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Past posts

Scottish Championships
27.05.2018

Brislington Urban
14.05.2018

BOK Trot
06.05.2018

BUCS success!
29.04.2018

New committee!
27.04.2018

Crawling up Cribyn
27.04.2018

Sugarloaf saga
27.04.2018

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

UBOC at the JK

19-04-2018

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JK Sprint race report - by Tracy Tse
This Easter, 10 brave and keen UBOCers entered themselves to the biggest annual orienteering event in the UK – The JK. The first day began with a bit of stress for those of us travelling from Bristol. First there was the miscommunication between two young men who live in the same house, then the big trucks at the gas station, followed by the annoying traffic on M5. Matt P, Tom Ds (Dobra and Dixon) and I managed to arrive at MOD Stafford just in time for my start. Greeted by a sergeant armed with a gun at the car park entrance (everyone was shocked when we saw real guns), I rushed off to the start. The area was quite straightforward to navigate. It was more of a challenge of fast running and making spot-on route decision. Rachel (50th), Sophie (38th) and I (31st) ran WOpen; Abi came 18th in W20E; Tom Dixon came 6th in M20L; Tom Dobra (32nd), Kit (48th), Matt P (60th), Lawrence (71st) and Michael (72nd) ran the M21E (Lawrence beat Michael by only 0.02s!). Finally, a huge congratulation to Megan who came first in W21E! Although the day ended with the disappointment of early shower closure and a sudden heavy rain, the Walton village hall crew had a fun food shop and were surprised by the amount of food we bought. Joined by the DUOC lads, the night was wrapped up with the game Werewolf.

TempO - by Tom Dobra

I didn’t get on at all well with the TempO course, adjacent to the sprint area, coming 12th with far too many errors, behind both Matt Pickering (2nd - superb!) and Rachel Khan (10th). On the face of it, the course was reasonably well planned, with a mixture of urban and woodland stations, so it was good to see several from UBOC taking part. And then Matt was kind enough to (accidentally) drive off with my bags and phone before I could finish the course, leaving me to walk to the car park in a heavy downpour to find no car - just like in the cartoons!

Middle - by Tom Dobra

The middle was my favourite race of the JK: fast, runnable terrain, leaving no room for switching off. Most of the area was woodland, with a few open bits and lots of moderate sized hills to make you work hard physically. It was perhaps one of my best ever middle race performances, with only a few errors of a few minutes, leaving me in 49th. The top performance was Megan Carter-Davies in 2nd, only 11s off the lead.

Long - by Sophie Gordon

After some good Middle performances we were all raring to go for the Long race on Sunday - with some trepidation on the part of those running the 18 km M21 Elite course! Beaudesert was a lovely area with some nice bits of runnable woodland and lots of spurs and re-entrants. I started off well until I got to number 17, cursing whilst searching for a pit in some featureless woodland, until I found my number 14 and realised I was in the adjacent bit of woods. Well done to Ben, Adam, Kit, Tom Dobra and Michael for surviving the Elite course, and to Megan and Lawrence for great performances on the W21 Elite and M21 Long.


PreO - by Rachel Khan

After the shock results from the TempO on Friday, all was to play for at the PreO..

I went round the 20 control Elite course, my feet still tired and muddy from the long distance. The allowed time was 88 minutes but my new technique following the success from the TempO was to not dwindle too much.... (Mistake right there may I can tell you now). Some control sights seemed straightforward, others much more tricky, and some just a bit dodgy.. The area was very pleasant though and the two timed controls at the end were in interesting locations. In the end, Matt came 20th, Tom 22nd, and I came 43rd. It seems my rogue technique of not thinking too hard about it was not the way, moreover, I got told off for dithering by one of the punching stations.. Alas, It seems I still have a long way to go in the world of TrailO.

Relay - by Sophie Gordon

Monday dawned grey and drizzly as we returned to Beaudesert for the relay (thankfully not using the same car parking field that we'd had to push cars out of the day before...) Before long, the assembly area was such a mud bath it could be mistaken for Glastonbury if the Foo Fighters had turned up. We slithered our way around getting thoroughly splattered, with several people sliding off their feet completely on the final bend to the changeover point. Congratulations to Megan's team for coming third in their relay (sadly not competing for UBOC), as well as many strong UBOC runs.