Hmmm - I am running out of adjectives … another Stupendous week awaits! More training, both fell running and orienteering races and of course adventure… Massive congratulations to our runners at the Icenian and EUOC for a mighty effort that saw us placed a phenomenal (I have found the thesaurus now) 4th. Big shout out to Tom Dobra who didn’t let only having two weeks left of Uni stop him from running for UBOC and scoring us lots of points! The result certainly bodes well for BUCS later this term.
Icenian and EUOC - Dan Weaver
After a breakdown in communication, 40 minutes of waiting in the cold and stalling the "unstallable" car, we left Bristol headed for St Albans. Just over 2 hours of moronic drums later we arrived at the Jones household greeted with food and alcohol. After replenishing our hunger and half a game of Citadels we went to bed to get some much need rest for the 13.3km black and 10.0km brown we had in store for us the next day.
Well rested, the next morning we headed to the event. The area was extremely clear underfoot and the forest had great visibility as promised, making for fast running conditions. Even with this visibility no bears or wolves were spotted and everyone returned in one piece, all in agreement that the courses were very well set making for very enjoyable courses.
We then returned to Bristol with 2 more hours of moronic drums, singing, accordion, sitar and synth
Luke Fieldhouse came 19th, Tom Dobra 23rd, Dan Weaver 24th, Lawrence Jones 49th and Peter Dobra 51st on the black and Meredith Moody (unable to run) came 22nd on the brown. This set of results put UBOC a very respectable 4th in the EUOC.