Friday, 31st October 2014

Recent and not-so-recent happenings

29/10/2014 - November Night

 

13/10/2014 - Hayle results

A glorious sunny day at Hayle - tricky as ever. How long were you out from here?

Results are here.

06/10/2014 - Hayle event

 

The next event at Hayle is on SATURDAY 11th October.

Parking will be at Sandyacres campsite, TR27 5BA, for which there will be a £1 charge.

The event will be signed from the B3301 at SW574387.

hayle

28/09/2014 - Trelissick & Stithians results

The Winter series for 2014 - 2015 kicked off with a lovely days event at Trelissick.

The results are available here.

Many thanks to the National Trust for letting us use the area.

And Friday night was the Autumn run around Stithians reservoir in glorious conditions. Those results have also been updated - access from the results page.

Next event is only 2 weeks away at Hayle - again on a Saturday - 11th October

09/09/2014 - Hayle event date change

October's event at Hayle, which was scheduled for Sunday 12th, has now been changed to SATURDAY 11th. 

This has been done to avoid the clash with the Dorset Delight event.

09/09/2014 - Stithians run in September

Season of mists etc so it's time for the autumn run around Stithians reservoir.

Friday 26th September is the date. Gather in the pub afterwards to replace lost calories.

Everyone welcome - you don't have to be a club member.

Further details and performances from previous years can be found here.

27/08/2014 - The End of Summer...Series

Well, the weather seems to thinks so this week. Luckily it was mostly dry for Sunday's final event of the Summer Series at Lanhydrock.

The results for the event are here.

The Winter Series starts next month on similar terrain at Trelissick. Many thanks to the National Trust for letting us use these lovely areas for orienteering.

23/08/2014 - Summer Is Nearly Over :(

Tomorrow, SUN 24 AUG, sees the final event of Summer at the always good Lanhydrock, just outside of Bodmin.

Planner Graham promises something a bit different to give it a good send off.  So meet in the main car park anytime between 4 and 5 ready to get started and have fun!

All welcome!  See you there.SS flier

17/08/2014 - Lanhydrock 1 results

The results from the event at Lanhydrock are available here.

See the comments section for explanatory notes.

Next week we're back at Lanhydrock (with a completely different format) - but please note that the event is on the SUNDAY.

05/08/2014 - Lanhydrock In The Looking Glass...

Our next event of the Summer takes place at the always good Lanhydrock, nr Bodmin.  A great place to come and have a go at Orienteering.  Experienced orienteers will also enjoy the twist this event will feature!  Those who dislike Score courses might be relieved to know this event will be of a pure Line Course Nature!

WHAT: 2 Courses on offer of 4.5 K or 3K  Great fun and suitable for Beginners.  There will be an added twist for existing Orienteers  What do I need?  Well just some clothers suitable for exploring the woods and parkland and the entrance fee of £7 Adults (£5 Members) or £3 Juniors

WHERE: Event will be based in the main National Trust Car Park

WHEN: Start the course between 1600 and 1700

SS Flier

31/07/2014 - Trelissick results

The results for last week's event at Trelissick are available here. 

A lovely warm afternoon to tackle Phil's loops round the parkland - and some of us cooled off afterwards with a swim. 

28/07/2014 - Next Event: Venue Change

Due to circumstances beyond our control the next Summer Series has been reprogrammed to take place at the always good Lanhydrock!  This means you will have two chances to enjoy the stunning scenery in August :)  So see you there on the 16th and 24th!SS flier update

20/07/2014 - Quality not quantity

Unfortunately Kerno could only muster one team for the Devon relays, but Phil & Adele Newall and Chris Moncaster triumphed in the handicap class at today's event. Conditions at Hound Tor were quite tough with high temperatures and high bracken to contend with, but their plan for splitting the controls in this Harris format relay worked really well with Phil and Chris finishing close together. Congratulations! 

16/07/2014 - Next event

Next up for Kerno is the Summer Series special event at Trelissick Estate near Truro on Saturday 26th July which will combine the usual fun orienteering event with the club’s post-run picnic/BBQ on the estate beach. This will be a bring-your-own affair, but all are welcome.

 

The orienteering event will be a 1-hour score format with a MASS START at 4.30pm using a large A3 map. The actual format will be kept under wraps until the day, but needless to say it has been designed to suit newcomers as well as hardened orienteers.

 

Meet at the main National Trust car park at Trelissick around 4pm to be ready to start at 4.30pm.

 

13/07/2014 - Mt Edgcumbe results

The results of yesterday's event at Mt Edgcumbe can be found here.

Next up - Trelissick on 26th July.

08/07/2014 - Summer Series #3 Mt Edgcumbe

After kicking off Summer in style in the West we now move to the Far East (of Cornwall!) and the stunning beauty of Mount Edgcumbe.  Again its a great place to come and hone your Orienteering skills whether total beginner or seasoned expert!  Oh and have some Fun too!

WHAT: A time limited 45 mins Course absolutely suitable for all ages and abilities.  What do I need?  Well just some clothes suitable for exploring the Parkalmd and the entrance fee of £7 Adults (£5 Members) or £3 Juniors

WHERE: Maker Church Car Park CLICK HERE for a map

WHEN: Start the Course between 1600 and 1700!

Summer Series

01/07/2014 - Forest League - Final Tables

Slightly late, but the final tables for the 2013-2014 forest leagues are now available here.

Congratulations to all the winners. Presentation of awards will be at the Trelissick Summer Series event on 26th July.

01/07/2014 - Holywell results updated

On closer inspection of the words, both Hilde and Elsie have had their scores adjusted upwards.

You can view a table of everyone's words and scores Here.

30/06/2014 - Holywell Results

A lovely sunny run in the dunes at Holywell. Dan's take on the score event format was novel and the full results with the words that people managed to make will appear as soon as the scores - and spelling - have been checked.

Meanwhile the basic results can be found here.

Next event in the Summer Series is at Mt Edgcumbe on 12th July.

23/06/2014 - Summer Series #2 Holywell Dunes

So Summer has well and truly landed and following hot on the heels of the excellent Series Opener at Tehidy we now hit the epic duneland of Holywell Bay.  Thanks to the National Trust for the warm welcome!  And now for something completely different with some Orienteering Scrabble....

WHAT: A time limited 45 mins Course absolutely suitable for all ages and abilities.  What do I need?  Well just some clothes suitable for exploring the dunes and the entrance fee of £7 Adults (£5 Members) or £3 Juniors

WHERE: The National Trust Car Park at Holywell. CLICK HERE for a map

WHEN: Start the Course between 1600 and 1700!

SS Flier

15/06/2014 - Tehidy results

A great start to the Summer Series. Perfect weather and an opportunity for as much or as little orienteering challenge as you felt like. Results are available here.

The next event will be in the dunes at Holywell on 28th June.

10/06/2014 - Summer Series #1 Tehidy

So we aim to get Summer rebooted with the launch of our Summer Series this SATURDAY 14 JUNE.  Never Orienteered before?  Then get along to this one to give it a Go!  Fear not there will be some friendly advice on hand to get you going!  See you there!!

WHAT: A 60 minute Cluster Score!  Great fun - all will be explained on the day.  What do I need?  Well just some clothers suitable for exploring the woods and the entrance fee of £7 Adults (£5 Members) or £3 Juniors

WHERE: Event will be accessed off the Portreath-Tehidy road.  See the arrow on the MAP HERE

WHEN: Start the course between 1600 and 1700

Summer Series

29/05/2014 - The Summer Series

Last weekend's  Tamar Triple is all wrapped up. Full results are on the Tamar Triple website.

Congratulations to the Kerno members who became SW Middle Distance Champions in their age class at the Inny Foot event.

June sees the start of the Summer Series. Perhaps slightly less intense competition than the Tamar Triple, but great fun all the same. details of all the events can be found on the fixtures page.

24/05/2014 - Tamar Triple results

The provisional results for the first event of the Taamar Triple at Fernworthy are now available on the Tamar Triple website.

28/04/2014 - Davidstow results

The courses were quite physical as some of the times show. The full results are available here.

27/04/2014 - Davidstow Today!

Thanks to those who came and supported the slightly damp Davidstow event today!  Results to follow soon, but meanwhile head over to our Facebook page to view some photos from "Covert Cam" at one of the controls.  Were you snapped?!

Watch out too for some video footage which is quite revealing about some people's slightly circuitous route choices!!

22/04/2014 - Davidstow SUN 27 APRIL

So Easter and probably the choc eggs has been and gone! Perhaps you need something to burn off the excesses? Well it just so happens our next event takes place at DAVIDSTOW WOODS on SUN 27 APRIL.

New area... new map, and something a little different.  A "Middle Race" format - basically courses a touch shorter than usual, but with more controls and no chance to switch off!  So come along to sample this new offering.... Head over to the Fixtures section for a map of Event HQ

Davidstow Woods

12/04/2014 - Tavistock Urban Event

The Tavistock Urban event - the extra event in this year's Tamar Triple - has now been included in the Nopesport Urban League for 2014. Full details can be found on the Nopesport website.

07/04/2014 - Stithians run

The clocks have gone forward to give us lighter evenings so it's time for the April run around Stithians reservoir.

This FRIDAY 11th April is the chosen date. Apologies for the short notice.

Start your run between 6 & 7pm and it should still be light when you get back to the pub where we'll gather for a meal.

If you haven't been before the location details can be found in the Stithians run section of the results page of this website.

04/04/2014 - Polly Joke Event Report

Head over to our Friends at the North Cornwall National Trusts website for a Polly Joke Event Report; http://northcornwallnt.org/

Our SI Expert Barry Olds is pictured in full flow!!

Barry Olds in full flows

01/04/2014 - Hustyn results

The results for Sunday's event are now available here.

30/03/2014 - Hustyn Woods Event

So 2 sunny weekends in a row = 2 awesome Orienteering events! Great to see so many out at Hustyn Woods today, especially newcomers and those heading out again after their first experience last weekend at Polly Joke. Results will follow very soon, but well done One and All.

See you at Davidstow at the end of April....  New Map, New Area, should be good!

Why Not Become A Member?  At just £10 per year for Adults and with a saving of £2 per event its a bargain!  To join logon to the British Orienteering website.....

Hustyn Woods start

24/03/2014 - Polly Joke results

Results from Sunday's event at Polly Joke are now available here.

23/03/2014 - POLLY JOKE AND NEXT EVENT

So a great day for a great event at Polly Joke today! Thanks to Simon for Planning and Roger/Elsie for Organising. Thanks too to the National Trust for letting us explore such a special Area.  The RESULTS will follow very soon, but meanwhile for those Social Media types our FB page has a number of photos, so get tagging!!

Good to see several new faces we hope you enjoyed it, and see you again very soon. Indeed our next event is at Hustyn Woods nr WADEBRIDGE next SUNDAY - full details in the Fixtures section

Polly O 2

24/02/2014 - POLLY JOKE RE-ARRANGED

The event at Polly Joke has been re-arranged for SUNDAY 23rd MARCH.  Yippee!

Polly O

06/02/2014 - POLLY JOKE POSTPONED

 

Due to the continuing adverse weather; a further 50mm expected on Saturday on saturated ground means that parking is compromised without an alternative available.  Whilst Sunday looks less horrible the expected winds also mean that we are concerned about the safety of volunteers and facilities.  We expect to reschedule the event as soon as possible.
Elsie Hargreaves, Organiser

02/02/2014 - Mt Edgcumbe night results

The results for the Mt Edgcumbe night event are now available here.

Sadly, that was our last night event of this winter.

Next week, 9th Feb, we continue with our classic winter series with an event at Polly Joke. Please note the grid reference in the fixtures list. This is for the middle car park, not the usual NT car park.

And just to give you some encouragement, the latest Forest League tables for the 2013/14 season can now be accessed from the results page of the website. How well are you doing?

27/01/2014 - Tehidy Night Results

The results for Saturday's event are available here.

And still they come! Another night event to challenge you at Mt Edgcumbe this coming Saturday 1st Feb. The last Kerno night event for this winter - don't miss it. See you there.

PARK: In the bottom Pay and Display CP or the Edgcumbe Arms CP if staying to eat.  START location is the bottom entrance to ME.  Click HERE for map

STARTS: Available from 1800, please arrive promptly to REGISTER

COURSES: GREEN/JADE (technical) and ORANGE (suitable for all)

AFTER: We'll adjourn to the Edgcumbe Arms

Night O

19/01/2014 - Polly Joke night results

After all the rain during the afternoon it turned out to be a fine night to enjoy Phil's courses in the dunes. Results are available here.

There's another night event to enjoy next week, 25th, at Tehidy. Note that it is a score event with a mass start at 6pm so please make sure you're there in good time.

And if that's not enough, Devon are holding their re-arranged Burrator event on Sunday 26th.

Tehidy Nt O

13/01/2014 - Lanhydrock results

Great to see so many of you at Lanhydrock yesterday. And early runners were out and back before the rain. The full results are available here.

Next up is the Night event on Saturday 18th Jan on the area known as Polly Joke. But please note that parking will be at the NT car park at Holywell Bay - CLICK HERE

STARTS from 1800-1830, ORANGE (suitable for all) and GREEN/JADE (technical) courses on offer.

And the PUB is booked for post run recuperation, see you there One and All!

Night O

29/12/2013 - The Year Ahead

So that's Christmas out of the way and we're now looking forward to a great year of orienteering in 2014. So get out your diaries, calendars, smart phones and ipads and make a note of Kerno events.

There are still a few night events and winter series events in the first few months of the year; then it's the Tamar Triple followed by 6 summer series events.

Full details are on the fixtures page of the website.

First up Lanhydrock.

22/12/2013 - Truro School Night results

The results for Saturday night's event at Truro School are now available here.

Thank you to everyone who came and took part in orienteering events in Cornwall during the year. Have a good Christmas and we look forward to seeing you all at Kerno events during 2014.

16/12/2013 - Mt Edgcumbe results

Well done to everyone who came along in spite of the weather forecast. It was pretty wild up on the seaward side of the deer park, but apart from a couple of squalls the rain was not as bad as we feared. Even so, warm cups of mulled wine were very welcome after quite strenuous courses.

The results are now available here.

Now there is just one more Kerno event for 2013 - at Truro school next Saturday night, 21st Dec.  Apparently mulled wine may also be in evidence after this event too. 

04/12/2013 - December events

We have 2 events for you to enjoy this month.

Sunday 15th we're at Mt Edgcumbe. Registration will be in the main car park - the one with the toilets. It's a pay and display so you'll need change for parking. £2.70 for 1 - 4 hours; £3.90 for all day. Ken George has planned some good courses and there are always the views to enjoy as well.

Saturday 21st is our 3rd night event of the winter at Truro School.The format will be a 45 minute score with a mass start at 6.15 - please be prompt. It will be an 'odds/evens' format. You either visit a batch of even-numbered contols followed by a batch of odds, or vice versa. Once you switch you can't go back to the other type.There will be a 1 control deduction for each minute late over 45 - you'll need a watch as well as your torch.

Take the turn off Trafalgar Roundabout, then first right and follow the road uphill and turn into the car park by the new Sir Ben Ainslie sports centre. We will be based in one of the classrooms off the car park.

As it's Christmas and it's unlikely that anywhere in Truro will take a bunch of orienteers for a "supper" afterwards, the Hargreaves will lay on pizzas.  Let Roger know if you want to be included. The food won't be free - a modest contribution will help with the costs. 

25/11/2013 - Davidstow results

The results for the night event at Davidstow are now avilable here.

Please note that the Devon night event scheduled for 30th Nov has been cancelled. Check the Devon website for details.

The next Kerno event will be at Mt Edgcumbe on 15th December.

19/11/2013 - DAVIDSTOW NIGHT O - SAT 23 NOV

The Battle with the darkness continues this SAT 23 NOV at DAVIDSTOW AIRFIELD.  A great place for Newcomers to Night Orienteering to have a go, but Old Hands will be suitably challenged too!

TIMES: Register from 1715.  START times available 1730-1830

WHERE: On the Runway in the vicinity of the Control Tower - SEE MAP for exact location.

COURSES: Specially planned Night courses suitable for all!  Choice of GREEN (6k-ish), JADE (4k-ish) and ORANGE (2.5k-ish).

AFTER: We'll retire to the Wilsey Down Inn at Hallworthy.  All welcome!

 

Davidstow

17/11/2013 - Lanhydrock Night Results

Will laid on a superb night event at Lanhydrock, using areas that have not been used for orienteering before. It was lovely to be running around seeing lots of other lights bobbing about in the dark.

The results can be seen here.

Re-charge your batteries for next Saturday's event at Davidstow.

11/11/2013 - Penhale galoppen results

A bit sooner than expected, the results from yesterday are available here.

