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!
Bexley Primary Schools Orienteering Championships 2018
This year’s Bexley Primary Schools Orienteering Championships took place at Danson Park on Tuesday 22 May 2018. Over 170 children took part from six local schools. The individual results from the morning can be found here and the afternoon results here. For the schools competition the results were:
1st Barnehurst Junior School – 896 points
2nd Barrington Primary School – 857 points
3rd Upland Primary School – 812 points
1st Birkbeck Primary School – 896 points
2nd Gravel Hill Primary School – 858 points
3rd Bedonwell Primary School – 811 points
Morning and Afternoon Winners Only Combined:
1st Overall - Birkbeck Primary School – 912 points
2nd Overall - Barnehurst Junior School – 898 points
Well done to all those that took part and in particular Birkbeck Primary School in winning the shield for this year. See you all again next year.
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