Announcements

Wins for Max and Charlotte

Congratulations to Charlotte Thornton and Max Duncan for two great performances in the recent South West Middle Distance Championships, on Day 1 of the Caddihoe Chase held at Godshill. Charlotte took the top podium spot in W75 with Grandson Max second place in M12. Max was also triumphant in the 2019/20 SWOA Galloppen where he…

WELSH CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021: Local boy takes gold.

Report by Ian Pierce A small, but perfectly formed, contingent from Sarum travelled to the head of the Welsh Valleys to take part in the 2021 Welsh Championships. The two day event, held on Merthyr Common, originally scheduled, had – like the Tokyo Olympic Games -been considerably delayed from 2020 due to Covid-19, and bad…

MOONRAKER Relay

For the first time in over seven months Sarum Orienteering Club was at last able to add another event to its fixture list. The Moonraker Relay is an annual event that this year was held in The Moot and the streets of Downton village with 53 runners from Sarum and neighbouring clubs taking part. Planner…

Obituary: Brian Johnson

It is with sadness that we report the recent death of Brian Johnson. Many of us will remember Brian (BJ) from his time as a long standing and highly competitive member of Sarum Orienteers and, more recently, as a member of Wimborne Orienteers.  BJ taught Physics and at Bishop Wordsworth’s School in Salisbury and whilst…

BACK TO THE WOODS

WSX open the door to normality with Rushmore event. Rushmore: Chase Park Many thanks to WSX for putting on this event which helped spread much joy amongst our local orienteering community, as we were once again permitted outdoor sporting activities. Whilst this may not be the end of the Covid -19 pandemic at least we…

Sarum Saunter & Amesbury Urban CANCELLED

Regrettably, due to the ongoing Covid restrictions, we have decided that we cannot host the Sarum Saunter at Fonthill on Sunday 21st March. As the area is not available to use for orienteering during other times of the year, the committee have decided to cancel the event entirely this year and try again in 2022.…

Sarum Club Clothing Sale!

Halo Sports are currently offering club clothing that they have in stock at sale price. They have 13 Sarum OC Tops in stock for sale at nearly half price. Unusually, some of them have 3 back pockets, which may be useful for people who combine their training with a trip to their local shops! Postage…

Sarum Junior Cam Jacobs wins Athletics Scholarship

Congratulations to Cameron Jacobs, Sarum Junior (M14) and member of City of Salisbury Athletics and Running Club who has been awarded a full scholarship that will provide him with a world class mentor for a whole year. The scholarship is part of the True Athlete Project  (TAP) and Cam was selected from a number of…

An Obituary to Andy Thornton

Andy Thornton 1949-2020 It is with regret that I have to advise everyone of the passing of Andy Thornton, a dear friend who was a keen SARUM orienteer and lead coach who massively contributed to our sport.Andy passed away on 29th October 2020, aged 71yrs, after losing his battle with cancer. The South West Junior…

Sarum AGM 2020

Zoom in on Sarum’s first virtual AGM For the first, and hopefully the only, time the Sarum AGM, on October 20th 2020, was held courtesy of Zoom.  Although lacking opportunity for the usual social interaction there was a good turnout.  With Chris Huthwaite acting as host for the meeting outgoing Chairman Brian Hart was able…