11/11/2013 - First Night Event: LANHYDROCK 16 NOV

The next challenge will be at Lanhydrock on Saturday for our first night event of the winter. The weather forecast is looking good and Lanhydrock is the perfect place for those of you who have yet to try orienteering in the dark to have a go.  So see you there!  If you are coming please let us know for Map Printing requirements

TIMES: Register from 1730.  START times available 1800-1830 (or earlier if darkness permits!)

WHERE: The usual Car Park nr the Church CLICK HERE for map.  Note that there are currently Roadworks outside the main Estate entrance - follow any diversion that might be in force.

COURSES: Specially planned Night courses suitable for all!  Choice of GREEN (4k-ish), JADE (3k-ish) and ORANGE (2k-ish).

AFTER: We'll retire to the Callywith TableTable Pub in Bodmin.  All welcome!

Night O

04/11/2013 - Penhale galoppen

 

IMPORTANT

The grid reference for this event in SINS and the BOF website is incorrect (although the BOF site may have been amended.)

The correct reference is SW784567.

02/11/2013 - Remember, remember..

..there's lots happening in November.

The main attraction is the Galoppen at Penhale on Sunday 10th. Access to the area is via the village of Mount at SW784567, NOT through the holiday camp. Details can be found in the fixtures section,. (Please note that there will be a surcharge on senior entry fees of £1.50 to cover the high land access charges.)

Then our first 2 night events of the winter are on 16th at Lanhydrock and 23rd at Davidstow.

This month also sees the start of a series of winter evening, map-based training runs. Watch this site for details.

And finally there will be the club AGM on Friday 22nd. Members will receive notification shortly.

13/10/2013 - The Nights Are Drawing In

The last finishers on Friday's run round Stithians reservoir definitely needed their torches.

 

The full list of times can be found on the results page.

 

Meanwhile make sure your batteries are charged ready for our series of Night Events

which starts next month.

Night Series Flyer

08/10/2013 - Stithians run

This Friday 11th October is the date for the autumn run around the reservoir at Stithians.

As it begins to get dark soon after 7pm, runs will start at 6pm.

Bring a head torch if you think you'll need it.

Congregate in the pub afterwards.

07/10/2013 - Hayle South results

Another glorious sunny day for yesterday's event. Tricky terrain, tough in places. All good practice for our next event - the Kerno Galoppen at Penhale. (Details coming soon.)

Results for Hayle can be found HERE.

25/09/2013 - Into the Winter: Hayle 6 OCTOBER

We now start the new Forest League on Sunday 6th October at Hayle South (Common Towans), an area not used for a proper event for many years. Although smaller than its big brother to the northeast, Hayle South offers some excellent orienteering in a beautiful setting, and also with a little less climb! It will make a great warm-up for the Galoppen at Penhale on 10th November.

The main part of the map has been thoroughly updated for 2013, although the Blue and Brown courses also stray onto the Hayle Towans map to the northeast. We have also secured a crossing point through the caravan park which allows the courses to flow.

Parking will be at the Beach Car park (SW565396) which is a very cheap pay & display – please get your ticket before driving down to the beach.

 As per normal winter events, registration will be from 10.30am with first starts from 11.00am to 1.30pm.

Bring your picnics if it’s a nice day!

See you there,
Phil Newall (Planner)

Hayle Dunes

16/09/2013 - Summer Series Champion

The complex calculations have been carried out and the final positions for the Summer Series have been decided.

 

Congratulations to Ken George, the 2013 champion and first recipient of the new trophy.

 

The full table of results can be seen HERE.

10/09/2013 - Holywell results

A great event to end the summer series. The map scale of 1:4000 showed the detail of the dunes with clarity - but you still had to know where you were and where you were going!

The results are available HERE.

It was all good practice for the first event of the winter series, at Hayle on 6th October, and for our galoppen at Penhale in November.

November also sees the start of our night events. Details will appear here soon.

02/09/2013 - Amended results for Lanhydrock

Graham has had another look through the scores for the Lanhydrock event and spotted a few minor errors. The results have therefore been amended and can be accessed HERE.

01/09/2013 - The End of Summer Is Nigh!

But don't despair, as there is one last chance of some Summer Orienteering!  For the last Summer Series event for 2013 on SUNDAY 8 SEPTEMBER, using the new, updated dunes section of the map, Phil Newall has reverted to some good old fashioned line courses to test navigational skills in the small but perfectly formed dunes.
 
Courses have been planned at a 1:4000 scale to suit all abilities with Short (Easy), Medium and Long versions.
 
The National Trust will be present to help promote the event, so please all come along to what is going to be a really great afternoon.
 
Bring your picnics/BBQ's as the weather is looking set fair for the weekend.

Park in the main Holywell Bay Car Park.  Starts from 1500.....

Holywell

31/08/2013 - What's going on next door?

Our neighbours in Devon have a busy couple of weeks with their club championship on 1st September (the event is open to all, not just Devon members) and then the Caddihoe Chase on the weekend of 14th & 15th.

You can find all the details on their new look website at www.devonorienteering.co.uk

27/08/2013 - Lanhydrock results

Lanhydrock results are available HERE. If you mastered the maze, dare you take on the dunes at Holywell for the final event of the Summer series?

25/08/2013 - Did you escape the Maze?

Great to see so many of you having a go at our Orienteering Maze at Lanhydrock today! Well done, especially to those who stayed on for the Club Event after. Hope you enjoyed exploring this very special place.

Do come again - next up Holywell Dunes in a couple of weeks time before we launch into the Winter Series. Full details in the Fixtures section.

O Maze

21/08/2013 - SUNDAY 25th AUGUST; LANHYDROCK

This Sunday we head to Lanhydrock for what might be described as a Maze-Cluster O!! Sounds intriguing?

Well it'll be suitable for all with 1 hr available to explore the beauty of the park and woodland. With the map recently updated, we'll visit some of the lesser used areas, so even if its familiar there'll be something new for everyone to see!!

This SUNDAY starts from 1500, absolutely everyone welcome.....

Lanhydrock

19/08/2013 - Tremough results

The results for the Tremough event on Sunday are now available here.

Next event is next Sunday 25th at Lanhydrock.

16/08/2013 - This SUNDAY 18th AUGUST

We move to the Campus environs of Tremough, PENRYN for the next fixture in our Summer Series.  Planner Roger promises we can wear Shorts for the 2 courses on offer that explore the Campus!

POSTCODE: TR10 9EZ.  Follow arrows to the Car Park and then look for the Pedestrian arrows.

STARTS: From 1500, Toilets and Changing Rooms available.

Tremough

13/08/2013 - Truro School results

The results for the Truro School event are available HERE.

The next event is NEXT SUNDAY at Tremough Campus.

03/08/2013 - NEXT UP: Sunday 11 AUG

After a brief hiatus, we move West for the next event in our Summer Series, for something a bit different:

WHERE: TRURO SCHOOL - take St Clements Hill off Trafalgar Roundabout and look for the "Truro School" signs.  SATNAV TR1 1TH

WHEN: SUN 11 AUG, starts 1500-1700

WHAT: Choice of three distance "SPRINT" courses in the School grounds

AFTER: Bring a Picnic or BBQ.

Summer Series

15/07/2013 - Duchy College results

The provisional results from yesterday's event at Duchy College are HERE. Great fun for the early finishers who had a grandstand view across the fields to see how later runners coped, particularly with the electric fences!

11/07/2013 - Summer Series 5: Duchy College

Summer continues :) and so does our Summer Series this Sunday!  See you there One and All, whether seasoned hand or total Beginner this event will offer something for all!

Duchy O

08/07/2013 - Pencarrow results plus..

There's been plenty of activity for Cornish Orienteers. At the end of June we had a team in the Harvester Relay - a night/day event. Photos can be seen on our Facebook page HERE.

This weekend was the Summer Series event at Pencarrow Head (results HERE) followed by a BBQ and presentation of awards. Not everyone was there in the sun, as a few members travelled to take part in the Saunders Mountain Marathon - equally hot!

Next Sunday is the next Summer Series event at Duchy College, and the following weekend it's Devon Relays. 

22/06/2013 - NEXT UP: Summer Series 4

We move to the stunning coastal scenery of Pencarrow Head near Polruan for the 4th installment in our Summer Series.

Details on the flier below.  Note the Mass Start at 1600 which means everyone will be in place for the BBQ/Club Awards Ceremony after.  See you there....Pencarrow Flier

17/06/2013 - Coldrenick results

So some of us are still struggling with these line/score events. But the rain that was forecast didn't materialise so everyone enjoyed(?) their tussle with Ken George's course. Results can now be seen HERE. Who else thinks that it would be better to go to control 5 from the start rather than 1? 

09/06/2013 - Summer Series 3: Coldrenick

So the Sun continues :) :) as does our Summer Series next Sunday....

As many struggled with the concept last time around we are having another go at the Line Score! See you there, all welcome as ever, especially Newcomers! Bring Food for the BBQ after and your Swimming gear for the pool!

Summer Series 3 Coldrenick

 

05/06/2013 - Davidstow results

Another fine sunny day for the second event of the Summer Series at Davidstow. Great way to create navigational challenge on a flat area - leave some of the detail off the map! It still made for some fast and furious orienteering.

Before you see how everyone did, please note that arrangements for the Summer Social have changed. This will NOT take place on Sat 6th July, but there will be a picnic/bbq and awarding of Forest League trophies after the Pencarrow event on Sunday 7th July. 

The Davidstow results are available HERE

Davidstow View

22/05/2013 - Lord of The Rings At Davidstow

Enjoy Ethy and want more?  Miss it?  Then get Sunday 2 JUNE in your diary for our next event at DAVIDSTOW AIRFIELD with a Special "Lord of the Rings" race! 

Fancy some Coaching?  Club Coach and Map Doctor Graham Pring will be on hand.  To book a slot email willhancock@hotmail.co.uk.  See you there One and All, Newcomer or Old Hand!

Davidstow details

22/05/2013 - Ethy results

A great start to the summer series on a brand new area - and the sun shone too! What could be better. For some of us being more careful with our navigation and a bit fitter would have helped. See how well you did. The results are now available HERE.

20/05/2013 - So That Was Ethy!

So what a humdinger of an event to start the Summer Series today.   The woods were choc full of stunning bluebells and wild garlic, and Richard set an awesome challenge which even seasoned Orienteers struggled with! Great to see several new faces along too.....

The results will follow very soon, so check back here soon! And now for something totally different when we move to Davidstow for a Special "Lord of the Rings" race - see you there in a couple of Sundays!

Ian Raggett after a tough race

15/05/2013 - Summer Series Launch Is IMMINENT!

So finally its here.... the launch of our Summer Series this SUN 19 May at ETHY WOODS nr Lerryn.  Catch you all there :) :)  Suitable for all and we especially welcome new faces along to this!

WHERE: Signposted off the Lerryn-Lostwithiel road. CLICK HERE for a map.  POSTCODE PL22 0LG for the SatNav!

WHEN: Start anytime 1500-1700.  Course close 1800

WHAT: A Beginners Course of 3K with 14 controls, or a "Score" - 45 mins to collect a maximum of 24 controls.  Entry £7 Adults/Families £3 Juniors

AFTER: Ethy is a beautiful Picnic spot with views of the River.  Bring some food and savour it!

Ethy

02/05/2013 - Summer Series Launch!

So it seems that Summer is finally here :-)  And so too is our Summer Series, well nearly!  As seen in the Cornish Guardian it launches on SUN 19 MAY at Ethy, LERRYN.  Our first ever running here, thanks to the National Trust and Forestry Commission.

Come and have a go!  Newbies especially welcome with friendly help on hand to get you started.  See you there!

Ethy flier

28/04/2013 - Wrapping up the Southern Championships

The last set of comments from the event officials - the planner's - has now been posted and can be seen HERE.

Once again, many thanks to everyone for making the trip to Penhale - and if you're determined to get the better of all those pesky contour details then we're hoping to get permission to hold our galoppen event there at the end of the year. Keep an eye on this website for details.

22/04/2013 - Forest league - Final Table

With all the excitement of the Southern Championships, you may not have realised that the event at Dunmere was the final event of the 2012-2013 Winter and so the final tables for the Forest League have been calculated and can be found HERE.

Congratulations to all the winners.

19/04/2013 - Onwards to the Summer Series!

So following a stormy weekend for the Southern Champs, spring finally seems to be upon us :) A bit of a hiatus to allow us to recover from the SC before we move into the Summer Series. And what a good one its going to be! We will see you at Ethy in MAY!

Keep checking back here for specific event details nearer the time.

Summer Series

16/04/2013 - St Ives and Southern Champs Results

Phew, what a hectic weekend that was!  Thanks to everyone who came and sampled some of the best orienteering that Cornwall has to offer.  From the dunes at Hayle, to the tricky streets of St Ives and the grand finale at the mind blowing Penhale, it truly was a great one! 

Results can now be found HERE

Note that these results are for each age class. If you want to view them as course results then they can be found in the results section of the BOF website.

Now we have a few weeks break before the summer starts in earnest with the first ever event at the National Trust's ETHY nr Lerryn.  See you there!

01/04/2013 - SOUTHERN CHAMPS - 13/14 April

Following the excitement of our Winter series of racing we move to a fitting finale at the Southern Champs.  Come and compare yourself against some of the best in the south of the country!

SATURDAY evening sees the first ever Urban race at St Ives.  Then on SUNDAY we move to the challenging dunes of Penhale Sands.  Entry for these events is ADVANCE ONLY closing on 2nd APRIL

However fear not if you've missed the date.  There will be a Training Event in the dunes at HAYLE during Saturday and limited courses available for Entry on the Day at PENHALE.  So we hope to see you there!

SC

25/03/2013 - Dunmere results

The results for yesterday's event are now available in the results section of the website.

As that was the last event of the forest league, watch out for news of the final league positions.

21/03/2013 - Revised results

Please note that revised results for the Brown course are now posted. Phil Newall's new dibber has been forced to reveal its secrets by Barry 'the Inquisitor' Olds! 

17/03/2013 - Polly Joke results

Results for yesterdays' event at Polly Joke are now available. Well done for those competitors who had to face the hail storm.  We move to DUNMERE WOODS, Bodmin next SUN 24 MARCH for yet more O action!

Dunmere

12/03/2013 - Duchy College schools event

Well done to all the children who took part in the Orienteering days at Duchy College. We hope you all enjoyed yourselves despite the cold wind.

And many thanks to the college students and staff for their enthusiastic support.

Perhaps we'll see some of you at one of our club events during the coming months.  Why not come to Polly Joke this Saturday?

Polly flier

01/03/2013 - St Ives Urban Event April 13th

We are pleased to announce that we can offer junior courses as well as senior courses for the Urban race at St Ives.  Courses will be designed such that, through carefully placed control sites, they are suitable for junior competitors.  Therefore the whole family can enjoy Orienteering in one of the most beautiful towns in the country.

We'd be delighted if you would pass this message amongst your club members.  You'll also be aware that the event is a round of the Southern England Urban Orienteering League [SEUOL].

SEOUL

26/02/2013 - NEXT TIME: Springtime at Polly Joke

By the the time of our next race spring will truly have sprung.  And what better place to celebrate it than in the beautiful coastal scenery of Polly Joke near Newquay.  As ever the event will feature courses to suit total Beginners of all ages, right up to experts!  See you there!

Polly flier

25/02/2013 - Cookworthy Results

Well the weather Gods gave us some long awaited dry conditions, and it seems Cookworthy dried out nicely to give some ace running conditions yesterday.  Hope you enjoyed it!

Anyway results are now available HERE

Meanwhile see you in March at POLLY JOKE and DUNMERE!Cookworthy

21/02/2013 - Cookworthy on Sunday 24th

It hasn't rained for days so it's looking good but cold for the next Forest League event this Sunday. As it's also our contribution to the South West's Galoppen series we're looking forward to welcoming orienteers from outside of Cornwall to this great area.  

OK the area isn't actually in Cornwall, but at least you won't have qutie so far to travel - and we certainly won't be plagued by midges like last year! See you on Sunday.

15/02/2013 - Back in the light

With the last of the night events behind us there are now three more forest events to complete the league for this winter season - Cookworthy, Polly Joke and Dunmere.

Then, in April, Kerno hosts the Southern Championships at Penhale. Please note that if you usually  run a technical course (Short Green, Green, Blue or Brown) and want to run at that level at Penhale, then you must pre-enter. Entry on the day will only be available for courses of a lower technical difficulty.

10/02/2013 - Tehidy Jedi Night O Results!

The Tehidy Jedi Night O results are now available HERE

What a great event! Thanks Sara and Gavin and to all those who turned out. That concludes the Dark Side for the 2012/13 but look out for details of the 2013/14 Nights coming soon...... 

Meanwhile we move into Spring and the next event at Cookworthy nr Holsworthy in 2 weeks time, see you there!

Jedi Night O

03/02/2013 - Duchy Results and Tehidy!!

