Posts by Peter Hambleton

Sarum Southern Champions Report

Sarum Orienteers Shine at Day and Night The  Southern Night Orienteering Championships were held on the heathland of Puttenham Common and Britty Wood near Guildford in Surrey and Sarum claimed one champion with Charlotte Thornton continuing her long record of success by winning the W70 race. Pat Hart took a good second place in the…

Compass Sport Trophy 2018

Oh well, you can’t win them all. After the cancellation of our regional qualifying heat due to the bad weather, the final was always going to be a busy affair and so it proved when Walton Chasers hosted the CSC and CST finals at Hayward Warren on Cannock Chase. Some 1061 orienteers from 26 clubs…

British Schools Score Championships

Sarum Score Successes The British Schools Score Championships were held this year at Moors Valley Country Park which made it practical to try to put in a team of our new youngsters. As this is a schools event there were just three small teams representing Harnham, St. Marks  and Grateley House junior schools but all…

Caddihoe Chase 2018: Perham Down and Sidbury Hill

Thanks to the Defence Infrastructure Organisation Sarum had permission to use Ministry of Defence land near Tidworth to host this year’s Caddihoe Chase. Despite the rather unpleasant weather forecasts over 320 Orienteers braved the inclement conditions to compete in the two day event. The first day turned out to be rather more popular, possibly because…

Club Championships 2018: Tinney’s Firs

Club Championships 2018: Tinney’s Firs and beyond. Despite inclement weather there was a good turn out for the Sarum event at Tinney’s Firs. As last year’s club champions, Alice Butt and Adam Walker planned a score course that included not only the woodland of Tinney’s Firs but the adjacent urban area, giving a nice mix…

Hardy Sarum Seniors have mixed success

Wessex Hardy Relays 2018 Just to prove that an accumulation of birthdays is no barrier to success, Sarum seniors put in good performances at the Wessex Hardy Relays at the weekend. The event, held at Upton Country Park near Poole, was in the form of a Harris Relay in which teams of three had to…

Raking the Moon in Broad Daylight

Raking the Moon in Broad Daylight Sarum Orienteers’ annual Moonraker Relay Trophy event took place on a baking hot day in the beautiful open landscape of Dinton Park by kind permission of The National Trust. The event was organised by Liz Yeadon and the courses were planned by Charlotte Thornton, both of Sarum. As ever…

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…