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Night and Day: Southern Championships

A weekend of orienteering in the Forest of Dean After days of torrential rain the clouds lifted to give a delightful (reasonably) sunny weekend of day and night orienteering organised by NGOC, BOK and BAOC and Sarum runners competed in all three events.  The events were originally scheduled for earlier in the year but access…

Sarum Juniors Contest the British Schools Championships

A small but perfectly formed contingent of Sarum Juniors comprising one girl and five boys travelled to Black Park near Slough to take part in the British Schools Orienteering Championships. The courses took the runners through open forest on a good, complex path network that offered good, fast and technical orienteering. There were some good…

WESSEX NIGHT LEAGUE-Salisbury City

A dark, chilly November night was brightened by the headlights of Orienteers who took to the streets of Salisbury to compete in a Wessex Night Orienteering League event organised by Sarum Orienteers. Sarum’s Ricky Thornton planned the challenging courses which required runners to visit control sites scattered throughout Salisbury’s Medieval street network and beyond. Runners…

SARUM Galoppen 2019

SWOA League 2 and SCOA League 3 SARUM Galoppen 2019: Sidbury Hill Pity the poor Planner setting out controls on Sidbury Hill for three hours in a torrential downpour on the previous day. That’s part of what was necessary to ensure that this year’s Sarum Galoppen went ahead on time. Mercifully, on the day there…

CHARLES BROMLEY GARDNER

Many congratulations to Charles who has been selected as the British Army Sports Man of the Year for 2019. Charles has made major contributions to our sport over many years and his work on behalf of Army sports is truly inspiring, if not exhausting.  Charles (CBG to many of us) has been a great supporter…

COMPASS SPORT TROPHY 2019

SARUM GO FOURTH Sarum has developed a bit of a habit of taking 4th place in Orienteering competitions of all sorts and so it was again at the Compass Sport Cup and Trophy Finals held this year at Pippingford Park in E. Sussex. After all the heavy rain of the previous week it was nice…

Sarum Participation Satisfaction Survey

SARUM are pleased to announce that over the coming months we will be working with British Orienteering on an event participant satisfaction initiative to develop our understanding of the participant experience at club events. Between October and December participants at events will be invited to share their views and comments via a short survey. The…

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019: Farleigh School

A beautiful September afternoon saw Sarum Orienteers gather in the lovely grounds of Farleigh School for the 2019 Club Championships. Last year’s Senior Men’s Champion, Paul Lane, is Bursar at Farleigh School and gained permission for our annual event to be held in the grounds. There was a great turnout not just in numbers but…