Coaching for Juniors

We are arranging a series of four coaching sessions aimed at Juniors. John Mather will be leading on each of the sessions which will be 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 will 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.

The dates are:

27th April
11th May
25th May
8th June

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]

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Spring Series 3 – Stoke Rochford

A bright but cool evening yesterday gave superb running conditions for the fast mixed parkland terrain of Stoke Rochford. Undulating deer and sheep grazing interspersed with pockets of highly runnable woodland provided the backdrop for Kevin Swinbourne’s courses. Yesterday’s organisers conundrum – the landowner losing the key to gate for the regualar ‘back way in’. Hopefully everyone managed to find the event…

On the night Isobel took the honours on the Short Course. Tanya Taylor returned to take top spot on the Long, with Doug Stewart showing consistency in second and Ian Crowe taking third. Liam Harrington flew round to take the Technical vistory in (just) under 19mins, Craig Lucas – with Sheffield Half Marathon in his legs from 24 hours before – took second and M16 Ben Mather making third.

At the half-way point of the competition, the Short remains wide open between Isobel and Alison & Alison; the Long is also wide open with Doug Stewart leading, but four others snapping at his heels. On the Technical Liam Harrington has made it a clean sweep so far – will he slip up along the way and allow someone to sneak in and take top spot overall?

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LOG Spring Series – Race 4: Monday 29th April

The 2019 LOG Spring series will have a week’s break now, before returning on Monday 29th April at Riseholme College, with three courses on offer, catering for all levels of orienteer! Starts from 5:30pm and all the details of the event can be found here, with more information on the series as a whole available here and the series table available here.

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Compass Sport Trophy 2019

A closely fought CST heat at Sherwood Pines saw WAOC progress to the final, with LOG finisihing 4th:

WAOC 1279
EPOC 1277
NOC 1267
LOG 1249
HALO 1185
PFO 1159

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:

Paul Barnes
Holly Haywood
Clare Hanna
Julie Mendes
Martin Wheeler
Michael Nell
Nick Lyons
Ben Mather
Toby Williams

Congratulations to WAOC and SYO & DVO in the Cup competition and thanks to NOC for organising.

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Fight the Night – Finale

The results for the fourth and final event can be found here, with the finale results table available here.

Congratulations to Cup winner, Anne Gibbs, and runner-up, Brian Ward, with Liam Harrington taking home the highest non-handicapped total prize from across the four races. The minor prizes were claimed by Nick Lyons (Trophy), David Jolly (Plate) and Philip-Johnston Davis (Vase).

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Belton and Londonthorpe Woods

Results for the event at Belton and Londonthorpe Woods are now available here with Routegadget to plot and compare routes is also available here.

Congratulations to the following course winners:
Brown – Richard Robinson (NOC)
Blue – Tanya Taylor (LOG)
Green – Steve Schofield (NOC)
Short Green – Hilary Palmer (NOC)
Light Green – Ben Glover (LEI)
Orange – Paige Warren (BAOC)
Yellow – Cerys Glover (LEI)
White – John Hartley (WAOC)

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