Latest News

Feb 18  Provisional Galoppen results posted. RouteGadget also now working.
Feb 16 Online entries for Sunday's event at Turf Hill are now closed. There is entry on the day, with some maps available on all courses.

Feb 10  Gillingham Night League event final results published and Chris Branford's photos of the fire-breathing dragon at control 195 here.
Feb 06 Final Detail
s for the WIM Galoppen at Millersford & Turf Hill are now published.
Feb 06 The latest edition of SINS is available for download from the new SWOA website.
Feb 06 Dick Keighley has been selected to represent Great Britain at both theTempO and the Paralympic class PreO in the European TrailO Championships, to be held in Bratislava, Slovakia in April/May.

Jan 30 Latest Dorset Fixtures flyer available

Jan22 Please note the change of date of the Gillingham Night event from Thursday Feb 08 to Friday Feb 09.. Gillingham School has discovered it is double booked on the original date and has asked us to move to the Friday.

Jan 21 The fixture list for the 2018 SEOUL urban series is now available.

Jan 10  The Flyer for the Gillingham Night League event on Thursday Feb 8 is now available for download. Don't forget to book your map.

Jan 02 Happy New Year to all. Please note that because of the forecast gales tomorrow, the BAOC event on Jan 3 at Long Valley has been postponed until Feb. 

Dec 27 Final Results  for the Boxing Day Canter are now published. Routegadget to follow.

Dec 22 The flyer for the WIM Galoppen at Turf Hill & Millersford on Feb 18 is now published. Online entries on Fabian4 are now open
Dec 22 The SWOA website
has had an update. You can also download the latest edition of SINS from the new website.

Dec 20  Congratulations to Emily Benham Kvåle, just announced as the IOF MTBO Athlete of the Year.

Dec10  Results for the Avon Heath Informal are now published

Nov 21  There is a new edition of the Dorset fixture flyer with details of local events from December through to March.

Nov 19  Inside Park Results    Its five years since we last used Inside Park for an event. Thanks to Andrew Howard for the planning and map updates, Chris Branford as Organiser and all those who helped on the day in various guises. Thanks also to Jeremy Cooper, the landowner for letting us use his woodlands and the campsite facilities.

Nov 14  Final reconstructed results for the Avon Heath Night League are now available - phew!

Nov 14  The results of the Night league event at Avon Heath will take a little while to re-construct by reading in the control units. As many of you realised, aliens had re-programmed box 151 as a Clear station (!), so your downloaded splits showed only which controls you had visited after that point.

Nov 09   Yet more accounts in Waffle of orienteering in Europe from Philip Cooper, this time in Macedonia. Also, initial details for the Boxing Day Canter are now published

Nov 06 Lots of good performances at yesterday's November Classic, which was also our Club Championships. Pride of place must go to our only age class winner and therefore Southern Champion in W16, Sarah Horsler.

Nov 03 Various members of WIM have been competing in Europe recently. Last weekend Philip Cooper was in in Holland and Dick Keighley was doing TrailO in Slovakia. Philip and Dick's reports of their adventures appears in Waffle  together with pictures from the November Classic weekend and Brian Johnson's surgical dissection of his course: some good reading.

Oct 24 Congratulations to all those who ran for the club in the CompassSport Trophy Final at Virtuous Lady. Despite missing a number of regulars for various reasons, WIM were placed 2nd (the first English club!), our best ever position. Photos are appearing on our Facebook page and there is a full report in Waffle together with plenty of pictures from the official photographers.

Oct 14  Hyde Informal results available here. Thanks to Eamon Staunton and Debs Mays for a splendid afternoon's entertainment.

Oct 14  The AGM last night was well attended. The proposed constitutional amendment was withdrawn.The Club officers & Committee for next year is unchanged. The after meeting entertainment was excellent. AGM minutes & Chairman's address etc to follow later in the week.

Oct 10   The Wessex Region Night League has kicked off with the WSX event at Canford Heath. Results (links to WSX website), fixtures and rules for the ne w season 2017-18 are now published on the League page of the website.

Sept 23   The Potterne Park informal results are now available

Sept 21  Minutes of the Committee Meeting held on 14-Sep-2017 are published on the web site.

Sept 15  The flyer for the MLS event at Moors Valley on Wed Oct 4th is now published. This is an army event, but planned by WIM members, and is open to civilians.

Sept 14  The 49th Annual General Meeting takes place on Friday 13th October at 7.30 p.m. at Wimborne Town Hall. Here is the notification to members.

Sept 14 The final League Tables for the Summer League are now available

Sept 01 Congratulations to  Emily Benham, who in the last week has won 2 Golds, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze medal at the World Mountain Bike Championships in Lithuania.  In addition Emily is about to get married and we wish her all the best.

Aug 24  The new Winter Informals flier is now published
Aug 23  
There is an updated  Dorset fixture flyer for August-November incorporating the revised WIM events at Potterrne Park and Hyde & Gorley. 

Aug 07   Quite a few members have spent last week at the Scottish 6 Days. Best performances that I can spot from a quick trawl of the overall results seem to be Hilary Pickering (3rd in W60S), Keith Henderson (4th in M75L and first Brit) and Grace French (3rd in W10A). Well done all and apologies if I've missed anyone.

July 11   Summer League tables updated.

May 21 The Results & Routegadget for the SW Sprints Championships are now available. 

May 12 The results of the Dorset Schools Orienteering Champs are available here, now including Team scores. Congratulations to all the Year Group winners and to Clayesmore School and Emmanuel Middle School, Verwood, who won the Team titles. We had a record number of 165 children running and there were outstanding performances from club juniors Robert Munday, and Harry & Monty Bratcher-Howard. There is now a report on the event in Waffle.

Mar 27 Farewell the club equipment shed. For about 20 years, WIM have kept our non-electronic equipment in the dead centre of Wimborne, a shed in the town cemetery. However, the shed is falling down and the authorities wish to demolish it and to extend and refurbish the toilet block which stands next to it. Our lease on the shed expires on April 1st and, with the committee's approval has not been renewed. Last week a working party removed the shed's contents. Some very old kit has been disposed of, and the rest of the equipment is being moved to another and rather grander location, thanks to the good offices of Andrew Howard.

Mar20 There is now a new Permanent Orienteering course available at Bytheway Field, off Leigh Road, Wimborne. Whats more, using your smartphone, QR codes and a free app, you can run the course as often as you like and upload your results to see how you compare against other. Full details here.