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June 06 Entries for our Summer League event at Potterne Park & Verwood open on RaceSignUp tomorrow, June 7th.

June 06 Tom Alcock has published the Summer League Scores after the May events.

May 31  The map & Instructions for the June MapRun League event at Wareham are now all available for download.

May 16 The Final Details for the Hive Beech event are now publshed. Just 5 maps for the Long Score course left.

May 01   Tom Alcock has published the Summer League scores after the April events. 

May 01 Entries are now open on RaceSignUp for the event at Hive Beach and Burton Bradstock on Saturday May 18th, starts between 14.00-16.00. This is an event on a new area with a new Mike Kite map.There are two courses, a 60 min Score course for the Summer League which uses Hive Beach and Burton Bradstock village, and a Short Score course for families, juniors and novices which uses just the Hive Beach area with no road crossings. This course is registerd as a WOW event (World Orienteering Week) Parking is in the National Trust overflow Car Park so don't forget your NT card if you want free parking!

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Event number 2 in the WIM/WSX Summer league 2024
 

April 04  The Summer League events are now more or less finalised. You can now enter the MapRun series on RaceSignUp. The six physical events can be entered separately in due course.

Feb 07  Final Event Details for the SW CompassSport Cup & Trophy round at Bere Wood on Sun 18 Feb are now published

Feb 06 Entries for the Fording bridge Night Event on Mon 26 Feb are now open on RaceSignUp

Feb 04 Vicky McCreadie has arranged a club coaching day in co-operation with WSX at ColdHarbour on Saturday 9th March. There is a link to the entry form on the flyer.

Jan 30 The flyer for our last night league event of the season at Fordingbridge is now published. Entries via RaceSignUp will open shortly.

Jan 19 Congratulations to Harry Bratcher-Howard (M18) & Alice French (W14) who have been selected as travelling reserves for the England team for Interland 2024 in South Belgium on March 24th. Both are in the first year of their new age groups.

Jan 17 With apologies for them being a bit late,Jennifer Pakuls has sent us a link to a set of photos which she took at the Boxing Day Canter.

Jan 16  Final Details for the Night event at Ringwood on Jan22nd are now available for download.

Jan 08 Congratulations to Sue Hands (W75) and Keith Henderson (M80) who won their classes in the prestigious UKOL 2023 

2024

Dec 05 James Crickmore (WSX) has taken over as the Night League scorer for this season. The first League tables for the 2023-24 Wessex Region Night League season  are now published on the Night League pages of our website.

Dec 04  Results and Routegadget for the Inside Park SWOL are now available on the website. Our thanks to the Cooper family for allowing us to use their estate at such short notice when we lost our intended area, Gore Heath,  four weeks before the event. 

Dec 01 The website is now (more or less) up and running again on www.wimborne-orienteers.co.uk  now that our website hosts have finished migrating it to a new server. After this migration, the old site on wimborne-orienteers.org.uk no longer works (If you try to use .org.uk your browser should point you straight to the new site at .co.uk). A lot of links, particularly to the committee email addresses and the results archive, got broken as a result of the migration. I'm slowly trying to fix these and hope to be finished by Christmas! If after then you find anything broken, please let me know.

Dec 01 Online entries for the Inside Park SWOL on Sunday Dec 3rd have closed. We have a few maps spare so there will be limited Entry on the Day while map stocks last.

Dec 01  Entries for the Boxing Day Canter have opened on Fabian 4

Nov 02 Entries for the Wim SWOL and Regional event at Inside Park are now open on the Fabian4 website. Entries close on Nov 27. WIM Helpers should get a helpers code from the Organiser, Vicky McCreadie, before they enter.

Nov 02 The webmaster is aware of a problem with the website lacking a current Security Certificate (SSL). Steps are being taken to rectify this.

Oct 31   Results for the first Night league event of the season are now posted. We had 55 runners which is an excellent start. Many thanks to Vicky McCreadie 9Organiser), Chris Branford(Controller, and to Sally Calland for planning the course from her armchair in Saufi Arabia.

Oct 20  The minutes for  the 2023 WIM AGM are now available on the club website, together with the club accounts and Kevin Pickering's Chairmna's address.

