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WM School Championships

WM School Championships

Thanks to everyone who came to the WM Schools Champs at Cannon Hill Park on Saturday, and Harlequins orineteering for organisning the eevent. We hope that you enjoyed it. The results of the event are available here. 

Congratulations to everyone who took part. The WM Orienteering Schools Champs Trophies were awarded as follows:

  • Primary School Trophy to New Hall Primary School
  • Middle School Trophy to Winterfold House School
  • Secondary School Trophy to Discovery Academy
Morridge, 12th May POSTPONED

Morridge, 12th May POSTPONED

The West Midlands Championhips (incorporating a WML event) on 12th May are now definitely postponed, due to changes to the access.

Fortunately, POTOC has now managed to secure the area for Sunday 15th September, with Whitfield Valley identified as a fall back if necessary.

West Midlands Relays results

West Midlands Relays results

Harlequins Orienteering hosted the 2024 West Midlands relays on a sunny day in Baggeridge. The results by relay class are here, and a pdf file of the results by course is here. Scroll down for a gallery of images collated from the clubs’ social media, and some backgound on the mapping of Baggeridge.

Many thanks to all the volunteers, particularly Adrian and Kerstin for planning and organising, and congratulations to the winning teams:

A – Mini
B – Junior women WREHarriet Allinson, Grace Allinson, Annie Lewis
C – Intermediate Women
D – OpenWomen ODJuliette Soulard, Harriet Lawson, Anne Straube
E – Senior Women POTOCEden Pigott, Ianka Evans, Elizabeth Bales
F – Veteran Women WRESarah Bayliss, Marian White, Diane Jacks
G – Super Veteran Women
H – Junior Men
I – Intermediate Men ODAdam Landels, Rupert Powell, Max Straube-Roth
J – Open Men HOCKin Wai Lee, Steve Blackmore, Dave Aldridge
K – Senior Men ODAlistair Powell, Alistair Landels, Tom Jeffries
L – Veteran Men HOCSimon Thompson, David Williams, Ian Chafer
M – Super Veteran Men WREAndy Clough, Rod Postlethwaite, Andy White
N – Mixed Ad Hoc HOCBarry McGowan, Karen Thompson, Ka Man Leung

From Rod Postlethwaite’s archives:

Did you know that WRE were the first club to map Baggeridge Country Park way back in 1985? Back in those days there was no computer mapping and training maps were drawn with pen and ink and photocopied in black and white.

The map was surveyed by the late Ken Posnett (Wrekin’s one time Chairman) and drawn by Dave Gittus and was used for a couple of Tuesday evening training events before HOC mapped it in colour.

Running on the map was quite tricky!

Acting Chair: Important update

Acting Chair: Important update

Richard Lewis (Wrekin) has agreed to be co-opted on to the WMOA committee as Vice Chair, and this has been approved by the existing committee members.

Richard will also be taking on the role of Chair until someone else steps forward. He is happy to mentor someone to take up this position, so if you are able to volunteer then you can be confident that there is plenty of support available.