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Night Owl Triumphs

Armed with only a map, compass and headtorch, our very own Charlotte Thornton recently achieved two notable successes in major night orienteering competitions. Charlotte recently won the W75 Southern Night Orienteering Championships held at Tweseldown near Aldershot over a challenging course hosted by the British Army. Charlotte followed that with a fine Silver Medal in…

Training at The Moot

A bitterly cold, but sunny, Saturday saw another training session for the juniors (and those of a certain age) organised by Des Dickinson. Using the small but complex features making up the Moot at Downton, Des recapped the basic skills practised in previous sessions and then let everyone loose on a Score course that made…

Wessex Night League – Tisbury

Three successive local events, covering just about all the forms of orienteering on foot, culminated on the Monday evening with Sarum’s contribution to the Wessex Night League using our map of Tisbury. 37 competitors turned on their lights to take on an Odds and Evens score race. The hilly surroundings coupled with some clever planning…

November Classic 2021

Following on from the previous day’s Salisbury City event many joined the 650 odd who competed in SOC’s November Classic run over/through the leg-sapping heather of Milkham,  Slufters and Broomy Bottom. The weather was beautiful but a cold wind ensured that nobody took time out to sunbathe. The added benefit to a 2km walk to…

A LONG WEEKEND OF ORIENTEERING

A long weekend of local orienteering began with the third Salisbury City Urban O race.  We were fortunate to be able to start the courses within the Cathedral Close on Broadwalk, close to the Harnham Gate. Competitors had the rather novel experience of a walk to the start through the grounds of Bishop Wordsworth’s School…

Juniors Light Up Old Sarum

On the first evening after the end of Summer Time it was always going to get very dark, even at 5:00 pm. This didn’t stop our juniors turning up for a second training session led by Des Dickinson and involving a lot of glowsticks. This week saw eight juniors and four parents, including Des, getting…

Juniors Return to Play

Sarum wins grant for coaching project Sarum Orienteers has been awarded a grant from Sport England under its Return to Play initiative. The aim of the scheme is to encourage people to return to sports that they may have lost contact with over the period of the Covid-19 pandemic. Sarum’s project was built around encouraging…

Sarum Saturday

A brief spell of Indian summer contributed to making Sarum’s Saturday event at Islands Thorns in the New Forest a most enjoyable occasion. About 60 runners turned up to what was a fairly low key event but one that still needed the willing Sarum volunteer force to make it run smoothly. There were four courses…

British Championships

Blustery Weather makes it hard going at Braunton Burrows Despite concerns about having sufficient fuel to make it out and back, a small Sarum contingent travelled down to the North Devon dunes at Braunton to compete in this year’s British Long Distance Championships. and National Middle Distance events. Braunton is a complex area at the…

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…