Number 280 April 2018
In This Issue: Farewell Rod Green Track to Terrain! BOK Urban Orienteering Series Mike Nelson BOK Trot & OMM Fes val Western Night League Finale Bri sh Orienteering Award Nomina ons
Chairman’s Chat—Alan Honey I love this me of year. There are so many orienteering events to choose from. The forest undergrowth is at its lowest. Even the recent cancella on of events due to snow, while disappoin ng, meant that our countryside looked stun‐ ning. For many the JK is the highlight of the orienteering year. I’m pleased to see nearly a hundred club members are making the rela vely short trip up the M5 to Cannock Chase. I hope you all have perfect runs. The JK also hosts the Bri sh Orienteering annual awards cere‐ mony. We have some worthy nomina ons this year in Pete Maliphant, Trevor Crowe and Chris Johnson. A er our stupendous year last year, winning both the Compass Sport Cup and UK Orienteering League we have also submi ed a bid for the ‘Club of the Year’ award. Please do come to the ceremony, in your club kit, to hear whether we have won and to show that BOK is a force to be reckoned with. The Club of the Year award is given for more than just performance. Rela onships with the community and development of the sport are considered amongst other things. Last week I a ended the Bristol Mayor’s Annual Sports Gathering, which included representa ves from many sports across the city. Our hos ng of the Euro City Race as part of BOK Blast 2017 was a notable contribu on to Bristol’s year as European City of Sport. The city, led by an enthusias c spor ng mayor, are hoping to keep the momentum going which can only be good for us. It will help with pub‐ licity for our Track to Terrain, a new ini a ve to introduce adults to orienteering. Please encourage your friends and colleagues to sign up. Another exci ng ini a ve this year is the combina on of the BOK Trot with the OMM Fes val in early May. There will be a whole weekend of running and moun‐ tain biking ac vi es based around Speech House in the Forest of Dean. You can even camp there with your family for the whole weekend. While all this is going on, I am also looking further ahead to our hos ng of the Bri sh Sprint Championships at the University of Bath on 1 September. Please put this date in your diaries now as there will be some great races and we will need your help to make the day the usual BOK success. Happy Orienteering! 2
Editorial—Tommi Grover A few weeks ago I had an email from John Fielder informing the vehicle management squad that one of our number, Rod Green, had sadly died. I hadn’t known that Rod was ill, and the news hit me quite hard. I hardly knew Rod at all and if I had exchanged more than 100 words with him in the whole me that I coordinated the vehicle management squad, I would be surprised. Yet Rod to me was very much the epitome of what makes Bristol Orienteering Klub, and many other volunteer run sports organisa ons great. He would happily volunteer to stand out in the cold so that the club could put on our events, with a cheeky smile and a ready piece of ”advice” for the hapless squad manager. I have no doubt that Rod con nued this tradi on with John! The club, and in par cular the vehicle management squad, is all the be er for having had Rod in our number, and we will miss him tremendously. Now that the Western Night League is over for another year, my thoughts turn to the next opportunity for running about in the ”dark”, the legendary Jukola and Venla relays in Finland. Prepara ons are coming on well, and we have again entered 3 teams in the Jukola, and 2 in the Venla. If you are s ll making up your mind, please let me know, and we will see if we can fit you into a team. We will be flying out on the 13th June, and have been oﬀered space to camp in the garden of the old Vicarage in Asikkala, the town where Finnish orienteer and nine mes world champion Minna Kauppi was born. Hopefully by breathing the air and swimming in the waters of her home town, we might just gain a small advantage! Please note the advert in this issue for the annual club dinner and save the date for the 8th June. It’s always a fun occassion and quite entertaining to see which of your clubmates scrubs up the best. It’s some mes hard to recognise people when they aren’t in sweaty, muddy, bloody orienteering kit! Come and see for yourself. As always I welcome your stories, photos, and any other contribu ons you can think of to BOK News. No ma er how new you are to orienteering, you will have something to contribute, so send any contribu ons to email@example.com The next issue deadline will be 10th of May 2018 3
