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Past posts

Choosing Bristol as an Orienteering University
20.11.2017

UoB Orienteering Club News 19/11/2017
20.11.2017

UoB Orienteering Club News 12/11/2017
13.11.2017

UoB Orienteering Club News 05/11/2017
06.11.2017

UoB Orienteering Club News 29/10/2017
29.10.2017

UoB Orienteering Club News 22/10/2017
22.10.2017

UoB Orienteering Club News 15/10/2017
15.10.2017

UoB Orienteering Club News 08/10/2017
09.10.2017

UoB Orienteering Club News 01/10/2017
02.10.2017

Ashton Court Give it a Go results
01.10.2017

Downs Give It a Go results
29.09.2017

UoB Orienteering Club Welcome Email 2017
22.09.2017

Welcome Fair Maze Results
22.09.2017

UoB Orienteering Club News 18/09/2017
22.09.2017

10th Anniversary Celebrations
10.09.2017

Race Reports Round-up 2016-17
28.07.2017

Stoke Bishop urban race 3/5/17
29.04.2017

A busy summer of orienteering!
15.09.2016

Stoke Bishop Urban Race
19.04.2016

BUCS 2016
22.02.2016

BUCS Orienteering 2016 Overall Results
22.02.2016

BUCS 2016 Relay Results
21.02.2016

BUCS Results after Individual
20.02.2016

Tom prepares to represent GB
09.02.2016

BUCS 2016
24.01.2016

New year!
16.09.2015

BUCS 2015
22.03.2015

November Classic
02.11.2014

End of Year Review!
19.06.2014

Tough racing at the JK Festival of Orienteering
22.04.2014

UBOC is crowned Club of the Year!
22.04.2014

New Spring/Summer 2014 Collection now in (Race tops)
05.04.2014

Men's relay sneak 4th at BUCS
21.03.2014

Bristol has a Southern Champ
20.03.2014

Merry Christmas!
20.03.2014

Stretching Sessions @ The Breakfast Roll
05.12.2013

BUOT Bristol in pictures
13.11.2013

El Classico
07.11.2013

Training, Racing & Treasure Hunting
14.11.2013

Sweeping the board in Ashton Court
05.10.2013

Fantastic first week for UBOC
01.10.2013

Old City Sprint Race Results
01.10.2013

Freshers!
12.09.2013

Bristol Old City Sprint Race - Sunday 29th September
12.09.2013

Aviemore 2013
12.09.2013

New Website
17.07.2013

A busy summer of orienteering!

15-09-2016

The 15/16 university year might be over, but that doesn't mean that UBOCers have been taking it easy this summer!

UBOC kicked off the holidays with the Harvester night relay in June – nothing like total darkness to spice the navigation up a bit…Team ‘UBOC ridge of death’ had a great time spending the weekend in the Cotswolds and absolutely smashed it on the B course, coming in 1st! Tom was also there representing DrongO - running the other course, so we’ll forgive him for his conflicted loyalties :’)

Huge congratulations to our Captain, Megan, who’s made a fantastic comeback from her injury earlier in the year. At the Junior World Orienteering Championships in Switzerland she came 4th in the middle distance final, 7th in the individual sprint and 5th in the team sprint relay with the other GB girls (a new GBR best). Not only that, but she then went on to compete at the World University Orienteering Championships in Hungary, coming 8th in the individual sprints and winning gold for Britain as a team in the sprint relay! Well done, Megan – we’re incredibly proud of you!

Meanwhile Tom has also been busy globetrotting in the name of TrailO, heading to Sweden to compete in the World Trail Orienteering Championships, qualifying for the final in the individual competition to come 34th and coming in 8th in the open relay as part of team GB. For those of you who haven’t heard of TrailO, it involves studying an orienteering area from various checkpoints along a track, and rapidly identifying whether any of the markers on the ground match the given map locations. Because it all takes place along one track it makes orienteering accessible to a much wider range of people, and it’s a really challenging alternative to ‘standard’ orienteering (FootO) – don’t think that staying in one place at each checkpoint makes it easy, because you have to be incredibly quick and accurate with your map interpretation! Tom has also taken part in a dizzying array of UK comps this summer and is currently leading the South of England Urban Orienteering League. He’s heading off to Norway this weekend for more TrailO! If you're struggling to imagine what a TrailO course might be like, here's an example of one of the checkpoints in Sweden.

And finally, back in July Ben and Lawrence headed to South Wales to take part in Croeso 2016 and race on some very different terrain from UBOC’s usual haunts – three of the courses were on sand dunes! Ben set some especially impressive times, finishing in the top 3 on all five days. Croeso is a great competition featuring some really scenic courses, but sadly it’s only held once every four years - I wonder who’ll be heading there from UBOC in 2020?

And now Freshers Week is almost upon us - here's to another great year of orienteering! If you'd like to get involved with the club, come along to our Give it a Go session at Stoke Bishop on the 25th September, or just turn up at training and say hello!