Oct 13  There is a new Permanent Course just opened at Hive Beach, Burton Bradstock, courtesy of mapper/planner Mike Kite and the National Trust. Worth it for the scenery and the NT cafe alone!  For now there are just two yellow standard courses, short and long for you to print out and try. Shortly, there will also  be a couple of longer and more technical virtual courses, including Burton Bradstock village. The courses are also available on the Usynligo app and will eventually be on MapRun as well.

Oct 04  The flyer for the first event of the Wesses Region Night League at West Moors on Oct 30 is now available. Pre-enter on RaceSignUp before 25th October

Oct 04 The Final League tables for the Summer Maprun League are now published on the WIM website. Many thanks to Rob Mills as Co-ordinator and all those who mapped and planned the 12 events in the series. Attention now switches to the Night League, which kicks off at the end of this month with an event at West Moors. Details of this event will be available very shortly with entry via RaceSignUp open within the next few days.

Sept 19 The last event of the Summer MapRun League, at Christchurch, is now available until the end of this month. Rob Mills and Roger Crickmore have updated the league tables to include all 11 events held so far, including the at at Kings Park.

Sept 12  The provisional Fixture List for the 23-24 season of the Wessex Region Night League is now published on the Night League page

Sept 10 Well done to the combined WIM/WSX junior team (2x French, 2x Bratcher-Howard, 2x Medlock) who came 4th in the 2023 Peter Palmer Relays, winning (I think) a trophy in the process.

Sept 10 WIM 55th Annual General Meeting.  Wimborne Orienteers hereby give notice that the 55th Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday October 13th 2023.The venue for the AGM will be Holt Village Hall, Holt Green, Harts Lane, Holt, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 7DJ.Please be seated by 7:30pm for a prompt start at 7:45pm. Please attend if possible. Too few attendees will render the meeting void.

Aug 31  Round 11 of the Summer Maprun League is at Kings & Queens Parks in Bournemouth between Sept 01-15. King's Park is being used as the Park & Ride for the Bournemouth Air Festival Aug 31- Sept 3. WSX suggest you don't run the course until after this weekend!

Aug 21 Rob Mill shas returned from holiday and updated the Summer MapRun League results to include all nine events, including Durlston. He writes " A few general things to note:
1. We have had 46 league entries via Racesignup to-date
2. As a reminder, the League is your best 8 scores from 12 events and the league tables reflect this
3. In the open competition, James has an unassailable lead in the men's competition whilst Karen is well clear in the women's competition.  Harry is the leading junior currently in second place overall with Roger close behind in 3rd.  In the Age Graded competition, things are a lot closer with only 6 points covering the top 3 places and only 1 point between Roger & James with Chris not far behind!  All to play for...

Don't forget the West Moors event, which runs until Aug 31st: this uses a brand new map from Chris Branford of a small area of forest which we haven't used since a Dorset Schools event around 2002.

 

Aug 04 Well done to the 31 club members who have just competed at the excellent Scottish 6 Days Orienteering competition.The competition was tough in all classes on some excellent technical areas along the Moray coast...Special shout out to our two podium winners, Alice French 3rd in W12a class, Rebecca Ewing 3rd in W35s class

July 30 Good luck to all the WIM members running in this year's Scottish 6 Days event. The best performances on Day 1 were Alice French who won W12 and Keith Henderson, 2nd in M80.

July 30 The Durlston Country Park map for the Summer Maprun League is now available and planner Rob Mills has provided a detailed set of instructions. He says the area ia much more interesting than appears on first sight of the map. The Durlston course is the ninth leg in this year's league, running between August 1st and 15th.

July 12 The Summer MapRun League table has been updated to include the Verwood event ( event 6). 

June 18 Congratulations to Kevin Pickering, our Club Chairman, who won Silver & Bronze medals at the recent World Masters MTBO Champs in Slovenia last month. Read his report in Waffle.

June 14  The map for the next Summer Leage event at Verwood has been loaded onto the system.
Please note that the next FindYourWay event, scheduled for July 8th at Upton Country Park, has had to be cancelled due to a clash with the Upton CP Festival on the same date. The Maprun course goes ahead between July 1-15, but obviously avoid running there on the afternoon and evening of July 8th. The FindYourWay event, and the opening of the new Permanent Course at UCP will be rescheduled for later in the year.

