Posts from 2017 (Page 2)

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

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…

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)…

HAZEL BOWS OUT ON A HIGH

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…

ARCHAE-O

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…

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…

Butts, Benhams and Sarum Bunnies

Butts, Benhams and other SARUM Bunnies Frolic in JK Easter Sunshine. Sarum Orienteers joined 2000 other runners from across the UK and Europe to compete in the 4-Day international JK 2017 Orienteering Festival held over an amazingly sunny Easter weekend this year in the South of England.  This was the 50th edition of British Orienteering’s…

Liz Yeadon is British Orienteering’s Coach of the Year

Congratulations to our very own Liz Yeadon who has has been announced as this year’s winner of the prestigious British Orienteering Coach of the Year award.  Liz was presented with her award at British Orienteering’s AGM by Judith Holt, Chair of the Board of Directors. The award is well deserved. Liz works tirelessly to give…

Sarum Run Hot at Cold Ash

A competitive contingent of 45 Sarum Orienteers joined 300 others at Cold Ash woods near Hermitage in Berkshire to compete in the regional qualifying heat of the National Compass Sport Cup and Trophy competitions. Sarum were up against Guildford (GO), Basingstoke and District (BADO) and North Wiltshire (NWO) orienteering clubs in the Trophy competition for…

Splashing Out at the Saunter

238 Orienteers from as far apart as Cornwall and the Midlands, with ages from 10 to 93, joined Sarum Orienteers for the annual Sarum Saunter level B event held this year in the woods at Fonthill.  Sarum Orienteers thank Mr. Morant for allowing, yet again, the use of Fonthill Wood for orienteering and for his…

SARUM STONEDOWN SATURDAY

We had intended to have two consecutive days in Stonedown, Friday  Feb 3rd was to be a Forest league event with some 150 children from local primary schools competing. Unfortunately Doris – Storm Doris that is – intervened and with the Met. Office forecasting heavy rain and very strong winds a decision had to be…