BKO Articles

18 April 2020: January and March Newsletters now available on-line

After a slight delay, both the January 2020 and the March 2020 issues of the Berkshire Orienteers Newsletter have now been uploaded onto the site. These can be found by following the menu link to Newsletters where you can browse issues back to January 2010. Alternatively, just use …. [Click on title to continue reading]

17 March 2020: All Orienteering events suspended due to COVID-19

It is with regret that Berkshire Orienteers has had to suspend all current plans for future events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In line with government advice and forthcoming legislative controls, British Orienteering (BOF) has today announced that "all orienteering activities in the UK have to be suspended with immediate effect." As a result, BKO …. [Click on title to continue reading]

9 March 2020: BKO Juniors win through to Yvette Baker Final

If the club had ever entered the Yvette Baker Trophy competition for juniors, it must have been a long time ago. But yesterday, under the supervision of Club Captain, Martin Wilson, a small but enthusiastic team of 7 juniors travelled …. [click title to continue reading]

6 March 2020 - International TrailO Selection for Club Member

We are delighted to note that club member David Jukes has been selected to be a member of the Great Britain team to participate at the European TrailO Championships in Finland in May. Having only competed at TrailO events for 12 months …. [Click title to continue reading]

1 March 2020: Club Junior Competes for England

Today an international competition saw a team representing England take on teams from Belgium and France in the annual Interland event.  Each national team includes representatives from across the full age range from 14 up to 60.  BKO club junior Adam Methven gained his first international selection and competed in the M17 age category. Congratulations to him!  This year’s event was held in England and was actually almost local for Adam.  Burnham Beeches, near Slough was the event location.  And the result? A win for England.

23 February 2020: British Night Championships - Medal for Trish!

Last night a neighbouring club, Thames Valley OC, hosted the annual British Night Championships in the Hambleden Estate, just to the NE of Henley-on-Thames. As a 'local' event it was an opportunity for some club members to give night orienteering a try …. [Click title to continue reading]

22 February 2020: Burghfield Common Event

After a one-week delay due to Storm Dennis, today we were able to hold our Saturday event at Burghfield Common. The ground was saturated and it was impossible to avoid all the puddles so everyone had rather wet and muddy feet by the end. However, the weather was warm and the blustery wind help blow the clouds away letting us …. [Click title to continue reading]

21 February 2020: Burghfield Common event - Saturday 22nd February - confirmed!

After two consecutive weekends with heavy rain and gusty winds the weather will improve this weekend. We can confirm that tomorrows (Saturday 22nd) event will go ahead. More details are avaible on our events page and on Facebook.

13 February 2020: Burghfield Common Event Postponed

Due to the likelihood that there will be strong winds and heavy rain on Saturday, 15th February, we have decided to postpone our planned event at Burghfield Common. We are disappointed that we have had to take this action but the safety of competitors and our volunteers must be our first priority. We are however looking to reschedule the event and are requesting permission from the landowners to hold the event on Saturday 22nd - just one week later. We will post again if this is confirmed.

7 February 2020: Club AGM and Annual Dinner

As required by the club's constitution, each February the club holds it Annual General Meeting allowing club members to hear a report from the Chairman, to hear about the financial state of the club from the Treasurer, to elect the club's officials and committee for the coming year and to present awards to selected individuals. As an added attraction, ….