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Foxbury Bares its Teeth Nearly 300 orienteers gathered at Foxbury, near Wellow on the edge of the New Forest, for this year’s Sarum Galoppen, organised by Sarum Orienteers’ Pat Hart and Kerry Larsen. Foxbury is a National Trust heathland restoration project but the open terrain is deceptive and provides orienteering food for thought. Since it […]

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Junior Club Starts with a BANG

The children at Sarum Orienteers Junior Club’s first training session all agreed that orienteering is great fun. Club development Officer Phil Conway took six young enthusiasts, aged from 6 -13, through some fitness exercises before getting down to some basic map reading and navigation skills. After familiarising themselves with the electronic punching system they got […]

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Sport England supports Junior Club initiative Sport England has awarded Sarum Orienteering Club a grant of £8865 towards the costs of a project aimed at growing participation in the sport. The Sarum Greenshoots project will establish a weekly after school junior club to give experience of the sport to youngsters and families new to orienteering […]


Moon over Dinton Park

Mooning at Dinton Park This year’s Moonraker Relays were held at the charming and unexpected Dinton Park, to the West of Wilton, with the very kind permission of The National Trust and local ranger Paul Rowland. The parkland stretches out below Phillips House which, although largely empty and not open to the public, is sought […]

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Club Evening #4: Old Sarum

Sarum Club Evening #4: Old Sarum   After another blindingly hot day the evening at Old Sarum was something of a relief. The views over Salisbury and to the Plain were outstanding and well worth the effort of getting there.     This week’s training theme was Map Memory, if my memory serves me correctly.  […]

SARUM-Club Champs-The Moot-Jun17


CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017: Downton Moot In the tradition of the club the 2017 Sarum club championship event was planned and organised by last year’s Men’s Champion Jeff Butt. Using Downton Moot as a compact but thought provoking map, Jeff used all his coaching experience and innate deviousness to devise a great afternoon for all participants. Many […]

Tinney's Firs

Club Evenings # 3: Tinney’s Firs

For the third Sarum Summer Cub Evening we moved out of Salisbury to Woodfalls where Jeff Butt put on an unusual and challenging score event – with a twist! This small area has been used by the club on several occasions but Jeff certainly made this visit a bit different. The area has a good(ish) […]



Sarum’s top junior lady Hazel Cutler of S.Wilts Grammar School and the SW Junior Squad finished off her career as a competitor in the Dorset Schools Score Championships with a storming run at Moors Valley Country Park. Sadly, Hazel is now too old to compete in future events. ‘I really enjoyed it, though a little […]

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Archae-O: An Ancient Wiltshire Weekend of orienteering. Sarum Orienteers joined with good neighbours NWO to deliver two contrasting days of orienteering in the first Ancient Wiltshire Weekend.  Urban orienteering was the challenge on Day 1 and 230 runners navigated their way round intricate course, planned by Sarum’s Paul Lane, that weaved their way round the […]

To boldly go!

Sarum Club Evenings 2017: #2

Alphabetti Spaghetti A sunny but cold evening saw 21 adults and 5 juniors, including 4 newcomers, turn up at Salisbury Arts Centre to enjoy Liz’s training sessions on control picking. Clusters of controls were set out with runners having to pick the correct one using the pictorial control descriptions.  As an added challenge controls were […]