophie Vincent, Rachel Duckworth, Nicole Clarke, Elsie Jones, Grace Pennel, Ailith Smith, Taryn Grant, Leo Crown, Caolan Grant and Ivan Smith
Spot them in their finalist’s T-shirts!
Our next junior events are Peter Palmer Relays (11th September, Ratby Woods near Leicester, first leg starts at 5am before it gets light!) – making up a mixed team with LEI juniors – names of any interested juniors to Ann-Marie Duckworth by end of August.
Then an informal head to head (no planning needed – just turn up and run) with SYO juniors at an event in the autumn – just a run in a wood.
We have received the latest ‘Mike’s eNews’ from Mike Hamilton of British Orienteering. This edition includes entries on:
Coaching Conference 2017
Coach Licencing Scheme
Recognised Centre Update
Membership & Levy Fees 2017
Links with Association
POCs – Permanent Orienteering Courses
Independent Director – Recruiting
British Orienteering website
Consultations & Surveys
Images & Image Taking
The last item being quite a current affair.
Read the whole lot in its full glory here - that is once it has been published.
Relaxed relay run (teams made up on the night) followed by bring-your-own BBQ food (college BBQ burner available to use).
Relay courses Short 2.5km (Yellow std), Medium 3.5km (Lt. Green std) and Long 5.5km (Green’ish).
Broomfield Hall campus (part of Derby College) is Derby end of A608 at post code DE7 6DN.
Need any more information contact Ann-Marie Duckworth ( or 01773 856824)
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Results here. Winsplits here. Routegadget here. BOF Results with ranking points here.
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Matlock Summer Series second event is on Wednesday 15th June at Cambridge Wood. Does not matter if you missed the first week, you can still score top points in the league. Full body cover essential (nettles) and insect repellent HIGHlY recommended (nasty flying things). Full details of event on the flyer.
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Well this is simply excellent news we have another edition of Mike’s eNews (Mike being from BO) within a few weeks from the previous edition. Do I hear many of you gasp with palpable excitement. This edition covers some hot points including: Membership fees and levy Links with Association Coach Licencing Scheme POCs – Permanent Orienteering Courses Independent Director – Recruiting Event [...]
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From Wednesday June 8th for seven weeks the Matlock Summer Series of informal local orienteering events will replace Matlock Club Nights. The Matlock O Club finished the spring term by running on Lumsdale Hillside followed by awards of certificates and badges. Nine new-comers as well as the regulars are now prepared to compete in the [...]
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