The Fourth City of London Race

So, the fourth City of London Race happened at the weekend. 1109 people crossed the start line, and with around 80 helpers from South London Orienteers, almost all dressed in the distinctive red City Race helpers tees and hoodies, the event went off pretty smoothly. No controls were vandalised this year, even though we had… Continue reading The Fourth City of London Race

Summer Plans 2011

I’m now fixed, finally, after my fall in Sicily, and back to running again. My first event since recovering was the Bushy Park Trail Challenge that SLOW, my orienteering club, organises every year. It’s roughly a 10K run. I didn’t feel particularly fast out there – although I did sprint for the line at the… Continue reading Summer Plans 2011

Varsity Match 2011

I was the Czech Republic over the weekend, at Doksy, which is north of Prague and near the German border, for the 2011 orienteering Varsity Match. After a “model event” on the Friday to familiarise ourselves with the sandstone terrain, the match itself was on Saturday, and a 3×2-man relay on the Sunday. The sandstone… Continue reading Varsity Match 2011

MOC 2011 – Orienteering, Sicilian Style!

  I’ve just got back from Sicily, where I was taking part in the Mediterranean Orienteering Championships. The three-stage event, consisting of two sprint races and a middle-distance race, was organised by Park World Tour Italia. Highlights of the trip were the spectacular event locations, particularly the finish arenas, and the passion and enthusiasm of… Continue reading MOC 2011 – Orienteering, Sicilian Style!

Population Pyramid of Scottish 6 Day Orienteering Entries

Here’s a population pyramid of the entries so far for this summer’s Scottish Six Days (S6D) orienteering event, based on the 2000-odd people on the entry list shortly after the cheap entries’ closing date. At first glance it looks like the demographic is horribly unbalanced. There is definitely a “hole” in the middle! However, there… Continue reading Population Pyramid of Scottish 6 Day Orienteering Entries