June 05 The MapRun League results now include everything up to the Corfe event as well as the Age Graded league table which makes for interesting reading.

May 29 The Summer MapRun League results have been updated to include event three, Broadstone. Corfe Castle finishes at the end of this month. The Sherborne map will be available tomorrow.

May 28 The next Find Your Way event is in Sherborne, based at the Sherborne Library Car Park DT9 3AA between 11.00-14.00  Flyer

May 22  The WOD events over the weekend were a great sucess. Around 75 children, plus their parent(s)ran the short course over the weekend, so well over 100, many having their first experience of O. We  also had a few club members turn up to run the longer MapRun course. Many thanks to Rob & Carol, Vicky, Andy, Dick, John, Chris and all WIM helpers.

May 17 To mark the IOF World Orienteering Day (which actually lasts a week, but never mind), WIM and Moors Valley CP are joining together to mark it by holding two free taster events this coming weekend, Sat May 20th & Sun May 21st. Each event runs between 11.00-13.00. There are two short courses which will use SI punching.
For those wanting something more taxing, there is also a longer Score course, using a selection of the permanent course controls and the  MapRun app.

April 25 There is a major update of the MapRun app now available. We advise all those running the MapRun League to update their phones to MapRun 7 before the next event at Broadstone.

April 18 The first league tables in this year's Summer MapRun league have been published. The Handicap league table follows

April 14 The next event in our Summer MapRun League uses Ferndown Forest West. This is newly re-mapped by Chris Branford and hasn't been used for orienteering since the early 2000's after which the only suitable car parks for club events became unavailable. We can, however, use on street parking for individuals running MapRun courses. Full details on the Summer MapRun League pages

April 13  One of our members, Laura-Jane Evans, is a doctor. She has asked us to flag up the increasing risk of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) in the UK. Read about it here.

April 13  Only a small contingent of WIM members journeyed North for this year's JK in the South Lakes. The weather was glorious over the weekend, but pretty damp on Monday for the relays.
Our medallists were:-
Day 1 Sprint :Alice French 2nd W12,  Karen French 3rd W55  Day 2 Middle - High Dam Alice French 3rd W12   Sue Hands 1st W75
Day 3 Long - Biglands Alice French 3rd W12  Sue Hands 2nd W75     TrailO  Dick Keighley  Bronze in both the PreO Combined on Day 1 and the Sprint PreO on Day 3.

March 29 Chris Branford writes:-"This Saturday 1st April is the first MapRun event of the Dorset Summer MapRun League - a total of 12 event on offer with entry on RaceSignUp.This first event is at Milldown, Blandford Forum, DT11 7SH starting at 11am and there is parking on the access road and also at the Milldown. At the moment 28 people have signed up to run the 12 events in the league and I have printed off 30 maps on waterproof paper ready to give out. Trainers are suitable footwear and shorts will be OK as little to cause problems.
If you are not on the entry list because you are a junior or not doing all the events and want a map please email me and I will print off a few more.
See you there."

March 26 Congratulations to our medallists at this weekend's British Championships at Cold Ash (Long distance Individual Champs) & Hambledon (Relays)
At Cold Ash- M80 1st Keith Henderson Gold W20E 2nd Elizabeth Horsler Silver W12A 3rd Alice French Bronze . At Hambleden, in the Junior Ad Hoc relay  2nd & 4th Dorset WIM/WSX Alliance teams made upof  2x French, 2x Bracher Howerd, 2x Medlock

March 13 Details of the 2023 Summer MapRun League are now  available, starting with an event on April 01, which also marks the official opening of the new Blandford Milldown POC (Permanent Orienteering Course) which had to be postponed last year after the death of the Queen. Payment for the season is via Racesignup. There will be 12 events over the summer, six each from WIM & WSX, and, as we now have to pay an event levy to British Orienteering for MapRunLeague  events, we hope you will feel the charge of £20 for the season's events reasonable, even if you can't manage them all. Much more detail on the Summer MapRun Page

March 05  Three of our juniors, Grace French,Harry & Monty Bratcher Howard, have been running for England this morning as part of the England team at Interland, held this year in Belgium. Grace was part of the selected team, whilst Harry & Monty were travelling reserves, who also got a run. The results are here  Well done all.
In the latest issue of CompassSport magazine, an article about Interland is accompanied by a photo of the England team for the 2008 race. In it there are three WIM members pictured. Can anyone name them all?

