British Schools Orienteering Championships 2012

Tom with his gingerbread man,

British Schools Orienteering Championships

On the 18th November 2012 at Penglais School team went to the British Schools Orienteering Championships at Delamere Forest near Chester.

This was a great forest area with a good network of paths and interesting contour detail. We had a great time and it was a really sunny day.  We came 12th in the Large Secondary School category which was an excellent result for our team of 11 as some schools had a team of 70 pupils. The 9 team members with the best scoring results count.

We were very close to gaining some individual podium places with the following results for the team:-  William Thomas in 4th place in Boys Year 7 by 3 seconds!, Emily Thomas  4th place Girls Year 8, Fay Walsh 5th Place Girls Year 11, Joe Thomas 8th place Boys year 10, Elizabeth Moulton 20th Girls Year 11, Callum Carter-Davies 25th Boys Year 10, Isobel Garson 35th Girls Year 8, Josh Osborne 43rd Boys Year10, Ben Lucas 51st Boys Year 11, Tom Carter-Davies 63rd Boys Year 8, Zoe Walsh mp Year 11.

There were nearly 1000 pupils competing at the event from 139 schools. There was a commentator announcing results as people ran in to the finish, it was very exciting waiting to cheer team members on as they came in to the finish line. At the finish we were each given a gingerbread man with an orienteering kite on it, which didn’t last long. Well done to everyone who competed.  I hope we can go again next year.

Zoe and Fay Walsh

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Tom with his gingerbread man,

Tom with his gingerbread man

18th Nov 12  by Terry Smith