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Join us for a local event at Wilverley in the New Forest with courses for all skills and all ages.

If you are new to orienteering or new to the club or just want to talk about how to progress with your orienteering, one of our coaches will be on hand to help.

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Results for Bramshaw Woods Level D

Organiser's comments

Well done to everyone who completed a course today on Bramshaw Woods. Despite the heat there were some extremely fast times. If you were unfortunate enough not to finish-take heart that you were not alone. We may well be back again sometime in the future so there will surely be the occasion to conquer this challenging area.

Many thanks to all those SOC members who helped make the day a success. Our wonderful planner, Lisa James, Terry Smith, who managed the computing and produced the results in record time, Bernie Newitt, my very helpful assistant organiser plus the large band of SOC helpers: Barry Sowerbutts, David, Christine, Emma and Duncan Currie, Vicky Barkaway, Julia Loring, Norman Wilson, Stephen Sutch, Matthew Chessum, Iain Robinson, Ian Moran, Rachel Robertson, Terry Sankey, Kevin Bracher and from BAOC, Colin Holcombe. Apologies if I have forgotten anyone.

Freda Peirce lost her BO buff, a recent podium prize so if anyone recalls seeing it somewhere in the forest and could give some indication of which control that might have been near, do let me know. Thank you.

Helen Wheelwright

Planner's Comments

Thank you for coming along to our Level D event in Bramshaw Woods; one of the more technical areas of the New Forest.  

Courses were planned to make the most of the area and test navigational techniques and skills. Unfortunately, the intricate path network on the northern part of the did not allow for a White course, but did provide a suitable challange for those on Yellow and Orange.  Thanks for all the compliments and constructive feedback (including suggested map updates).

Apologies to those affected by the slight misplacement of control 105, I hope that didn't detract from your enjoyment.  

Thanks to all who helped make the event happen today.  I would particularly like to thank Julian for his guidance and support with my planning, the 'Forest Teams' some who had very early starts to help hang controls, and others who collected controls (post run) in the blazing afternoon sunshine.  

Lisa James

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Results by Class with Colour Standards 273.73 KB
Splits: Blue 80.73 KB
Splits: Green 79.01 KB
Splits: Orange 26.22 KB
Splits: Short Green 33.84 KB
Splits: Yellow 6.34 KB

Results for Telegraph Woods

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Thank you so much to everyone who helped at Telegraph Woods today. Having such a seasoned band of volunteers really helped with my first venture into organising an event, and thanks to Helen Wheelwright for mentoring me very patiently in the run up to the event. It was a relaxed atmosphere, with the sun shining and the woods providing welcome shade. Despite competing with school summer holidays and the football World Cup final, we had lots of late entries from competitors willing to forego the chance to watch the Lionesses.  Competitors on Short Green were challenged and impressed by the technical detail Kevin had managed to incorporate. There were several new orienteers and some returning to the sport - we hope you enjoyed the event and look forward to seeing you again in the future.


I hope you all enjoyed your outing in Telegraph Woods today. It was very pleasant out there in the warm sunshine.

Telegraph Woods is quite a small area but packs a big punch! It is probably our best small area outside of the New Forest with a lot of brown features and contour detail that provides some quite challenging orienteering.

The area like all patches of woodland in the middle of urban environments is heavily used by locals, new paths and bike tracks appear regularly. While at this time of year some paths become overgrown.

It was obvious from early on that courses would require careful planning to get the most out of the area and give participants a taste of the technical areas while avoiding too much of the heavy vegetation. I think many of you will have been surprised at the technical and physical challenge the woods provide!

Thank you all for the generous positive feedback. It would seem that we managed a reasonably good job. I was ably helped by my assistant planner Stephen Sutch along with Colin Hicks who both helped test out provisional courses and control sites. Thank you also to Mark Light who helped get the map sorted out for the event and made some minor but necessary map updates.

Rachel's attention to detail made for a well run event. A very impressive debut at organising an event! A big thanks to all the SOC helpers for making the event happen. Thank you to my team, Steve & Colin for putting out controls and Steve, Mark and Alastair for helping collect everything in so quickly.


Kevin Bracher

It was a pleasure to be out in the forest early morning to put out some controls and check the positioning of others.
 Well done Kevin on getting the best out of the area