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Sunday 26th April, EM League and Yvette Baker Trophy heat

At Cromford Moor (assembly at Birchwood Farm Camp Site off B5035 between Whatstandwell and Wirksworth).  Event details here, registration slip to download here.  All DVO youngsters should be running for their club, see news item below.

Mike’s eNews

We have received the latest eNews from Mike Hamilton of British Orienteering.   It covers the points below – particularly do have a read of the entries on ‘Vision’:

Click here to read the detail

BOC Sprint & Middle
Victory in Europe Day 70
AGM 2015
Vision for the sport
Vision Consultation
World Orienteering Championships
JK Mapping Survey
Insurance & Night Events
Risk Management
Ordnance Survey
SPORTident Air+ touch free punching system

World Schools Orienteering

This week 4 members of DVO plus two from LEI have been representing England at the World Schools Orienteering Championships in Turkey. The five girls accompanied by their teacher Andy Smith (DVO), from Loughborough High School, have been competing against teams from 22 countries on classic, middle distance and urban events in the Antalya region on the Turkish Mediterranean coast. Full report in next Newstrack!

DVO successes at British Long and British Relays

Congratulation for podium places to Rachel Duckworth (1st on W12A), Sarah Duckworth (2nd on W14A), Liz (1st on W65) and David Parkin (1st on M80).   An outstanding haul of medals at the relays on Sunday.  Doug, Pauline and Derek (1st on M/W70), Liz, Lynden and Judith (1st on W60), Rachel, Grace and Sarah (2nd on W14).  Has the club ever had so many podium places before?

Open Meeting – 22nd April

The next Open Meeting is on the 22nd April at 8pm – with a run beforehand at 7pm for anyone who is looking for a little more training and/or hills. The venue is as usual – the Bell Inn, Cromford, DE4 3RF – nice beer.

Copies of the April edition of Newstrack will be available for collection.

All members are very much invited and are of course most welcome.

British Relay teams

British Relay teams as declared here.  One or two changes compared to the proposed teams.  Note all legs equal length at the British – also M60 and Mens Short are the same course as are W60 and Womens Short. Let me know ASAP if there are any problems.  Numbers will be at the club (probably only the pop-up) tent on the Saturday, please come and collect after your run.


Yvette Baker Trophy

A request for all DVO members M/W18 and under to run at Cromford Moor on Sunday, April 26th.

The Yvette Baker Trophy is a competition only for junior orienteers, designed to allow you to run your normal course standard of orienteering. This first round heat will be taking place along side the DVO event at Cromford Moor and the courses will range from Yellow to Green standard. There will be no timed starts so competitors can start at any time provided it is not within four minutes of another runner from the same club. It is also possible for yellow standard runners to compete in pairs. All finishers will receive a score based on their position so it is important we have as many qualifying runs as possible. If successful DVO will progress to the final in Nottingham on July 5th.

Elizabeth Bedwell

JK Relay teams

JK Relay teams as declared here.  Please make sure you come to the club tent on Sunday to collect your bibs and confirm you are running.  See notes re contact during the weekend.  Any queries talk to me sooner rather than later.


DVO Go through to Compass Sport Cup Final

Well done to everyone who turned up to run for our club, thank you for your support.  Thanks to such a good showing we have made it to the final at Helsington Barrows, Kendal on Sunday 18th October, please keep the date free.  I have booked the entire Hostel (ex YHA) in Kendal for the Saturday night.   About £20 per person for up to 50 places.  £10 deposit will secure your bed, first come first served. There is a mix of room sizes see the Kendal Hostel site. Results now on the NOC web site, the points in bold are the 25 counters (down to 83 points), but notice how others push counters in bold for other clubs down (as low as 40 for one club).  Liz.

Kedleston Hall, EM League Event 8th March 2015

Results here.  Winsplits here. Routegadget here.  And British Orienteering site with ranking points here.