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Past posts

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

Fantastic first week for UBOC

01-10-2013

It has been less than a week since term really started but UBOC has already been busy.

The first date of the year was Freshers Fair, held by the Harbourside, on Thursday. Abi and Charlotte went down the night before to set up our lovely stall (perfectly located between UBES and Cross Country) which included a giant homemade checkpoint flag to grab students’ attention – so tall it’s out of shot!

Freshers Fair led onto our first ‘Give it a Go’ taster session. Carefully planned as a series of short courses, each one more advanced than the previous, allowing people a gentle introduction to the sport around the enclosed Stoke Bishop halls of residences.

Students came throughout the day, hailing from Gloucester to Texas, to have a go and take on the ‘Race’ at the end. Some impressive times were being set, faster than any last year – bring on BUCS!

The hectic first week didn’t end there. As part of the mayor’s Make Sundays Special initiative there was a chance to race over traffic-free roads in the Old City. We took the opportunity to organise our own sprint race, open to the public, using all our own equipment and a map made by Duncan over the summer.

After a slightly late start (we had a lot on our plates!) the little crowd around our stand began to set off one by one into the streets around Queen Square. Competitors’ courses took in the floating harbour, narrow cobbled streets and a complex 60s office complex. New BOK member Geoff Ellis completed the course the fastest in 14.40.

Despite being more than a little hectic, we really enjoyed organising while competitors showered us with positive comments. We learnt a lot about what it takes to organise and deliver an event and plans are already afoot for the next one... Results of the Old City Sprint Race are here.

Such a great first week of term for UBOC sets us up well for the coming year.

Our second Give it a Go taster session is this Sunday on the Downs by the Water Tower from 11m-1pm. Show up in your running kit and we’ll help you get started.