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DVO 2019 Championships and Picnic

Saturday 15th June 2019
Carsington Pastures – 50th Anniversary Retro Event

Entries for the club champs close on 31st May. If you have been procrastinating, contact Robert and enter now

DVO members are invited to take part in the above event. It is a free, closed event only open to current and past members of DVO.

Full details of the event are available from the following link: DVO 2019 Championships and Picnic

19th May – Calke Park, EM League and Yvette Baker heat

Results here
Routegadget here to upload and compare routes
Winsplits here
National Forest Trophy results here
Results on British Orienteering (ranking points available on Tuesday)

I am aware that the final control and the finish were not in sync so there are some very short (and indeed some negative) splits on that leg.

The winner of the National Forest Trophy was Hilary Palmer of NOC. The trophy is awarded for what is judged to be the best run on the day. The trophy was presented by Zoe Sewter, National Forest Access & Recreational Development Officer, who also took part in the event.
Zoe commented “Congratulations Hilary! A great event – well done to everyone who helped put it on. Thank you for asking me to present the trophy.

I very much enjoyed my “run” although I clearly have lots of room for improvement!”

From Carol McNeill

Thank you once again for inviting me. It gave me a chance to evaluate what I have done with my life and am pleased to say I’m pretty happy with it all – mainly thanks to orienteering. I felt at home with the DVO company and everything was most memorable – the food was terrific, the flowers are lovely and I enjoyed catching up with the people I knew as well as making new acquaintances.

British Long and Relay Champs 2019

The results from the above event included the following successes for DVO members.

In the British Sprint Mixed Relays (a non-championship event) the team of Mike Godfree, Liz Godfree and Doug Dickinson finished equal third.

In the British Long Championships podium positions were achieved by M14a Jake O’Donnell 1st, M70S Dave Skidmore 3rd, M75L Derek Gale 3rd, W35S Emily Powell 2nd, W70L Liz Godfree 1st and W75 Pauline Ward 3rd.

In the British Relay Championships The Duckworth family team of John, Sarah and Rachel took first place with the O’Donnells (Chris, Ben and Jake) filling the third spot (see photo, click for larger image).

Event Safety Workshop – 9th May & 4th June 2019

Ranald Macdonald will be running another Event Safety Workshop on Thursday 9th May 2019 from 7.00 pm until about 9.15 pm at The Family Tree, Whatstandwell. The workshop is a requirement for all event officials and useful for others who might be thinking of taking on a role in the future or want a refresher.

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JK 2019

Unfortunately the full results of the JK weekend were slow to emerge (now available at: https://raceprogress.com/event/jk/). However we can now offer congratulations to the following top three finishers in their classes: Day 1 Sprint – M14 Jake O’Donnell 1st, M85 Brian Ward 2nd. Day 2 Middle Distance – M50S Andy Sykes 1st, Katie Swalwell

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Open Meeting

Thursday, 11th April, at 7.30pm at the Family Tree, Whatstandwell. Amongst items included is a look at maps of the JK areas, and a demonstration of the inaccuracy of maps. Useful to get your excuses polished up.

Sun. 24th March, EM League Event, Crich Chase

Results here. Winsplits to see where you lost time Routegadget here to upload your route and compare with others. Results on British Orienteering web site, ranking points will be available on Monday.

DVO Qualify for the Final of the Compass Sport Cup

Congratulations and thank you to all DVO members who ran at Sherwood Pines on Sunday, 17th March, enabling the club to qualify in second place for the Compass Sport Cup Final at Pippingford Park, Ashdown Forest, East Sussex on Sunday, 20th October. This is the third year running that DVO has achieved this, this time

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DVO celebrate 50 years as a club

DVO is 50 this year. You may have picked this up from conversations, attending the New Year’s Day event with its free raffle, seeing Ben O’Donnell’s winning celebration logo on the DVO website and on flyers, or you may have been in at the beginning …… More details of DVO’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations