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Past posts

UBOC at the JK
19.04.2018

Double sprint weekend
26.03.2018

The grand finale of the Western Night League
19.03.2018

Snow can't stop us orienteering....
05.03.2018

Success at the British Night Championships
26.02.2018

2 Weeks Run up to BUCS
19.02.2018

Battling the elements (and steep muddy slopes)
12.02.2018

Triple Gloucester weekend
05.02.2018

The run-up to BUCS begins...
29.01.2018

Fog and contour fun at Yoxter
21.01.2018

Keeping a cool head at Headless Hill
15.01.2018

Blorenge fell race and Southern Night Orienteering Championships
03.12.2017

Wild weather in the Lake District
26.11.2017

UoB Orienteering Club News 26/11/2017
26.11.2017

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

Battling the elements (and steep muddy slopes)

12-02-2018

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Clevedon Court race report - by Cai Wood

As UBOC’s sole representative I made my way down to a newly mapped Clevedon Court. The weather proved to be horrible, with the rain intermittently paused by drizzle. The hardest course available was a green, and so navigation wise it was not very challenging. The conditions of the paths did cause trouble and after a few falls I learnt that running was not going to be an option. This lead me to finish 26th with a time of 80:32, nearly double the that of first placed Jack Miller who I shared a lift with, both of us being driven by 2nd placed Phil Murray. Overall a very nice area despite the conditions, mostly open woodland with a quarry and dense forest in the corner.

Wyche Ridge race report - by Tom Dobra

On Saturday night, I cleared the 60 minute score in the Malverns with 2 minutes to spare, only to find that I had lost to Ifor Powell by a mere 2 seconds. Analysis in the pub afterwards showed that I had run substantially further than Ifor, so clearly need to sort out my route choice to reduce my 500m of climb on a steep area with lots of paths along the hillside plus a few brambly scrambles. I managed to find a few brief seconds to admire the view, so perhaps that’s where I lost the time, or maybe it was following dead-end sheep trails into gorse after control 1?

Pen Tir Drop fell race report - by Sophie Gordon

Tom Dobra and I headed over to Cwmdu in the Brecon Beacons for Pen Tir Drop fell race. On the way there, experienced Pen Tir runner Andy briefed us about the possible shortcut speedy veterans often choose to take, and the blood-splattered bramble-ravaged legs that result. We decided that battle was one not worth fighting. During the hour before the race, there were two bursts of heavy horizontal snow interspersed with bright sunshine, which led to a long kit faff - baselayer or waterproof? Woolly hat? Luckily the sun prevailed as we slithered up the steep first section and made it onto a more gradual mossy slope. Tom, in second, thought he was at the halfway point until he saw the frontrunner carrying on to a further away cairn… that flat top section felt very long but gave us great views of the snow-sprinkled surrounding hills on the way back. Tom held on to finish in second place, whilst I was just pleased not to be last! The final challenge was sampling the huge variety of cakes afterwards (I think Tom managed at least 5…). Ed: It was actually 3 + 1 small one + my lunch.