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Past posts

Victory for UBOC at the English University Championships
25.04.2022

British Champs 2022
01.04.2022

Cleeve Hill
01.04.2022

Dolebury Warren
01.04.2022

BUCS 2022
01.04.2022

BNOC 2022
01.04.2022

Birdlip WNL
01.04.2022

Burrington Ham WNL
01.04.2022

November Classic 2021
01.04.2022

EUOC
12.08.2020

Southern Night Champs
12.08.2020

Lake District Training Weekend
12.08.2020

Dartmoor Training Weekend
12.08.2020

November Classic Weekend
12.08.2020

Fan Fawr Fell Race 2019
12.08.2020

JK 2019
12.08.2020

Icenian and EUOC 2019
12.08.2020

Sugarloaf Fell Race and BOK Oldbury Court
12.11.2018

Fell Running Mendip Muddle
14.10.2018

BOK Blaise Estate
07.10.2018

UoB Orienteering Club - Welcome Back 2018
30.09.2018

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

Victory for UBOC at the English University Championships

25-04-2022

(Sophie/ Matt/ Vali) On Friday afternoon Vali voyaged on a voi - this was the start of the EUOCup. Four cars arrived at the Saturday event with Dan, Rob, Kate and Vali in one after a "five star" stay at Dan's house (apparently thanks to chilli beans). Matt, Sophie and Lawrence travelled up in the morning from university and Michael brought up an entourage of homies.


Blakeholme is a map set high about Lake Windermere and features an amazing section of forested terminal moraine. We did some distance training to the start (well done on the 450m guess Kate!) and then set off into the woods. The map consisted of one footpath and seemed to throw off every attempted compass bearing. This led to a tricky and challenging race for all.

Matt had a solid run on the Black, bar a premature visit to control 12, and finished 51st in a time of 75:16. Michael, having sent his friends on a green 😬, also did well, finishing in 94:25 and 59th on the Black. Sophie struggled to make sense of the contours and ended with a particularly sad time of 72:41 and 57th on the Blue. Kate embarked heroically on the Brown but also struggled with the map and miss-punched, joined by Rob who missed control 8 of the Black despite help from Nathan Lawson. Dan and Lawrence sped round the Black with apparent ease and times/places of 41:53/ 17th and 53:45/ 31st respectively. Vali successfully completed the Green 110th in 86:28.

The first day was celebrated with a trip to the lake, lentil pasta and multiple rounds of empire and mafia with the other university orienteers.


(Kate) We all woke up, some sleeping better than others. Rob, Matt, Sophie & Vali were quick to leave to start their marshalling, as Dan & I stayed to clean up with the help of Lawrence.

Dan & I eventually left for Loughrigg, & Dan took over the whistle check from Sophie, so that she & I could walk up the 2.5k to the start together. Rob joined us at the start & we were off.

My first control was quite easy, but my second was difficult to find & had me running in circles. I eventually found it after climbing up some steep slopes. I was pretty on the line for 3 until it all went downhill.. 3 people asked me where we were & I couldn’t even tell them because I was lost as well.
Somehow, I ended up at the Loughrigg summit, where I stopped to enjoy the view for a bit, then darted to a control I spotted hoping it was 3, but it was actually 5. I considered working backwards, but time wasn’t on my side & so I decided to miss-punch now & just have a leisurely run around to enjoy the terrain & views of the Lake District.

I decided not to look at the map or compass anymore & just ran in the general direction of the finish, when I ended up at an edge with a very steep drop. I could see the finishing flag a few hundred metres away, so I darted around down a path, punched my last control & then the finish, where Sophie, Rob & Lawrence were waiting, with Dan & Michael finishing closely after. Sophie & I had a nice jog back down to download, & UBOC headed back down to Bristol.

Dan, Rob, Michael, and Matt were 18, 45, 60, and 64 in times of 69:01, 84:24, 101:08 and 106:54. Sophie was 57 on the blue in a time of 77:07. Kate and Vali both opted for a less competitive version of the green course but both finished with big smiles. Massive well done to UBOC on both days & to everyone who took part in the EUOC!