The Plan Ahead

[Updated 23 May] Well, my own season has been effectively decimated by my recurring injury problems from February onwards, however I’m now in a position to start attending some events for the season’s tail end. The UK orienteering season often winds up with smaller events and summer evening series – the kind of event ideal for me in my “unfit but willing” state!

My plan is:

  • Tuesday 18th May – SLOW Local Score Event, Beddington Park, South London (maybe.) (Bad back.)
  • Sunday 23rd May – TVOC District Event, Coombe Hill, Wendover. A physical, hilly area, this should wake me up with a start. (Slept in!)
  • Wednesday 2nd June – HAVOC Local Summer Evening Event, Epping South West, Chingford. Epping is always delightful at any time of the year, plus it’s within London so nice and close to get to.
  • Sunday 6th June – TVOC District Event, Great Hampden, Princes Risborough, OR MV Local Event, The Nower, Dorking.
  • Wednesday 9th June – TVOC Summer Series Local Event, Black Park, Slough.
  • Sunday 13th June – BADO District Event & SCOA League, Chawton Park & Bushy Leaze Wood, Alton, OR SAX District Event, Brede, Hastings.
  • Wednesday 16th June – CHIG Local Event, Latton Woods.
  • Sunday 20th June – HAVOC Try O, Thorndon Country Park (North), Brentwood.
  • Sunday 27th June – HAVOC Frolic Event, Epping SW/Pole Hill, Chingford.
  • Sunday 4th July – LOK Local Frolic Event, Trent Park, North London.
  • Wedesday 14th July – HAVOC Summer Evening Event, Bedfords Park, Romford.
  • Saturday 17th – 24th July – O-Ringen, Gothemburg, Sweden. I really hope I’m in shape by this time!
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  1. Well my plan is:

    1) Not very much (slight over-estimation!)
    2) Probably slightly less.
    3) O-Ringen, where orienteering will end very early on Day 1, when I will be
    more likely to find the Scandinavian version of Big Foot before one of those
    orange things that get randomly placed in forests.

  2. Sunday 22nd May? I think you’ll find that it’s on Sunday 23rd May instead…
    Not that I’m going or anything – I’ll be on the flight back from Berlin

    Even if I was in the UK, I would probably have gone to the Holme Fell National
    event instead.

    Boz do I hate these German kezboards!

  3. Well spotted Luke, you are quite right.

    I reckon Coombe Hill will be a pretty nice area. I haven’t run on Holme Fell
    either, but if I had a choice between running in woodland or on fells, I would
    pick the woodland every time.

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