March 03  The 16th and final event of the 22-23 Wessex Area Night League was organised by WSX last night at Queens' & Kings Park, followed by a prizegiving supper in the Golf clubhouse at Queens Park.  Vicky McCreadie and Chris Branford were amongst the league prizewinners and there are photographs of the winners on the League webpage. Results for last night are on the WSX website and the Final League tables are now posted. This has been a bumper year for the league, both with the increased number of events, including this year's British Nights Champs, and increasing numbers of runners. Many thanks to all the clubs who organised events and to Jo Pickering for co-ordinating it all and to Andy Snell for acting as League Scorer.

March 02  Some happier news  Congratulations to WIM members Becca and Debs on the birth of their son, Oscar Crispin Ewing who arrived a little earlier than expected. They are all well, put in an appearance at the Night League prizegiving event and we hope Oscar will enjoy orienteering - a future WIM star!

March 02  Kevin Pickering has finally discovered the photographs he took of the BNOC 2023 prizegiving

March 02  Looking towards spring and sumer events, we have received the following message from the organiser of Sprint time in Shropshire:
"My name is Andy Clough and I’m the joint coordinator for the biennial event Springtime in Shropshire. The 2023 edition will include the Midland Championships and further details are available on the website, www.sins.org.uk

In previous years the event has attracted a good number of members from the clubs in the south west.
Entries are now open on Fabian4  and I hope you can forward this message to your club members. 
https://www.fabian4.co.uk/default.aspx?EventID=3395

Best wishes. Andy Clough."

Feb 28 A few local members of WIM helped the Royal Signals at Blandford Camp to hold their annual Harris Relay event today, which we ran at Inside Park today as a closed event for the Signals only. The results are now up  on our website.

Feb 27  Night League results & League Tables updated to include last Thursday's Kings Worthy event. One more event to go now, this week's prize-giving event at Queen's Park. Maybe too late to order food, but entry is still open.

Feb 23 More sad news.We have lost two of our members in recent days.

Adrian Lovell, a relatively new WIM member who joined us from BADO a few years ago, collapsed and died at the end of a training run in the New Forest a few days before BNOC 2023 where he was scheduled to be helping.

Bernice Tonge died the Monday after BNOC. She had been a WIM member for over forty years. Bernice, and her husband David, have been part of the fabric of Wimborne Orienteers over many year and were regular volunteers, helping at our events as well as regular competitors. They founded an orienteering dynasty and their children, Veronica (now SOC) and Jeremy (BOK) are still regular orienteers. Bernice was very proud of the orienteering prowess of her grandchildren, two of whom have now run for Britain at junior international level.

To David, Veronica, Jeremy and their families  and friends, and to the friends and families of Adrian Lovell, Wimborne Orienteers extend their deepest sympathies.

Feb 21 Sad news from SARUM. Liz Yeadon writes to tell us "we have been informed that Ron Ley has died - just short of his 100th birthday! Ron was a Founder member of Sarum Orienteering Club and our President for many years. He was also competing well into his 90s - which shows the inclusive nature of our sport!"

Feb 20 Night League tables updated to include BNOC 2023. UKOL results uploaded. After two UKOL results (BNOC & Sunday's SOC/WSX event), WIM are currently leading the UKOL Club League! (https://www.ukorienteeringleague.org.uk/)

Feb 19   Congratulations to our medallists, Keith Henderson (Gold - M80),Vicky McCreadie (Silver -W40), Jo Pickering (Bronze - W35) and Monty Bratcher-Howard (Silver - M16), at the British Night Championshipsheld at Moors Valley on Sat Feb 18th, and our thanks to all our volunteers, together with the Planner (Linda Pakuls) and the Organiser (Kevin Pickering) for all your hard work to make the event the undoubted success it was.

Feb 11  Andy Snell has updated the Night League tables after the 13th event of the season at the Ageas Bowl. The next league event is next Saturday's British Night Champs.