The results from the Duchy College Night O are now available HERE  Great to see you all again, and congratulations to the Night League winners for 2012/13.  Will Hancock triumphed on the Green by a whisker, there was a close run battle on the Jade which Alison Reynolds (DEVON) won and great to see Kerno's Amanda Raynham take the honours on Orange....

But thats not it for Night O.  Next SATURDAY sees the grand finale with a great fun event lined up at TEHIDY, Redruth.  It'll be a blast, so see you there whether Newcomer or Old Hand!

Night O flier

31/01/2013 - Duchy College Night event

If your appetite was whetted by last week's night event at Trelissick, there's another opportunity to test your night vision this Saturday at Duchy College, Stoke Climsland (north of Callington). Get those head torches charged.

Night O flier

26/01/2013 - Trelissick Night Event

We hope to see many of you tonight at the Trelissick event.  Just to note that parking for the event is not at the National Trust car park but alongside the B3289 about 1km west of Trelissick itself.  Parking is alongside the public road or on the side road heading south from the bridleway.

See you there!

22/01/2013 - Lanhydrock RESULTS

Good to see so many of you at Lanhydrock, including several new faces.  Excellent stuff!

In the spirit of fairness we have voided the leg to #199 on the Green, Blue and Brown courses.  We hope the confusion over the mapping in this area did not spoil your Fun too much.  The results can now be found HERE

Meanwhile remember the Night O this SAT 26 JAN (see below).  Also if you are not a member of the Club why not sign up for the bargain £10 membership for the whole of 2013! JOINING is easy CLICK HERE! See you next time!

Lanhydrock

21/01/2013 - Next Event: Trelissick Night O, SAT 26 JAN

This exciting event will explore the open woodland to the north of the road and three courses will be on offer – Long, Medium and Short, the latter will be suitable for novices.

As with all night events, you will need a decent head torch and compass. Competitors are encouraged to come along to the pub afterwards and we will be using the Carnon Gate Inn at Carnon Downs nearby.

Registration will be from 5.30pm with starts shortly after 6pm depending on how dark it is! See you there!

Night O

21/01/2013 - Good to see you

It was good to see so many of you braving the cold to have a run round Lanhydrock at yesterday's event. 

I must apologise to runners on the Green, Blue and Brown courses whose enjoyment was marred by the inadequacies of the map in the area around control 199. On close inspection I found that the fence has two similar bends rather than the one shown on the map. As the bend was the attack point for the control, for competitors following the fence from the west there was only one outcome - confusion when they came to the first, unmapped bend.

It is likely that we will have to void this leg on all 3 courses. This is feasible with electronic punching.

Again my sincere apologies. Results will appear soon.

Steve Beech - event controller 

07/01/2013 - Next Event: LANHYDROCK 20 JAN

Everyone welcome to our next event in the beautiful surroundings of NT Lanhydrock.... See you there!

Lanhydrock Flier

06/01/2013 - Tremough Results

Good to see so many people turning out to try their hand at a Night Urban Race at Tremough last night!  Planner Roger came up with some courses that didn't let up in the concentration stakes the whole way round, great stuff!

Results can be found > HERE

If you are enjoying your Orienteering why not join us?  Membership is now just a bargain £10 for ADULTS and less for JUNIORS.  For more info head over to the British Orienteering site > HERE  Meanwhile we will see you at LANHYDROCK on SUN 20 JAN!

30/12/2012 - The Start of 2013....Tremough Night O, SAT 5 JAN

 Why not start 2013 with something  different.... a Night Urban Race.... at Tremough Campus Penryn.  Ideal for newcomers to night O, Planner Roger writes:

* How to get there?  Use either the A39 or A394 to the double roundabouts at Treliever; take the road eastwards towards Penryn and then turn into the University Campus.  Follow the “All Traffic” signs and park in the first parking area on the left.  Follow the “pedestrian” signs to registration.  Click HERE for a map

* Registration from 1730, first start 1800; courses close at 2000 and then to a hostelry – yet to be identified.

* What’s on offer?  Three courses; long, medium and short- all designed to be attractive to a range of runners/joggers and walkers with a target winning time of 25 minutes. 

* Do I need special kit?  A high-powered torch is not necessary this night as most of the paths and areas around the campus are lit although some aren’t.  You wil need some illumination to read the 1:3000 map.

* How much?  For NL and Summer Series events it will be Family £7, INDSenior £7, Senior £5 and Junior £3

Tremough

24/12/2012 - Davidstow Results, and Merry Christmas!

Thanks to those of you who turned out on such a foul night at Davidstow last Saturday!  Apologies for the lateness of the event starting - the weather Gods contrived to ensure that I spent a whole day at work prior to putting the controls out (Will, Organiser, Environment Agency Employee!)

Anyway I hope you enjoyed it (slightly).  The results can now be found HERE

Meanwhile have a fantastic Christmas and New Year and we will see you at Tremough and Lanhydrock in January!

Davidstow Control Tower

20/12/2012 - The Final Event of 2012... SAT 22 DEC

2012 is drawing to a close, but fear not as there is still one event to come this SATURDAY evening with the DAVIDSTOW NIGHT-O!  Just remember your headtorch!

First running on this brand new area

*Guaranteed BRAMBLE FREE, and barely a CONTOUR to be climbed!

*Mixture of moorland and man-made features

*Special 1:7500 map

*GREEN, SHORT GREEN and ORANGE courses

*Good venue to try NIGHT O for the 1st TIME  * Starts from 1800

*Register at the CONTROL TOWER (TRIANGLE above)

*ENTRIES £6 ADULTS, £2 JUNIORS

*Apres O in a local Pub, the RISING SUN, ALTARNUN

 

Davidstow Night O

18/12/2012 - Hardhead Results and Merry Christmas!

Great to see so many of you at Hardhead Downs on Sunday.  Even better was seeing so many new faces along, always good to see you, and well done! 

If you are enjoying your Orienteering then why not join the club?  With a saving of £2 per event, and over 20 events planned in 2013 membership represents great value!  Adult membership is just £10 for the remainder of 2012 and 2013, and even less for Juniors - head over to the British Orienteering website for more details....HERE

Meanwhile the RESULTS can be found HERE.  Remember that the final event of 2012 takes place at DAVIDSTOW this SAT 22 DEC (NIGHT) but if we don't see you there have a very Merry Christmas!!

Hardhead Start

10/12/2012 - Winter Series 3 - Hardhead Downs, SUN 16 DEC

After an abortive attempt in October we finally return to the excellent Hardhead Downs on BODMIN MOOR to continue our Winter Series this SUNDAY 16 DEC.

For full details head over to our Fixtures Section.  Everyone welcome as usual, especially newcomers... Friendly advice on hand to get you started!

Also don't forget the Club Shop will be there in full Christmas Retail Therapy mode.  The whole range of Club Clothing and Accesories will be on offer, so bring your cash!  Maybe the answer to your hard to find Christmas present, or maybe a gift to yourself!  See you Sunday!Hardhead Downs

03/12/2012 - Further Night O Action!

This SATURDAY 8 DEC sees the Devon and Cornwall Night League continuing at Burrator on Dartmoor.  For full details head over to the Fixtures section of the Devon OC site HERE

Meanwhile the daylight action resumes the following week at Hardhead Downs on BODMIN MOOR on SUNDAY 16 DEC.... Another week, another event!

Night O flier

25/11/2012 - Double Header Results

Well done to all who battled the elements and turned out at Plymouth Uni OCs inaugural event yesterday.  Results for this can be found over at www.devonorienteering.co.uk

Then the evening saw further wet weather action for the Night Event at Lanhydrock.  Thanks to Graham for putting that on.  The results for that are also now available HERE

We continue the Orienteering action with the next 2 weekends seeing events on Dartmoor - see Devon's website, followed by our event at HARDHEAD DOWNS, Bodmin Moor on 16 DEC.  The events are coming thick and fast!Night O

20/11/2012 - Orienteering Double Header

This SATURDAY 24 NOV sees the chance to do 2 Orienteering events in one day!  Event 1 is the inaugural PLYMOUTH UNI CAMPUS event, starts 1100-1300.  Full details at http://puoc.yolasite.com/our-events.php

Then the evening sees the next installment of the D&C Night League at LANHYDROCK, BODMIN.  Suitable for those less experienced in Night Orienteering, the event features a specially produced 1:5000 map that has been recently updated.  Full details in the fixtures section.

See you this Saturday!

D&C Night League

18/11/2012 - Hayle Towans Results

Well done to everyone who turned out on a beautiful winter's day for some great racing at Hayle today.... Results are now available HERE

 Meanwhile we willl see you at Plymouth Uni and Lanhydrock Night O event next SATURDAY 24 NOV or at Hardhead Downs, Bodmin Moor in December. For those who missed a control or two, don't fear this is one of our toughest areas... so come again next time!

Hayle O

 

17/11/2012 - Updated Membership Pack for 2013

The Membership Pack has been updated to reflect recent changes in the membership process.  The updated pack for 2013 can be found here.

10/11/2012 - Winter Series 2 - Hayle Towans

Following an excellent event on Bodmin Moor in October we move west for the next event at Hayle Towans taking place on SUNDAY 18 NOV, start anytime 1100-1300.  As ever there will be a range of courses on offer and a warm welcome, especially to newcomers to Orienteering.  Parking and registration will be FOUND HERE

Don't forget to bring your spending money too, as the Club Shop will be there offering a range of pre Christmas goodies including a range of club clothing!  So there is no excuse for not looking the part in 2013!

Hayle Towans

07/11/2012 - The Dark Side....

Get your headtorches on charge because the Devon and Cornwall Night League kicks off this Saturday 10th NOV on Dartmoor.  See the flier below for more details and navigate through to the Devon Orienteering website HERE for the exact location.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Night League flier

03/11/2012 - Club Membership for 2013

Great to see so many new faces along at our great races of late!  And if you are enjoying your Orienteering why not join us?  Aside from an opportunity to have a say in the running club there is the obvious benefit of saving £2 per event, with reduced entry fees.

From 2013 Membership for Adults will be a BARGAIN at £10 and Juniors even more so at a mere £4.  To join access the British Orienteering website HERE  See you at the next event!

British O

28/10/2012 - Craddock Moor event

Apologies for not being able to print out results today, but here is the list of provisional course winners.

Brown - Ben Chesters 54:54

Blue - Peter Morton 56:33

Green - Katie Blackford 45:16

Short Green - Amy Borland 52:45

Light Green - Shelley Lockett 45:42

Orange - Angus Harrington 28:02

Yellow - Joe & Harry Stewart 34:13

Full results and splits will be on the website as soon as possible.

Pity the weather wasn't a bit better, but we hope you enjoyed the event.

26/10/2012 - Winter Series 1 - Craddock Moor, Minions

Its been a while, but the Winter Series will finally open at Craddock Moor, Minions on Sun 28 October....there will be something suited to everyone on this beautiful moorland area.... Dont forget the Night League which is imminent too.....

Full details in the Fixtures Section

26/09/2012 - Hardhead Downs

Unfortunately, and with great regret, we are obliged to cancel the event on Sunday as the necessary permission has not been received from one of the landowners.  We will be trying to find a date in the near future when we can hold the event. 

22/09/2012 - Orienteering.. The Reawakening!

So the new Orienteering season bursts into life next weekend. And what a Ripsnorter its going to be! On FRIDAY 28th we have the annual time trial around Stithians Reservoir - a great gauge of fitness, and suitable for all with great foodin the pub after! If you are coming let Phil Newall know.

Then SUNDAY 30th sees us on Hardhead Downs, Bodmin Moor to launch the Winter Orienteering Series. A great area, and courses to suit all abilities and ages.  Full details in the Fixtures section!
Hardhead

08/09/2012 - Winter Series - Forest League

The next few weeks see a little break from Orienteering following the excitement of the Summer Series.  We reconvene on the 30th September on Bodmin Moor for the start of our Winter Series, the established Forest League.

All of our upcoming events up to next April 2013 have now been confirmed, including the Night League.  Head over to the Fixtures section for all the details.

Well done to all Summer Series prize winners including Dan Alsop pictured below.Dan Alsop - Summer Series Newcomer Prize Winner

01/09/2012 - Cornwall OC Triumph in Dorset!

News just in... Cornwall OC triumph in the annual battle of SW Orienteering clubs at the Dorset Coast Path Relay.  Apparently Dan Alsop smashed the King of the Coast Record too.  Great running all... More detailed results to follow!

A special mention to Ken George who masterminded the whole thing, no mean feat of logistics!

Cornwall OC victorious

28/08/2012 - LANHYDROCK Comments and Goodbye!

Planner from Lanhydrock, Hilde writes!

"Thanks to everyone who turned up to Lanhydrock yesterday. This is our last week in Cornwall, and we will miss everybody at the club. It is 2.5 years since we joined the club, after first turning up to Coldrennick Night-O in snow and ice. Since then, we have particularly enjoyed night events and Friday nights. 

Thank you for the very generous gifts - the M&S voucher will be used for baby clothes etc and when the baby is born she will do some modelling in these and we will post the pictures.

It was our first go at planning and I hope that the format did not confuse people too much. Also, I apologise for control 197, which I was told was further N-W than it should have been. Looking at the results, it appears that the courses were more physically challenging than most of our informal summer events have been. I hope you still enjoyed it.If you want updates and baby pictures, please send me or Gregory Skinner friend requests!"

GOOD LUCK FROM EVERYONE AT CORNWALL OC!

28/08/2012 - LANHYDROCK Results

Wow what a conclusion to the Summer Series at Lanhydrock on SUNDAY.  The results can be found by clicking the link above.

Congratulations to Arthur Boyt, Barry Olds and Mark Lockett who all won Buffs for their efforts. 

In further exciting news the overall SUMMER SERIES results have been calculated and the winners are Steve Beech - 1st MALE, Adele Newall - 1st FEMALE and Dan Alsop - 1st NEWCOMER/IND.  They will receive Cornwall OC bespoke BUFFS - to be presented in DORSET next weekend.  Great work!

Lanhydrock Maze

26/08/2012 - New Season Fixtures

Thanks to all that turned out for the Summer Series finale and Family Fun Day at Lanhydrock today.  Hilde masterminded some great courses and everyone had an ace time!  The Results, and Summer Series final standings will follow very soon.  Great stuff.

Meanwhile all the Fixtures for the new season have been announced now... head over to the Fixtures section.  We start with 2 Moorland epics and it won't be long till the Night League... More great stuff to follow!!

Roger "Tommy Cooper" at Lanhydrock

21/08/2012 - Summer Series #9 LANHYDROCK

Hilde has now revealed the format for SUNDAY 26 AUG at LANHYDROCK and its going to be a fitting conclusion to this years great Series of leftfield events. Best described as LINE with EXTRAS, all in the PARKLAND:

COURSE 1 - 2.4 km, 12 controls to be visited in order (EASY)

 COURSE 2 - Course 1 must be completed in order, along with 10 extra controls, fastest finisher to win

COURSE 3 - Course 1 + all extra controls, fastest finisher to win!

Then to round things off everyone will complete our ORIENTEERING MAZE! Great fun, suitable for absolutely everyone. Got all that? Well fear not we'll go through it on the day! START anytime 1500-1600!  And round it all off with a PICNIC after.

 

21/08/2012 - Cornwall OC Buffs On Sale Now!

Cornwall OC bespoke BUFFs have now landed and will be on Sale at all events from Lanhydrock this SUNDAY onward. Bargain price £12. Can bring to Dorset Coast Path too if you let us know!

Kerno Buff

20/08/2012 - Royal Cornwall Results

So despite the weather a great time was had by everyone who turned out to the RCS event last Friday evening.  Thanks for coming and making it a success, we hope you enjoyed it!  The results are now available by clicking through from the tab above....  Next up LANHYDROCK for the final event of the Series this SUN 26 AUG 1500-1600... more details to follow shortly!

Well done to BUFF winners Chris Moncaster and Emily Bliss, come and collect them at LANHYDROCK.  Still 3 more to be won!

RCS SS 2012 

13/08/2012 - Cardinham Woods Results

The results from last Saturday's race at Cardinham Woods are now available - head over to the RESULTS section.  Thanks to Graham who masterminded it and everyone who turned out! 

BUFF  headscarf winners  were Ian Ashton (1st male), Tracy Freer (1st female) and each of the White clan from Cumbria as Junior winners. Outstanding from Truro - Catherine Horton (1st female). Get along to Royal Cornwall to claim them this FRIDAY evening 17 AUG!

11/08/2012 - Summer Series #8 Royal Cornwall

Thanks to everyone who turned out for a great evening's racing (and BBQ) at Cardinham tonight.... And now for something completely different with the Royal Cornwall Showground hosting us next FRIDAY 17 AUG.

START anytime between 1800 and 1900.  2 COURSES on OFFER suitable for all - LONG 4.6 km, SHORT 2.6 km.

