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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.

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.

South East Middle Distance Championships

Congratulations to our 2 medal winners at the South East Middle Distance Championships at Wimbledon Common - Sheralee Bailey 1st in W45 to W50 and Steve Brockbank 3rd in M65+

CompassSport newsletter award for Dartbord

We have just learned that our Dartbord newsletter was been given an award:

The following publications have been chosen for 2016 CompassSport Newsletter Awards. In alphabetical order: Berkshire Orienteers Newsletter (BKO, editor David Jukes), BOK News (BOK, editor Tommi Grover), Dartbord (DFOK, editor Sheralee Bailey), Deeside News (DEE, editor, Jane Mockford), The Droober (OD, editor Sue Hallett), Newstrack (DVO, editor Sal Chaffey), The Punch (SUFFOC, editor Lizzie Rosewell), Saxalert (SAX, editor Rowan Purkis), Score (SOA, editor Sheila Reynolds), The Southdowner (SO, editor Simon Thraves).

Congratulations to Sheralee and Phil for this achievement.

Club championships

Congratulations to the following winners of their class in the recent club championships at Blean:

Antoine Pesenti, Brown
Rachel Collins, Blue Women
Mark Collins, Blue Men
Allison Page, Green Women
Dave Cave-Ayland, Green Men
Maxine Pesenti, Orange
Vadim Pesenti, Yellow

Trophies were presented at the AGM on 2nd November.

Other presentations were:
- The League Cup to Mark Collins for scoring the most points for the club in the South East League events.
- The Eade Trophy for Junior Achievement during the year to Fynn Bearfoot
- The Baker Cup for their contribution to the club awarded by Allison Page to Geoff Goodwin

Results from the SE Individual League 2015

Congratulations to the following winners of certificates from the South East Individual League 2015:
Naomi Drewitt 2nd in W40
Chris Baker 2nd in M80
Sheralee Bailey 3rd in W45
David Dorling 3rd in M40
Mark Collins 3rd in M55
Certificates will be presented on Sunday 6th March in The Llama Park, Chelwood starting at 13:30.  
2015 results here.

AGM 2018

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.

Please use this link (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to let me know if you plan to come along and your menu choices, no later than Sunday evening, 15th October. I hope to see many of you at the AGM.

Andrew Evans


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