Feb 09  Club Coaching: Vicky McCreadie is holding a coaching session in Ringwood North at on Sat March 11th starting at 1330hrs . This is open to all club members no matter their experience and will look at actions if getting lost, making controls bigger and a bit of compass work. If you are interested please email Vicky at vickyroissetter@yahoo.co.uk with names and level of experience. This is open for the children as well and there will be something  for them too. This training is aimed at those aiming to go to BOC and JKs. 

Feb 08  Start Times and a revised version of the Final Details for the British Night Champs are now available. Any updates to them over the next couple of weeks will be flagged here.

Jan 27 Final Results for the Shillingstone Night league are now published. I have checked and amended a couple of splits where runners took a control out of sequence.

Jan 24 Congratulations to the victorious WIM team in todays CompassSport Trophy event. Many thanks to everyone who ran for the club. The final is later this year in the Forest of Dean. Club Captain Rob Mills writes:-
"Many thanks to everyone who ran for the club in our Compass Sport Trophy qualifier at Holmsley on Sunday.. The great news is that, with the final results confirmed, we managed to win, beating SARUM by just one point with both clubs going forward to the final that will be hosted by BOK in the Forest of Dean on Sunday 12th November - please put this date in your diaries now!
Special congratulations to our juniors who definitely led the way with Alice, Grace, Harry & Monty all scoring maximum points for the club.   Well done to Karen & Keith who also scored maximum points.  The full results can be viewed on the WSX website.

In addition, I would like to commend the sportsmanship of various club members who "chose" to run the wrong course and so be non-competitive to give our opponents a better chance!  Your club captain would appreciate you not extending such generosity of spirit to the final! Finally a big thank you to WSX for hosting the event and all the work and time involved including some very cold early mornings."

Jan 19 The Night League scores have been updated to include all 10 events so far. Next event, Shillingstone on Thurs Jan 26.

Jan15   Provisional Results for the Bere Wood Regional & SWOL are now posted. Results are also on the BOF system and Routegadget. Thank you all for coming, and to Chris Branford (Mapper/Planner), Eamon Staunton (Organiser & Access arranger) in particular, and all the WIM members who so willingly helped out on the day.

Jan 07 Congratulations to Grace French (W16), who has been selected for the England team for Interland 2023, which will be held  on 5 March at Kattenbos, near Lommel, Belgium. Congratulations also to Harry & Monty Bratcher-Howard, who have both been selected as travelling reserves, and to Esk Medlock (W14) of WSX who is also in the England team. Her sister Lyra is apparently ineligible, having already run for the full GBR junior team.

Jan 05  Final Details for the Bere Wood event on Jan 15 are now available. Entries close Jan 12.

Jan 01 Happy New Year to all our readers

2022

Dec 26  Results for the Boxing Day Canter are now published
Dec 21 Final Details for the Boxing Day Canter are now available

Dec 08   Entries for the Boxing Day Canter, the Regional event at Bere Wood and for the British Night Champs are all now open on Fabian. Entries for the Shillingstone Night event are also open, this time on RaceSignUp.

Dec 04 Andy Snell, the Night League Scorer, has updated the Night League tables to include the WSX event at Swange last night.

Dec 03 Older members of WIM will be saddened to hear of the death of Anne Donnell (BOK) at the age of 91. Anne was a stalwart member of BOK for many years, and although she had retired from competing  a couple of years ago, she was still helping at events until very recently.

Dec 03  Flyers for the Boxing Day Canter and also WIM events at Bere Wood, Shillingstone Night Even and the British Night Champs at Moors Valley are all now published and can be found on the front page of the website & the Events page. Entries for Bere Wood and BNOC 2023 wil be open on Fabian4 by the end of next week. Entries for the Shillingstone Night League event is now open.

Dec 01 Congratulations to Grace French & Harry Bratcher-Howard, who together with Lyra Medlock (WSX),have been selected for the GB Talent Squad South.

Nov 29 After a quiet month for WIM, things are now moving on apace and we have three forest events in the next three months. Entries for the Boxing Day Canter are now open on Fabian4, with entries remainig open until Christmas.

Nov 29 Mapping and Planning for our Regional & SWOL event at Bere Wood, Bere Regis is almost complete and final permission for the event has now been confirmed by the Drax estate. Bere Wood is an attractive mix of deciduous and coniferous woodland which was last used for orienteering by the now defunct WEYOR club in 1997. In recent years it has been used for paintballing. Entries will open in early December.
Mapping and planning for the British Night Orienteeriing Championships (BNOC) are now almost complete and entries for this event will open by mid-December.

