Next Event: All Wales Scout Competition 2018
The fifth All Wales Scouts Orienteering competition will be held on Sunday the 23rd September 2018. The competition is open to Scouts and Explorer Scouts only. Again we are opening the courses to Leaders and Helpers if they wish to give Orienteering a try, but obviously the entries will not be included in the competition although times will be given for any course completed.
Date of event: Sun 23rd Sep 18
Level of event: Local (D)
Nearest town: Presteigne Powys
Support Megan and the British Team at the World Orienteering Championships in Latvia 4-11th Aug 2018
I am writing to ask you to help support Megan and the rest of the GB team at this year's World Championships in Latvia from 4th-11th August by sending a donation and a message of support.
The GB team get a little help from British Orienteering (entry fees and accreditation are paid for). Athletes have to fund everything else – travel and accommodation in Latvia, transport to the races and so on; in addition many have travelled in advance to Latvia to join training camps set up by other nations!
All the athletes are really proud to represent Britain and it also means a great deal to them that the wider orienteering community take an interest in their achievements so it is lovely for them to get messages of support.
We set up ontheredline.org.uk to help make it easier to follow the British Orienteering Team as we feel this is a good way to promote orienteering as the challenging sport it is. The team performed really well at the European Championships with a bronze medal (Kris Jones) and several podium places.
We have set up a mydonate page for the team with money donated going via the charity The Orienteering Foundation. This has the benefit of including gift aid (and also for those who are in the higher tax bracket, there is the added benefit of claiming 20% back). The Orienteering Foundation report annually on the distribution of their funds.
Please can you send a donation (small or large) and a message to the team at:
And of course follow the team ontheredline.org.uk
Sarah Brown (on behalf of the GB team)
-- Sarah Brown RedDragonPie@BTInternet.com
31st Jul 18 Read more…
Terry Smith was nominated by Elin Wozencraft the 5x60 Officer for an award for Contribution to P.E. and School Sport in Powys 2017.
27th Apr 18 Read more…
Megan Carter-Davies MWOC and Ben Mitchell SBOC have been enjoying the full range of weather options in Finland where they have been training and racing with their Finnish club Rajamaen Rykmentii including the beautiful Langhagaberget forest. They are both competing for the club in the famous Swedish 10mila orienteering relay race which will be held near Stockholm this year. The race was first held in 1945 – the womens race has 5 daytime legs and the mens race has 10 legs totalling over 100km including the infamous long night leg of 18km which makes it one of the most challenging relays you can take part in. They have now taken the ferry to Sweden to join Fay Walsh MWOC and are planning to train in the fantastic Lunsen forest tomorrow. Fay will also be competing in 10mila with her Swedish club OK Linne.
13th Apr 18 Read more…
Well done to all MWOC members who travelled to Cannock Chase to take part in the JK Festival of Orienteering over the Easter Weekend and a huge thankyou to all the organisers, planners, controllers & volunteers who helped to make it happen. The Sprint Orienteering race around MOD Stafford provided a great start to the weekend with some very fast paced racing and quick route choice decisions required. Megan Carter-Davies had a fantastic run coming in 1st on the W21Elite course. MWOC members really enjoyed trying out the Biathlon which was kindly provided by Hans Mandahl and Per Anden who came over from Sweden to provide this opportunity to try out biathlon which combined a short sprint orienteering course followed by using a low resolution infra-red rifle to aim at a target with penalties for missed targets. Katie Reynolds from SBOC may have found a new discipline as she had perfect aim even after the running! The JK overall competition combined the results from the middle distance race at Brereton Spurs( which as well as a multitude of confusing spurs had a lovely uphill finish for maximum spectator enjoyment) and the long distance race at Beaudesert &Brereton Hayes which had a grand start in the walled garden and made the most of the complex terrain with some great route choice challenges. Congratulations to Megan Carter-Davies who was 3rd overall and Fay Walsh 9th in the W21E. Hannah Thomas achieved championship time in the Middle distance race and came 16th overall W14A. Harry Thomas 23rd M16, William Thomas 25th M18E, Joe Thomas 18th M20E. Day 4 dawned with a blanket of snow for the relays at Beaudesert and impressively the organisers managed to arrange parking for all on the main site. MWOC members were competing in 8 different teams in the relays. The Wild Welshies Fay Walsh MWOC, Katie Reynolds SBOC, Megan Carter-Davies MWOC
competing in the Women’s Trophy made the most of their neighbouring small clubs alliance with an impressive 3rd place. We had three teams in the Mixed Adhoc with close competition between the two top teams with the ThoMoWocs of Daniel, Hannah and Dafydd Thomas coming in 4th place just ahead of MWOC Dad, Lad &Lass Harry, Emily& Clive Thomas in 5th place and the CoMWOC-Mays Steve & Zoe Walsh and Robert Griffiths 42nd. MWOCing birds Eunice Carter, Gabriella Walsh & Kate O’Sullivan came 13th in the Senior Women’s (120+). In the JK Trophy category Joe Thomas was running in a ShuOC Men of Steel team and came 26th on his leg but had a mispunch in the team. The Just Kidding team with William Thomas MWOC, Tom Wood Eryri and Oscar Healey from SBOC was showing great promise but also suffered a mispunch in the team. Michael Lai was running with a UBOC Ridge of death team with Matt Pickering and Thomas Dixon which came 28th..
Full JK results available http://www.sportident.co.uk/results/2018/JK2018/
04th Apr 18 Read more…