South East Individual League (SEIL) successes
Several club members have achieved podium positions over the SEIL 2018 calendar year as follows:
Sheralee Bailey 1st in W45
Naomi Drewitt 2nd in W40
Maxime Pesenti 2nd in M14
Ian Catchpole 2nd in M35
Vadim Pesenti 3rd in M10
David Dawson 3rd in M60
Congratulations everyone. The presentation of certificates is at 13:30 at The Llama Park next Sunday
End of Year Rankings
With the start of 2019 we can have a little look back at how klubb members have performed in 2018. The British Orienteering website contains details of the national ranking system and the Current Ranking list can be found under the ‘Go Orienteering’ drop-down list. Your individual results can be found in ‘MyAccount’ and in ‘My Results’.
DFOK has thirty six members listed in the national rankings and the top ten klubb performers over the last year at ranking events are as follows, together with their change in score over the twelve months:
|1st||Antoine Pesenti||196th||7658 (up from 7649)|
|2nd||Sheralee Bailey||786th||7048 (up from 7022)|
|3rd||David Lobley||799th||7032 (up from 7013)|
|4th||Mark Collins||882nd||6968 (down from 7330)|
|5th||Andrew Evans||915th||6951 (up from 6913)|
|6th||Keith Bennett||930th||6932 (up from 6622)|
|7th||David Dorling||980th||6900 (down from 7041)|
|8th||Andrew Pitcher||1000th||6880 (up from 4551)|
|9th||Neil Speers||1035th||6853 (down from 6913)|
|10th||Rachel Collins||1193rd||6726 (down from 6936)|
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.
Our AGM is on Wednesday 17th October. After very positive feedback last year, we are returning to The Malt Shovel, 3 Darenth Road, Dartford DA1 1LP. The restaurant is highly commended. All members and friends are welcome.
The format will be as previously, with arrival from 7pm onwards and us sitting down for the meal at 7:30pm. We will be in the conservatory, partially screened off from other diners. We will need to pre-order starters, main courses and desserts (menu here). After all 3 courses, orders will be taken for coffee/tea and we will commence the AGM. The expected duration of the AGM is about 40 minutes, including the presentation of the trophies from the club championships held at Thorndon South on Sunday 30th September and various other trophies. We expect to be finished no later than 9:45pm although anyone can of course stay longer.
There is very limited parking at the pub but plenty of free parking along the left hand side of Darenth Road heading down the hill towards Dartford.
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!