Twenty-six clubs made the journey to Cannock Chase in Staffordshire for the final of the Compass Sport Cup and Trophy. The sun shone, club flags fluttered, and orienteers ran their hearts out for their clubs in this annual team competition for large and small clubs.
Walton Chasers put on an excellent event at Haywood Warren at the northern end of Cannock Chase, with its classic spur/re-entrant terrain and the remnants of summer vegetation providing challenging courses.
South Yorkshire Orienteers (SYO) continued their strong year with an impressive win in the Cup for larger clubs, up from third place last year. Euan Tryner, Imogen Pieters and Dave Peel took maximum points in their age classes. INT retained the Trophy for smaller clubs with Freddie Carcas and Sam Bartlett taking top scores.
A date for the Dairy!
Next years’ CompassSport competitions will start with regional heats in March 2019.
Mole Valley Orienteering Club (MV) will host the final on 20th October 2019 at Pippingford Park near East Grinstead.
1. South Yorkshire Orienteers (SYO) 2354
2. Forth Valley Orienteers (FVO) 2333
3. Bristol Orienteering Klub (BOK) 2312
1. Interlopers Orienteering Club (INT) 1260
2. East Pennine Orienteering Club (EPOC) 1224
3. South Ribble Orienteering Club (SROC) 1219
CompassSport Cup full results can be found here.
CompassSport Trophy full results can be found here.
British Orienteering would like to take this opportunity to thank Walton Chasers Orienteering Club for all of their hard work and commitment in putting on this event for so many people to enjoy.
Photos by Steve Rush (Bristol Orienteering Klub)