27 April: BKO Update

Sandhurst Park - Location for first Summer Parks Challenge events

The British Championships in the Forest of Dean were held on the 18th-19th April.  The Long Distance event was on the Saturday and the Relay Championships on the Sunday.  Our only podium position was Adam Methven who gained second place in M10A – the same position as at the JK.  A great run against tough competition. More details on both events in the May Newsletter.

BKO Events

Saturday 2nd May – Summer Urban Park Challenge

This coming weekend sees the start of our Summer Urban Park Challenge events – a short series of four local events using local parks and urban terrain.  These are informal events and provide an ideal opportunity for you to bring your friends along to find out what orienteering actually involves  This first event is at Sandhurst Memorial Park.   Registration will be from 10:00am - 11:00am with starts from 10:30am - 11:30am.  Any help would also be appreciated if you can spare some time.  Details at: http://www.bko.org.uk/event/sandhurst-memorial-park-2-may-15

Saturday 30th May – National Nopesport League Urban Event

Hope that this is now firmly in your calendars - our major urban event at Great Hollands, Bracknell, on the 30th May.  Look for further details on our website at: http://www.bko.org.uk/event/great-hollands-30-may-15

Summer Training - Wednesday Evenings

Our series of Summer Training events on Wednesday evenings starts this week!  This first evening is using Wildridings in Bracknell for some urban training in advance of the British Sprint Championships on the 9th May (there are 30 BKO entries) or our event on the 30th May.  It’s a good opportunity to sort out your urban techniques before then. Meet at the car park at the end of the road called Netherton (Grid Ref: SU862683 / Postcode: RG12 7DX).  Starts are from 18.30 to 19.00.  There will be a 1.7km course suitable for juniors/beginners and two loops around 2.5km for the more experienced (crossing busy roads so no unaccompanied juniors on these two).  No controls, all sites are lamp posts so you need to record the lamp post numbers.

Other Club’s Events

Saturday 16th May - South West Sprint Orienteering Championship - Wimborne, Dorset

Interested in sprint orienteering? Although further than our usual recommendations, one to consider is the SW Sprint Championships taking place in Wimborne Minster.  As with many sprints, there are two races – a prologue and a final.  Pre-entry closes 10th May.  For details, see the Wimborne Orienteers’ pages: http://www.wimborne-orienteers.org.uk/wim/homepage.htm


The May issue is now with the printer and should be available for collection on Saturday at the Sandurst Park event.  Those not collected will be posted on afterwards.  E-mail copies will be sent our later this week.