Running to Orienteer by Alan Honey I’ve been a member of Dursley Running Club for a couple of years and have gradu‐ ally tried to convince them of the wonders of orienteering. I started with a maze and a simple urban event on a club coaching night. The maze comprised a grid of 25 control stakes with some routes blocked by tape and a tape around the outside. It was very quick and simple to set up. The Dursley urban event was a few days later, so I used a corner of the map and half a dozen controls to set up the simple training course. Fourteen people took part, all of whom said they enjoyed it and several commented how much harder they found it than they expected. Around 10 subsequently took part in the BOK urban event. The next year I did the same thing again, but due to poor adver sing the numbers were slightly lower. Subsequently one person a ended a couple of our urban events, another went to a forest event with me and another went to a forest event on her own. The club then asked me to put on an adventure race with controls all on public rights of way but spread over a larger distance. We did this as a score event with op ons to go for 2 or 3 hours in pairs and using an OS map for naviga‐ on. Running as pairs was more popular than running alone. Many people seem to join Dursley Running Club for the social aspect and like to chat as they run. Again, they seemed to enjoy the events but most were reluctant to try more orienteering races. My latest ploy has been to take people to events and run around a Light Green or Green course with them. I have done this with four people now who all seem to have enjoyed the experience. I was asked to stop on one of these runs to take photos, which is not what I normal‐ ly do, but does make this ar cle more colourful!
Caroline Jones at a control in the forest
We do need more people in our sport to ensure its survival. I’m not sure running clubs are our best recrui ng ground, although many orienteers do run with clubs to improve their speed. I suspect we need to a ract those people who like run‐ ning on their own and shy away from joining a club. Or maybe people who only walk at present, but once exposed to a compe ve environment would like to try going faster. I’d welcome your ideas on how we can recruit more to people to the sport and club. 4
Are you new to BOK? Are you new to Orienteering? Would you like to improve your naviga on? Do you have friends or family who are intrigued by your week‐ end ac vi es and would like to try a new exci ng and challeng‐ ing outdoor sport in the Bristol area? If so, you need to know about Track To Terrain – our new Orienteering Training Course for adult beginners. Specially trained coaches have designed a tailor made four week course covering the wide range of skills such as reading an orienteering map, learning the symbols, using a compass, orienta on and route choices needed to enable you to confi‐ dently run in an orienteering race up to an orange standard. Beginning this spring, these 2 hour coaching sessions will take advantage of the lighter nights in some of Bristols most glorious parks and outdoor spaces ready for you to then progress and to con nue on with the BOK summer orienteering se‐ ries. 4 weeks – 4 sessions 6.30pm – 8.30pm Monday 23 April th
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This course is FREE to BOK members and just £10 for non‐members but is re‐ fundable on becoming a member. For more details and to book your place, which is limited to 25 people, visit bristolorienteering.org.uk PLEASE TELL AS MANY PEOPLE ABOUT THIS AS POSSIBLE AND ENCOURAGE YOUR FRIENDS TO GIVE IT A GO.
