Latest News

Mar 24  Details of three upcoming WIM events, (Grand Opening of  our new permanent Course at Nothe Gardens Weymouth, April 7th, the Blandford evening event on April 8th, and a WIM/WSX Club Night and informal urban at St Ives & Ashley Heath on May 13th) are all now available for download.

Mar 19 CompassSport Trophy Becca Ellis (WIM Club Captain) writes
Thank you so much to everyone who competed in the Compass Sport Trophy Heat yesterday. Despite a fantastic effort, WIM were narrowly beaten by just 6 points by SARUM. As always, there was a great team spirit. Becca

Mar 17 Members will be saddened to learn of the death of Cris Tween, who passed away on Friday 15th March after a long illness.
Cris was for some years the BOF National Fixtures secretary, and was for many years a club & SWOA stalwart,acting as JK Entries secretary, and  leading the original WIM SI computing team. Wimborne Orienteers offer their deepest sympathy to the Tween family at this sad time. A full appreciation of Cris is published in Waffle. The funeral will be held at Pool Crematorium on Monday 1st April at 12.30.

Mar 13 The latest Dorset flier, for the period April-August 2019, is now available

Mar 05 The 2018/19 Wessex Area Night League finished last night with an excellent WSX event at Queens Park The planner was the winner in that nobody got all the controls within the 60 min time limit. Gavin Clegg had the final League resutls calculated within  minutes of the final finisher. Congratulations to Jo Pickering (Winner Womens Open Class, and 3rd in Womens Handicap) Kirsty Staunton (2nd in Womens Handicap) and Becca Ellis (3rd in Womens Open). Many thanks to all clubs and their officials for organising events in what is becoming an increasingly popular league.
 
Feb 19 Flyer for the Blandford evening event on Mon April 08 added

Feb 18 Results for Canford & Merley Night League event. Good event - thanks to Kath Pike, Chris Branford et al. Including the pairs etc, we had 65 people out there tonight, probably a record for a WIM Night League event.

Feb 05 Routegadget for Godshill now added - apologies for the delay. Also lots of great photos on our Facebook page, thanks to Jon Steed, Adam, Kirsty, Brian and others.

Feb 03 Great event today - thanks to all the WIM volunteers who helped on the day. Provisional Results are now posted, results are on the BOF website, some photos on Facebook,Routegadget is on its way.

Feb 02  The event is running as advertised. Controls have now been placed and the planner reports that conditions underfoot are challenging. Runners will need to be aware of ice and snow patches throughout their courses. Many paths will be icy so runners, particularly on the white and yellow courses need to take extra care. Some of the smaller paths, particularly in the open, may be indistinct due to snow cover.

The roads are generally clear of snow but some are still icy. We suggest you approach the event from the A338 Salisbury to Ringwood, as some of the New Forest minor roads have not been gritted. After leaving the A338 towards Woodgreen be very careful of the narrow bridge 100 mts after the turning, as this was icy today.The car park still has a layer of snow. Please car share when possible.

Running later may be a little warmer, but start times remain 10:30 – 12:30 and the courses close promptly at 14:30. We need to be certain everyone has returned safely.

Carrying a whistle is compulsory. There is a shelter near the Start/ Finish so you can leave clothing.

Jan 31 Please read the Organiser's Final Details as well as the Event Details before you set off. Pre-entry for Sunday's event at Godshill is now closed. Entry on the Day is available, whilst map stocks last. Currently we have maps available on all courses, although we're almost out of Blue course maps.
Please address all queries about entries to me at entries@wimborne-orienteers.org.uk rather than Kevin (the organiser). There are no fixed start times: just turn up and queue at the start when you are ready.

Jan 22  Event Details for the Godshill Regional event on Feb 03 are now available.

Jan 16  The Flyer for the Canford Merley Night Event on Feb 18th now available.

Dec 26 Provisional Results for the Canter are now published. Routegadget to follow soon, hopefully. Huge attendance today: well over 280 runners in all, including all the family groups. One of our biggest Canter entries for a long time: possibly the biggest ever. Thanks to all the WIM team who made it all possible.

Dec 05  The first WIM event in 2019 is our Regional event at Godshill on Sun Feb 03. Download the Event flyer here. Pre-entry via Fabian4 is now open until Mon Jan 28

Nov18 Final Results for the WIM Galoppen at Inside Park  are now available, as it Routegadget. Please post your routes.
Protest
The position of the distinctive tree (control 146) was incorrectly located on the map, about 25-30m E of where it should have been. As a result, we received a protest relating to the Brown course. After discussions with the Controller and Planner, the Organiser has decided that the Brown course will be amended to end at control 25, with the legs to control 26 (146) and the Finish being omitted. The updated results  have now been published. The results of all other courses remain unchanged.

Many thanks to all those from WIM who planned, organised and officiated at the event.

Nov 04 Results for Hyde & Gorley Night League event now available

Oct 29  AGM Minutes including the Chairman's address and the accounts for 2017-18 uploaded to Committee minutes page.

Oct 22 In the CompassSport Cup & Trophy, held yesterday on Cannock Chase, WIM finished 5th in the Trophy competition for smaller clubs, "The best small club south of Manchester!" reports Chris Branford. Well done everyone who represented the club yesterday. More details and photos in Waffle.

Oct 14 The results of the British Schools Score Championships at Moors Valley are now available. Routegadget will follow shortly.
Congratulations to club juniors Grace French (1st, G6), Pippa Skinsley (2nd ,G7), Harry Bratcher Howard (2nd B7) on their individual medals, together with Grace Meekings and Isobel Bakker from Fordiingbridge Junior Schools who won G5 as a pair. Fordingbridge (coached by Debs Mays) also won the Girls Primary and the Boys Primary team classes, a fantastic result from such an inexperienced team.
Many thanks to all the members of WIM (and also those from WSX,SARUM & SOC) who helped as officials today and who made the event the success it was.

Oct 01 We've addded a link to a WIM Twitter account to the home pages of both the WIM website and also Waffle. Please use it.

Oct 01  Don't forget the the 2018-19 Night League starts next Monday with a WSX event in Hillbourne & Broadstone. Details of all fixtures, League Tables etc are now up on the Night League page hosted on the WSX website.

Sept 10 Avon Heath Informal results  Routegadget now up - please put your routes on it.

Sept 08  Willow Walk results

Sept 02 Two more medals at the Brittish Middles Champs today - silvers for Michelle Spillar (W35) & Keith Henderson (M75).
Many thanks to all the WIM members who helped staff Download & Enquiries today: you did an excellent job.

Sept 01 Some good performances from WIM members at the British Sprint Champs at Bath Uni today. Silver medal for Grace French in W12, Bronze for John Oakes (M45), Chris Branford (M70) & Keith Henderson (M75). Monty Bratcher-Howard 2nd in M10B. Well done all.

Aug 19  Some great performances at today's SW Sprint Champs. See Latest Mailchimp and Waffle for report. Photos from Chris Branford.  And lots more from BOK's Steve Rush.

Aug 18  Corrected and updated  Results for the excellent MicroO at Redcotts Park, Wimborne are now available.

Aug 15  The final Summer League 2018 tables are now published. Report and photographs on Waffle pages.

Aug 14  ByTheWay Summer League results now posted