Next event

For those of you who can't wait until next year's Keyne-O for their orienteering fix - come along to our next event on 16th November. It's just down the road - 1.5 miles the other side of M1 junction 13 - at Holcote & Reynolds Wood near Brogborough. Help will be available for newcomers. Details.

Organiser's Comments

Some of you will have orienteered in Howe Park Wood before, and so realise that our usual parking area is currently a building site. So we had to ask you to park in the Westcroft Centre and the main orienteering challenge of the day was to find the nearest place to park and then to get to the start. Of course, if anyone came by bus, it was super convenient! We then had a taped walk to the start from registration - just like a real event.

Antonio set us some excellent courses, which everyone enjoyed - thanks! Having the start in a different place may also have created opportunities to explore parts of the area not seen before: several people commented on the ruined chapel on the Trot and Run courses. We hope that the temporary removal of one control by vandals didn't delay anyone.

As always thank you to the helpers, without whom there could be no courses at all - Ann, Carys, Dorien, Karen, Rachel, Ros and Steve. Ros and Steve deserve special thanks, as this is the last of this year's Keyne-O events, and Ros has done a great job organising the entire series. Steve surveyed the area, and also spotted some early problems with one of the courses, allowing Antonio to fix it in style. Thanks, all.

Finally, a special "Happy Birthday" to Emily and we hope that she and her party all enjoyed what for many would be their first taste of orienteering. We're also pleased that all the cuddly toys got home safely and didn't get lost in the wood! If you'd like to try some more orienteering, and can't wait until next year's Keyne-O, which should start in March, the why not look at the SMOC fixtures page for other events taking part in the region, or come along to Holcote and Reynolds Wood on 16 November.

Ian Byrne

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Amble2.5km
1 Sluggards 0:21:30
2 Clare Boffey W55 0:21:46
3 Jack Dunning WAOC M9 0:22:25
4 Caitlin Dunning WAOC W11 0:22:45
5 Jemima Borrill WAOC W10 0:23:45
6 The Bromleys 0:24:51
7 Milly Askham SMOC W10 0:25:14
8 Team TLC! 0:28:34
9 Emily 5 0:28:39
10 Russell Family 0:28:58
11 Cobb Family 0:29:17
12 Emily 4 0:30:03
13 Ric & Martina SMOC 0:31:14
14 Slahuddeen 0:32:12
15 Anne Hemmings 0:32:54
16 Emily 1 0:34:39
17 Emily 3 0:36:10
18 Emma Franco 0:36:58
19 Emily 6 0:38:09
20 Emily 2 0:40:21
21 Strictly Come Orienteering 0:42:38
22 Elahis 0:46:35
23 Hacketts 0:46:35
24 Benji Rojas M5 0:49:16
25 Lego Legs 0:54:00
26 Ken Miller 0:54:28
Emily's party
Emily 1 Lucie, Shaw, Finn, Rebecca, Jamie & Emileigh
Emily 2 Lindsay, Howard, Imogen, Chloe & Grace
Emily 3 James, Jack, Oliver & Jamie
Emily 4 Jessica, James, Alfie, Francesca & Alicia
Emily 5 Caroline, Jo, Ella, Katie & Freya
Emily 6 Boni, Erin, Emily & Tabitha
Trot5.0km
1 James Nisbet SMOC M16 0:25:46
2 Dougie Cochran TVOC M45 0:32:38
3 Drew Vanbeck SMOC M50 0:35:58
4 Mark Thompson TVOC M55 0:36:08
5 Mark Salmon HH M45 0:36:29
6 Pete Priest TVOC M50 0:36:35
7 Ann Harris SMOC W60 0:40:16
8 Rebecca Nisbet SMOC W14 0:40:35
9 Helen Nisbet SMOC W50 0:40:51
10 Alex & Graham SMOC   0:41:00
11 Eliza Hermann HH W50 0:41:16
12 Barry Breed HH M65 0:41:43
13 Dave Varty SMOC M50 0:42:24
14 Jenny Hunt WAOC W21 0:43:52
15 Yvonne Hodson TVOC W65 0:45:09
16 Sarah Boffey WAOC W21 0:46:01
17 Flying Pigs     0:51:45
18 Bob Austin   M65 0:56:07
19 Dave Matthews SMOC M50 0:56:09
20 Ivo Marienfeld   M14 1:00:50
21 Team Ansell     1:01:44
22 Hoopless Hikers     1:01:45
23 Jane Breed HH W60 1:02:07
24 Jennifer Taylor CHIG W70 1:04:48
25 June and Chris Fox SMOC W55/M65 1:04:50
26 Bernard Potter TVOC   1:07:25
27 Chloe P     1:07:26
28 Lois Matthews SMOC   1:08:08
29 Reluctant Redfords     1:16:58
30 Jane Baines     1:19:33
31 Shells     1:21:11
32 David and Maria     1:24:46
Run7.2km
1 Ed Jones SMOC M40 0:39:23
2 Dorien James SMOC M50 0:45:40
3 Stephen Borrill WAOC M40 0:46:11
4 Jan Travnicek TVOC M35 0:46:27
5 Peter Duthie WAOC M55 0:46:29
6 Carys James SMOC W21 0:50:18
7 Rachel Edwards SMOC W50 0:52:10
8 Jim Wilson TVOC M55 0:54:05
9 Freya Askham SMOC W40 0:55:05
10 Paul Rushmer SMOC M50 0:56:21
11 John Wickersham WAOC M70 1:04:24
12 Peter Riches TVOC M60 1:06:00
13 Rodney Hugo OD M70 1:08:40
14 Catherine Galvin LOK W50 1:10:40