Paul Gebbe ’s Captain’s Pages Bri sh Relays 2018 If anyone is planning to make the trip north to the Bri sh Championships weekend in Scotland in May and would like to run in the relays, please could they let me know by end of March if possible. I will be able to enter teams up to early May, but this will be at a higher entry fee. Name, age class, any relay preferences; BO and SI numbers required by email. UK Orienteering League 2018 The UK O league has started for the year, with BOK once again oﬀ to a great start. We have won the club league for the last four years and a er the first two week‐ ends of events, that make up the 2018 league, held in Edinburgh and south Wales (Bri sh Nights weekend) we are currently leading again. The next events will be the Midland Championships Weekend, followed by the JK. Bri sh Night Championships 2018 The first of the 2018 Na onal Championships, the night champs, were held on the last weekend of February on the complex sand dunes of Methyr Mawr. A large con‐ ngent of BOK runners made the trip and were rewarded with some very good podium performances. We had four winners with John Parfi (M70), Jackie Halle (W60), Alice Bedwell (W55) and Clive Halle (M55) all coming home with gold. It was great to see Carolyn Dent ge ng her first ever na onal medal, wirh a bronze on W55 and others on the podium included Jim Bailey, Chloe Po er, Tereza Rush, Karen Crawford, Ifor Powell, Alison Simmons and Mark Saunders. Well done all
Where in the world... is Jo Foster? The intrepid Jo Foster has been out and about in the snow, but where is she? The correct answer with the nearest mountain range, con nent, country, longitude and la tude, or merely OS Grid reference or nearest postcode will win a men on in the next issue of BOK News and possibly a prize as yet to be decided from the editor’s bookshelves...….. Answers on a postcard to: Tommi Grover, 34 Druid Woods, Bristol, BS9 1SZ 6
Bri sh Orienteering Challenges Bri sh Orienteering challenges members to complete three courses at each level of technical diﬃculty (the Naviga on Challenge) and at speeds of 12.5 min/km, 15 min/km and 20 min/km for the Gold, Silver and Bronze Racing Challenge. Awards are made each me a new level is reached, with 1 star for the easiest course up to 5 stars for the most technically diﬃcult. Congratula ons to the following who have received awards since the last BOK News: Naviga on Challenge ***** Duncan Perry, Robin Halsey **** Helena Fielder *** Pamela Halsey ** Isabelle Halsey * Louisa Halsey Racing Challenge ***** Gold Award – Alasdair Forsyth ***** Bronze Award – Beatrice Law, Robin Halsey **** Silver Award – Jessica King **** Bronze Award – Ella May Rush *Gold Award – Emily Leathwood, Louisa Halsey
Can you help your club? Permissions Oﬃcer To work with Jo Foster on obtaining permission from land owners for us to hold events on their land. More details available from Jo. Ideally a new recruit would work with Simon and Jo before taking over from Simon at the AGM in September. First Aid Squad Leader To manage the First Aid squad personnel and equipment. The kit manager is re‐ quired from the end of April 2018. Management of the team could be le un l the autumn. More details available from Miﬀy Treherne. Archivist To store and manage the club’s historical record. Handover to be arranged any me between now and summer 2018. More details available from Alan Kempton. Historian To produce a booklet of the club’s history in me for the club’s 50th anniversary in 2021. If you are interested in any of these posi ons, please speak to the person shown or Alan Honey. Contact can be made using the details on the back of the paper BOK News or in the Member Directory in the Members Only sec on of the club website. 7
BOK Annual Dinner 2018 Friday 8th June 7:30pm £29 per adult Kingswood School Sports Pavilion £15 per junior Bath BA1 9BH 3 courses of delicious food Klub awards and prizes Guest speaker Andy Monro with a talk all about being a coach/ doctor, 15 years of orienteering commentary and Estonian police cells!
