We are staging a Try Orienteering event at Longshaw on behalf of the National Trust on Wednesday 6th August. An ideal opportunity for you to send or bring those friends that you have always meant to introduce to the sport. Details on the NT web site at http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/longshaw/things-to-see-and-do/events/ . The orienteering courses will be available all day from around 10 till 3 (I am trying to get the wording changed to reflect that).
Please be aware that you will render yourself non-competitive at the Midland Championships on 26th October if you yourself take part.
Details of the Club Championships and Annual Dinner and Awards due to take place on Saturday 27th September are now available from the following links:
Club Championships – Birchen Edge
Annual Dinner – Tansley Village Hall
A day by day account of the 6 days of the Swiss O Week (SOW) is available from the following link:
Don’t tell anyone but I have heard that the top job at the EMOA may well be available as from the next EMOA AGM. It is not often that an opportunity like this comes up.
If you want to know more about it then contact any member of the DVO Committee for background and EMOA contacts. Act quickly … avoid the rush.
As usual during the school holidays the Wednesday evening runs move around. All club members are welcome for a sociable run starting just after 7 followed by a natter over a cup of tea and/or adjournment to local hostelry afterwards. Details here
The next Open Meeting is on the 9th July at 8pm – with a run beforehand 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.
All members are very much invited and are of couse most welcome.
The special attraction for this meeting is a live event exercise – hopefully it will be interesting and enlightening for all. There is a role for everyone! Then of course there is the normal current business and any questions or points for discussions from all members present.
Hope to see you there.
Cambridge Woods, Darley Dale DE4 2LP is the venue for Matlock O Club on Wednesday 25th June. The club night controls will be mainly on paths covering approximately 2k and 90m climb but any DVO members who would like to invent their own routes to explore a wider area of the woods are welcome to join us. Just email to reserve a map.
Judith, Richard, David & Viv.
Results here. Winsplits here, RouteGadget here and RG2 here
Update on injured competitor
I am pleased to confirm that X-ray’s show Tracy has not broken her ankle, the swelling and pain was due to ligament damage. A few days on crutches and plenty of rest will help. Tracy would like to thank all those who came to her assistance. When she fell she saw no one around (there were few competitors still on course) but use of the whistle had runners coming from all directions. Thanks also to those who provided the transport off the moor.
Steve and Tracy
A big thank you to those 16 people who volunteered to run the 20 legs of the footpath relay. Particular thanks to Mike, Rachel and Simon who each ran two legs and to Paul who ran 3. The team came a creditable 4th ahead of Walton Chasers (organisers) and close behind the 2nd Ashbourne Rugby club team. If another 4 had volunteered I am sure we could have had a top 3 place at the very least. Results here Liz