Captain’s Blog – January 2007

Not sure if this counts as a blog, but the name sounds trendy, so that’s what I’ve decided to call my (hopefully) regular report on CHIG activities. I plan to report on “notable” individual performances and all club/relay competitions in which CHIG takes part.

My criteria for what counts as “notable” is bound to be a little subjective. I intend to mention all top 3 placings at Regional+ events, partly as they’re easy to spot. What are not so easy for me to spot are runs which don’t fit into this category but are nonetheless noteworthy – good or bad. I noticed that one competitor at the Lincolnshire Bomber City Race last weekend was disqualified due to a “Dangerous Route”. He owned up to the controller when he realised he’d crossed an “uncrossable” crag (see discussion on That would definitely count! So if you have a run where you beat your arch-rival, or one where you got stuck in a marsh and were rescued by squirrels, let me know. Anonymous tip-offs very welcome. E-mail address on the Committee and Contacts page in the Members’ section (replace the NOSPAM with an @).

Notable Performances

Anyway, recent (since late Nov) notable performances are as follows:

SLOW OK Nuts Trophy, Winterfold, 26th Nov

  • Kostya Lutsenko 2nd M21S
  • Jeff Green 1st M35L
  • Ruby Campbell 1st W65L

SYO National Event, Hathersage and Burbage Moors, 3rd Dec

  • Jeff Green 3rd M35L

LOK Boxing Day Score Event, Trent Park

  • A rare appearance from Mark Ford, 2nd Long

GO OO Trophy, Waggoners Wells, 14 Jan

  • Ros West 3rd W55S
  • Carol Pearce 1st W60L

This event also saw John Pearce’s return to orienteering after injury.

Dates for your diary

18th March – Compass Sport Trophy

Qualifying round, Burnham Beeches & Egypt Woods, Slough
New rules state that only BOF members (Local or National) can represent their club in this competition.
We’re competing against HAVOC, GO and SOS.

9th April – JK Relays

Caerwent, Chepstow
Entries must be in by end Feb, so I’ll be sending out an e-mail shortly.

15th April – SE Score Champs

Hindleap, Forest Row

6th May – British Relay Champs

Pwll Du, Blaenafon

20th May – SE Relays

Hampstead Heath, London