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Membership News ‐ March 2018 Joined since last edi on. A warm welcome to: The Whishaw Family from Bath: Karen, Bernard and their four boys. Karen helps Jackie at school. Nick Biggs from Bristol: He’s been coming to events for some me now and has decided it’s me to join the club. Rachel Lee and Ma hew Franklin from Nailsea: they are to discover the world of the split start. James Gregory from Long Ashton: just ge ng into ‘O’ Patrick Murray from Long Ashton: previously a member of Walton Chasers. Emma Johnson and Phoebe Murray, both junior members. Thank you to Jamie for persuading them to join BOK. 8
Volunteer Coordinator’s Corner (VCC) No. 12 (The First Dozen) Volunteers in clubs and at events are the heartbeat of the sport. (Bri sh Orienteering E ‐news Jan 2018) A) Thanks to these members for their involve‐ ment in the following events since the last BOK News: 1. To Clare Howes (organiser) and Charles Daniel (Planner) for the Yoxter event in Janu‐ ary. Thank you also to Jo Foster for her tenac‐ ity as Permissions Oﬃcer ‐ this event would not have happened without her persistence and determina on. 2. To Charles Daniel (Organiser/Planner) and Ifor Powell (Controller) for the Night event at Yoxter. 3. To Steve Rush (Organiser), Ben Maliphant (Planner) and Phil Warry (Controller) for the event at Clevedon Court in February. Thank you also to Trevor Crowe for mapping the area from scratch. B) Thank you also to these BOK members who have volunteered at : 1. To Charles Daniel for controlling the Bri sh Night Champs. 2. To Mark Saunders for controlling the Na onal event at Pembrey. The weather has meant two postponed events; I should be able to men on them next me. C) We s ll need some oﬃcials for events from September. If you are able to take on one of these, please contact me: Blaise Castle ‐ Local (score + W/Y only) ‐ Sunday 16th Sept ‐ Organiser and Controller Stockhill ‐ Regional ‐ Sunday 27th January 2019 ‐ Organiser Leigh Woods ‐ Local ‐ Saturday 9th February 2019 ‐ Organiser and Planner Walcombe/Pen Hill ‐ Local ‐ Saturday 9th March 2019 ‐ all oﬃcials needed Westonbirt ‐ Local ‐ Sunday 28th April ‐ all oﬃcials needed Wavering Down ‐ Regional ‐ Sunday 12th May 2019 ‐ Organiser and Planner AND the biggie ‐ BOK Blast Na onal ‐ UWE and Thornbury ‐ 15th /16th June ‐ Organ‐ isers needed for both days 9
I also know that Phil Murray is also trying to fill this year’s urban summer series, if you can help there, please contact him. D) World Orienteering Day ‐ Wednesday 23rd May. We aim to put on an event for schools in the a ernoon. If you can help, PLEASE let me know! Thank you to all members who volunteer to help at events – BOK appreciates your eﬀorts. If I have missed anyone, (it will not have been deliberate!) please let me know. Please feedback any comments to me either via the website, or via my details on the back page. Carol Iddles: Membership Secretary Please contact the secretary via the BOK Website contact form
SIAC Contactless Punching for the Urban Series ‐ Pete Foster This year we are going to run the en re series of Wednesday evening Urban races using the ‘mixed’ punching mode on our SI controls. This means that those who have SIAC (contactless punching) dibbers, will be able to use them in contactless mode ~ i.e they only need to ‘wa ’ the card within approximately 70cm of the con‐ trol unit for a punch to be registered. The dibber responds to a punch with a beep, and a flashing light on the p of the dibber. It will s ll also be possible to register a punch using conven onal dibbers (SI cards), and, should the SIAC cards not be working in contactless mode for any reason, they can also s ll be used conven onally, by dipping the dibber in to the ‘pot’ on the control unit as would normally be the case. The Klub has a small stock of SIAC cards which will be available to hire for those who would like to try them, and enjoy the par cular benefit of having barely to break stride as they visit each control. This is a technology which is slowly catching on across the orienteering community, and I am sure that it will become the standard punching method in the coming years. From the runner’s perspec ve it enables a level of freedom and speed through each control which is not possible with conven onal punching – and the benefit of speed par cularly when running sprint races is significant. So why not give it a try, par cularly if you are thinking of purchasing a new dibber some me soon ~ it might just help you make up your mind which to buy! 10
BOK Urban Orienteering Series— Phil Murray "The fixtures list for this year's summer Wednesday evening Urban series ‐ now renamed BUOS ‐ "BOK Urban Orienteering Series" ‐ has been pre y much final‐ ised. This is my first year in the role of coordinator for the series, and I would like to thank all the volunteer organisers & planners for stepping forward and agreeing to take on an event (or, in the case of UBOC, two!). This midweek series is always popular, and with the rela vely long evenings (OK, we're not talking Finland here!), there's an opportunity for a good compe ve run and a chance to enjoy a post‐ event drink & bite nearby a erwards. For the first me, this year BOK are hoping to use Si Air (SIAC) alongside standard SI units, and SIAC dibbers will be available to hire for those who choose to do so.
