Posts by Peter Hambleton

Warminster Urban SEOUL Event

Orienteers take to the streets of Warminster In Warminster’s second urban orienteering event organised by Liz Yeadon of Sarum Orienteers, 110 runners had to navigate their way around the streets, shopping centres and open land of this ancient Wiltshire town on a sunny Spring Sunday. The event, part of the Southern England Urban Orienteering League,…

Summer Series at Sarum

Nearly 70 orienteers of all ages enjoyed the first warm sunny day of Spring as they competed in the second round of the Wessex Region Summer Series, a series of 14 events being put on by four local clubs designed for both experienced orienteers and those who would like to have a go for the…

Charlotte and Two Dans Light Up the Nights

Charlotte Thornton Claims Third Night-O Title of the Season: Two Dans also shine in the nights Charlotte must enjoy eating her carrots as she capped of another season of high consistency in night orienteering by winning the Wessex Night Orienteering League handicap for a fourth consecutive year. The Night League is organised as an annual…

Junior Club #20: Avon Valley Nature Reserve

Junior Club #20: Avon Valley Nature Reserve After a cold day of intermittent heavy rain showers we were granted a break in the rain for this week’s Junior Club session. 12 children came along, mostly regulars but a newcomer in Michael. We based ourselves inside the Five Rivers Leisure Centre but the training was outdoors…

Successful Sarum Saturday

Dinton Park Hosts Three Sarum Events Thanks to the generous permission of the National Trust and local ranger Paul Rowland Sarum had access to Dinton Park for two days (and a night) to put on a variety of events that made full use of the small but beautiful grounds of Philipps House. On the Friday…

Footfalls at Woodfalls

Sarum Orienteers’ New Years Day events are well known for being a bit different. Although Copehill Down has attracted high turnouts in recent years high land charges have made this impractical for the time being. This year, Alice Butt took on the task of planning a memorable start to the New Year and devised a…

Sarum Stars Shine in the Nights

  Penn Wood, one of the largest ancient woodlands in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, was the venue for this year’s Southern Night Orienteering Championships organised by Thames Valley OC.   Much has been made in the news this week about the super-Moon in the night sky but this was surely eclipsed by…

NIGHTLIGHTS IN SALISBURY

A dark November evening was brightened by the headlights of orienteers who took to the streets of Salisbury to compete in a Wessex Night Orienteering League event organised by Sarum Orienteers. Sarum’s Ian Peirce planned the challenging courses which required runners to visit three separate sets of controls within an hour. All controls in each…

Junior Club Nets a Winner

Set up thanks to a grant from Sport England, Sarum’s new Junior Club has just completed a very successful half term of training sessions that have proved a great hit with the children. To date we have had 18 children participate, 12 of those being newcomers. Phil Conway has devised an exciting programme for the…

Compass Sport Trophy Final

Brian Fails to Dampen Spirits Concerns that Brian’s violent actions might disrupt the week proved unwarranted in the end. This is Storm Brian, of course, not our esteemed Chairman. By Sunday the winds and rain had abated considerably and it was probably just the slippery mud that caused most grief, especially on the steeper wooded…