Expect plenty of controls and twists and turns!  Come and see the Showground in a different light!

AFTER: We will head to a local pub for a social meal, and chance to mull over the series to date!

RCS map

07/08/2012 - Truro and Tehidy Results

Results from the last two events in the Summer Series are now available over in the Results section.  Thanks to everyone who turned out, and see you again at Cardinham this SATURDAY!

07/08/2012 - Summer Series #7 Cardinham Woods

Wow, barely time to pause for breath as we move to CARDINHAM WOODS for the next event this SATURDAY 11th AUGUST.

Planner Graham writes:

The very essence of orienteering:  Runnable forest and many controls, requiring concentration and accurate navigation.

 

·         3 courses:  Green (4.4km), Jade (2.6km), Orange (2.8km)

 

·         Featuring an new virtually flat area of Cardinham Woods, never used for orienteering before. 

 

·         Map updated specially for this event.

 

·         Downhill finish!

 

Many barbecues and picnic tables available adjacent to Download.  Bring charcoal or portable barbecue.

 

It’s going to be good!

Cardinham Woods

04/08/2012 - TRURO Ultrasprint

So its finally here... Perhaps the first ever Maze O in Cornwall, so come and be a part of it.  Daytime will see a Family Friendly event with the Maze on LEMON QUAY.  The evening will see some frenetic Urban racing around the mean streets of Truro.... if you can escape the Maze first!

See you there.... it'll be awesome

Truro Ultrasprint

29/07/2012 - Summer Series #5 Tehidy

After a break the Summer Series returns with a bang at Tehidy nr Redruth this coming SATURDAY.  As well as the action packed 45 min Score race there will be a social BBQ after, and yet another chance to win a BUFF headscarf.  So see you there!

Also - don't forget the TRURO ULTRASPRINT, upcoming on MON 6 AUG.  One definitely not to miss!

Tehidy flier

17/07/2012 - Summer Series #4 Hayle

The Summer Series of Orienteering continued apace with an awesome event in the mind blowingly complex dunes at Hayle.  The results are now available - head over to the relevant section.  There were further BUFF prizes to be won!

A little break now whilst many are off to Wales for 6 Days of Orienteering.  We continue the Series in early August at Tehidy, followed by the Amazing Truro Ultrasprint.  See you there!

Holly at Hayle

11/07/2012 - Summer Series NEXT EVENT

The next event in the Summer Series will be held on Gwithian Towans on Saturday 14th July from 1630 to 1830 hrs.  There will be two line courses for you to try on a newly revised map.  So why not come along to have a go?

Take the B3301 northwards from Hayle and take the turning at SW581406 and park as soon as you are able.  Follow the signs and marked route to the start.  If the weather looks OK bring a picnic for afterwards or if the weather looks iffy we might just go to a local pub for a social meal.

25/06/2012 - Pencarrow Head Results

Thanks to everyone who turned out on a damp evening for some great running at Pencarrow Head.  The RESULTS are available HERE

25/06/2012 - Next Event: TRELISSICK 7 JULY

Following the excitement of the opening 2 Races of the Summer Series, we now move west for the next event in the stunning scenery of TRELISSICK.

Score Expert Phil Newall is planning a treat which will be suitable for all ages and abilities.  So how could you miss it?  See you there.....

Trelissick flier

23/06/2012 - Pencarrow Head - Winners!

Great to see so many competitors out braving the weather for tonight's Pencarrow Head Race.  Thanks to Organiser Steve.  Good to see some new faces along and our Orienteering friends from the Midlands.

Results to follow soon... But congratulations to 1st Man Gavin Henderson and 1st Lady Sara, pictured below with their BUFF winnings.  Next up Trelissick on 7 JULY.

20/06/2012 - Looe Street Race

The results from the Looe Street Race can now be found by CLICKING HERE

See you at Pencarrow Head this SATURDAY evening!

18/06/2012 - Summer Series #2

After the exciting launch of the Series last Saturday we move to the stunning scenery of PENCARROW HEAD for the next....  And there are more Buffs to be won, so see you there!

Pencarrow flier

11/06/2012 - The Summer Series Is Here!

The Summer Series spot prizes have just landed.  What a haul, thanks to BUFF for providing those!  See you this Saturday evening in Looe Millpool Car Park for the STREET SCORE from 1800.  Points will quite possibly mean prizes!

Looe Detail

09/06/2012 - League Table Updates

The latest league tables for the Forest League and the Tamar League have now been posted.  Check out how you've been getting on here.

Also Mark Lockett's great remote camera photos from the Tamar Triple can be found here and here.  Check out his other photos too - they're rather good!

05/06/2012 - Orienteering Goes Underground!

Guerilla Orienteering?  No!  Buffs were essential anti-midge wear at Cookworthy Forest yesterday for our hard working Officials!  Despite that a good day's racing was had by all at the final day of the Tamar Triple... Hope you enjoyed it!

Anti-midge measures!

03/06/2012 - The Summer Series Has Landed!

JUNE sees the launch of our exciting Summer Series at LOOE... Ever wanted to try O, well this is absolutely the time to do it!  And with events taking place every 2 weeks this will be an action packed Summer....  Full details of the series can be FOUND HERE

Excitingly the Series is very kindly supported by BUFF and all events will feature prizes for the winners!  So yet another reason to take part whether a newcomer or seasoned addict!  See you at LOOE....

Looe Street Race

03/06/2012 - Tamar Triple

Two amazing days of the Tamar Triple so far, which has showcased the sheer contrast of the Orienteering spectrum from yesterday's Urban blast around Exeter Uni to todays excellent fast furious Dartmoor jaunt.  The contrast will be complete with tomorrows excursion in the Forest at Cookworthy.

Results can be FOUND HERE

14/05/2012 - Next Events

 

After some intense competition our Winter Series - the Forest League has now concluded... But fear not the action continues with the TAMAR TRIPLE over the Jubilee W/E and then.... 

The exciting launch of our Summer Series 2012.  The 1st event at LOOE is suitable for all, from families who want a relaxed tour of the town, to those who like things a little more frenetic.... And its all in aid of ELLIE's HAVEN, so come along and support this great cause!

Definitely coming? Then email cornwallorienteering@hotmail.co.uk to reserve a map.....

Summer Series Flier

 

14/05/2012 - Inny Foot Race Results

Sunday brought top weather for a top event at Inny Foot, the final one of the "Winter" Season....  Thanks to everyone who turned out.  Of particular note was the array of cakes on offer in the famous Tea Tent!  

RESULTS can be found HERE.  Next up the Tamar Triple over the Jubilee W/E and then comes the launch of the Summer Series in LOOE on 16 JUNE.  Summer is looking great!Inny Foot Cakes

14/05/2012 - 2011 Light Green Winner

Congratulations to Liz Whitley, winner of the 2011 Light Green Forest League, who collected her award recently.

2011 Light Green Winner

24/04/2012 - Next Event(s)

Following on from the excellent event at Mt Edgcumbe last SAT we move on to INNY FOOT nr CALLINGTON on SUNDAY 13th MAY, followed by the TAMAR TRIPLE over the Jubilee Bank Hol weekend.

Then JUNE brings an exciting development for the club with the launch of the SUMMER SERIES.  Taking place across the County, these events are especially aimed at newcomers.  So if you've ever wanted to try O, or improve your skills heres a great opportunity.  Having said that there will still be some fierce competition amongst existing orienteers!  Summers looking good......

 

SUMMER SERIES FLIER

24/04/2012 - Mt Edgcumbe Results

The results for the Mt Edgcumbe event have now been posted.

The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed that the results are still a little on the broken side.  Please accept our heartiest apologies - a fix is being prepared as soon as the web administrator gets his act together!

14/04/2012 - MTB-O at Lustleigh, 29 APRIL

Like ORIENTEERING and MTB?  Then get along to Lustleigh on 29 APRIL for the next SW MTB event.  Head across to our Friends at PEDAL MAD site HERE for further details.

MTB-o

01/04/2012 - Next Orienteering: SATURDAY 21st April

Always a fantastically scenic venue for racing, this event will be based in the middle Car Park.  All welcome, especially newcomers!

Mt E flier

01/04/2012 - Forest League 2011 Winners!

After a tough season of racing, with some exciting competion, the winners of the 2011 Forest League (CLICK for explanation) were:

BROWN Gavin Henderson, BLUE David Lockett, GREEN Arthur Boyt, LIGHT GREEN Liz Whitley, ORANGE Elizabeth Brunyee and YELLOW Erryn Lockett.

Congratulations to them!  Particularly good to see Elizabeth, pictured below with Chair Steve Beech triumph in her first season orienteering with the club, great stuff.Elizabeth Brunyee Orange course winner 2011

31/03/2012 - Stithians Record Smashed!

So dry but windy conditions for tonight's 4.9 ml time trial around Stithians Reservoir. New orienteer Dan Alsop smashed the previous record of 29:32 putting in a time of 26:52. One to watch for the future after his decent performance at Trelissick last Sunday! Awesome!

Dan Alsop

29/03/2012 - Trelissick Results

Last Sunday's good weather made for some out of this world racing in the beautiful Trelissick Estate.  RESULTS can now be found HERE

It was great to see so many newcomers turning up to try orienteering for a 1st or 2nd time!  It'll be great to see you back again at Mt Edgcumbe in a few week's time.  Any queries/feedback hit us up on our Facebook page or email cornwallorienteering@hotmail.co.uk

Thanks also to event officials Gavin, Barry, Hilde and Greg who worked tirelessly to ensure such a top event took place.

20/03/2012 - Trelissick Event HQ

This Sunday's Trelissick event will be based in the main NT Car Park.

Remember to bring your NT membership card or sticker to secure FREE parking.  Non members will need to pay the £4 parking fee.  Look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

19/03/2012 - Next Orienteering: SUNDAY 25th MARCH

Trelissick Flier

17/03/2012 - Night League Orange Winner

Congratulations to Kim Boswijk, winner of the Night League Orange, seen here collecting the trophy for an excellent seasons racing.

Well done!

Kim Boswijk Night League Orange Winner

07/03/2012 - British Summer Time

Our next event, Trelissick on the 25th March, falls on the first day of BST.  The clocks will have gone forward one hour at midnight.  Make sure you've got your wits about you so you don't arrive late!

27/02/2012 - Cornwall OC at the British Night Champs

Well done to all the Cornwall OC competitors at the British Night Orienteering Championships in the New Forest last Saturday.

A massive well done to Peter Morton, Annabel Pring and Barry Olds who are now British champions! 

Cornwall OC's Graham Pring is pictured in the forest below.  Next year it could be you... watch this space for an imminent announcement on our Night events for next year!

Graham Pring at the British Night Champ

25/02/2012 - Event resources

Planning an event?  No idea how difficult an Orange should be?  Baffled?  Confused?

Fret no longer!  There is now a handy event resources section which features a wealth of info for planners and organisers.  Head over here to have a look.

Why not volunteer to plan or organise the next event - it's a lot of fun!

25/02/2012 - Event structure

There have been exciting chnages to the event and league structure for Kerno's events in 2012 and beyond.  There are now seperate Winter, Summer and Night leagues.  These should provide excellent opportunities for fantastic and varied racing and will feature prizes for the winners!

Learn more here.

21/02/2012 - Next Orienteering: SUNDAY 25th MARCH

Trelissick Flier

16/02/2012 - Champions!

Congratulations to the new 2011/12 Night League Champions.  Will H triumphed in the Green, Barry O beat off strong competition to conquer the Jade and Kim B rose to the top on the Orange.

The full breakdown of final league standings can be found here.

Night Champions

16/02/2012 - Coldrenick Night O Results

The results from the final night event of the season have now been posted HERE.

Thanks to everyone who attended the Night O this season.  Numbers are growing which is great, will you be up for the challenge in winter 2012?

11/02/2012 - Orienteering on Sky Sports

The "Get Involved" segment on Sky Sports News is today running a feature on Orienteering.  From the the article:

"Get Involved tracked down some of the thousands of participants who enjoy this challenging, outdoor adventure sport each month and discovered that it's the perfect activity for someone with a sense of adventure.

People of all ages and abilities can take part - it doesn't matter if you live in the countryside or the city, or what to take part during the day or night!

And as Sarah Rollins of GB Orienteering explained, you're never too young to start!"

The link to the article and video is here.

06/02/2012 - Night O - Sat 11th Feb

Sadly this Saturday heralds the end of the night O season!

So come along to Coldrenick nr Liskeard to grab your last fix!  Head over to the Fixtures section for a map showing the event location.

Starts from 1800.  Don't be late or forget your headtorch!  GREEN, SHORT GREEN (JADE) and ORANGE courses on offer....  See you there.

06/02/2012 - Polly Joke Results - 5th February 2012

The results for Polly Joke have now been posted.

You may notice that the results look a little strange.  Especially the fact that everyone who ran was apparently 10 years old!  That's because a recent software update with our punching software has played havoc with the way in which the results are displayed on the website.  This may take a little time and your patience is much appreciated.

Polly Joke 2012

31/01/2012 - Mountain Bike Orineteering

PedalMad and Somerset MBO are organising a Mountain Bike Orienteering Event on Sunday 11th March in the North East of Dartmoor (Grid Ref SS903471).  There are several course options; a three hour score for the hardcore and a two hour variant for those looking a gentler day out!  Registration and starts from 0900-1000.

Why not dust of the bike and give it a go? Further details can be found here.

28/01/2012 - Polly Joke 5th February

This event will feature a different starting point that has not been used for some time.  So don't go where you always went! 

So where do you go?

The signs on the A3075 will begin at SW803571 and take you through the village of Cubert towards Holywell Bay.  Just after Cubert the signs will direct you down some narrow lanes to reach the parking on Cubert Common at SW781594.

We look forward to seeing you there!

23/01/2012 - Mt Edgcumbe Night Results

Last Saturday saw another top night's racing at Mt Edgcumbe courtesy of Planning mastermind Dick Smith.  The parkland played host to some fast and furious racing.  Results are now available HERE

This Saturday coming 28th sees a further chance for some night O action at Smallhanger Waste Plympton, courtesy of Devon OC.  Info HERE  See you there!

 
  

16/01/2012 - Lanhydrock Results

It was brilliant to see such a great turnout for yesterday's event at Lanhydrock.  Great area, great courses... thanks to Steve, Jeannie and Alan for masterminding it all.  It was good to see so many newcomers along, hope to see you all again soon!

Results are now available HERE.

Meanwhile see you at MT EDGCUMBE on Saturday for the next NIGHT O.  With courses entirely in the park it will be an event suitable for all - check the fixtures for details.  Start from 1800, see you there.....

10/01/2012 - TRELISSICK NIGHT O RESULTS

Wow what a fantastic turnout for the Trelissick Night O last Saturday!  Thanks to you all for coming and creating an event with such a buzz....

Results are now available HERE

Thanks to Phil and Adele Newall for masterminding!  Meanwhile see you at LANHYDROCK this SUNDAY 15th JAN....

07/01/2012 - LANHYDROCK SUN 15th JAN

Come along and explore the beautiful scenery of the National Trust's Lanhydrock nr Bodmin on SUNDAY 15th JANUARY.  A great opportunity to burn off some of the festive season's excesses!

As ever there are a range of courses to suit all.  Beginners are welcome, with friendly advice on hand to get you started.  Very little specialised equipment is necessary, just clothes/shoes you don't mind getting muddy!  If you have a compass bring that along, though it won't be essential for the easier courses.

WHEREThe main NT car park.  CLICK for MAP  Look out for the orienteering signs.    

WHEN: You can start a course anytime between 1030 and 1300

See you next Sunday!

20/12/2011 - Trellisick Night Event

Kerno’s next event will be on 7th January, the first event of the New Year and a chance to burn off those unwanted calories.

After the success of the Will’s RCS event just before Xmas, you’ve now got another opportunity to come and try Night “O” in a safe environment at Trelissick Gardens, Truro, Cornwall.

Again, all you need is a torch, watch and a compass. Format will be a 45 minute score event with a “twist” using a mass start at 6pm. Meet at around 5.45pm in the main NT car park. There will be prizes!!

The plan is also to go to the Carnon Gate pub nearby for food afterwards. To help with map printing and pub booking, can you let Phil know if you are coming: pnewall@wardell-armstrong.com

See you there!

18/12/2011 - Royal Cornwall Showground Night O Results

Thanks to everyone who braved a wild winters night to compete at the RCS Night O last night!  It was great to see so many people along, and the Christmas party in the pub after was good too.

Results can be found HERE

All that remains to be said is have a great Christmas from all at Cornwall OC.  Don't forget the Brown Willy Run on New Years Day and then the next night O at Trelissick on 7 JAN.

13/12/2011 - Idless Results

Well done to everyone who came along to the mud and puddle fest at Idless Woods on Sunday.  It was good to see some new faces along, hope to see you again soon.  Special thanks to the event officials who worked hard on a wet day to provide such a top event.

