The latest edition of the West Midlander magazine can be downloaded here.
See here for the latest update from Orienteering’s Governing Body.
The Midland Championships for 2021 were held as part of the SinS event at Rorrington and Stapeley, staged by Harlequins and Wrekin Orienteers on May 30th.
Members of any club belonging to the West Midlands, East Midlands or East Anglia Orienteering Associations are eligible to become Midland Champion.
The champions are:
|M10||Marcus Richardson||NOR||W10||Alys Powell||WAOC|
|M12||Max Straube-Roth||OD||W12||Harriet Allinson||WRE|
|M14||Henry Jeffries||OD||W14||Hebe Darwin||WAOC|
|M16||Jake O’Donnell||DVO||W16||Hannah Mather||LOG|
|M18||Barney Steventon- Barnes||SUFFOC||W18||Not contested|
|M20||Not contested||W20||Not contested|
|M21||Axel Weatherall||WAOC||W21||Nadine Wright||OD|
|M35||Robert Holdway||POTOC||W35||Kirsten Strain||OD|
|M40||Anthony Squire||NOC||W40||Emma Jarrett||WAOC|
|M45||Andrew Rowe||POTOC||W45||Anne Straube||OD|
|M50||Alistair Landels||OD||W50||Juliette Soulard||OD|
|M55||John Duckworth||DVO||W55||Jill Emmerson||OD|
|M60||Mark Pearson||WRE||W60||Mary Adams||WCH|
|M65||Barry Elkington||OD||W65||Carol Dredge||WCH|
|M70||Andy Hemsted||HOC||W70||Judith Holt||DVO|
|M75||Derek Gale||DVO||W75||Sheila Carey||OD|
|M80||Mike Callow||WRE||W80||Carol Roscoe||WRE|
|M85||Not contested||W85||Alison Sloman||HOC|
Congratulations to all the winners!
Full results can be found on the SinS web site
The 55th Sutton Park Gates Run will be organised by City of Birmingham Orienteers from 17:30 to 19:30 on Wednesday 7th July. Links to more details and to the entry form can be found on the COBOC home page.
Entries close tomorrow; details are available via Harlequin’s Summer Series page.
Day 1 Saturday 29th May on Corndon : cancelled
Day 2 Sunday 30th May on Stapeley / Rorrington to go ahead
There is a full update and further information about the Sunday 30th May event on the Springtime in Shropshire website.
There are a few entry slots available for Harlequin’s local event; entries wil close at 3.00pm Friday or when the event is full. Full details including entry instructions are here.
POTOC invite you to come and celebrate the return of orienteering with their first Level D event of 2021. Entries are now open to all orienteers through the club’s website, and there is a choice of four courses of varying lengths and difficulty.
JK2022 will be in South Wales at Easter 2022. Many of the roles required to stage this event are already filled and the event has a very experienced overall coordinator in Andy Yeates from Walton Chasers. The team are looking for a non-SI equipment coordinator – take a look at the role description to see if you fancy taking on this role.
Keep your fingers, toes and compasses crossed – the first four events in the Midlands have made it into the diary. First up are Potteries Orienteering Club, with a local event planned for Ladderedge on the 24th April. Walton Chasers have just secured permission to run an event at Shoal Hills the following day. And for the late May Bank Holiday the Springtime in Shropshire team (Wrekin and Harlequins) have permission for back-to-back events on the Saturday and Sunday. These are on the neighbouring areas of Corndon Hill and Rorrington & Stapley.
As always, these are all subect to the rules and guidance at the time of the event.