The results for the Hills Wood event are now on the results page.
The next event is on
Wednesday 19th June.
An extra date for your diary.
Training at Maxwelton Estate near Moniaive .
As Solway members were all helping at the Scottish Relay Championships last week very few of our members got the chance to get into the area. Maxwelton
Estate is an exceptionally good area for orienteering with some interesting woodland and rough open ground. The sad news is that some of the woods are about to be
felled with work starting in June. It is proposed to hold an event or training opportunity using surplus maps from the relays on Sunday 23rd June so that Solway
members can get a chance to orienteer in the best parts of Maxwelton Estate
if you would like to grab what may prove to be a once-in-a-life-time opportunity please let Dave know by Wednesday 5th June.
Please indicate if you would like to simply run a normal course or do some orienteering training exercises, or both.
Click here to send an e-mail to Dave and Jane.
The results from the Scottish Relay Championships are now on the results page of the web site.
There are also some photos taken at this event and Routegadget
is now ready for you to input your routes.
Congratulations to these happy juniors who received their SOA Participation Badges at the recent club night in Barhill Plantation.
Congratulations to this junior who received his first SOA Participation Badge. This is the first badge to be awarded by Solway Orienteers in 2013 and was presented
by the club chairman at the recent Saturday event at Shambellie Wood.
SOA Participation Badges
Congratulations to Greg on achieving his second badge which was presented to him by Dave at Mabie Forest.
Well done to these juniors who are taking part in the S.O.A. Participation Badge Scheme. Tim presented the badges after the recent Barhill event. Congratulations
to Ciara, Niamh and Greg on gaining their first badges and to Ailsa and Isla their 3rd badge.
If you have any questions click here to send an e-mail.
Scottish Championships Relay
Well done to the members of Solway who travelled all the way to Braemar to take part in the recent Scottish Champs relay. Their team was called “SOLWAY SONTIME”
which is ironic when you read the comments which accompany the photos taken at the event. However despite their problems they came 5th out of the 26 teams running in
their category. Here is a link to some photos taken at the recent Scottish Champs
Click on the photo below to see phose taken by a member of Grampian Orienteering Club
Scottish Schools Orienteering Championships.
Lanark. 6 June 2012
It is many years since any youngsters from Dumfries and Galloway have been present at this event so it was fantastic to have some of the junior members of Solway
taking part as well as a team from Dumfries High. A few photos were taken during the day, as you will see the weather was atrocious being very wet. The courses
were also technically and physically quite challenging the latter because of the mud. At least two kids crossed the finish line with just one shoe on, the other having
been sucked off in the mud.
There were just under 400 youngsters taking part from all over Scotland. Many had travelled a considerable distance. Oban, Banchory and Aboyne are the locations
that immediately spring to mind but there were many more . It was great to see so many young folk taking part in our sport and enjoying themselves .....despite the weather.
Many thanks to those who planned and ran the event
well done to everyone who took part.
Solway's new banner
Solway's photo gallery has been moved onto Flickr
Trimtex Club Tops
Are you interested in ordering a Solway Orienteers club top? If you are
please contact Tim and Helen. Click here to send an e-mail to Tim and Helen.
We need to have orders for ten tops to make up the minimum order size.
West Area Team Success.
Photo taken by S. Wilson of Clyde
Above is a photo of the victorious West Area Team who took part in the two day Junior Inter Area
Competition which was held on the weekend of 29th October. The competition was staged over two days and
three teams of young orienteers came from the length and breadth of Scotland to take part. Saturday saw the
juniors competing in a relay race in Shawhill Wood near Coulter. The weather was far from ideal being
cold wet and windy. At the end of the first part of the competition the scores for each team were identical
leaving the second day to decide who the winners would be.
The individual races were held in
conjunction with the day event of the “Tinto Twin” which this year was held at Altarston near Broughton.
This was an area of open moor and forested hill side. The west team won with 120 points. Followed by the
North team with 111 and in third was the East team with 97.
To view the results
After the success of the orienteering tops the club now offers the opportunity to buy other items of
clothing with the club logo embroidered on it. The picture shows fleeces with the logo embroidered on
them, but practically any item of clothing can be requested. The service is provided by Sam Scotts in
Penrith. To get an idea of the range of clothing available click on the link below.
The sorts of items people might like to consider are fleece, t-shirt, polo shirt, hat and sweat shirt /
hoodie. Items are normally ready a week later.
Solway Orienteers is a Dumfries & Galloway accredited
sports club. The certificate arrived recently and I thought you might like to see it.
The club now has a space on face book
which you can use if you choose to.