Club News (Page 2016)

Action from the Sarum Orienteering Club (SARUM), Junior Training Club Night held at Churchill Gardens, Salisbury on Mon 1st October 2017.

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 […]



CARDI-O I guess I first realised something was very wrong at the Compass Sport Trophy qualifying event at Cold Ash. My usual warm up seemed hard work but I felt OK after a jog to the start. The problem came when I set off on my first leg, after about 60 metres I felt as […]


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 […]

SARUM-Galoppen Foxbury-Oct17


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 […]

SARUM-Club Champs-The Moot-Jun17


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 […]

SARUM-Club Night-Old Sarum-Jun17

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) […]