An unexpected recent pleasure was being awarded the Bonington Trophy for Services to Mapping, for 2013, by British Orienteering. It was presented to the club in my absence at the British Orienteering AGM in April, and then presented to me at a club event a couple of weeks ago. Thanks to Angus and my club (SLOW) for nominating me for the trophy and for the detailed and glowing citation! SLOW also won Club of the Year 2013.
The citation mentioned OpenOrienteeringMap, the Fixtures Map and my work on the London City Race map from the inaugural race in 2008 onwards (although not this year’s which has been drawn by Remo of Rem Maps.
The trophy consists of a cleaved fragment of rock collected from the summit of Mount Everest by Sir Chris Bonington, President of British Orienteering, on 21 April 1985; which is embedded in a resin cube and mounted on a wooden rectangular plinth.