The Fixture list, at present, is as follows: (all dates are Wednesdays) 25/04/18 Trooper’s Hill UBOC (Abi Bateman; planner Sophie Gordon) 02/05/18 Bower Ashton UBOC (Michael Lai; planners Tom Dixon & Michael) 09/05/18 Stockwood Steve Rush 16/05/18 Dursley Alan Honey / Paul Gebbe 23/05/18 Oldbury Court Po er family (World Orienteering Day) 30/05/18 Emersons Green Charles Daniel 06/06/18 Redmaid’s School Carolyn Dent 13/06/18 Winscombe and Sidcot Ma hew Owen/Graham Hartley 20/06/18 (spare) 27/06/18 NO EVENT due to SEOUL the previous w/e 04/07/18 West Bristol (TBD) Mike Forrest 11/07/18 Bath Philip Fawkner‐Corbe 18/07/18 Wells Louise/Oliver Tonge
BOK Urban Orienteering Series coordinator Phil Murray at
Rod Green I first met Rod at a Warmley event in 2013. As a VM colleague and a fellow suﬀerer on the bo om rung of orienteering competence, Rod and I met regularly. We sought each other out over the next few years to taunt each other on our orienteering progress. Much banter and posturing would fol‐ low (some mes while one or both of us were lost on a course) and his face was the first one I looked for at BOK events. We managed to manoeuvre him into Rachel Dennis's path at Ashton Court and he appeared as the Klub Mate in BOK news (264). In late 2016 Rod had an accident at work and I looked forward to his return, but his recovery seemed to be taking some me. Talking at Clevedon last year he told us that he was having tests for MND, which was confirmed shortly a erwards. We were really shocked at this news. I visited him a few mes during these last months and Rod seemed to remain amazingly posi‐ ve. I found his courage really inspiring. Rod was one of the most sociable people I have met. He had an infec ous laugh and a ready joke for every occasion. It was always diﬃcult to take oneself seriously in his company. He made the same impression on every‐ one in orienteering and, I assume, also in football and at his social club. His family live close by in NE Bristol and will provide support for Paula and the children as they look to the future. We shall all miss him. John Fielder
Mike Nelson BOK Trot & OMM This years Mike Nelson BOK Trot in the Forest of Dean has been incor‐ porated into the massive OMM Fes‐ val 2018. BOK (Bristol Orienteering Klub), ASO (Avon Schools Orienteering) and NGOC (North Gloucestershire Ori‐ enteering Club) have teamed up together with OMM (Original Mountain Marathon) and Outdoors Magic to bring you an epic weekend of running, cycling and orienteering races. Star ng on Friday 4th May at Speech House in the Forest of Dean, there are warm up races provided by R2T2 with an op on of running or cycling. On Saturday 5th May there is the op on of the NGOC Urban League orienteering race in Ross‐On‐Wye, or you can try the OMM Lite, the OMM Bike, or one of the Outdoor Magic half or full marathon Trail races. Con nuing on Sunday 6th May at New Beechenhurst is the annual Mike Nelson BOK Trot, the ASO Individual Championships, and the OMM Lite and OMM Bike. As usual at na onal events, there will be a wide range of courses available for all ages and abili es from toddlers who can try the string course, (where they may come across some interes ng and sweet tas ng controls), complete beginners, runners or walkers to people who can easily use a map to navigate and na onal and interna onal compe tors. All courses are colour coded by their length and technical ability, and there will be plenty of people at the assembly and registra on to choose the best course for you and help newcomers get started. Entry is only available via Fabian4 for technical and senior courses and there will be limited Entry on the Day for Long Orange, Orange, Yellow and White. Weekend camping (4‐6 May) for 1 tent/caravan/motorhome is included in the en‐ try fee for OMM & Outdoors Magic compe tors. Orienteers and R2T2 compe tors are welcome to camp at a charge of £10 per tent BUT you must book in advance as space is limited and is filling up very quickly. (h ps://www.theomm.com/product/ weekend‐camping‐omm‐fes val/) 13
Bri sh Orienteering Award Nomina ons—Alan Honey Each year Bri sh Orienteering recognises outstanding members of the orienteering community by the presenta on of awards. The BOK commi ee is pleased to recog‐ nise the skill and dedica on of some of our members by nomina ng them for awards. This year we have nominated Trevor Crowe, Pete Maliphant and Chris Johnson.
