Birth of Duncan Currie

[img_assist|nid=262|title=Duncan Currie|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=200|height=133]Christine and David Currie are happy to announce the arrival of a brother for Emma. Duncan Christopher Currie was born on Saturday 3 October at 6.07am weighing just under 9lbs. Mother and child are both doing well and were home later that day. Hopefully you'll see Duncan out on his first string course in the very near future. You can read all of the gory details here!

Junior Inter Regional Championships, Northern Ireland, 12-13th September 2009

[img_assist|nid=264|title=JIRC 2009 Prize Giving|desc=|link=node|align=right|width=200|height=143]One of the most important events in the year for the juniors is the Junior Inter Regional Orienteering Championships, which were held in Northern Ireland this year. The South Central Region (SCOA) sent a team of 18 to the event, which included three from SOC, Tim Morgan, Jamie Hicks and Tamsin Moran. The event consisted of an individual, which was held in the very picturesque surroundings of the Mountains of Mourne and a relay in Belvoir Forest close to Belfast. In the individual competition, out of the country’s 12 regions, SCOA came 9th in the boys competition and equal 5th in the girls, which was an excellent performance for the girls.

In the girls relay, our first relay team just missed out on first place by 4 seconds, with SOC’s Tamsin Moran leading the field after the first leg. Katherine Bett (SN) dropped a few places during the second leg against tough competition, while Julia Blomquist (BAOC) had a stormer, but just missed out on first place to the North West.

Well done to everyone who attended.

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Avon Tyrrell Event Confirmed

Simon has confirmed that everything is in place for his event on 17th October and he has courses suitable for beginners and experience Orienteers alike. Ive not run at Avon Tyrrell, but expect a mix of parkland and woodland.

I'll be in Cambridge for my 2nd City Race of the year with Oxford to come on 'Classic' weekend, but please try and support Simons event. All offers of help warmly received. See event details above for more information.