The Route (Midlands)

I was assisting with Sportident timing Walton Chasers contribution to ‘The Route’ on Saturday. The Route is a new idea by British Orienteering to attract newbies to our sport, targeting a different demographic. There are three ‘Routes’ on offer at each of the events all with a 1 hour time limit.

Route Runner: is . . . → Read More: The Route (Midlands)

MTBO Camp 2017 – Middle Race Vandet

Today was middle distance day and part of the World Masters Series! It was cold and manky with the odd shower so again really difficult to work out what to wear but in the end as usual putting up with a bit of brrrrr at the start paid off as the sweat started to . . . → Read More: MTBO Camp 2017 – Middle Race Vandet

MTBO Camp 17 – Night Sprint

After a looooong day, getting up at 2.30am, driving, flying, driving, bike building to be honest I just wanted to go to bed but no, 9.15pm was the  start for the first race of the mtbo camp cup. It was a sprint around the town of Fjerritslev, taking in the edges of the town . . . → Read More: MTBO Camp 17 – Night Sprint

MTBO Camp 2017 – Preview

Along with a large contingent of Brits I am off to Denmark at stupid o’clock tomorrow morning to train, race and generally have a good time at MTBO Camp 2017. 250 competitors from all over Europe are gathering in northern Jutland, Denmark near Aalborg for a series of races and training activities.

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Milton Mayhem – Midlands MBO Score

Sunday brought yet another gorgeous spring morning. It was Midlands Mountain Bike Orienteering‘s turn to hold a national series event just down the road from me near Burton on Trent. I took advantage of the weather and took the Spitfire again which was lovely but I did end up greeting friends with very cold . . . → Read More: Milton Mayhem – Midlands MBO Score

Day 4 – Easter 4 Slovenia

The sun came back out for the last day of Easter 4. Before heading to the airport, we had one more event. A stiff climb to the start took us to a high rounded ridge and plateau high above the village with amazing views of the Slovenian forested valleys, snowy peaks in the distance.

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Easter 4 Orienteering Day 3 – more Karst!

Day 3 and the rain of yesterday cleared into glorious sunshine. We were back at the same start finish area but using a different part of the map today, better visibility and runability but the same intense Karst navigation through numerous sinkholes. There were a few paths to help things along today too.

I ran . . . → Read More: Easter 4 Orienteering Day 3 – more Karst!

Easter 4 Day 2 – Hrusica – doing a karst shuffle

What a day, talk about contrasts from yesterday. Chucking it down with rain, misty (although not too cold) and a technical limestone karst forest which was so rocky underfoot I didn’t so much run as shuffle.

I went straight from the car to the start and was like a drowned rat by number 1, the . . . → Read More: Easter 4 Day 2 – Hrusica – doing a karst shuffle

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