Oct 31  The WIM AGM was held last Friday, followed by refreshments and a talk by our Chairman. The club officers remain the same for next year. Eamon Staunton has stood down from the committee after six years and has been succeeded by Vicky McCreadie. The club accounts are already on the website and will shortly be followed by the Chairman's address and the minutes pof the meeting.

Oct 03  Details of our Night League event at Verwood on Thursday 27 Oct & our 54th AGM at Holt Village Hall the day afterwards (Fri 28 Oct) are now published on the website.

Sept 25 Congratulations are in order to our Chairman, Kevin Pickering, who picked up a Bronze medal in M65 in the Sprint event at the World Masters MTBO Champs in Bulgaria a fortnight ago.
Also to the various Southern Champions and SW Champions at last week's Caddihoe event in Devon. Tristan McCreadie (M10), Alice French (W12), & Karen French (W55) were both Southern & S. West Champions on Saturday and in the South West Middle Distance Champs on Sunday, our Champions were Edward Harvey (M10), Harry Bratcher-Howard (M16), Keith Henderson (M80), Alice French (M12),and Vicky McReadie (W40). Well done all!

Sept 25 The final Summer League Table for 2022 has been published after the last event of the season at Blandford Milldown.Thanks to Rob Mills, Chris Branford , Jason Falconer , Di Tilsley and all the separate Planners and Organisers from WIM & WSX.Jason tells me that the associated Find Your Way events have had more take-up in our area than any other of the areas trialling the scheme.

Sept 21 The 22-23 season of the Night League is almost upon us. The new league scorer for 22-23, Andy Snell of BAOC/SOC, has published a revised scoring system and WSX have confirmed that the final prizegiving event will be at Queen's Park on Thursday March 2nd. Full details on the Night League web page.

Sept 15  The WSX Summer League event at Blandford Milldown on Sat 24th Sept will go ahead as advertised but without the scheduled official opening of the new Milldown Permanent Course (POC) alongside it. The period of official mourning for the Queen has meant that the Council have been unable to generate and circulate the publicity necessary for the launch. (The same thing happened when the Duke of Edinburgh died just before the Sturminster Newton POC was opened in April 2021 and it had to be re-launched this year).
Rather than having the Milldown event going off at half-cock through lack of local publicity, the council have decided to reschedule and have a proper launch later in the year.

Sept 08 The Summer MapRun League tables have been updated to include the last Moors Valley event. The final round is at Blandford Milldown on Sept 24 in conjunction with the opening of yet another urban POC and a FindYour Way event: see the news page of the BOF website for more details.

July 28 The latest in our series of urban Permanent Orienteering Courses opens on Saturday July 30th. Please join us for the grand openng event between 14.00 & 16.00. All details on our POC  webpages.

July 25  Congratulations to the WIM Wanderers (Chris & Lynn Branford and Jim Graham, who by winning the WSX Hardy Relays on Sunday won the SWOA Relay league.  They also won the Sarum relay and our own Furrow Hoppers event.Pictures of the winners and their trophies can be found on the WIM & WSX Facebook sites.

July 05  Devon OC are hosting this year’s Caddihoe Weekend on 17th & 18th September 2022 on the beautiful Dartmoor area around Hound Tor and Hay Tor. This event will also host this year’s Southern Championships and SWOA Long & Middle Championships. They have asked us to publicise this event and you can download the event flyer here.

May 26 Entries for the Summer League/Find Your Way event 3 at Stour Meadows, Blandford Forum are now open on RaceSignUp.
There will also be a free short A-Z Sprint TrailO course.
Please note that there is a revised flyer for this event. The Start for all courses is at the start of the new Permanent Orienteering Course in the Morrison's Car Park (charges apply). However we suggest you park in the Stour Meadows car park (behind Tesco and the brewery and which is still currently free), and walk over the bridge to the Start/Finish.

May 12  The first league tables for the 2022 Summer League are now published.

April 09  Great day at Poundbury today. Many thanks to WIM team. Results & Routegadget now available. Mike Kite's photographs now added.

April 06  Final Details for Saturdays event at Poundbury are now published.

