BKO Articles

12 May 2019 - Rushall Woods at its best

Today we staged our regional South Central Orienteering League Event (SCOL6) in Rushall Woods near Bradfield. It was a glorious day - warm and sunny - and the woods were at their best for orienteering. Although the bluebells were past their best, they were still giving plenty of colour. The colour-coded courses provided navigational challenges for all ages and abilities. ….

21 April 2019 - BKO at the JK Easter Festival

The various JK events over the long Easter weekend took place in our region with many club members competing but also helping with the organisation in many different ways. Except for the results system ….

17 March 2019: BKO steps up a gear for the CompassSport Cup

Each year, the club competes against other clubs in the region in a heat for the national CompassSport Cup.  Under the leadership of Club Captain, Martin Wilson, the last few years have seen a steady improvement in our showing at this this event.  Having been often seen as the weakest club in the region, Martin has gradually shown us that we can take on, and beat, some of the local competition.  This year saw us competing in the New Forest against strong teams from Southern Navigators, Thames Valley OC and the home team of Southampton OC.  It was a great team effort involving members of all

16 March 2019: Swinley West - CANCELLED

Unfortunately, due to problems with permissions for our event scheduled for 16th March at Swinley East, we have reluctantly had to cancel the event.

Our next scheduled event is the JK festival in April.

6 March 2019 - Club Newsletter gains further awards

The arrival of the February issue of CompassSport magazine this week brought good news for the club.  In the annual ‘Newsletter Awards’ announced in the issue, the Berkshire Orienteers Newsletter was recognised for 3 different reasons.

8 February 2019: AGM and Annual Dinner

The club held its AGM and Annual Dinner on Friday, 8th February – an event attended by a slightly reduced number of members this year since several regulars are currently travelling abroad. Simon Moore chaired the AGM but had already indicated his intention to stand down from the position of Chairman. ….


The AGM of Berkshire Orienteers will take place on                                                                                                                             

Friday 8th February at 7:00pm                                                                                                                                                                  

at Sand Martins Golf Club, Finchampstead Road, Wokingham   RG40 3RQ                                                                                              

19 January 2019: Club Championship 2018 Results

As reported earlier (see 13 January), the 2018 Club Championships were held in conjunction with the Southampton OC event in the New Forest last Sunday. As the handicap class results are calculated on the basis of the national ranking points allocated at the event, the final winners take a few days to determine. However we are now able to report and announce our 2018 Club Champions. ...

18 January 2019: January Newsletter published

The first club Newsletter of 2019 is now available.  Those members having printed copies should get them in the post on Saturday 19th or Monday 21st January.  Those members who have opted for the pdf version should already be able to find their copy in their e-mail in-box.  Non-members can now have access to all previous issues of thie award winning club newsletter (now including the November 2018 issue) by using the tab at the top of the page.

13 January 2019 - Club Championships

The staging of 2018 Club Championship was unfortunately delayed until January 2019 which might seem confusing to some! However a good contingent of club members made the trip to Burley in the New Forest to compete for the various trophies.  The forest and open heathland was drier than normal for the time of year and some fast times were recorded.  Results will be available shortly.