30 club members converged on Thornton South today for the 2018 club championships. Thanks, HAVOC, for putting on another good event.
There were thrills and spills with the following emerging victorious:
|Blue Women||Sheralee Bailey|
|Blue Men||Keith Bennett|
|Green Women||Julie Lobley|
|Green Men||David Dawson|
|Yellow Girls||Madeleine Pitcher|
|Yellow Boys||Luke Bennett|
Congratulations to all of you. Trophies will be presented at the club AGM on Wednesday, 17th October. Details of the arrangements for the AGM will be added to our website shortly.
World Orienteering Championships in Latvia
The Orienteering Foundation, a registered charity, is supporting the GB team at this year's World Championships in Latvia 4th-11th August. 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, 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. If you wish to support the team, please can you send a donation and a message to the team here. You can also follow the team On The Red Line.
Elite Sport Funding
UK Sport has published a consultation on elite sports funding and I would encourage all club members to respond well before the consultation closes on 19 August.
Greater London Orienteering Summer Series 2018 (GLOSS)
Another exciting schedule of 5 Summer events in late June/July has been put together for the coveted prize of the London Bus trophy. This is a team event with the top 6 individual runners counting towards the club's total score. It is a handicap event based on your British Orienteering ranking points (or otherwise for those who do not have ranking points). This means that anyone can do well. In 2017, a DFOK club member won all but one of the 5 events after the handicap had been applied. The GLOSS 2018 flyer is here and there’s a GLOSS home page. See you there!
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