Results are now available HERE

Don't forget the Royal Cornwall Show night event this SATURDAY - if you are coming please email cornwallorienteering@hotmail.co.uk to reserve a map.  Otherwise merry Christmas from one and all at Cornwall OC!!

30/11/2011 - Next TWO Events

Why not take a well earned break from the Christmas shopping and come along to our next events!  Everyone welcome!

SUNDAY 11th DEC at IDLESS WOODS nr TRURO - CLICK for MAP  START anytime between 1030 and 1300.  Full range of courses to suit all from beginners of any age to experts!  ENTRIES £7 ADULTS £2 JUNIORS

SATURDAY 17th DEC at ROYAL CORNWALL SHOWGROUND nr WADEBRIDGE - CLICK for MAP  START anytime 1800 to 1900.  A NIGHT EVENT suitable for all, make sure you have a torch!  LONG 4K or SHORT 3K course on offer.  Social gathering in a nearby pub after  If you are coming please email cornwallorienteering@hotmail.co.uk to reserve a map and a place in the pub!  ENTRIES £5 ADULTS £2 JUNIORS

Hope to see you there!  Also the latest FOREST LEAGUE standings are now available CLICK HERE

21/11/2011 - Smugglers Cove Results

A fine winters day made for some spectacular orienteering in the coastal scenery of Smugglers Cove.  Thanks to everyone who turned out, we hope you enjoyed it.  Special thanks to first time planner Jeannie, controller Alan and organiser Richard, who brought us such a great event!

Results are now available HERE

Next up: KERNO's AGM on FRIDAY.  Followed by IDLESS WOODS Truro on SUNDAY 11th DECEMBER and then ROYAL CORNWALL SHOWGROUND night event (and Christmas party) on SATURDAY 17th DECEMBER.

See you at the next one!  Not a member of the club?  Then why not join us?  Multiple benefits including £2 off per event!  Go on......

13/11/2011 - Looe Street Race Results

Last Tuesday saw an exciting Score race in the streets of Looe.  Many thanks to Peter Heywood for organising that, and to all the competitors for turning up especially those from the Looe Pioneers.

Results are available in the Night League section CLICK THROUGHu .

See you at Smugglers Cove near FOWEY next SUNDAY 20th NOVEMBER for a run in the light!  And for those who like running in the dark Saturday sees the next fixture in the D&C Night League at King Tor on DARTMOOR.

09/11/2011 - Lanhydrock Night Event: Saturday 12th November

Following on from the excitement of Tuesday's Looe Street Race, this Saturday sees the first fixture in the Devon and Cornwall Night League at LANHYDROCK near Bodmin.

Always a popular one, the courses will explore the park and woodland.  There will be a long and short technical course on offer (GREEN and JADE) and an easier ORANGE course.

So try something a bit different this weekend!  Start times between 1800 and 1900.  More in the Fixtures section.....

01/11/2011 - LOOE Street Race, Tues 8th November

Everyone is welcome to our next event, the LOOE Street Race on TUESDAY 8th NOVEMBER.  You can start anytime between 1830 and 1900.

The race will be action packed and suitable for all from total beginners to hardened orienteering addicts!  Competitors will have 45 mins to move at their preferred pace across East and West Looe in order to visit as many checkpoints as possible.

Nearly all of the competition area will be streetlit.  However hi-vis clothing should be worn for safety and a torch will be useful.

With bargain entry fees of just £5 seniors (£3 British Orienteering members) and £2 juniors its one not to be missed.  See you there!  Register at the Millpool Car Park, CLICK FOR MAP

 

01/11/2011 - Shane Ohly triumphs at the OMM!

This year's Original Mountain Marathon was held in the Loch Tay to Loch Earn region of Scotland.  Massive congratulations to Kerno club member Shane Ohly who triumphed, winning the Elite course with a sprint finish, incredible!

Kerno were well represented by members past and present, well done to all:

Mark and Ashley Bown A Class 2nd out of 32 finishers

Scott Collier C class 16th out of 68

Chris Hammick also competed in the C class

James Turner and Chris Moncaster Medium Score 56 out of 206

Will Hancock Long Score 35th out of 132

01/11/2011 - Mountain Bike Orienteering

Try your hand at mountain bike orienteering at the latest round of the the SW Mountain Bike Orienteering League.  PedalMad and Somerset MBO are holding the event on 04/12/11 in the beautiful Quantock Hills.  Please see the website for further details, bmbo.org.uk, and also the following flyer.

23/10/2011 - Tamar League

There have been three events in the Tamar League.  What's the Tamar League!!?? Instituted when Phil Newall was Chairman it is a league based on all the events from Devon and Cornwall clubs fixture lists - more or less.

 

The only requirement is that you have to take part in at least three of the other clubs "forest league" events.  So the first report has now been published and you can find it on the results page, under the League heading.

Hope to see lots more names on the listings!

17/10/2011 - Hayle Results

Congratulations to all that came along to enjoy a fine Autumn day and some great orienteering at Hayle Towans.  Well done to the course winners and commiserations to those who found it tough, don't despair this is one of our most demanding areas!

Results are now available HERE

See you next time for the Street Race at LOOE taking place on the evening of TUESDAY 8th NOVEMBER between 1830 and 1930.  More details in the Fixtures section.

15/10/2011 - Mountain Bike Orienteering

Try your hand at mountain bike orienteering at the latest round of the the SW Mountain Bike Orienteering League.  PedalMad are holding the event on 23/10/11 at South Brent, Dartmoor.  Please see the website for further details, bmbo.org.uk, and also the following flyer.

12/10/2011 - Car parking for the Hayle event

Please note that for the event on Saturday we will be using the public car park for Hayle towans which is pay and display.

Make sure you have enough change with you for the ticket machines.

09/10/2011 - Next Orienteering: SATURDAY 15th October

Why not come to the seaside for an fun filled adventure this Saturday 15th October? We will be holding our latest event in the sand dunes of Hayle Towans.

As at all our events there will be a range of courses to suit all ages and abilities.   Beginners need very little specialised equipment, just comfortable footwear and clothes you don't mind getting muddy! If you have a compass bring it along, though it won't be necessary for the easier courses.  Helpful friendly advice on offer to get you started.  See you in the dunes!

WHERE: CLICK for map

WHEN: You can start a course at any time between 1030 and 1300

 

 

04/10/2011 - Friday Night Training Run: 7th October

Come along to this Friday's training run to help Dorset Coast Path strategist Ken George fine tune next years assault on the trophy!  We will run a series of short sprints (uphill and downhill) to calculate an optimum approach next time!

Running will be on quiet roads, so bring appropriate footwear, hi-vis gear, headtorches and a GPS or chronograph watch for timing purposes.

MEET: Seaton (east of Looe) in the car park west of the bridge CLICK FOR MAP at 1800.

AFTER: There are a range of pubs/restaurants nearby.  Please email Ken or cornwallorienteering_at_hotmail.co.uk to let him know you'll be there and what preference of eating establishment you have.

02/10/2011 - Night Events

Although today's weather doesn't suggest it winter is not far off...  Fortunately for the orienteer this isn't necessarily a bad thing as it heralds the start of the night orienteering season!

As is traditional Kerno is putting on 3 events in the Devon and Cornwall Night League this winter.  We are also offering 3 additional fun fixtures that are especially suited to Night Orienteering Novices.  So come along and try it, you'll be hooked!

Navigate over to the Fixtures section for events already confirmed....  Come to the dark side of orienteering this winter!

02/10/2011 - SW Sprint Championships

The SW Sprint Championships took place this weekend.  Kerno members Mark Lockett and Scott Collier were there.

Congratulations to Mark who is now the M35 SW Sprint Champion.  Another champion in our midst!  It will be a battle of champions at Hayle in two weeks time!

28/09/2011 - Friday Night Training Run: 30th September

Last weeks Stithians Run (the 18th) resulted in a new course record of 29:32.  This represents a speed of 3:42 per km.  Unfortunately the rest of us were running at nowhere near this pace!

Luckily this Friday we have a chance to start doing something about it. 

Park around the village green in Blisland CLICK HERE FOR MAP and be ready to set off at the earlier time of 18.30, (to try to finish before dusk).

 

Various lengths available, on minor roads, footpaths and across moorland, followed by refreshments in the village pub.

Please let Graham Pring know if you are coming and want to eat in the pub.  Or you can email cornwallorienteering_at_hotmail.co.uk. 

26/09/2011 - Hardhead Downs RESULTS

A decent autumn day made for some exciting racing on the scenic moorland at Hardhead Downs.  Thanks to everyone who came and supported the event, especially those who are new to the sport.....  We hope to see you along again at Hayle next month!  Any feedback?  Then mail us at cornwallorienteering_at_hotmail.co.uk

Thanks must also be extended to all the KERNO volunteers who helped put the event on.  Results are available HERE.  See you all in the sand dunes next time!

21/09/2011 - SW Champions

Last weekend Devon OC hosted the two day Caddihoe Chase event.  The first day was also the SW Championships!

The day suffered intermittent heavy showers with a little sun in between.  The parking field was very muddy.

KERNO were succesful in three classes with Gavin Henderson M35, Phil Newall M45 and Chairman Steve Beech M60 all being new SW Campions.

Well done to you all!

Prize-giving next Sunday at Hardhead Downs?

11/09/2011 - Next Friday Night Training Runs

Due to the Caddihoe Chase next weekend 17/18 September there won't be a Friday night training run.

However the next few weeks see a couple of special training runs.  These will be used by Coast Path strategist Ken George to improve our approach for next year.  Make them a date in your diary now!

23rd SEPT, START 1830 will see our twice yearly time trial around STITHIANS RESERVOIR.  Distance approx 5 mls, all abilities welcome as there is a staggered start to ensure everyone finishes at a similar time.  Good food in the pub after too!  If you are coming let Phil Newall know for booking the pub.

7th OCT will see a special uphill/downhill time trial nr SEATON, SE Cornwall.

All welcome - please come along to help the club towards victory in the Dorset Coast Path race next year!

11/09/2011 - Next Orienteering: SUNDAY 25th September

Why not get off the beaten track and explore a little visited part of Bodmin Moor at our next event on SUNDAY 25th SEPTEMBER? The event takes place on the scenic moorland of Hardhead Downs near Colliford Lake.

As ever there are a range of courses to suit all.  Beginners are welcome, with friendly advice on hand to get you started.  So come along for a fun time on the moors!

WHERE: Click here for map.  Look out for the orienteering signs.    

WHEN: You can start a course anytime between 1030 and 1300

See you then for a run (or walk) on the wild side!

06/09/2011 - Friday Night Training Run - 9th September

Club Coach Graham writes "The holidays are over and you need to get fitter!  There’s the Caddihoe Chase the weekend after next, (2 days on Dartmoor, lovely terrain but not exactly flat), then Hardhead Downs (fast and furious), then Hayle Towans……"

Just email Graham or cornwallorienteering_at_hotmail.co.uk, saying “Yes I’ll be there”  and get yourself to Porthpean beach car park CLICK FOR MAP in time to start running at 19.00 this Friday (9th September).  We’ll be heading south along the spectacular coastline to Black Head and then back along inland paths to our starting point.  Then we will seek refreshments nearby, so add “and I would like to eat afterwards” to your email.

 To make it easier for you the whole distance will only be 7km this week (with several metres of climb), and there will even be shorter options available!

 Joking aside, all are welcome, see you Friday!

 

04/09/2011 - Dorset Coast Path 2011

Congratulations to everyone who took part in yesterdays Dorset Coast Path relay.  This is an annual battle between the SWs orienteering clubs.  The race takes place over 65 miles between Lyme Regis and Sandbanks.  FULL RESULTS can be found HERE

Kerno came a very creditable 3rd behind winners Wessex and Bristol.  Special thanks from the team to strategist Ken George who masterminded the challenge so effectively.  

Make a date in your diary now for next years race!

PHOTOS of the day are now available HERE.  If you have any photos of the day you'd like to share please email them to Will Hancock who will upload them.

22/08/2011 - Woodbury Mountain Bike Orienteering

Like bikes?  Link orienteering?  Fancy combining the two?  Then the come along to the Woodbury Common Moutain Bike Orienteering Event and experience some fantastic racing and an amazing challenge.

Please see the following flyer for further details.

16/08/2011 - Informal event Sunday 21st

Our summer informal event will take place on Sunday at Truro School.

Mike Beadel has planned an intriguing  score event making use of two different maps. Choose either 30 minute or 60 minute versions, but everyone starts together at 12 noon.

Bring your picnic/barbecue for after the run.

See the fixture list for location details.

05/08/2011 - Orienteering for Beginners at Lanhydrock

New to orienteering?  Then why not come along to the beautiful surroundings of the National Trust's LANHYDROCK and try it?

Cornwall Orienteering Club are putting on two courses ideal for beginners as part of the National Trust's Family Fun Day.  Experienced orienteers will be on hand with friendly advice to show you the ropes!

The day takes place on SUNDAY 28th AUGUST between 1100 and 1500.  Entry fees for the Fun Day are just £2 adults and £4 children, bargain!  For further information see the NATIONAL TRUST WEBSITE 

25/07/2011 - Dunmere Results

Results from yesterday's race at Dunmere are now available, CLICK HERE

Thanks are due to Planner Chris who planned courses to specially avoid the Cornish forest brambles!  Thanks are also due to Controller Pete and Organiser Ivor for their efforts.  Finally thanks to everyone who came along and supported the event.  Next up Truro School in August........

24/07/2011 - Dartmoor Fell Races

Calling all Kerno runners.... you may be interested in the upcoming series of fell races on Dartmoor during August.  Fixtures are:

WEDNESDAY 3rd, @ 1915 SOURTON TOR 1.4 mls, 590' climb,    SATURDAY 6th @ 1400  GREAT WEST (Meldon) 5 mls, 1360'       SATURDAY 13th @ 1300 STICKLEPATH HORSESHOE 9.6 mls, 1700'  SATURDAY 27th @ 1100 OKE CROAK 10.4 mls, 2060' climb

Further details are available on www.fellrunner.org.uk and www.okehamptonrunningclub.com  If interested we can arrange some car sharing - sign up on the Facebook page or email Will Hancock.

Chris Moncaster has also flagged up the VALE of LANHERNE CHASE taking place on WEDNESDAY 10th AUGUST as part of St Columb Carnival week.  See www.stcolumb.org.uk/carnival for further details on that.  Be good to see some Kerno runners at all of these.  Good running!

23/07/2011 - Shanes Race n Europe

Each summer the outdoor industry gathers in Friedrichshafen, Germany for the OutDoor Trade Show. A feature of the show is the Gore-Tex sponsored 'Europe's Fastest Trail Runner' competition.

Shane Ohly made the final - read his story in the next edition of PUNCH.  Did he win - you'll have to read about it in PUNCH!

23/07/2011 - More Photos Added To Flickr!

Kerno's band of photographers have been busy in recent weeks.  To see the fruits of their labour visit the Photos section above which links to the club Flickr page.

Their are photos of the Trelissick, Hayle and Lanhydrock Summer Series events together with the Friday night training run from Sandymouth to Widemouth.

Feel free to share any other photos you may have taken.... get snapping!

17/07/2011 - Lanhydrock Park Race - end of the Summer Series

Thanks to everyone who came along to Lanhydrock yesterday.  We were treated to some really exciting, "butterfly"(!) racing courtesy of Graham,  Many thanks to him for putting it on.  Unfortunately that sees the end of the Summer Series for 2011, but watch this space for details of the 2012 series!

Results can be found here.  Meanwhile photos of the day can be found on the Kerno Flickr page - click through from above.

The XRunning results can be found here.

17/07/2011 - Next Orienteering: Dunmere, SUNDAY 24th July

SUNDAY 24th July sees the next fixture in our Club League at Dunmere Woods just outside Bodmin.  MAP HERE

As usual a full range of courses will be on offer to suit everyone from beginners of all ages up to orienteering experts!

START anytime between 1030 and 1300.  We hope to see you there in the Cornish summer sunshine!

17/07/2011 - Friday Night Training Run - 22nd July

This Friday we are honoured to be revisiting Pete and Nellie's for another run/stayover.

Where? - Between Launceston and Bude, EX22 6SE.  MAP HERE

Format - Meet at Pete and Nellie's ready to set off at 1900.  We will then travel on to run the coast path from Sandymouth to Widemouth bay.
The short run is to Bude canal car park, which is 4.5km, the longer
run is to the car park at the west end of Widemouth bay, (Blackrock
Sands) which is about 10km.

After - We will return to Ogbeare for a BBQ and stayover - you can camp or stay inside.  Bring DRINKS, BEDDING, TENT if relevant plus an offering of FOOD if you fancy it.

