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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

Sweeping the board in Ashton Court

05-10-2013

Two members took the win in the first race of the season earlier today in Ashton Court. Fresher Tim Owen completed the yellow course ahead of everybody else in his very first orienteering competition. Meanwhile on the tougher Score course old-hand Duncan Birtwistle was the only one to reach all the checkpoints within the time limit.

We met at the Suspension Bridge and jogged there together, picking-up Daniel Ramos on the way past Hillside Woodside, and dropping down through the dear park to the Mansion House. In total nine of us made the trip across, with the more experienced members tackling the Score course and the newer guys cruising round the Yellow.

After taking a lengthy orienteering sabbatical Adam Bushnell lead the Score course competitors off, pioneering an uphill route out of the start which the rest of us seemed to agree was the best plan! The early controls in the woods troubled a few but nothing too major went awry.

The planning encouraged a roughly anti-clockwise route with a decision needing to be made whether to push on to the further away controls towards the north-west. A couple got caught out by this and returned late (over the 45 minute time limit) receiving costly penalties. I was pushing hard for most of the way but was setting myself up for a slightly longer route than necessary until a mid-course change of strategy to shave off a little distance.

On the Yellow, Daniel Sanchez-Barrilero went out first, setting a good pace but slipping out of a solid third place on the penultimate control with a little detour into the woods! Rachel Perry and Tim Owens followed. Rachel was doing well but came unstuck toward the end, getting her control codes in a twist.

Tim charged out of the start and continued round the rest of the course in the same fashion, taking seven fastest splits and finishing almost two minutes ahead of second place - a great way to start your orienteering career! Captain Abi Kerr acted as sweeper but was disappointed to be beaten by Joe Hudd, over ten years her junior.

The gorgeous weather topped off a great day out for the club - thanks to the Maliphants and Fosters, Avon Schools Orienteers and Bristol OK.

Full results are here.

Duncan Birtwistle