Posts by Peter Hambleton

SARUM’s Man of Iron

Congratulations to Sarum’s Neal Jacobs who competed in the recent Ironman France competition in Nice. This all took place on the hottest day on record in France so the cycle and running distances were reduced to take account of the tremendous heat challenge. Neal completed the 3.8k swim in 1:13 before polishing off a 152k…

Sarum Annual Dinner 2019

Forget the Oscars, Sarum’s annual glittering dinner and celebration of achievement and contribution was the event of the month. Over 40 Sarum members, including a good contingent of juniors, gathered at Wellow Golf Club for the occasion. After a lovely meal created and served by Chef Mike and his team attention turned to the annual…

SARUM SAUNTER 2019: GREAT RIDGE report.

Sarum Saunter 2019 You have to be pleased for Martin and Pat. After a delay of 12 months the Sarum Saunter on Great Ridge finally took place. Gone were the snows that caused two cancellations last year, albeit replaced by gales and two spectacular hailstorms and the inevitable mud. Despite the impact of the weather…

Sun shines on Sarum’s start to 2019

GLOBAL WARMING AT FOXBURY? William White’s organisational skills must be exceptional to have booked such a warm and sunny New Year’s Day for Sarum’s first event of 2019 at Foxbury; either that or global warming really is upon us. Whichever, it was a glorious day to hunt around Foxbury for the controls so cunningly placed…

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…