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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...

North West Night League 2015-2016 (final results)

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North West Night League.  Nov 2015 to Mar 2016.
BrightBikeLights will be supporting the North West Night League for the 2015/16 season.
Provional Final League Table.

06th Apr 16   Read more...

Compass Sport Trophy heat 2016

Compass Sport Trophy.

A big thank you to all those club members who turn out for the Compass Sport Trophy on Sunday.  We couldn’t have had a better day to orienteer on.

15th Mar 16   Read more...

PFO 50th Anniversary Dinner

Hamish and Carole cut the cake.,

PFO 50th Anniversary Dinner 17th October 2015.
We hope everyone enjoyed the evening.  Carole would like to thank everyone for the beautiful flowers that she received.
Photos from the dinner now available

17th Oct 15   Read more...

PFO Club Champion 2015

PFO Club Champion 2015.,

This year’s Club Champs was held at Tockholes. The Club Champion for 2015 is William Ellis - well done William. He now has the honour of planning the Club Championships for 2016 - to be held at Witton Park, Blackburn.

06th Oct 15   Read more...

Scottish 6 Days and WOC 2015

Where's Wally - can you see some PFO faces watchin,

Ten members of PFO competed at the Scottish 6 days this year. There was a record attendance of 6000 competitors from all over the world, the added attraction being that the World Orienteering Championships (WOC) were taking place at the same time.
The courses proved challenging as always at the 6 days - with day 5 in Glen Affric proving especially hard with steep gorges to cross and many windblown trees and chest high bracken making the going hard in places.

16th Aug 15   Read more...

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