If you are coming please email Pete and Nellie Clothier to let them know or email cornwallorienteering_at_hotmail.co.uk.  Don't miss it, will be a good one!

10/07/2011 - SUMMER SERIES 7 - Lanhydrock Saturday 16th July

Planner Graham has now revealed exciting details of this event.  You can view the filer for the event here.  Please note that there are no dogs allowed on the courses and fees will be £5 and £2.


FORMAT: All checkpoints will be located in the beatiful parkland of Lanhydrock.  The courses, suitable for all, will be of a "BUTTERFLY" nature - making for an exciting race as competitors will be in close proximity but not necessarily visiting the same controls!  Not sure what a butterfly is?  Then come and find out.  It will be suitable for all ages and abilities!

WHERE: The event will be centred on the main car park at Lanhydrock CLICK FOR MAP

START: Anytime between 1630 and 1830

AFTER: Bring food for the post race picnic.

See you there for what promises to be a beautiful and exciting race!

09/07/2011 - Summer Series Number 5 Results - Trelissick

Trelissick is always a great place to go orienteering, offering interesting & varied terrain, frantic & fast paced racing and great views and scenery whatever the weather.

Phil Newall's innovative Odd-Even Score Event presented some new challanges and produced some great running.  The results can be found here.

See you at the next event!

05/07/2011 - SLMM

The Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon took place last weekend.

The elites class, the KLETS, had 22 finishers with KERNO's Shane Ohly in second place and Scott Collier in 16th place.

Will Hancock and Robert Hicks were 12th (of 29 finishers) in the Bowfell class.

Hilde Andersen and Greg Skinner were 14th (of 20 finishers) in the Bedafell clsss.

Rob Sneyd and Michael Beadel competed in day 1 of the Carrock Fell class.

 

 

30/06/2011 - Summer Series #6 - Hayle Towans SUNDAY 10th July

Planner Phil has now confirmed details of this MICR-O event!

FORMAT: There will be a small scale map 1:4000 so that you can see all the details of the old munitions bunkers for this bunker-o.

There will be a beginners "line" course available to suit total newcomers to the sport. For improvers and hardened orienteers there will be two line courses to be run. You can also run a treasure hunt "score" course.

WHERE: Event will be signed from arrow on the MAP click here

START: Anytime between 1630 and 1830

AFTER: Bring food for the post race picnic.

See you there for the Hayle AmmO!

30/06/2011 - Summer Series #5 - Trelissick, SATURDAY 2nd July

Planner Adele has confirmed details of an exciting evening's racing.

WHERE: National Trust Trelissick Gardens, based in the main car park.  The race will take place solely in the park making for a scenic and exciting time.

FORMAT: Competitors will have 45 mins to collect as many checkpoints as possible, with an added twist!

TIME: You can start the race at either 1700 or 1800 (or run twice if you like)!  Make sure you arrive in time to register.

The race is suitable for all as you can travel as far as you like in the alloted time. DON'T FORGET to bring some food for the post race picnic!

27/06/2011 - Friday Night Training Run - 1st July

This week we are going up in the world to visit Kit Hill nr Callington!  A range of routes will be available, all off road.

MEET: At the top of Kit Hill, click for map ready to start running at 1900.

As usual we will go to a pub after to eat.  All welcome, if you are coming please let Graham Pring know.

25/06/2011 - Classic Quarter Coast Run - 25th June 2011

Well done to Cornwall OCs relay team in today's Classic Quarter who came first.  The team consisted of Scott Collier, Peter Clothier, Ian Ashton and Will Hancock.  The run takes place over 44 miles of coast path between Lizard and Lands End.  Kerno took around 6.5 hrs to complete this.

Massive respect to all those solo runners taking part - especially the first finisher who we only just beat!  See you next year for the whole 44.....  Photos on our Flickr and Facebook pages

24/06/2011 - Meet Your Max Results

Well done to Cornwall OC members Shane Ohly, Chris Moncaster, James Turner, Alan Kelly and Will Hancock who competed in the somewhat muddy Meet Your Max run on Wednesday.  Photos are available on our Flickr page.

A particular well done to Shane who came 5th despite only returning home at 0400 following his honeymoon!

22/06/2011 - Friday Night Training Run, 24th June

This Friday sees the re-running of an old favourite.  Meet at 7pm at Porth Farm Car Park (map).  The run will take in St Anthony's Head.  Food afterwards will be in the pub at Philleigh, which even has its own micro-brewery!

If you are coming please let Phil Newall know.  See you on Friday!

20/06/2011 - Cardinham Summer Series 4

Thanks to everyone who came along to Saturday's race at Cardinham Woods. It was good to see so many newcomers along. We were very impressed with your enthusiasm and congratulations to all of you who competed so successfully. Results can be found here, and the XRunning results can be found here.

We'd be delighted to welcome you along to another of our events soon. This SUNDAY 26th JUNE coming sees a full club league event at Hustyn Woods, nr  Wadebridge.  There will be a wide range of courses suitable for all, including newcomers.  Experienced orienteers will also be on hand with friendly advice to get you started, so everyone is welcome! Also remember the remaining fixtures in our Summer Series (here). Once again well done!

19/06/2011 - Meet Your Max Multi-Terrain Run, 22nd June

Next Wednesday evening the 22nd June sees the running of this 10K multi terrain race organised by Truro Running Club.  See their website for more details.  Start time 7.15 pm.

In the past there has been a sizeable Cornwall OC contingent - be good to see one again this year!

16/06/2011 - Summer Series #4 - 18th June

Planner Will has confirmed the courses for Cardinham Woods on Saturday 18th June.  Start anytime between 1630 and 1830.  Bring food for the BBQ after!  Bargain entry fees of £5 SENIORS, £2 JUNIORS

MINI - 2.2K, suitable for all entirely on paths, easy navigation

MIDI - 2.5K with more climb, controls further from paths

MAX - 3.5K to challenge the experienced orienteer!

XRUNNING - 45 mins to visit as many controls as possible.  You choose where to go and which order.

If you are definitely coming please email cornwallorienteering@hotmail.co.uk to reserve a map.  Hope to see you in the forest!

15/06/2011 - Bude Lifeboat Run - Cornwall OC triumph!

Well done to the Cornwall OC team who won the unaffiliated team category at Bude Lifeboat Run tonight.  Thanks to Pete and Nellie, Will, Hilde and Marty who represented the club.  Special mention to Nellie who was also the first female V35 runner.

Remember next Wednesday sees the multi terrain Meet Your Max run at Truro, one which usually attracts a few Kerno runners.  See you there!

15/06/2011 - Tamar League

The tenth Tamar League table has been complied after the recent races; please see here.  This is the penultimate report of the Tamar League - only one event left - Hustyn - and a few people could get themselves onto the final listings if they race!

14/06/2011 - Looe UrbX Results

The Looe UrbX race was held last Sunday and those that braved the weather were treated to a great race on a brand new map.

Results

NAME CLUB POINTS TIME
Will Hancock KERNO 300 47:39
Ivor Marshall KERNO 300 57:53
Steve Eastley BAOC 270 46:56
Hilde Andersen KERNO 270 51:45
Jake Smith
IND
260 50:56
Peter Morton KERNO 260 57:29
Peter Heywood KERNO 240 50:33
Roger Carter IND
220 75:46
Lee Gregory IND
180 53:20
Martin Cunningham KERNO 160 53:04
Mark Gregory-Clark IND
150 53:59
Pauline Olds KERNO 140 46:41

Ken George's Comments (Planner & Mapper)

This was the third in the Summer Series of events (the next is in Cardinham Woods on June 18th).  After putting out extensive local publicity, the club had hoped that more non-members might participate, but the weather was poor all day, which must have reduced the number of potential competitors.  The score event had 30 controls, 10 in West Looe and 20 in East Looe, with substantial climbs on both sides of the river in order to reach the more distant ones.

Congratulations to Will, who bagged all 30 controls well within the allotted time of one hour.  Ivor also managed to get all 30.  So did Roger Carter, but he lost 80 points for taking well over the hour.  Several runners went out without a watch, which may account for their times being well under the hour;  it looks as if they could have got more points if they had run for a few more minutes.

My thanks go to all who helped;  to Will and Peter H for discussions throughout the planning stages and for getting permission for and publicizing the event;  to Roger Hargreaves for supplying equipment and dealing with the Start and Finish;  to Barry Olds and Elsie Hargreaves for registration, to Steve Beech for coming and giving his support as chairman;  to my wife for helping to lay out controls;  and to all who collected them.

13/06/2011 - Summer Series #4 - Saturday 18th June

Planner Will has confirmed the courses for Cardinham Woods on Saturday 18th June.  Start anytime between 1630 and 1830.  Bring food for the BBQ after!  Bargain entry fees of £5 SENIORS, £2 JUNIORS

MINI - 2.2K, suitable for all entirely on paths, easy navigation

MIDI - 2.5K with more climb, controls further from paths

MAX - 3.5K to challenge the experienced orienteer!

XRUNNING - 45 mins to visit as many controls as possible.  You choose where to go and which order.

If you are definitely coming please email cornwallorienteering@hotmail.co.uk to reserve a map.  Hope to see you in the forest!

13/06/2011 - Friday Night Training Run - 17th June

This Friday we will explore a little visited part of Bodmin Moor near Altarnun.  The route will explore old mining and quarrying remains around Buttern Hill as well as visiting the source of the River Fowey.  The run is entirely off road, on moorland so wear appropriate footwear!  In case of wet weather an alternative will be available!  Afterwards we will go to the Rising Sun Inn near Altarnun  see website.  As ever there will be loads of scope to go as far (or not!) as people fancy.  However provisional routes of about 3 miles or 5 miles will be available.

MEET: Ready for the off at 1900 at the ford and clapper bridge at Bowithick click for map

COMING: Then let Will Hancock know for pub booking!  See you there.



04/06/2011 - Tehidy Race Results and Summer Series Details

Good to see all of you who came along to Tehidy this evening.  Planner Gavin planned some interesting courses on this small but very interesting area.  Results are available here.

Meanwhile further details of the next 2 Summer Series races can be found below.  Details for the later races at Trelissick and Hayle will appear here in due course.  For a sneak preview see our Facebook page - link to right.  See you next week at Looe!

04/06/2011 - Summer Series #3 - Looe Street Race, 12th June

Exciting news..... Summer Series #3 has now been confirmed as a Street UrbX Race around LOOE.  It will be a "score" event with 1 hr available to visit as many checkpoints as possible.  For added spice competitors will start at close intervals!  The race format is suitable for all as you can walk, jog our run alone or as part of a group and travel as far as you like in an hour.

WHEN: SUNDAY 12th June

START: 6 pm from the Millpool Car Park click here for map

As with all events in the series if you are definitely coming please email cornwallorienteering_at_hotmail.co.uk to reserve a map.  Entry fees just £5 SENIORS £2 JUNIORS.  See you there - should be a good one!

31/05/2011 - Friday Night Run - 3rd June, Stithians Time Trial!

This Friday sees Kerno's trial of fitness with the traditional time trial around Stithians Reservoir.  The circuit is around 8 km.  Slower runners are set off first with the intention that everyone will enter the pub at the same time!  Everyone welcome.

COMING? Then let Phil Newall know for booking the Golden Lion afterwards.  Great food!

MEET: 1830 at the Golden Lion pub, click for map

PS Don't forget the Summer Series Event at Tehidy the next day (see news below).  Please email cornwallorienteering_at_hotmail.co.uk to reserve a map

25/05/2011 - Summer Series #2 - Tehidy, 4th June

Summer hots up on the afternoon of Saturday 4th June with the next event in our special Summer Series!

This series is aimed especially at newcomers of all ages, with help available to get you started.  There will also be a course suitable for existing orienteers. 

Courses on offer will be, SHORT - 2 km, easy all on paths MEDIUM - 3 km, navigation slightly more difficult and LONG - 4 km challenging navigation.  There will also be a special runners XRunning course - 45 mins to visit as many checkpoints as possible!  Run one course or all!  A second run will cost just £1.  

There will be a social BBQ afterwards, weather permitting!  See you there.

WHERE: Tehidy Country Park nr Redruth.  Click for map

REGISTRATION FOR COURSES: 1630 to 1830, entry fee £5 ADULTS, £2 JUNIORS.  £1 for a second run

COMING/QUERIES? If you are definitely planning to come please email us at cornwallorienteering_at_hotmail.co.uk - just so we know how many maps to print!

 

25/05/2011 - Friday Night Training Run - 27th May

This Friday sees us returning to the moors (Bodmin) for our weekly training run.  Route options available will be 8K or 4K, though organiser Steve states there will be plenty of scope to run as far (or not!) as you fancy.

MEET: In the northern car park at Minions ready to go at 7 pm click here for map

AFTERWARDS: We will eat in the Cheesewring Inn, at Minions

If you are coming please let Steve Beech know, all welcome, be good to see you along!

25/05/2011 - Tamar League

The ninth Tamar League table has been complied after the recent races; please see here.  There are still opportunites to rise up the rankings and fight for the top stop in the tables.  Please see the following flyer for more details. 

23/05/2011 - Inny Foot Race Results Available

Results for the Inny Foot race are now available, along with the XRunning results which can be found here.  Photos can also be seen in our Gallery - thanks to photographer Mark!

Thankyou to all those who attended the event.  Particularly those who travelled from afar to take part in our leg of the SW League.  The high turnout made for competitive racing across the courses, well done all!  We also hope you enjoyed the cakes in the tea tent afterwards - perfect post race refuelling!

We hope to see you along for our next event taking place on SATURDAY 4th JUNE at Tehidy nr Redruth.  Final details will appear here soon.  Also look out for details of our next URBX taking place on SUNDAY 12th JUNE - location to be revealed soon!  Summer is looking good.

17/05/2011 - Friday Night Training Run - 20th May

This week we will base our training run around visiting one of Graham's favourite pubs, the Blisland Inn!  We will explore the little visited De Lank valley and surrounding moorland lanes.  Everyone welcome!

START TIME/VENUE: Meet at 7pm on the village green in Blisland nr the Inn SX 100732, click here for map


ROUTES: A choice of about 3 miles or a longer route of 5-6 miles.  However plenty of flexibility for people to do what they fancy with so many footpaths around.

AFTERWARDS: We will eat in the Blisland Inn.

COMING?: Then let Will Hancock know for pub booking.  See you Friday!

15/05/2011 - Next Event: Sunday 22nd May, Inny Foot, Callington

This weekend coming Cornwall OC welcomes orienteers from across the SW to compete in a Regional League event known as a Galoppen.  However newcomers are more than welcome as usual.  We hope to see you this coming Sunday!

The usual traditional line courses will be on offer.  Plus we now offer a special runner's course at all events; XRunning - 1 hour to visit as many controls as possible, you choose which to visit and in which order.  If you can't find one move on to the next.

WHERE: Inny Foot Woods nr Callington.  The event will be signposted off the A388 nr the Duchy College turning  Click here for map

REGISTRATION FOR COURSES: 1030 to 1300

NEWCOMERS: Entry fees from £2, help available to get you started. For further info on orienteering use the link on this page

QUERIES?: Feel free to raise a query in the EVENTS section of our FORUM or use the contact form in the “About Us” section

 

 

13/05/2011 - More Summer Series details announced...

Further venues for our special Summer Series have now been announced.  Click through to the Fixtures section for details.

Specific details for each event will be listed nearer the time.  However ALL events will have courses suitable for ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS, with help available to get you started.  Expert orienteers will also find something suited to them as well.

Following the success of the Truro UrbX we will be offering a further street race in East Cornwall on the evening of SUNDAY 12th JUNE.  Watch this space for an imminent announcement!  Have a good summer's orienteering, and see you at INNY FOOT on 22nd MAY and TEHIDY on 4th JUNE for the next events!

09/05/2011 - Truro UrbX Results

The results of the inaugural Truro UrbX race have now been published and can be found here.  Photos can also be found on the link above.

Congratulations to all those who came and competed, especially the newcomers.  We hope to see you along at a future event, perhaps Inny Foot nr CALLINGTON on 22nd May or at TEHIDY WOODS for the next summer series event on 4th June.

If you enjoyed it please tell your friends.  We look forward to welcoming them along as well!  See you in two weeks time.....

09/05/2011 - NO Friday night training run 13th May

Perhaps a good thing given the date(!), but there will be NO Friday night training run this Friday 13th May.  Many of the regulars are away taking part in the British Orienteering championships, good luck to them!  See you on the 20th for the annual time trial of fitness around Stithians Reservoir.

02/05/2011 - Friday Night Training Run - 6th May

As the following day sees the inaugural running of the Truro UrbX, this weeks training run will be slightly shorter and flat!  We will explore Goss Moor.  All welcome, come and join us!  Click for link to Goss Moor trails

START TIME/VENUE: Meet at 7pm in the layby opposite Pengorse Farm, SW926597 click for map.

