April 18 The entry form for this year's Dorset Schools Orienteering Championships, to be held on Friday 11th May in Avon Heath Country Park, has been circulated to local schools and is also available for download from the Schools section of this website. The Organiser would welcome offers of help from WIM members who are available on the Friday afternoon.
Please note the change from the usual venue of Moors Valley, which is embargoed to schools orienteering because it will be used for the British Schools Score Championships in October this year.
April 10 The venue for the WIM Prizegiving event on Sat April 28 has had to be moved to Wimborne as our intended Blandford base has become unavailable. There is a new event flyer and the Dorset flyer has also been updated.
April 09 The results for the first event in the Summer League series at Fordingbridge tonight, are now available.
April 07 There is now a comprehensive section in Waffle detailing the exploits of club members at this year JK meeting over the Easter weekend.
Mar 24 TheWessex Region Summer Series is launched. This is a collaboration between WIM,WSX,SOC & SARUM with its own website.Alternatively there is a flyer to download
Mar 19 New Dorset Flyer published.
Mar 16 Details of the WIM/WSX Prizegiving event in Blandford on April 28th now available
Mar 09 QO have confirmed today that the CompassSport Cup event cannot be re-arranged in the next few weeks because of a congestion of fixtures. They are hoping to arrange a new date in early autumn.
Mar 08 As most of you will already know, the March 11th CompassSport Cup & Trophy event has had to be postponed. Snow is still lying on top of the Quantock hills, and the car parking field is unusable. Whilst QO hope to reschedule the event, discussions at last night's SWOA meeting revealed just how difficult this may well be in the crowded fixture schedule, and there is a distinct possibility the event may be cancelled altogether.
Mar 06 An excellent conclusion last night at Queens Park to this year's Night League. Winners below, photos of the presentation from Chris Branford. Congratulations to the prizewinners. Full results on the Night League page of this website or on the League page of the WSX website. See also Chris Branford's report in Waffle.
In the Women’s Open competition, Tereza-Marie Rush (BOK) came 1st (having attended all the events!), followed by Becca Ellis (WIM), who pipped Jo Pickering (WIM) by a couple of points.
In the Men’s Open, Peter Suba (WSX) came 1st, with Dan Cope (BAOC) 2nd, and Alan Blanchflower (WSX) 3rd.
In the Women’s Handicap competition, Charlotte Thornton (SARUM) again came 1st, followed by Carolyn Dent (BOK) and Jane Morgan (SOC).
In the Men’s Handicap, Chris Branford (WIM) came 1st, followed by Mike Frizzell (BADO) and Robin Smith (SOC).
Mar 06 The Sarum Regional event at Great Wood has been rescheduled to Sun March 18. It has had to be downgraded from Level B to Level C (because of the clash with the Midlands Champs) and pre-entries on Fabian4 have been re-opened.
Mar 01 Event details for the evening event at Fordingbridge on April 9th now published.
Feb 27 Chris Branford has just produced an up to date fixture list for the SEOUL urban series, including a change of date for our Bridport event to Sat July 14 (the original date clashed with the Bridport Food Festival).
Feb 18 Final Galoppen results posted. RouteGadget also now working.
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 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 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.
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 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! The results were 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.
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 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 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.
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.