Flurry Grierson has been selected for the GB orienteering squad. He competed in 3 selection races in the Lakes and will be racing (M20) in the JWOC in Turkey this September.
Well done, Flurry! What an acheievement and the best of luck! (The photograph of Flurry is from the 2019 Scottish 6 Days.)
Sunday 27th June
Plymouth Central Park is the venue for our next (traditional) orienteering event on Sunday 27th June with starts from 10.30 -12.30. The map has recently been updated and there are five courses to choose from; Yellow, Orange, Light Green,a longer Orange course, and a Long course of Red standard. Help will be available for anyone unfamilar with what to do. Due to COVID-19 management the event is pre-entry. We hope to see you there!
Sunday 20th June
This is the first event in the SWOA summer “relay” series. For details see: Hardy Team Score Flier 2021
Newcomer Retention Group
A “Newcomer Retention Group” has been established by the Orienteering Foundation to investigate best practice in turning newcomers into regular participants.
Despite the wide variety of “dealing with newcomer” experience in the Group, it recognises that there are almost certainly many other people who could contribute to the Group's work.
First event post lockdown!
Please save the date and pre-enter. All details for our first event of 2021 can be found here: events
Watch this space!
As lockdown eases, we have been able to open up discussions with landowners and seek permission for events to take place. We have a list of several low key local style events we aim to hold each month through to the summer. We have to be patient and wait for permissions to be granted as everyone is still learning exactly what will be possible as restrictions ease. This is also the season for ground nesting birds, so opportunities for access are more limited.
So watch this space, and the website, for more news on the following events (see below).
Outdoor exercise and recreation during lockdown!
If you have not recently tried any of the permanent orienteering courses near you, or have yet to give Maprun a go, then lockdown v3.0 may be a great time to do so! And they are all free!
For Permanent Courses see: https://www.devonorienteering.co.uk/poc
For Mapruns see: https://www.devonorienteering.co.uk/maprun-maps-to-download
Please follow government guidance with regard to exercise and recreation. See below for more detail, which has been cut and pasted from British Orienteering: https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/news/5437
Want some Christmas Cheer?
For the run up to Christmas -and beyond -Martin Yeo and Jemma Davie have put their collective heads together and come up with a fantastic collection of orienteering activities.
ExMas-O can be found here: ExMas-O
Learn the sport of orienteering!
Manchester & District Orienteering Club (MDOC) has just launched a series of four short films called ‘Get Out & Go’. They are available now on the club’s YouTube channel and at https://gmoa.org.uk/how-to-videos/
The films show how families, runners and walkers can enjoy learning the adventure sport of orienteering using permanent orienteering courses in local parks. They show all the basic techniques to get orienteering from white/yellow through to trickier end of orange.
Wednesday 14th October at 19.30
The Devon Orienteering Club AGM will take place via Zoom on Wednesday 14th October at 19.30. All club members should have received an invitation to attend from the Club Secretary, together with a copy of the relevant papers, attached below.
If you have not received an invitation to attend, and would like to do so, please contact:
Please email to confirm your attendance.