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Co-Chairmans Chat September 18

Co-Chairmans chats from Jason now dear readers- as we go forward with a joint chairmanship Julie has asked me to write these weekly updates of all the good Wessex club activities that go on which is always to be weekend news- upcoming events and activities and of course- Tuesday Training! Its that time of year […]

BOC Balmoral

This year the British Orienteering Long Distance Championships were held on the Queen’s private estate at Balmoral. Not a dash around her ornamented gardens of course, but let loose on her private hills and woodlands of Royal Deeside – a terrain many will be familiar with from the Scottish 6 days. Sadly I didn’t attend […]

OMM Lite 2018

For those of you who are unaware of OMM – the Original Mountain Marathon  – it is a gruelling two-day event that takes place every year in some rugged area of the UK in October. I have never done it – preferring the ‘softies version’ the Saunders Mountain Marathon – but have heard horrendous tales of […]

Scottish Spring

As a precursor to the BOC at Balmoral in May, I thought I would treat Lyra to a belated 11th birthday present, by attending the Scottish Spring weekend around Stirling. I also thought it would help with fitness for me ahead of the JK, which given a month of snowed off events now seems justified. […]

Sunset and Beyond Relay – Race Report

This event was a new format created to celebrate SOC’s 50th birthday. Based on the harvester relay in reverse, teams of six ran sequentially with the first couple of legs in the light and the later legs getting progressively darker as the dusk faded to night. Teams had a maximum allowed handicap and had to […]
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