Latest News

July 16 Routegadget for Bridport is now available.

July 14  Bridport Urban Results now posted

July 05  Summer Series League table updated to the end of June

July 04   Updated  Furrow Hoppers results now published.

June 23 Potterne Park Summer Series event results now available.

June 14  Summer Series League tables now published.

June 05 Ringwood Summer League results now posted. Those competitors who punched the bonus controls out of the specified order have had those points removed from their scores.

June 05  Updated flyer for SEOUL event in Bridport on Sat July 14th.     Pre-entry via Fabian4 now open.

May 29 The initial flyer, entry details and entry form for the British Schools Score Champs at Moors Valley on Sat October 13th are now available for download on the WIM website as well as the BSOA site.

May 29 There is a new Dorset flyer available for June-August

May12 The final individual results and Team results for the Dorset Schools Champs are now available.

May 02  Minutes of the Committee Meeting held on 25-Apr-2018 are published.

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 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 HandicapChris Branford (WIM) came 1st, followed by Mike Frizzell (BADO) and Robin Smith (SOC).

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

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 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.