April 04 Entries on Fabian for the Poundbury event are now closed and the maps ordered. Final Details will be available on Wed April 6th : before then we have one or two details to iron out with the Duchy at a meeting tomorrow.

Mar 29 Well done to all the Wimborne Orienteers who took part in the British Long Distance Championships. We had four podiums. 1st for Keith Henderson in M80, 2nd for Lizzie Horsler in W20 Elite, 2nd for Alice French in W12A, and 2nd Dick Keighley in the P(ara) class at theBritish TrailO Championships at Hogmoor, on Sunday.

Mar 24 The flyer for the first Summer League/Find Your way event is now available for downloadAt all the events, Yellow & Orange courses will be free whilst the League course is a 60 min Score course, entry by RaceSignUp (£5). Entries for event 1 opens in early April. The Score and the Orange courses will be MapRun courses: the Yellow course will have miniflags at controls but no punches. The full programme wil be published shortly. 
Jason Falconer, who is co-ordinating the series, writes:-

 "WSX  & WIM are now in a group of eight Clubs nationally involved in a project from British Orienteering called 'Find Your Way' .Basically its MapRun orienteering for the masses, based on teaching people to explore their area using O maps and the MapRun app. We now have a Summer Series set up with both clubs holding three events each at which we will be offering Yellow/ Orange and 1 hour Score courses at several locations. There will be full promotional details soon when the leaflets come back from the printer.. 
I'm writing now to ask you to get involved in this. Both WIM & WSX were using MapRun before British Orienteering launched their three year project to teach people how to use it, and Im proud of getting the MapRun Permanent Orienteering Courses in there first. Did you even know about it? 

What with Covid restrictions, and the death of the Duke of Edinburgh just before the intended launch date meant couldnt do a proper launch of the Sturminster Newton POC last April, but we can now, and Its on 23rd April. There is a promo flyer linked here'      I'd like you all to come. Sturminster Newton is a lovely little town, you can have a summer run, stop at Shillingstone Station on the way, even ride your bike there on an off road trailway all the way from Blandford.  
If you want to help on the day even better, the more friendly faces about the better."

Mar 01 The Wessex Region Night League concluded last night with the sixteenth and final event of the 21-22 season. League tables etc are on the Night League page of the website

Feb 24 Entries for the UKUL/SEOUL urban event at Poundbury, Dorchester on April 09 are now open on Fabian. 

Feb 22 With one event to go, next Monday at Fordingbridge, the Night League tables have been updated, taking into account the adjusted results for Poole, which may differ slightly from the original.

Feb 18  Details of the Poundbury Urban event are now available. Entries on Fabian open shortly. This Level C event is a UKUL & SEOUL event.

Feb 04  Details for the Fordingbridge Night event on Feb 28 now available. Entry is via Racesignup and closes on Feb 26th. 

Jan 27   Kevin Pickering has updated the Night League tables after 12 events (including Martin Down & Alderholt).

Jan 26 The Alderholt night event results are now published, with comments from the Organiser, who has re-adjusted the points scored where the uploaded tracks on MapRun show that runners crossed uncrossable hedges, punched fence corners from the wrong side, or took routes which ran off the printed map. If you wish to object, email him.

Jan 25 Final Ocknell results plus Routegadget and Mike Kite's photos are now available. Congratulations to the event officials: two years is a long time to wait to get the event on the road, but it was much appreciated by the competitors on Sunday.

Jan 18 Entries for the Ocknell event on Jan 23 are now closed. Final Details are now available and will be circulated to all pre-entrants via Fabian.

Jan 17  If you want to run for WIM in the CompassSport Trophy qualifyer on Feb 13, please follow the instructions in the recent MailChimp sent to all members. If you feel you have been missed off the list please contact our Club Captain, Rob Mills (email address on Club Officials page of the website)

Jan 11  Details of the Alderholt Night League event on Mon Jan 24 are now published. Please note that if you originally pre-entered for the Covid-19 postponed event in Nov 2020, your entries are still valid: names are at the bottom of the event details as a reminder.

Jan 08 The Regional SWOA/SCOA League event at Ocknell on Jan 23 goes ahead. Flyer    Pre-entries  are now open.
Final event permission from Forestry England was granted  Fri 7 Jan.