Trevor Crowe Trevor was nominated for the Bonington Trophy for Services to Mapping due to his enormous contribu‐ on to orienteering mapping over many years. Highlights have included managing BOK’s map li‐ brary; producing many, many maps and applying quality control to many more; wri ng a comprehen‐ sive and well received manual on map making; teaching new mappers; and managing the contracts for professional map produc on for several Major Trever Crowe events. As BOK Mapping Oﬃcer since 2008, Trevor maintains the archive of the club’s 74 current maps and has created and maintained a spreadsheet of useful informa on about them. He personally created or was the last person to revise 18 of these maps, including more than one a month that are being used at the club’s events between February and July 2018. He is also conver ng the club’s forest maps to ISOM 2017. Trevor has iden fied poten al new areas for orienteering, checked their suitability for mapping and engaged with the land owners to allow mapping to proceed. In some cases, this has led to the crea on of new permanent orienteering courses and school maps, while in others it has added to the club’s stock of orienteering areas. The club holds more than 20 non‐urban races per year. For each of these Trevor supplies the planner with the map file and advice such as how many maps were used at previous events on the area. He checks the course files and manages the rela onship with the map printer, including checking the proofs. He manages the club’s OCAD and Condes licences and allocates them as necessary. Trevor has recognised the need for more mappers to ensure the future of orient‐ eering. He has encouraged others to take up mapping, par cularly by producing a 14
very user‐friendly guide aimed at new mappers and by teaching cartographic novic‐ es on courses run by the club. Partly because of these eﬀorts, the club’s maps have been produced by 26 diﬀerent mappers, providing a wide base from which to de‐ velop new talent. Trevor managed the contract for the professional produc on of maps for the 2015 Bri sh Long Championships, 2015 Bri sh Relay Championships and is currently managing the professional produc on of the map for the 2018 Bri sh Sprint Cham‐ pionships. In conclusion, Trevor’s eﬀorts have had a profound eﬀect on the ability of BOK to run the number of events that it does and to develop its members to reach the club’s high level of performance. He has made an outstanding contribu on to the sport.
Peter Maliphant Peter started orienteering in 1974, but his nomina on for the Silva Award for Services to Orienteering is to recognise his very significant contribu on, par cularly to junior development, over the last decade. Peter began suppor ng the South West Junior Orient‐ eering Squad (SWJOS) by driving juniors to ac vi es and providing general support. He was soon organising 3 or 4 training days a year himself, helping arrange exercises, and coaching at these and other training sessions. He has done much to raise awareness of the squad’s work and to ensure its eﬃcient opera on. In 2009 he launched the SWJOS shop which was both a useful service for orienteers and a valuable fund raiser for the squad. Peter developed orienteering at Gordano School from nothing to the school being the winner of the ASO Peter Maliphant League three years in a row from 2010 – 2013. The par cipa on of juniors from the school led to their families taking up orienteering and going on to organise and plan events for BOK. His support and development of pupils at the school led to very high levels of per‐ formance, eg Cecillie Andersen who was selected to run for Britain at the Junior World Championships in 2017.
