Results for the Summer Series event at Fleming Park

Planner/Organiser Comments

I hope everyone enjoyed themselves at today's event despite the heat. The rewilding of the old golf course continues apace and there were some significant updates to the map as the fairways disappear under the brambles. There's still some challenge for even the experienced orienteer and it was pleasing to hear some discussion of route choice at the finish. Please do upload your route to RouteGadget so I can see where you all went! 12 on the Blue (9 on the Green) certainly seemed to have caught a few people out.

As always, a big thank you to all those that helped make the event happen: Terry Sankey, Bernie Newitt, Duncan Currie, Lisa James, Eoghan Wiles, Vicki Barkaway, Mark Dalgarno, Christine Currie, and Bill and Barbara Davidson. A special thanks to Terry Smith for doing double duty on download and processing results, and Kevin Bracher for saving me from a return trip to the store!

I hope for those that this was their first experience of orienteering enjoyed the challenge and will join us again for more!

David Currie

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SOC at Hants Schools Sports Festival 2023

It was a scorching day on the dry playing fields of King George V, Winchester yesterday but there was a festival feeling in the air. SOC once again put a team together to bring a taste of orienteering to 70 primary school children. Lots of fun was had by all and  a run around the maze proved to be a popular option despite the soaring temperatures. Some good contacts were made with schools which will be followed up in due course. Thanks to Barry Sowerbutts and Colin Stride for giving up their time to support this event.

Riverside and Townhill Park MapRun under way

The West End MapRun round concluded last night with another hot evening. Five people managed a clean sweep of all 22 controls though Colin and Simon dropped down the results due to time penalties. For Andy, it was on his second attempt so that left Paul and David to race it out at the top with David having the edge this time. The top three results all had much the same route showing that route choice matters.

In the overall League results, the battle for third place is very much on. Matthew's third place at West End now means he's level pegging with James in fourth place. They're just two points behind Paul though Paul has the potential to drop his lower score from Oliver's Battery as it's the best five results to count.

Next stop for the League is Riverside Park/Townhill Park courtesy of Paul. My top tip for this one: make sure you look at the contours! The social event will be on Thursday 6th July at the Hop Inn. Run at 6:30 and pub from 7:30 pm.