Basingstoke Andover District Orienteers
- the orienteering club for North Hampshire
Our next event is the SNC Weekend at Silchester Common & Pamber Forest.
The Southern Night Championships is on Saturday 15th November followed by a colour-coded SCOA League event on Sunday 16th November.
Pre-entry is now open.
Dave Watkins reports: I had a great time at the VHI event in the Forest of Dean this weekend.
The Forest of Dean is a wonderful area with terrain not too dissimilar to what we are used to in parts of SCOA region.
It was a real honour to be selected by Wales but I was extremely nervous having to compete against some of the best in the UK. Not only that but I was asked to run up an age class in M50 rather than my actual M55.
This meant running 7.6k with 290m climb on a short brown length course which was being used for both the M45 and M50 VHI classes. So I was delighted to find I had not only finished in a decent time but had also beaten an Irishman, a fellow Welshman and a Scot who was ranked 305 on the BOF rankings.
The three-person relay event on the Sunday was held in steep coniferous woodland with plenty of charcoal burning platforms and small depressions and I was asked to run a long leg of 4.3k. Out of 32 runners on the same distance I came 16th out of 32 runners, so very pleased with that.
England won the overall event quite easily from Scotland, with Wales beating Ireland quite convincingly to retain the Stonewall Trophy, the prize for the winning team out of Wales and Ireland.
BADO is a relatively small club. Nevertheless, we aim to run several traditional Sunday events, and summer evening events each year
Click here for membership information.
Watch this video to get the idea.
We hold monthly meetings at the Basingstoke Sports & Social Club - normally on the second Wednesday of each month at 8:00pm.
The next meeting is October 8th which is our AGM. All members are welcome to attend.
The circles indicate our mapped areas. There are permanent courses at The Vyne (free maps available at the entry kiosk) and Charlton Lakes (free maps at the café).