Peter regularly plans courses for BOK and ASO events. By maintaining the ASO website and league results he keeps juniors and their parents informed and en‐ gaged with the sport. He is par cularly good at ini a ng or running unusual ac vi‐ es, such as orienteering at the Portbury Games and for World Orienteering Day 2017. Four primary schools a ended the la er and the children greatly enjoyed themselves. More recently he has iden fied that skills from his employment might be of benefit to orienteering coaches and is voluntarily providing a seminar on ‘Approaches to Coaching’.
Map Awards – Chris Johnson The commi ee considered all the maps that had been produced or substan ally revised in 2017 and decided to nominate two maps produced by Chris Johnson. Bristol Harbourside East, as used at the BOK Blast, was nominated for the Walsh Trophy for the best urban or sprint map. Our nomina on for the Chichester Trophy for the best map by an amateur mapper was Chris’s Gruﬀalo map of Westonbirt. This is unusual as it is produced to a specifica on developed by Bri sh Orienteering and the Forestry Commission to appeal to newcomers. Congratula ons and thank you to Trevor, Pete and Chris for their support of orient‐ eering. The na onal winners will be announced at the Bri sh Orienteering AGM that takes place at the JK. Your presence to support the club’s nominees would be much appreciated.
Western Night League Finale By Tommi Grover When Ifor oﬀered me the chance to be planner for the WNL finale event at Ashton Court, I jumped at the chance. One of my favourite memories from WNL events was the finale a few years ago at Moseley Green, and standing at the finish catching my breath, watching all the headtorches come streaming into the finish from many diﬀerent direc ons. My ini al plan for Ashton Court was to have the start and finish at the end of the track by the car park, and hoped that people would finish from a few diﬀerent direc ons. I was lucky enough to have John Parfi as organiser, controller, and mentor, and he suggested maybe moving the start to closer to the middle of the map. I immediately agreed, and chose a spot where we would be able to look out over the lights of Bristol, and see in all direc ons. We decided to have the finish at a slightly diﬀerent loca on to keep people on their toes, but picked again a spot on the track in the open with good visibility in all direc ons. Everything was ready for the 3rd of March date, un l the ”Beast from the East” hit Bristol and we had an emergency phone conference and decided to postpone by
one week, with Jo Foster and the BOK Permissions team quickly confirming this with Bristol City Council. On the night we had a great turnout with 36 runners, and for some it was their first night event! The start worked exactly as I had hoped, with 4 diﬀerent controls being taken as first control. It was quite a sight as I blew my whistle, and EVERYONE except Adam Po er stood stock s ll, staring at the map, while Adam charged oﬀ to control 111. I then stood, pleased as punch, watching the lights disappear oﬀ in 4 diﬀerent direc ons. If only we had a drone to capture video footage from above! The finish worked even be er than I had hoped. Tereza Rush and Ifor Powell There were 12 diﬀerent ”last controls”, all of which are shown on the map extract. First Judith Powell came in from control 123 confirming that her new leg was working fine, then Adam came in from 112 to take the win having visited all 30 controls in 53:48. Soon a er the real flurry of ac vity happened with runners coming in from all angles. I could not have been more pleased with the result of my first a empt at planning a mass start score event! The Failand Inn was a great choice for the final ”Pub of the Night” and prize giving, and once Ifor had worked out the final scores and the league posi ons, the trophies were handed out. It’s been another enjoyable winter of night orienteering, so a huge thank you to all who planned, organised, helped out, and most importantly of all took part in, the 2017‐2018 Western Night League season, and I am sure we all look forward to next year! Congratula ons to all the winners! League Champion
