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Try Orienteering, Wednesdays 24th & 31st August

Results for Longshaw (24/8/16) and details for Ilam (31/8/16).  Both events have a course for novices (around yellow standard) and a course for more experienced orienteers (around Long Orange – Light Green).  Start times 10:30 to 14:30.
Plenty to do at both venues with National Trust cafes and good walking.

WMOC 2016

IMG_0262Congratulations to Liz Godfree for her bronze medal position in the W65 Sprint Final in the World Masters Orienteering Championships in Tallinn, Estonia. The Qualifying Heats the day before had been held in a very nice, but not very technical, park just outside the city centre and the finals took place in the old city. The courses were far more technical, not least avoiding the hordes of tourists on the steep cobbled streets, and resulted in some very fast finishing times. There were some great performances, not least the Swedish sole competitor on W95 who sprinted to the Finish but had to be given a hand up onto the high steps of the podium to receive her medal.

Words and photograph courtesy of Ranald Macdonald

Yvette Baker Trophy Final Report

ybt_tee_shirtA 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 Pennell, 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.

Ann-Marie Duckworth

Mike’s eNews 15th July 2016

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 Event Officials Consultations & Surveys Images & Image Taking   The last item being quite a current affair. Read the whole lot [...]

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DVO’s BBQ social evening at Broomfield Hall 15th July 6pm

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 [...]

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Rosliston Forestry Centre, Wednesday 22nd June

Results here

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40 Acre Wood – 22nd June 2016

Matlock Summer Series third event will include short, medium and long courses plus a “Spotty Purple” course providing a control description challenge. 40 Acre Wood is a small Forestry Commission area with a well defined path network through mature (dense) coniferous and deciduous trees. There is no significant climb. Full details of the event are available on [...]

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EM League Event, Carsington Pastures, Sat. 18th June

Results here. Winsplits here. Routegadget here.  BOF Results with ranking points here.

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British Sprints and Middles

DVO had considerable success at the British Sprints in a very soggy Olympic Park on Saturday.  Congratulations to Rachel Duckworth (2nd W14), Helen Chiswell (1st W35), Sal Chaffey (3rd W50), Liz Godfree (1st W65), Judith Holt (2nd W65), John Duckworth (2nd M50), Doug Dickinson (3rd M70).  Not so sure footed on a very intricate Leith [...]

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Cambridge Wood 15 June 2015

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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