Posts from March 2016

Sarum Orienteering Club - Sarum Saunter held in Grovely Woods on Sun 20th Mar 2016.

Sauntering in Grovely

240 orienteers travelled from as far away as Cornwall and Ayr to take part in the Sarum Saunter in Grovely Wood.   Although the woodland looks to be open the thick undergrowth makes some parts of the wood very difficult to run through at speed making route choice important.  Mark White wrestled with the terrain and […]

Hazel is first Sarum runner home and gains maximum points


In glorious spring sunshine over 550 orienteers from as far away as Cornwall and Surrey competed at Hollands Wood near Brockenhurst in the regional qualifying heat of the National Compass Sport Cup and Trophy competitions. The open deciduous forest offered fast, if not technical, running. The lack of highly technical ground was offset to some […]

Pat is awarded her 'Ricky' for organising yet another successful Sarum Dinner

Sarum dine out in style

Sarum Orienteers annual dinner was held again at the Hamptworth Golf and Country Club.  Nearly 40 members enjoyed good food and conversation in one of those rare occasions when we manage to get together without all the hassles of helping to run an event.  This all would never take place without the hard work of […]

And off she goes.  Why the mallet, Charlotte?

Sarum Stars Shine in the Night

The 2015/16 Wessex Night League has just ended with Sarum’s own Charlotte Thornton glowing in the darkness to win the Women’s Handicap class.  This is Charlotte’s third win on four years confirming her consistency in this challenging format. For the first time there was a prize for the competitor who completed the most races.  This […]