Ifor Powell (BOK)
Tereza Rush (BOK)
Handicap Trophy Winner
Tereza Rush (BOK)
Best Newcomer to WNL
Steve Chiverton (HOC)
Rose Taylor (HOC)
Ifor Powell (BOK) presented to 2nd Paul Gebbett (BOK)
Jackie Hallett (BOK) Presented to 2nd John Parfitt (BOK)
Organiser with Lowest Attendance
Ifor Powell (BOK) Charles Daniel (BOK) Richard Sansbury (QO)
Organiser with Best Attendance
Scott Johnson (NGOC)
Best non-winning Attendee
Gwen Tanner (BOK)
BOK TUESDAY EVENING RUNS With the change to Summer Time, the Tuesday night evening runs will return to our summer schedule of exploring the beautiful countryside around Bristol. With plenty of hills and varied countryside, these will inevitably be natural efforts sessions for some, with the possibility of plenty of hill/reps for those who want to loop back for slower runners! We’ll return to the winter training schedule with Efforts and Map related sessions when the nights draw back in again. If you would like to come but something is putting you off, please tell us. The club runs are for everyone, and we can only improve if you tell us what you are missing! So if you fancy running on a Tuesday evening, please come along. If you want any more information (or just need persuading or reassuring!) you can always give me a ring on 07968 799940 Tommi Grover March Loca on 20.3.2018 Frenchay 27.3.2018 Harbourside April 3.4.2018 NO TRAINING 10.4.2018 Compton Dando 17.4.2018 Portbury 24.4.2018 Henbury May 1.5.2018 Swineford 8.5.2018 Por shead 15.5.2018 Lansdown 22.5.2018 Clapton‐in‐Gordano 29.5.2018 Rowberrow
Long Run Eﬀorts Long Run Long Run Long Run
BS16 1LZ White Lion BS1 6XG The Co age BS39 4JZ Compton Inn BS20 7TN The Priory BS10 7AD The Henbury Arms
Long Run Long Run Long Run Long Run Long Run
BS30 6LN BS20 6JZ BA1 9BT BS20 7RH BS25 1QL
The Swan The Windmill Blathwayt Arms Black Horse The Swan
BOK DIARY 2018 Date
BOK Winter League
JK Festival (UKOL)
BOK Winter League
East Harptree Woods
St Audries West Quant.
Urban Event (UKOL)
Northern Champs (UKOL)
ASO & BOK Regional
BOK Urban Orienteering
NGOC League 4
BOK Urban Orienteering
Mike Nelson BOK Trot
BOK Urban Orienteering
BOK Urban Orienteering
British Champs (UKOL)
BOK Urban Orienteering
Summer Street Chal.
Scottish Champs (UKOL)
Tamar Triple (UKOL)
BOK Urban Orienteering
Orienteering Fixtures I have included a list of BOK fixtures and other notable events. I have included a selection of events from neighbouring clubs which is by no means comprehensive, just to give you a taste of what is out there. There are plenty of very useful sources of fixtures on the internet including our local neighbouring clubs and the main British Orienteering website www.britishorienteering.org.uk/event where you can enter your postcode and radius20you are willing to travel.
BOK Chair Secretary Treasurer Captain
Alan Honey Chris Johnson Mike Forrest Paul Gebbett
Membership Fixtures Mapping
Carol Iddles Matthew Owen Trevor Crowe
Management To contact any of the oﬃcials on this page, please use the contact form on the Bristol Orienteering Klub website bristolorienteering.org.uk
Permissions & Land Access Simon St.Leger-Harris, & Jo Foster* Publicity Amy Curtis Newsletter Tommi Grover Other Members Co-opted ASO
Non Committee posts Junior Klub Captain Boys Eddie Narbett Junior Klub Captain Girls Millie Stagg SWOA Rep Vacant Coaching Jackie Hallett Squad Liaison Carol Iddles Welfare Officer Jane & Pete Stagg Computers, Controls, Dibbers, Gripples, Kites, Stakes & SI Kit Peter Foster Junior BOK NEWS Ella Rush Webmaster
John Simmons & Scott Bailey
BOK Equipment Phil Warry Please contact Phil Warry for access to Equipment Register
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In This Issue: - Farewell Rod Green - Track to Terrain! - BOK Urban Orienteering Series - Mike Nelson BOK Trot & OMM Festival - Western N...