 
ROUTES: A choice of a flat 3 mile or a flat 4 mile route.  Plenty of scope for adding extra distance if anyone fancies it!

AFTERWARDS: We will eat in the Victoria Inn.

COMING?: Then let Will Hancock know for pub booking.  See you Friday!

21/04/2011 - Next Event: Truro UrbX, Saturday 7th May

Kerno's Summer Series has two aims.  Firstly to help newcomers to have fun with our exciting adventure sport - with coaching available to get you started!  And secondly to offer something different to existing orienteers.

The series kicks off on the evening of Saturday 7th May with the first Truro UrbX Race taking place.  Click for flier. This exciting new race format sees runners exploring Truro city centre seeking out checkpoints. At each checkpoint there is an electronic timing box that records the runners progress around the course.

The race format is ideal for experts, families and runners of all abilities as there are three different course lengths (3km, 6km and 10km) and you can go at your own speed and start whenever you like. The start and finish will be on Lemon Quay with start times between 1800 and 1900. There is plenty of parking nearby. 

There will also be an exciting XRunning Race, which challenges competitors to visit as many checkpoints in 1 hour as they can with a penalty for arriving back late. The XRunning race will start at 1830.

Feel free to turn up and take part on the day!  However if you are definitely coming please email cornwallorienteering_at_hotmail.co.uk telling us what course you'll be running just to help us make sure we have enough maps!  See you on the 7th!

13/04/2011 - Try orienteering at Geevor - 21st April

Geevor Tin Mine is hosting a taster orienteering event on Thursday 21st April.  Members of Cornwall Orienteering Club will be on hand to assist people of all ages who have never tried the sport before.  See you there to explore this most interesting of areas!

For further information see Geevor's website click here

12/04/2011 - Next Race: Truro UrbX, Saturday 7th May

Kerno's Summer Series has two aims.  Firstly to help newcomers to have fun with our exciting adventure sport - with coaching available to get you started!  And secondly to offer something different to existing orienteers.

The series kicks off on the evening of Saturday 7th May with the first Truro UrbX Race taking place.  Click for flier. This exciting new race format sees runners exploring Truro city centre seeking out checkpoints. At each checkpoint there is an electronic timing box that records the runners progress around the course.

The race format is ideal for experts, families and runners of all abilities as there are three different course lengths (3km, 6km and 10km) and you can go at your own speed and start whenever you like. The start and finish will be on Lemon Quay with start times between 1800 and 1900. There is plenty of parking nearby. 

There will also be an exciting XRunning Race, which challenges competitors to visit as many checkpoints in 1 hour as they can with a penalty for arriving back late. The XRunning race will start at 1830.

Feel free to turn up and take part on the day!  However if you are definitely coming please email cornwallorienteering_at_hotmail.co.uk telling us what course you'll be running just to help us make sure we have enough maps!  See you on the 7th!

12/04/2011 - Trellisick Results

The results for Trellisick have been published and can be found here along with the XRunning results which can be found here.  The Tamar League standings have also been updated to reflect the latest races and can be found here.  There are still plenty of events left to bump up those scores!

Well can you ask for much more than orienteering at a sun drenched Trelissick?  Hope you enjoyed the tea and cakes after as well!  Well done as ever to all the course winners.  A special mention as well to the three generations of the Ashton family who came and competed as well - this highlights what a great family sport orienteering truly is!
 
Our next race sees a new venture for the club with the Truro urbX race.  Taking place in the streets of the Cornish capital on Saturday 7th May (evening) it will be a high octane challenge for the speedier competitors.  As ever though there will be a range of courses to offer something suitable for everyone, including assistance to get newcomers started in our exciting adventure sport.  This race is the first fixture in our inaugural summer series - watch this space for further details, dates already available in our fixtures section.

Full details on the Truro race will be on the website soon, and follow us on Twitter (@CornwallOC) and Facebook. Feel free to contact us via the forum if you have any feedback or queries. 

See you at Truro on the 7th!

10/04/2011 - Friday Night Training Run - 15th April

Hopefully the fantastic weather we enjoyed at Trelissick will continue for this week's Friday night training run!  All welcome.

We will start from the Crown Inn at Lanlivery and take in the nature reserve at Breney Common, Helman Tor - great 360 degree views and a section of the Saint's Way.  Long (c. 4-5 miles) and short (c. 3 mile) options will be available.

Let Will know if you are coming, what length of run you want to do and whether you want food afterwards.

START: 1900 at the Crown Inn CLICK FOR MAP

04/04/2011 - Friday Night Training Run - 8th April

Back to an old favourite this week; the coast path between Cligga Head and Trevaunance Cove.  A small part of the run is on minor roads so wear bright clothing.  Long and short routes available.

MEET: The Miners Arms, Mithian ready to set off at 1900.  Click for map

COMING? Then let Graham know how far you want to run and whether you want food

27/03/2011 - Next Event: Sunday 10th April, Trelissick

Our next race takes place in the spectacular estuary scenery of the National Trust's Trelissick Estate.

The usual traditional line courses will be on offer.  Plus we now offer a special runner's course at all events; XRunning - 1 hour to visit as many controls as possible, you choose which to visit and in which order.  If you can't find one move on to the next.

WHERE: National Trust Trelissick Gardens, look out for the orienteering signs from SW828397 click here for map, as the event will not be based in the main car park.

REGISTRATION FOR COURSES: 1030 to 1300

NEWCOMERS: Entry fees from £2, help available to get you started. For further info on orienteering use the link on this page

QUERIES?: Feel free to raise a query in the EVENTS section of our FORUM or use the contact form in the “About Us” section

For those who went to Penhale, don't worry the navigation should be a little easier here!  We look forward to seeing you there.

26/03/2011 - NO Training Run 1st April 2011

There will NOT be a training run this coming Friday 1st April.  This weekend sees the BOK Trot and many of the regulars will be there.  See you the following week and for Trelissick on Sunday 10th April

21/03/2011 - Penhale Results

The results for Penhale have been published and the X-Running results can be found here.


A very well done to everyone who came and raced in the spectacular dunes in the spring sunshine. If you found it tough don't worry, the dunes are one of the most technical orienteering areas in Britain. Few people had an error free run here! Congratulations as ever to all the course winners, some excellent performances. To see photos of the day click through to our Flickr page from the Photos tab.


Our next race sees us back on National Trust land at Trelissick on 10th April. The views of the Carrick Roads are to die for and you may be relieved to know the navigation will be a little easier!


Keep checking the website for updates follow us on Twitter (@CornwallOC) and Facebook. Feel free to contact us via the forum if you have any feedback or queries.

20/03/2011 - Friday night training run - 25th March

This week we will run around Cardinham Woods, which offers plenty of flexibility in terms of route length and steepness!

ROUTES: Plenty of scope for choice on the night but there will be a flat route around 2-3 miles, plus a slightly longer flattish run up to a full 5 miles with some hills.

START : 1900 at Cardinham Woods main car park, click here for map  

AFTER: We will go to the Callywith for food

COMING: Then let Will know how far you want to run and whether you will eat after.  Via email or the FORUM

14/03/2011 - Friday Night Training Run - 18th March

This week we will revisit a route last done by a select few in pouring rain.  Obviously this week there will be lots of you to enjoy the clear moonlit night!  We will tackle the relatively little used Wenford branch of the Camel Trail.  The trail surface is good and traffic-free.  Everyone welcome, come and limber up for Penhale!

START TIME/VENUE: 1900 at Poley's Bridge, 1 mile NW of Blisland (SX082741) click for map 

ROUTES: 10 km or 5 km at whatever pace suits you! 

AFTERWARDS: We will eat in the excellent nearby pub, the Blisland Inn

COMING?: Then let Graham know for pub booking, direct via email or via our NEW FORUM.  See you Friday!

 

06/03/2011 - Next Event: Saturday 19th March, Penhale Sands

Our next race takes place in the dunes of Penhale Sands near Perranporth.  This is one of the UK's premier orienteering areas.  It will not be used again until 2013, so make the most of this opportunity to pit your wits against it!

The usual traditional line courses will be on offer.  Plus XRunning - 1 hour to visit as many controls as possible, you choose which to visit and in which order!

WHERE: Perran Sands Holiday Park, SW770458 click here for map, look out for the o signs!

REGISTRATION FOR COURSES: 1030 to 1300

NEWCOMERS: Entry fees from £2, help available to get you started. For further info on orienteering use the link on this page

QUERIES?: Feel free to raise a query in the EVENTS section of our FORUM or use the contact form in the “About Us” section

See you in the dunes!

06/03/2011 - NO Friday training run 11th March

There will NOT be a training run this Friday 11th March.  Many of the regulars are away taking part in the JOK sprint race.  Good luck to them and see you all next week!

03/03/2011 - Date change

If you were going to the event at Penhale on the 6th March please note this has been changed to the 19th March - Saturday - as the original date clashes with St Pirans celebration on the dunes.

28/02/2011 - Friday Night Training Run - 4th March

Phil has lined up a treat  this week – a round of Lanner village taking in an old tramway as well as lots of mining features and the Carn Marth open air theatre – not to be missed (although it might, as it will be dark!).  Everyone welcome!

START TIME: Meet at 7pm in the pub car park (see below).
 
ROUTES: 9.3km (the whole loop), 6km (short loop) to 4km (Lovely downhill section over Carn Marth).

AFTERWARDS: A great pub the Fox & Hounds, Comford click here for map

COMING?: Then let Phil know for pub booking, direct via email or via our NEW FORUM.  See you Friday! 

27/02/2011 - Mount Edgcumbe Day & Night Race - 26th February 20

The results have been published and for the Forest League results can be found here, the X-Running results can be found here and the Night results can be found here.


Congratulations to all those who came and did battle with the red mud! This made the courses physically demanding but we were blessed with some spring sunshine and spectacular views of Plymouth Sound.  Good to see a number of newcomers again, well done to all those stepping up a course from last week at Lanhydrock.


Our next event sees us moving west to one of the premier orienteering areas in Britain.  The dunes of PENHALE SANDS, Perranporth on a revised date, hopefully the 19th March.  Keep checking the website for confirmation or follow us on Twitter (@CornwallOC) and Facebook.  Feel free to contact us via the "About Us" section of the website or now via the new forum if you have any feedback or queries.


See you at Penhale!

26/02/2011 - Kerno Website Forum

The Cornwall Orienteering Club website now has a forum where you can discuss anything that takes your fancy.  This should prove a great place to give post-event feedback, arrange lifts to races and to get help & information about the fantastic sport of Orienteering in Cornwall.  Please feel free to register and get talking!

23/02/2011 - Orienteering Double Bill

Saturday Feb 26th, Mount Edgcumbe nr Torpoint

After Lanhydrock we move east to the dramatic scenery of the Mount Edgcumbe country park. Its a joint day/night event , although its not compulsory to do both! We hope to see you along to enjoy the coming of spring! Who can triumph and do a double on both their courses?

WHERE: Barrow Car Park, SX448524, look out for the o signs

DAY START REGISTRATION: 1400 to 1600

NIGHTS: Approx 1800 to 1900. Shorter courses. Headtorch required!

NEWCOMERS: Entry fees from £2, help available to get you started. For further info on orienteering use the link on this page

QUERIES?: Feel free to use the contact form in the “About Us” section

21/02/2011 - Lanhydrock 20th February - Results

The results have been published and for the Forest League results can be found here and for the X-Running results can be found here.


Firstly congratulations to all the course winners.  A special mention must also be made to the large numbers taking part in their first event – well done and thankyou for coming, we hope you enjoyed it!


We would be delighted to welcome you along again to our next event at MT EDGCUMBE, Torpoint this SATURDAY 26th FEBRUARY.  The event after that sees us moving west to PENHALE SANDS, Perranporth on a revised date, hopefully the 19th March.  Watch this space for details.  See you next Saturday!

21/02/2011 - Friday Run 25th February

Having been soaked last week on the Camel Trail, we will go back this week and do the next section under clear skies!

Meet in the car park in Padstow, as near to the end of the trail as possible (SW921750), and be ready to set off promptly at 19.00.  We will use cars to drop people off along the trail towards Wadebridge and then run back to Padstow.

Lengths available will be 3km, 6km and 9km and all are very slightly downhill.  We will be on the trail all the way, so should not meet any traffic. 

Afterwards we will go to a local pub for refreshments; please let me know if you can suggest a good one.

Please reply if you would like to come, telling Graham what length you would like to do (3, 6 or 9km) and whether you want food afterwards.

15/02/2011 - Lanhydrock - 20th February

Next orienteering event – Sunday 20th February, Lanhydrock (nr Bodmin)
Come along and enjoy orienteering in the beautiful surroundings of the National Trust Lanhydrock estate. Look out for the “o” signs leading to the event which will be based in the main car park, with registration for courses at any time between 1030 and 1300. As well as the traditional courses there will be an option to try “X running” an event in which you have an hour to visit as many checkpoints as possible. You choose where to go and in which order! Start time for this 1230, with a chat before.
If you are new to orienteering we look forward to welcoming you along. Entry fees for newcomers are from £2. There is some useful info to the right in the newcomer's guide. Be assured that friendly experienced orienteers will be on hand to get you started in this exciting sport. If you have any further questions feel free to contact us by completing the form in the “About Us” section. See you on the Sunday!

08/02/2011 - Friday Run - 18th February

There will be a run this Friday along the Camel Trail.
Meet in the car park in Wadebridge (map ref SW992722 - park in the correct part as some of it closes at 21.00), and be ready to set off promptly at 19.00.  We will use cars to drop people off along the trail and then run back to Wadebridge.
Lengths available will be 4km, 7km and 9km and all are very slightly downhill.  We will be on the trail all the way, so should not meet any traffic.
Afterwards we will go to a local pub for refreshments.
Please reply to Graham if you would like to come, telling him what length you would like to do (4, 7 or 9km) and whether you want food afterwards.

06/02/2011 - Friday Run - 11th February

After a very flat run last week,  we will start on the fringes of Bodmin and head out to the Lanhydrock estate, for routes with a little more climb on the way back!  It's Will's birthday too, so please come along to help him celebrate and get warmed up for the dinner dance the following day!
The options will be:
--3 miles with approx 40-50 m climb
--a longer route, provisionally 5.5 miles with more c. 150 m climb but with plenty of scope to make it longer or shorter depending on what we feel like
Part of the route will be on roads, so hi-vis gear recommended.  Meet at the Dragon Leisure Centre car park, SX077653 ready to set off at 1900.  We will go to the Callywith after for food.
If you'd like to come please reply to Will with length of run and whether you want food after.

01/02/2011 - Friday Run - 4th February

After several runs in the west, we are heading east this week, to Siblyback Lake near St Cleer.
Meet ready to run at 7pm at the car park just before the Lake at SX237706.  The circuit is 5km so the short option is one circuit and the long option is two.
Please let Graham know if you would like to come, telling him what length you would like to do (1 lap or 2) and whether you want food afterwards.

23/01/2011 - Lanhydrock Night Event Results

The results from the Lanhydrock Night Event have been compiled and can be found here (pdf).  Also here are a few words from the planner...

I like Lanhydrock, especially the parkland as there are so many opportunities to be slightly off on a bearing and at night to when visibility is reduced - for some.  We were embarrassed with probably the best entry of this D&C Night season with 27 times recorded but with more bodies out under the stars.  Some newcomers had a go and survived.  Well done!  I was keen to try a novel planning "trick" of using the same leg twice but going left [or right] on exiting the second control - it sounds odd but most people found it tested the "little grey cells".  Paul Ames used the most powerful torch I have ever seen to race home first in Jade.  The comparison between father and sons lumens was such that Edward had the moral victory.  Not only that but Edward found deep mud near the pond [as did Gavin!].  Will Hancock raced around on a second hand map to win the Green - of course, that was an advantage as the map had been round the course once before.  Hurrah for some entries on the Orange - this course has seen fewer entries of late so I was pleased to see them.

Thanks to Steve and Rob for passing on their Green maps so that others could run - and to Dick likewise for Jade.  Thanks to the host of volunteers who collected in controls - that made life much easier.  Thanks to Elsie for admin and lastly, Sunday morning saw us back in the park to see if we could find my mobile phone.  We did!  Roger

18/01/2011 - Fiday Run 21st Jan

This Fridays run will be based in Truro.  It will use the 1:4000 map created by James Hargreaves last year.  4 courses are available - 7, 5, 4 and a special 2km for Annabel! You can run solo or in a group.

Meet at the car car by the Law Courts at 1845.  Pls get in touch via the website if you want to reserve a map and also let the organiser know if you want to eat at the Wig & Pen afterwards

15/01/2011 - Event Safety & Welfare Workshop

British Orienteering is running a new Event Safety and Welfare Workshop at Friends Provident, Dorking on Saturday 22 January.  This will follow on from the Box Hill Fell Race which is based in the morning at the same venue.  The course is free and is targetted at all Organisers of  Grade A, B & C events.  Controllers and planners are also invited to attend, but if the course is full, preference will be given to Organisers.  This workshop will become a pre-requisite for all organisers in the near future.The course tutor is Katy Stubbs of Berkshire Orienteers, a highly experienced controller and organiser who has been involved in drawing up the details of the course.


