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The OMM 50th

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Report on the OMM 50th Anniversary event, Lake District, 28/29 October 2017.

30th Oct 17   Read more...

Harvester Relays 2017

Hamish's map Harvester Relays 2017,

Harvester relays 2017
For the first time in many years PFO took part in the annual inter club relay competition called the Harvester. This is in main due to the decision a couple of years ago to make Tom Gray relay coordinator.  So many thanks must go to Tom for doing the leg work of entering the teams .  The Harvester is very much the grown up version of the Peter Palmer junior relays in that it starts in the dark and finishes in daylight. PFO managed to put in two B teams. That is a total of 10 runners with the Wood and Alexander families providing the bulk of runners.
The B teams started running at 1.30am. Gary Alexander and myself went up to the start after, in my case 1 hours sleep to be greeted by someone form South London saying ‘ Isn’t this exciting’ , Gary and I looked at each other and thought otherwise.

02nd Jul 17   Read more...

New Map Standards

Check out what’s new in mapping standards for 2018.

Includes new symbols to improve map clarity and improve route choice decisions.

07th Apr 17   Read more...

Compass Sport Trophy Round 2017 - Simpson Ground

Twenty PFO members made the trip to Simpson Ground in the Lake District on12th March to compete in the NW heat of the Compass Sport Trophy. Unfortunately we didn’t win a place in the final - to be held in Devon later this year. That honour went to SROC. Thanks to Gillian for organising the team as Hamish was on a course and therefore unavailable on the day. Reports from two PFO members are below.

19th Mar 17   Read more...

British Night Champs 2017

British Night Championships 2017 Great Tower Wood
A number of PFO members braved the recent downpours to participate in this year’s British Night Championships at Tower Wood.
George Crawford Smith had let it slip that he has completed many of this year’s local night events in preparation for the event whereas , night novices Chris Goddard, Andy Wood and I were relying on our wits and enthusiasm to complete the courses.
George’s preparation was well judged; he completed the 3.4km M70L course in 4th place in a time of 67.10.

03rd Mar 17   Read more...

PFO Training Weekend February 2017

The forecast wasn’t very promising at all, and sure enough as I arrived at the Newby Bridge YMCA on Friday evening I was met by the familiar sound of rain. Settled into the accommodation no problem, and it turned out that we were the only group in this massive complex of huts and adventure equipment right by Windermere. Friday evening was spent getting settled in and eating dinner which as it turned out was the only one I needed to cook as all other meals were catered, which was a nice surprise.

02nd Mar 17   Read more...

Offsite Photo Galleries

Photo galleries that are held on another site, mostly Google’s Picasa.

06th Jul 12   Read more...

Jim Mitchell’s A-Z of Orienteering

Compiled [with tongue firmly in cheek] by Jim Mitchell.

01st May 12   Read more...

O-Links

List of useful orienteering related links.

01st May 12   Read more...

What is orienteering

Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport that exercises both the mind and the body. The aim is to navigate in sequence between control points marked on a unique orienteering map and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace.

12th Jan 11   Read more...

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