Captains Blog – December 2011

Hi All

I hope you have all managed to venture into the woods for at least one event this season.  The weather has been mild and not too wet, so it has been great orienteering conditions.

Well done to Ray and Peter and all the helpers at the Mitre event on 20 November.  The event seemed to go well and we also had a good turnout of CHIG runners.

A quick note to confirm some major events happening during the year that you may wish to consider.

SE League Competition

13-Nov-11 SN Wisley & Ockham Common

20-Nov-11 CHIG Epping
15-Jan-12 MV Epsom & Ashstead Commons
22-Jan-12 HH Northaw
26-Feb-12 DFOK Mereworth
04-Mar-12 GO Furnace Ponds & Woolbeding
03-Jun-12 SO Oldhouse Warren (Jubilee W/E Classic)

The club had some good performances at the first two events, although turnout at the Wisley event meant that we are in 7th after the first event.  Hopefully, we can build on the results from Epping and move up the league.

SE Vets and SE Families Competition

18 December 2011 – Ranmore

See for more details.

British Club Championships – Formerly Compass Sport Cup

Qualifying Round Sunday 19 February 2012

We have entered the team with a preference to the Thetford location, and second preference to Crawley.  We are awaiting confirmation of our venue and further details will be issued then.

British Night Championship

Saturday 25th February – Hamptworth – New Forest

See, however details are not yet posted.

British Sprint and Middle Distance Champs

Will be held in York over the weekend of 24/25 March 2012.

See for more info.

JK 2012

6-9 April

The four day event will be held in Scotland this year, please see for more information.

As usual the Relay event is held on Easter Monday with entries open in a number of categories.  Please let us know if you are attending and we can help form teams.

British Orienteering Champs 2012

The British Champs are in the Lake district next year, with the Long Individual event on Saturday 5th May and the Relays on Sunday 6th May.  The event falls on the Bank Holiday weekend and there is a warm up event on Friday and an urban event nearby on the Monday.

See the attached link for more information:

Please let us know if you are looking to enter a team in the relay.  If you have already organised a team, again please let us know.

Stragglers Relay

To be held on 15 July at High Woods, please keep the date free and again, let us know if you are looking to enter into a team.  Details are not available yet, but keep an eye on

Southern Champs

22/23 September 2012

To be hosted by CHIG in Epping forest on Sunday 23 September, rule the weekend out for the London City Race on the Saturday.  We will need all the helpers we can, but hopefully most people can also get a run in too!

See for more information.

SE Sprints & Relays

I have not been able to confirm a date for this, however if anyone is ‘in the know’ then please share it.


At the end of the year, I will be stepping down as Club Captain after a couple of years. 2012 sees me moving professions, starting a new job and completing lots of studies.  I hope to see you all at events soon.



Jason Haigh

CHIG Club Captain