Orienteering Report, Sep 12th 2021

The British Sprint Orienteering Championships took place in Skelmersdale recently and Border Liners returned to Cumbria with some silverware for their efforts. A tricky combination of rural and urban features around the 1960’s Lancashire new town suburbs ensured that pinpoint navigation was key to success.In the Individual Championships, Border Liner Judy Johnson lead from theContinue reading “Orienteering Report, Sep 12th 2021”

Orienteering Report, Aug 16th 2021

Border Liners juniors took centre-stage last weekend as course planners for the club event at Aughertree Fell near Uldale. Having originally planned the event for 2020 and subsequently postponed it due to Covid, it was satisfying for the juniors to see plenty of runners competing on the open fellside courses.Philip Winskill of the West CumberlandContinue reading “Orienteering Report, Aug 16th 2021”

Orienteering Report, Jul 18th 2021

Border Liners promoted a round of the Cumbria Galoppen orienteering league recently with a superb event in the Angle Tarn Pikes area above Patterdale. Normally an area used by the Manchester and District Orienteering Club, the Liners secured permission to use the terrain through good club collaboration and landowner approval. With extensive contour and rockContinue reading “Orienteering Report, Jul 18th 2021”

Orienteering Report, Jun 14th 2021

Border Liners have had a busy few weeks with regional and national competitions in addition to their first urban club event in eighteen months. Four club members travelled to the Scottish Individual Championships last weekend. The event, around fabulous woodland terrain at Craig a Barns near Dunkeld, was organised by the Edinburgh Southern Orienteering ClubContinue reading “Orienteering Report, Jun 14th 2021”

Orienteering Report, May 23rd 2021

Border Liners continued their return to competitions with a successful club event on the slopes of Gowbarrow in the Ullswater valley. Organiser Richard Evans planned two super courses making the best of the intricate moorland terrain and only occasionally crossing the popular tourist paths. With the bracken low and the ground generally dry underfoot itContinue reading “Orienteering Report, May 23rd 2021”

Orienteering Report, May 3rd 2021

Border Liners marked another significant return to competition recently by hosting a round of the 2021 Cumbria Galoppen League on a crispy-dry Knipe Scar Common near Bampton. Perfect running conditions helped competitors make the most of the well-mapped terrain and selection of courses planned by Border Liner Owain Rice. Around the 8.1km (200m climbing) BrownContinue reading “Orienteering Report, May 3rd 2021”

Orienteering Report, Apr 11th 2021

Border Liners eased back into post-lockdown competitive mode at the weekend with a club event at Hackthorpe Woods near Penrith. Held in perfect spring conditions with cloudless skies and low temperatures, ninety competitors enjoyed the three courses on offer set out by experienced planner Gerry Garvey. Thanks to the staggered start times, Covid protocols andContinue reading “Orienteering Report, Apr 11th 2021”