Category Archives: News

  • Island Orienteering Quartet Show Form, Despite Errors, at New Forest Army Event

    Posted on 21 March 2016 by Chris Pritchett in News.

    The New Forest is a place familiar to many of us as we drive through, zigzagging past disconsolate ponies, on our way to more a distant goal, but it is also is a place where, given the opportunity to get off the beaten path, you can still find that feeling of wilderness that is all […]

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  • Isle of Wight Runners take on Savage Larmer Tree Races

    Posted on 15 March 2016 by Dan Williams in News.

    Sunday 13th March 2016 saw runners from the Island getting the earliest ferries of the day to go take on the hills of South Wiltshire in the Larmer Tree Races. The Island boasted 34 runners crossing the start lines of the Half Marathon, 20 Miler and the Full Marathon. Members of Isle of Wight Road […]

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  • Island Orienteers Go Great Guns at Brambly Bramley Army Event

    Posted on 4 March 2016 by Chris Pritchett in News.

    Redundant military hardware, observation shelter, old anti-aircraft gun position – if the special symbols on the map were anything to by, this was going to be an interesting day at the office for a band of Island orienteers who set off, once again, to take part in a British Army Orienteering Club (BAOC) event. This […]

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  • WIGHTO Members Take On New Forest Challenge

    Posted on 1 March 2016 by Dan Williams in News.

    The New Forest Challenge is a navigational event put on every year by LDWA (Long Distance Walkers Association) Wessex. The courses on offer are a lot longer than the traditional courses we often see at orienteering events. In the case of The New Forest Challenge you have a choice of walking or running a 19 […]

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  • Dan Williams Tackles The Punchbowl Marathon

    Posted on 27 February 2016 by Dan Williams in News.

    Every year the Surrey group of the LDWA (Long Distance Walkers Association) host a challenge event which is The Punchbowl Marathon. The event is open to walkers and runners and takes in mostly footpaths and bridleways including a long climb up to the top of the Devil’s Punchbowl. Two routes are offered; a 20 mile […]

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  • Men of Wight Navigate Army Orienteering Championships

    Posted on 26 February 2016 by Chris Pritchett in News.

    A team of local orienteers ventured off the Island to take part in the Army (Military League South) Team Orienteering Championship at Sidbury Hill, Salisbury Plain on Wednesday 24th February 2016. The event, known as Team Harris, is intended to establish the best military teams, but also welcomes civilian entries. The teams, consisting of three […]

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  • Wight Orienteers Membership

    Posted on 5 February 2016 by Dan Williams in News.

    Membership for Wight Orienteers became due on 1st January 2016 and if you regularly attend orienteering events you should become a member. The insurers of British Orienteering state that once you have attended 3 events as a non-member you will not be afforded public liability insurance at further events unless you are a member. All […]

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  • Welcome to the new website

    Posted on 5 February 2016 by Dan Williams in News.

    Wight Orienteers has a new online home. We’ve relocated from the previous web address of www.wight-orienteers.co.uk to www.wighto.org.uk. Don’t panic though! You shouldn’t need to do anything extra to reach our events and results pages. If you accidentally try to access the old website you won’t break anything and you’ll automatically (as-if by magic) be […]

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