Summer Series

I am, somewhat optimistically perhaps, going to nine events in June. They are all local or district events – at this time of year, the vegetation gets too high in the remoter, bigger areas, to be able to hold regional or bigger events. Four of the nine are low-key midweek evening events, involving jumping on… Continue reading Summer Series

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JK 2006

Photograph by DigiSport, reproduced with permission. One word – superb! I really enjoyed this year’s JK. I had low expectations of the areas and my own fitness – but I was pleasantly surprised on both counts and glad I went. The sprint race was superb and I’m definitely keen to do more. Day 1 was… Continue reading JK 2006

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Out of Action

I’m currently ill (since last Thursday) so not doing any orienteering at the moment. At this point I’m hoping to still be at the JK in two weeks, if only as a spectator. One thing’s inevitable though – once I’m back in health, all my form this season will be long gone. Oh well, bring… Continue reading Out of Action

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Fixtures Map Update

I’ve updated the Fixtures Map code with a couple of new features: Ability to exclude events more than 100 miles from you, except nationals/internationals. This is set from the page where you choose your postcode. “Alert” reporting feature – if you spot a mistake in the listing, click on the “Alert” link for the event… Continue reading Fixtures Map Update

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Another UK Events DB

I somehow missed Rob Williams’ excellent Orienteering Fixtures webpage, which has been online for several months and is a very similar concept to my own page. It has a number of features that my own fixtures webpage doesn’t yet have, such as an RSS feed, pesistent storage of a person’s location, and the ability for… Continue reading Another UK Events DB

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GMap Pedometer

After a long run on Sunday I did some post-run analysis, and found an excellent site, GMap-Pedometer, that harnesses the power of Google Maps and also USGS altitude information. Basically, you click on the map to draw a trail showing where you went, and it adds up the distance, throwing in mile/km markers and other… Continue reading GMap Pedometer

The Future of the Fixtures List for UK Orienteering

Interesting discussion (page 2) on NopeSport – disclaimer: I’ve contributed to the discussion – at the moment about the fixtures list for UK orienteering, and a general desire for it to be more comprehensive and incorporating more Web 2.0 functionality (e.g. RSS, Google Map API with maybe a bit of AJAX, Location-based service.) I’m bursting… Continue reading The Future of the Fixtures List for UK Orienteering

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