This year’s Club Championships were held at WAOC’s Rowney Warren event on 25th November. The Warren is described as "a well-contoured pine forest with significant spur and valley structure" & the event was chosen as it provided a greater technical challenge for the competitors.
Our congratulations to Lizzie Rosewell for a storming run which enabled her to win the SuffOC Punchbowl this year and to her husband, Neil, the close runner-up.
The results for the Club Championships can be downloaded from our website..
The British Schools Orienteering Championships took place last weekend at Witton Country Park in Blackburn.The weather was superb and our juniors did very well, securing a number of podium places. Theo Stevenson-Barnes came 2nd in the B7 category; Barney Steventon-Barnes was 3rd in the B9 category and Matt Clarke, in his final school championships, finished 3rd in the B13 class.
Barnardiston School took over 20 runners to the competition. The majority of their competitors had only taken up the sport at the beginning of term but they still managed some good runs, notably Ollie Vendy who came 3rd in the B5.
Our congratulations to Clive for his expert navigation around the streets, alleyways and bridges of Venice (with tourists adding an additional hazard) on the 10th & 11th November. This was the first time that Clive had competed in this event and he was placed 3rd in his age category over the 2 stages, one at night & the other the following day. You can watch a video which demonstrates the type of terrain here and...
Congratulations to our SuffOC team for their performance at the CompassSport Final at Abraham's Valley, near Rugeley, Staffordshire yesterday. The team was placed 9th out of 15 - the highest placing SuffOC has ever achieved at a Final in this competition.
The Club also had its own "Run In" competition for the fastest time between the final control and the finish. Bronwen was First Lady, in a time of 37 secs, & Roderick won the male competition with a time of 31 secs.
There were excellent results for some of our Juniors at the British Schools Score Orienteering Champs at Moors Valley Country Park, Ringwood, Dorset on 13th October. In the individual classes Matt was placed first, Chloe & Barney second, & Theo third in their respective age classes. Both Barnardiston Hall & the Perse School were "in the medals" in the various team categories. Well done, everyone!