The first West Midlands League event is at Dudmaston, Comer Woods, on Sunday 16th, organised by Harlequins Orienteering.
The closing date has been brought forward – ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSING AT MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY 9TH JANUARY so get your entries in via Fabian4 https://www.fabian4.co.uk/!
The only entries on the day will be limited numbers on White, Yellow and Orange.
Congratulations to Octavian Droobers who reclaimed the Trophy on the 1st January. And congratulations to Potteries Orienteering for hosting the event in very pleasant weather!
Gemma Block (WRE) won the TSB Mirror for Junior women and Alexander Evans (POTOC) won the TSB Trophy for Junior men.
The full results are on the POTOC website; there are some photos on their Facebook page and Wrekin Orienteers captured the prizegiving on video (also Facebook).
The 2022 Laurie Bradley Trophy competition will be held on Saturday 1st January 2022, at Parkhall Country Park and organised by Potteries Orienteering Club. Entries are through Fabian4 and close at midnight on Thursday 30th December.
The Trophy is awarded to the club winning a 60-minute score event held every New Year’s Day in memory of Laurie Bradley, one of the pioneers of orienteering in the region and organised by WMOA clubs in turn.
Runners compete both as an individual and for their club; you don’t have to be a member of a West Midlands club to attend.
Octavian Droobers have won the 2021 West Midlands League. They pulled away from both Harlequins and Wrekin Orienteers after the final event on home territory, with Wrekin just squeezing past HOC by 10 points. Well done OD!
Details of next year’s events will be updated soon.
The scores have been updated after 6 of the 7 events, and with the BEST FOUR events counting it is a very close competition going into the final event – Brandon Woods on 5th December.
Just 300 points separate the top three clubs – Octavian Droobers, Harlequins and Wrekin, and there is tight battle betwwen Walton Chasers and Potteries OC too.
Congratulations to all the worthy class winners from Sunday’s event at Worcester Beacon. The results are on the Harelequins website and the list of Champions is here.
Junior Trophies and certificates for Seniors will be distributed at the Laurie Bradley New Year’s Day Score.
The points have been calculated after the first four events, and it’s looking like a close competition this year. Just 50 points separate Octavian Droobers and Harlequins at the top, and Wrekin, Potteries OC and Walton Chasers are separated by just 300 points.
You next chance to score points for your club is on 14th November at Worcestershire Beacon – which is also the WM Championships.
Many thanks to Lesley Ross for shoehorning the results from three events earlier this year into the league; the detailed scores are available from the League page.
Your next opportunity to earn points is this Sunday at Bathpool – entries close at midnight today.
Potteries Orienteering Club invite you to this West Midlands League Event; full details are on their website. Pre-entry via Fabian4 closes on the 20th October. Later entries are available after this date, subject to map availability, but there will be no entry on the day.
The latest edition of the West Midlander magazine can be downloaded here.