Posts by Peter Hambleton (Page 12)

Sarum at JK 2015

24 Sarum Orienteers joined 3500 orienteers from countries around the globe to compete in the Jan Kjellstrom 2015 Orienteering festival held on four days over Easter in the Lake District. This is a major international competition that draws many of the world’s top orienteers including this year Frenchman Thierry Gueorgiou, the most successful orienteer ever…

Getting the measure of training

The second evening training session held at the Hub Club in Salisbury enabled club members to brush up on their pace counting – with a few surprises for many.  There were also options to run  line courses and locate the barely visible control sites.  A good time was had by all, including a random ginger…

Sarum Saunter Start

The start at the Sarum Saunter on Sidbury Hill Tidworth. Over 340 runners competed in the event which incorporated the SCOA Championships.  Apart from Army vehicle movements, trail bikers, gun fire and two dead EMIT bricks, all seemed to go smoothly.  Thanks to all the cheerful competitors for making it all seem worthwhile.

More about Vernditch

On Feb. 21st 2015 74 orienteers from South Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon and Somerset competed in an event organised by Sarum Orienteers in Vernditch Wood near Martin on behalf of the Dorset Schools League. The day started damp & chilly and spades were needed to patch up the road, where Forestry vehicles had gouged out a…

Cooper’s Hill NGOC Galoppen

A few Sarum stalwarts journeyed to Cooper’s Hill near Prinknash Monastery for the NGOC galoppen on Sunday. Drivers and pedestrians alike enjoyed some black ice skating in the Car Park but a long climb up to the start made you warm enough, just, on a cold and sunny day. Despite the freezing temperatures the wood…

Military Maze Daze

Sarum Orienteers put on their Maze for the recent King’s Royal Hussars Open Day at Tidworth Garrison.  There was non-stop interest from opening time at 10:00 to closing at 15:30.  This was the ninth time we’ve run a full Maze this year and hard work it is too.  We were visited by nearly 80 young…

Caddihoe successes for Sarum

There were three podium winners for SARUM orienteers at the recent SWOA’s annual Caddihoe Chase two day event held this year in the Forest of Dean. Best SARUM results came from Ian Peirce who won the M70 and Ben Chesters 2nd in M35. Charlotte Thornton won the W65S and Peter Hambleton M70S. Other results included…