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Posts that are describing experiences of a Wessex OC member attending an event.

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Lakes 5 days

Day One: Silver How After weeks of drought, hosepipe bans in the Northwest, and endless sunshine, we all braced ourselves for a Caribbean-like “Lakes 5 days”. Upon arrival at the M6 assembly area near Kendal, the bracing winds and drenching showers were at odds with our shorts, shades and flip flops that had accompanied one […]

Co-Chairmans Chat September 25th

Caddihoe Chase Weeekend just raced by in a flurry of true English weather- we have some results to celebrate from the hardy members that made it to this weekend of events. All of our competitors were especially challenged by the Sidbury Hill course an ancient Iron age hill fort that keeps on going upwards as […]

Co-Chairmans Chat September 18th

Co-Chairmans chats from Jason now dear readers- as we go forward with a joint chairmanship Julie has asked me to write these weekly updates of all the good Wessex club activities that go on which is always to be weekend news- upcoming events and activities and of course- Tuesday Training! Its that time of year […]

BOC Balmoral

This year the British Orienteering Long Distance Championships were held on the Queen’s private estate at Balmoral. Not a dash around her ornamented gardens of course, but let loose on her private hills and woodlands of Royal Deeside – a terrain many will be familiar with from the Scottish 6 days. Sadly I didn’t attend […]

OMM Lite 2018

For those of you who are unaware of OMM – the Original Mountain Marathon  – it is a gruelling two-day event that takes place every year in some rugged area of the UK in October. I have never done it – preferring the ‘softies version’ the Saunders Mountain Marathon – but have heard horrendous tales of […]
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