Posts by Peter Hambleton (Page 10)

Harris Attracts Hordes!

Harris Attracts Military and Civilian Hordes to Sidbury! Glorious winter sunshine brought many military and civilian orienteers to Sidbury Hill, Tidworth to run in the Military League South (MLS) Team Harris Orienteering Championships Tidworth on Wed. 24th Feb. The event was organised by Cpt. Jason Patt and a small team from 19 Regiment RA, with…

NO BUTTS ABOUT IT

NO BUTTS ABOUT IT Over 220 orienteers competed in Wimborne Orienteers’ Winter Warmer event at Turf Hill and Millersford near Redlynch in the New Forest. The area is largely open and runable, despite the marshes and plentiful surface water, not to mention the gorse and bracken and Tom Butt had a fine run (43min 38…

Orienteers Get Wet Feet

ORIENTEERS GET WET FEET Waterlogged marshes, streams in flood, surface water and thick heather all presented tough physical challenges at the Wessex Orienteers’ Galoppen event at Bisterne Close, near Burley in the New Forest. The area was well past saturation and it’s undoubtedly true that no one got round a course without having wet feet;…

Village People: Coping with Copehill

A mock village at Copehill Down on Salisbury Plain used for military training was the challenging centrepiece of Sarum Orienteers’ New Year’s Day orienteering event. The novel location attracted 233 runners who fought against cold winds, rain, mud and the clock in a score format race in which they had one hour to visit as…

Training for the UTC

Students at the new Salisbury University Technical College are being given the opportunity to learn sporting skills and, at the request of the UTC, Sarum has recently been helping by putting on O-training sessions based at the Hub Club sports field on Wilton Road. Liz and Charlotte, supported by Alan, have shown groups of up…

ORIENTEERING – THE DARK SIDE

When the nights draw in some orienteers get out their head torches and continue navigating through the forests. Sarum has several members who are afflicted with this habit and who welcome the changing of the clocks that means they can soon be heading out to participate in the dark side of our sport. In all…

Foxbury First and SWOA 50th

Thanks to the generosity and support of the National Trust 358 Orienteers from clubs all over the South and South West were able to run on an area never previously used for our sport. Foxbury, near Wellow on the edge of the New Forest, was the location for this year’s Sarum Gallopen and the Club’s contribution…

A TICKING OFF

A new illness similar to Lyme disease has been recognised, says a report in the Daily Telegraph. Spread via ticks it causes headache, fatigue and muscle aches and a recurrent fever which may return after apparent recovery. First identified in the US where 18 cases were identified in 2013, the causative bacterium Borrelia miyamotoi has…

Top results for Sarum as new Autumn season kicks off

With the multi-day summer festivals over Sarum Orienteers have turned their attention to more normal one day events for the autumn/winter seasons. A small contingent travelled down to St. Ives to compete in an Urban event round the famous Cornish town. Charlotte Thornton (W70) and Carolyn Dent (W50) won the Womens Ultra Vets and Womens…

Barbara Warren BEM

With great sadness we have heard that Barbara Warren passed away unexpectedly in her sleep on Friday morning, October 23rd.  Those of us who knew Barbara greatly admired her positive approach to life and her determination to continue orienteering despite increasing difficulties and we will miss her presence in the forests and countryside that she…