About our Club
Lincoln Orienteering Group (LOG), is a small, friendly club based in the eastern part of the EMOA (East Midlands Orienteering Association) region and affiliated nationally to British Orienteering. LOG host a range of local orienteering events around the central and southern parts of Lincolnshire and hold weekly training sessions for everyone, from beginners through to experienced orienteers. You can join LOG here.
Thanks to everyone who made the East Midlands Sprint Championships at Witham St Hughs a great competition. Hopefully the technical hiccups on the day didn’t take away too much from the event.
Congratulations to the new East Midlands Champions:
Mens Open – Dave Schorah (NOC)
Womens Open – Rose Schorah (NOC)
Mens Veteran – Richard Parkin (DVO)
Womens Veteran – Tanya Taylor (LOG)
Men SuperVet – Dave Chaffey (DVO)
Womens SuperVet – Amanda Roberts (LOG)
Mens UltraVet – Doug Dickinson (DVO)
Womens UltraVet – Hilary Palmer (NOC)
Mens Junior – Ben Mather (LOG)
Womens Junior – Hannah Mather (LOG)
The results are available here.
Routegadget is now available for the plotting of your routes and analysis of the courses here.
Results now uploaded to British Orienteering
We are running a series of coaching sessions aimed at Juniors. John Mather is leading on each of the sessions which are an opportunity for Juniors new to the sport to get to grips with the basics and for more experienced Juniors to undertake some practice in a non-competitive setting. Parents are warmly welcomed to attend – and join in.
The sessions all take place at Hartsholme Park, Lincoln, starting 1.45pm and lasting for around an hour, hopefully finishing in the Café afterwards! Juniors don’t need to attend all the sessions, just come along to as many as you want to.
Upcoming dates are:
Dates in September and October to be announced
It is essential that you email beforehand to let John know you are coming – to send out more details and for map printing – please email at j.mather[AT]ntlworld.com
Ostler’s Plantation offers some of the most runnnable forest of all of LOG’s mapped areas and this week’s Planner Kev Rice made good use of it across all three courses, opting for a traditional line course for the Technical. Some of the areas mapped as mid or dark green are now beginning to open out giving wider route-choice options than was perhaps the case a few years ago.
On the Short Course Patricia Simmonds made it her own, whilst over on the Long Course PJD, Ian Crowe and Doug Stewart made it the 1-2-3. Liam was absent from the Technical this week – car trouble – and Justin Williams took full advantage storming round in under 24 minutes; Paul M and Andrew R took second and third.
This was the sixth and final event of the series and the series winners were:
Liam Harrington – Technical – 200 points (maximum score)
Tanya Taylor – Long – 199 points
Alison & Alison and Isabel May – Short – tied on 98 points
Mention also to newcomers Ian Crowe and Doug Stewart taking second and third on the Long Course.
Prizegiving to take place at the East Midlands Sprint Championships on 23rd June at Witham-St-Hughs
A closely fought CST heat at Sherwood Pines saw WAOC progress to the final, with LOG finisihing 4th:
The LOG point scorers roll of honour:
Tanya Taylor 100
Hannah Mather 100
Hazel Williams 98
Amanda Roberts 97
Jo Nell 96
Kevin Swinbourne 96
Ally Wright 96
Paul Murgatroyd 96
Justin Williams 95
Liam Harrington 95
John Mather 95
Craig Lucas 93
Ann Gibbs 92
And those that contributed by pushing other teams’ scorers further down:
Congratulations to WAOC and SYO & DVO in the Cup competition and thanks to NOC for organising.
This year’s club championship returned to Walesby. 25 runners took part on the Medium Chase, with the junior course unfortunately being uncontested. This year almost everyone ran over their handicap times with 3rd placed Paul Murgatroyd running 2 minutes and 2 seconds over his handicap. Justin Williams finished in second at at 2 minutes over his handicap. Winner Ben Mather was the only one that ran under his handicap, by a massive 5 minutes and 31 seconds recording one of the largest margins of victory of any year. In terms of the outright fastest, Paul Murgatroyd was the fastest, ahead of Liam Harrington and Ben Mather. Full results of the championships can be found here, with the full results from the event here. Thanks again to NOC for hosting the event.