Posts from 2023

Pewsey Urban Event

77 runners from many of our neighbouring clubs came along to try their Urban-O skills using Sarum’s brand new map of Pewsey.  It was a rather drear day with a brisk cold wind that made it uncomfortable for runners in the starting boxes and even more so for the Sarum volunteers manning crossing points and…

SoutherN Night Championships

Pirbright Ranges Report from Ian Peirce This event was hosted by BAOC thanks to the great efforts of those officials who were keen to hold the event there and finally persuaded the authorities to allow the camp and ranges to be used for this event. There were some winning performances from a number of Sarum’s…

COMPASS SPORT CUP & TROPHY FINAL

New Beechenhurst Forest of Dean From Joan Hambleton and Hugh Holmes Mud, mud, glorious mud, enjoyed enthusistically by the younger members of the Sarum contingent with senior members opting for mud camouflage. Our small group of runners remained cheerful in spite of the less than enjoyable conditions, spirits lifted by the arrival of the new…

Sarum Summer Event – Tinney’s Firs

Around 50 people enjoyed a lovely Summer’s day to take part in this mixed urban/woodland event at Woodfalls on the edge of the New Forest. The Green and adult Score courses took in both the urban and forest areas with a Junior Score, Short Green and Yellow courses using the Tinney’s Firs woods only. Planner…

Sarum at JK ’23

This year’s 4-day JK was held (mostly) in the southern Lake District with the initial Sprint Event taking place on the Lancaster University campus. Sarum runners clearly enjoyed the University urban environment and achieved some great results. The Lakeland events proved rather more challenging with the large number of northern and overseas runners proving difficult…

Spring Saunters In

On perhaps the first genuinely pleasant Spring day of 2023 over 200 orienteers competed in the Sarum Saunter held at Great Ridge. At this time of the year the undergrowth is at its best allowing runners to experience the better aspects of the forest (steep inclines excepted).  Andrew Graham planned some excellent courses and the…

Sarum nighthawks show off their trophies

Congratulations to Jackie Butt, Dan Cope and Charlotte Thornton for their successes in the 2021/22 Wessex Night League. and seen here proudly showing off their Trophies. Dan was first man in the Open Class and 4th in the Handicap. Jackie (on the left) and Charlotte (on the right) were 3rd and 4th placed ladies in…

Ron Ley

It is with great sadness that we report that our President, Ron Ley, passed away on February 19th aged 99. Ron was one of the founding members of Sarum Orienteering Club and was, for many years, our most competitive and successful runner, competing into his 90s. He will be sadly missed not just by us…

SARUM Storm to Second

An incredible turnout and team performance steers Sarum safely into the Compass Sport Trophy Final. On a crisp cold day with frost on the ground and puddles turned to ice, 10 clubs competed in the Compass Sport Cup & Trophy Heats at Holmsley, for places in the final. There were 3 large clubs competing for…

Thank You from Lucy Butt

Please see the below message from Lucy Butt: Dear Sarum Members, I’ve made the difficult decision to leave SARUM and join Devon orienteering club as Adam and I now live down in Exeter. We love it down here and it makes sense to be part of the local club. SARUM will always hold a special…