Start time: 13.30pm (depending on completion of Box Hill Race prize giving).  Finish time: c 17.00pm.  Venue: the very pleasant Friends Provident social club in Dorking, used for Box Hill Fell Race and a few Mole Valley events in recent years.  Cost: free

15/01/2011 - 2010 Forest League Final Standings

After an excellent season of orienteering, the final standings have been calculated and the worthy winners are as follows:

Course Winner
Yellow Erryn Lockett
Orange Pat Brunskill
Light Green Greg Skinner
Green Nellie Clothier
Blue John Moody
Brown Will Hancock

Congratulations to all the winners and all those who took part.  The full standings can be found here.  The new season kicks off with Forest League 1 at Polly Joke at the end of the month.  Good luck for 2011!

03/01/2011 - Friday Run - 7th January

Made your New Year resolution to get fitter?
Need some encouragement to actually do it?
Come and join us on the Friday runs!


At this time of year we avoid rough terrain and find that a headtorch is adequate to run safely. This Friday we will use the Pentewan Trail plus a side track or two for those who want to go a bit further. The start will be at London Apprentice at 7:00pm. If coming from St Austell on the B3273 towards Mevagissey, take there small road to the left just after the Kingswood Restaurant which leads to our parking place at map reference SX007497.

There options will be:
-- Short (6km) no significant climb and entireky off-road
-- Long (8km) with one long climb and about 1km on a minor road so wear something to make you clearly visible to other road users

Please reply to Graham you would like to come, telling him what length you would like to do and whether you want food afterwards (probably at the Polgooth Inn).

02/01/2011 - Happy New Year

Here's hoping for a healthy, fit and happy year of orienteering in 2011. Watch out for details of the re-arranged Mt Edgcumbe event on 26th Feb. It's on a Saturday and will have both day and night events. For those of you who haven't been night orienteering you could try it in the dusk.

14/12/2010 - Friday Run - 17th December

After doing a straw poll round folks at Tehidy, this Friday’s run will be from the Newall’s, starting at 7pm – food and drink provided.  Choice of routes to suit all needs.  However, let Phil know if you are coming so that he can cater accordingly.

11/12/2010 - MTBO - The Turkey Burner

Fancy doing some Mountain Bike Orienteering?  There is an event being organised by Mud and Sweat on Sunday the 2nd January 2011.  Details are as follows:

THE TURKEY BURNER
-- Woodbury Common near Exmouth
-- Trail Blazer class short medium and long
-- Score navigation class short or long
-- Solos pairs and families
-- Off road mountain bike event good prizes

More details can be found here (pdf).

29/11/2010 - Friday Run - 3rd December

This week coming 3rd December we will explore the Goss Moor trails.
The long run of 7 miles will cover the whole trail.  There will also be a shorter run option of 5 miles and a walk route of 3 miles.  Meet in the layby opposite Pengorse Farm on the east side of Indian Queens at SW926597.  We will set off at 7 pm.
Afterwards we will go the Victoria Inn to eat.  Please get in touch with Will Hancock telling him which length of run you'd like to do and whether you'd like to eat afterwards.
Hope to see you this Friday

27/11/2010 - Mt Edgcumbe - EVENT CANCELLED

Sorry to advise that we have decided to cancel tomorrow's event at Mt Edgcumbe because the bad road conditions look set to continue through the weekend.
The decision was taken jointly with Alan Peters, planner, John Moody, controller, and Steve Beech, club chair.
Please pass the news on to any others not likely to read this message.
Hopefully the event can be held early next year.

14/11/2010 - Friday Run - 19th November

We are going to explore some of the “Clay Trails” this week.  These are relatively new gravel surfaced paths through the clay district just north of St Austell.
Park at the Carclaze Inn at the top of the hill on the north side of St Austell, beside the A391 (SX022546) and be ready to start at 7pm.
Most of the way we will be on gravel paths, but we will also be on quiet roads for short stretches, so wear visible clothing.  Plenty of choice for length and effort. Good food afterwards.
Please let Graham know if you will be coming, what sort of length (L, M or S) you prefer and whether you want food.

14/11/2010 - Dartmoor Runners

Like Dartmoor?  Like running?  Then Dartmoor Runners might be up your street; they are an informal group that enjoys running in open spaces and off the beaten track.  All the information you need is on the webpage but one additional point to note is that you need your own map on which to mark the designated control points.

06/11/2010 - Wednesday Run - 10th November

So that we don’t clash with the AGM, next week’s run will be on Wednesday (10th).
Park at the doctor’s surgery in Fowey (SX125518) and be ready to start at 7pm.
Some on quiet roads, so wear visible clothing, some on the coast path which might be muddy, so wear appropriate shoes.  Plenty of choice for length and effort.  Good food afterwards.
Please let Graham know if you will be coming, what sort of length (L, M or S) and whether you want food.

04/11/2010 - Kerno at the OMM

A splendid number of Kerno members braved this year's OMM, held on our doorstep on Dartmoor.  Congratulations to all those who took part.  Results were as follows

Elite Shane Ohly & Duncan Archer 5th
Class B Scott Collier & Anne Edwards 68th
Medium Score William Hancock & Robert Hicks 3rd
  Ian Ashton & Tim Poate 16th
  Chris Moncaster & James Turner 30th
  Mark J Lockett & Steve Collins 104th
  Simon Freer & Tracy Freer 146th
  Noel Gould & Arthur Vince 228th
  J Sneyd & S Middleton 249th
Short Score Arthur Boyt & Mark Sedge 11th
Long Score Mark Bown & Alex Rothman 8th

 

Full results, reports and photos can be found on the OMM's website.

03/11/2010 - Friday Run - 26th November

Advance notice of a very special evening on Friday 26th November.  We are invited to Pete and Nellie’s for our training runs, followed by supper and a sleep-over, as the location is a bit too far away for most people to return home that evening.
There are two run options, both on tracks and quiet side roads:  One is a loop and is about 6km and 220m climb, the other is either 10km or 12.5km and between 330-380m climb.  There are several rooms for sleeping in, but you need to bring a sleeping bag.
Please let Graham know if you are interested and he will send further details.

27/10/2010 - Kerno AGM - 12th November

Kerno's AGM will be held on the 12th November at Poltair School starting at 7pm.  This will be followed by ten pin bowling at 9.00pm at Ozzell Bow, St Austell PL25 5AB.

Anyone wanting a pasty at the AGM or to go bowling afterwards must let the secretary know via the contact form (use the "General Enquiries" option).

18/10/2010 - Hardhead Downs Results

The results from Hardhead Downs have been posted.  Congratulations to the winners and all those who took part.  The Brown was won by Will Hancock, the Blue by Ken George, the Green by Nellie Clothier, the Light Green by Anton Luiten, the Orange by Wayne Allum, the Yellow by Erryn Lockett and the White by Harrington Leake.  Shane Ohly deserves a special mention for running every course and clocking up over 19 miles in the process; good work!

17/10/2010 - Friday Run - 22nd October

A level run this week, and on a path which apparently has recently been relaid to a good standard:  The circuit around Siblyback Lake near St Cleer.
Meet ready to run at 7pm at the car park just before the Lake at SX237706.  The circuit is 5km so the short option is one circuit and the long option is two.  I suspect the second will get a bit competitive!
Pete has kindly offered to be the organiser this time, so please let him know if you will be coming, whether you want to do one circuit or two and whether you want to join us at a nearby pub for food afterwards.

09/10/2010 - Friday Run - 15th October

There will be a run this Friday starting at 7pm at the Camel Trail car park, (beyond the Borough Arms car park) at Dunmere near Bodmin; map ref SX047675.
There will be various run lengths upto 10km and we will be eating in the pub afterwards.  The terrain will be mainly gravel path, with a few short bits of footpath and minor road.  Please wear visible clothing to be safer on the latter.
Please let Graham know if you will be coming, what sort of length and whether you want food.

05/10/2010 - Friday Run - 8th October

There will be a run this Friday starting at the main car park in Lostwithiel (MapRef 105600).  There will be various run lengths to suit and somewhere to eat after.  Please let Graham know if you will be coming, what sort of length run you crave and whether you want food.

26/09/2010 - SWOA Website Manager required

A volunteer is wanted to take over from Chris Derrick of BOK, who has run the SWOA website for several years. Suitable experience of club websites or others is required. The website needs to be reliable and easy to use rather than beautiful; it is important that new items be posted promptly. Links are provided to the BOF site and BOF fixtures and to club websites, and email contacts for SWOA officials and club secretaries. Amongst other contents will be Gallopen results and official documents. Reasonable running expenses  will be paid. For more information and to make an offer email or ring the  SWOA Secretary Arthur Vince [arthur.vince@btinternet.com, 01935 863429]  ASAP and in any case by 15th October.

19/09/2010 - Craddock Moor Results

Forest League 7 was held on Craddock Moor, an area that allows blisteringly fast times and spectacular scenery when the weather plays ball.  Another good turnout enjoyed some challenging courses; well done to all those that ran.  Brown was won by Ben Chesters (Sarum), Blue by Peter Morton, Green by Nellie Clothier, Light Green by Liz Whitley, Orange by Pat Brunskill and the Yellow and White by Erryn and Abbie Lockett respectively.

If you lost a Helly Hansen top or a purple head band, please get in touch.

15/09/2010 - Dorset Coast Path 2010

The main competition winners again this year are Wessex, with Bristol regaining the Handicap Trophy.

2010 Results

WESSEX
08:12:06
KERNO 08:44:50
BRISTOL 08:57:10
BERKSHIRE 09:22:37
SOUTHAMPTON 09:23:07

2010 Handicap Competition

  Min Added Handicap Time
BRISTOL 
90 10:27:10
BERKSHIRE 87 10:49:37
WESSEX
161 10:53:06
SOUTHAMPTON 105 11:08:07
KERNO 177 11:41:50

Other results so far......

King of the Mountain

1 Tim Britton (Bristol) 12:12
2 Matthew Whipple (Southampton) 14:28
3 Rob Hick (Wessex) 15:14
4 Richie Fraser (Berkshire) 15:35
5 Scott Collier (Kerno) 16:19

King of the Coast

1 John Owens (Berkshire) 38:20
2 Ian Middlebrook (Wessex) 45:32
3 Keith Agmen (Bristol) 46:50
- Ian Ashton (Kerno) -
- ?? (Southampton) -

07/09/2010 - Stithians Run

Due to us literally running out of daylight + the next few weekends jammed with “O” events, often Saturday and Sunday, it has been decided to try for the twice annual Stithians Run on Wednesday 15th September.

Usual arrangements apply, the 7.6km, fairly flat lake circuit might take 70 minutes if briskly walked, majority of runners around the 35-50 minute target, although Shane did it in under 30 minutes last time!!

As it’s getting dark, it is suggested slower walkers/runners should aim to be setting off from the Golden Lion pub by around 6.30pm, runners around 7.00pm so that we all finish fairly close together.

The highlight of the evening is the great food at the pub!

So, if you want to do it, please use the contacts page so that numbers can be catered for.

07/09/2010 - Dorset Coast Path

This is just a short note to relate the results of the race.  Wessex won easily and KERNO came second just reversing the result of 2008 when Bristol pipped us by a couple of minutes.  We managed a 13minute gap over BOK.

Thanks to Ken for the logistics although we had the odd hiccup on the Weymouth Relief Road when the path diversion was poorly signed.  Steve Beech had to continue when the stringing team didn't quite make it.  The results are

Wessex 8:12:06
KERNO 8:44:50
Bristol
8:57:10
Berkshire 9:22:37
Southampton 9:23:07

Handicap positions are yet to be revealed.

Photos from the day can be found here.

04/09/2010 - Oringen 2010 Photos

Photos from the 2010 Oringen have been posted to the Kerno photos page on Flickr.

If there are any volunteers to curate any of the photos (adding titles, descriptions, moderating comments, etc.) then get in touch with the website admin via the contact page.

16/08/2010 - Coldrenick social event – 16th August 2010

The sun blazed and members tackled a score event with thirty controls spread across the farm. Nobody managed to get to all thirty although Mark Lockett found 27 but incurred some time penalties. Most controls dibbed within the allowed sixty minutes was 22 by Gavin Henderson.
Despite careful synchronisation of the control boxes by Barry Olds we had some significant timing problems. There seems to be some mysterious interaction between the memory of the portable reader/printer and the dibbers/boxes which intermittently causes recorded times to jump forward by 6 or 12 hours or sometimes other amounts – or not! Not a problem for a social event but something we need to sort out before we get started on Night-O.  I used a couple of new control sites, both related to pumping water. In Lamb Park Wood (the one with the concealed pond) we visited the old Ram house which still contains the Victorian water pump used to drive water into the reservoir supplying the big house at Coldrenick. Down by the viaduct at the bottom of the farm we saw the pipe carrying water into a leat supplying another Ram, this one pushing water up to the quarry works. Search Wikipedia for ‘Hydraulic Ram’ to see how these ingenious pumps ran, powered only by a slow flow of water though a leat from a nearby stream.  Afterwards we enjoyed a barbeque and swimming. Pretty hard to beat Cornwall in august when the weather cooperates!
Rob Sneyd


Results

Score  Name

220    Gavin Henderson
214    Graham Pring
204    Arthur Boyt
203    Peter Clothier
202    Steve Beech
193    Mark Lockett
190    Nellie Clothier (NC)
188    Pauline Olds
181    Ken George
180    Peter Morton
170    Roger Hargreaves
157    Peter Heywood
147    Elsie Hargreaves
134    Sara Dowler
119    Hilde Anderson
110    Pat Shuttlewood & Sarah Middleton
100    Tim Andrews
100    Fiona Sneyd
100    Waters Family
90      Caspar Clothier
90      Xanthe Clothier
90      Barry Olds
90      Annabel Pring
80      Jim Boyd
80      MayLou George
80      Sue Morton
60      Kevin Goldsworthy
47      Greg Skinner
Rtd     Val Andrews
Rtd     Yvonne Stephens

10/08/2010 - Friday Run 13th August

After last week’s successful use of a train to get to the beginning of our run, we are going to do the same this week, on a different route.

 Meet at Bodmin Parkway Railway Station (pay and display parking) at SX110641 in good time to catch the 18.32 train to Lostwithiel. 

Bring some change to buy your ticket at the station before departure.  We will then run back from Lostwithiel, along the Fowey River valley to the Lanhydrock Estate.  Here the different route options diverge giving lengths ranging from 6km (no climb) up to 10km (with climb).  We will eat in Lostwithiel afterwards.

 Please reply to this message using the contacts page if you want to join in, telling me:

How far you want to walk or run and if you want to eat


 See you on Friday.

 Graham

10/08/2010 - Coldrenick Informal 15th August

This is a social event with orienteering and a BBQ held at Coldrenick, near Menheniot.  The orienteering will be a score event plus a couple of short courses as an alternative.  Aim to get started by 11am or possibly slightly earlier.

We will have a BBQ lunch and there is swimming available as well.  The BBQ is provided but you need to bring your own stuff to put onto it.  By getting going with the orienteering reasonably early we can all enjoy the BBQ lunch together. 

Please note this is a no dogs event due to there being calves in some of the fields. 

Any queries to Rob Sneyd 07870 271531.

09/08/2010 - Friday Run 13th August

After last week’s successful use of a train to get to the beginning of our run, we are going to do the same this week, on a different route.

Meet at Bodmin Parkway Railway Station (pay and display parking) at SX110641 in good time to catch the 18.32 train to Lostwithiel.  Bring some change to buy your ticket at the station before departure.  We will then run back from Lostwithiel, along the Fowey River valley to the Lanhydrock Estate.

Here the different route options diverge giving lengths ranging from 6km (no climb) up to 10km (with climb).  We will eat in Lostwithiel afterwards.


Please reply to Graham if you want to join us, telling him:
    * How far you want to walk/run
    * If you want to eat


See you on Friday.

03/08/2010 - Friday Run 6th August

By popular demand we will leave the second half of the Minerals Tramway until the regulars are back, so this Friday we will revisit an old favourite which we have not done for several years.


Meet at Par Railway Station (free parking) at SX077542 in good time to catch the 18.29 train to Luxulyan.  Bring some change to buy your ticket on the train.  We will then run back from Luxulyan, over the famous Treffry Viaduct, along another old tramway through the beautiful Luxulyan Valley, before dropping down the inclined plane to Ponts Mill.  From here there are 4 options back to Par Station giving total lengths of 6.5, 7, 8 and 10km.  We will eat in the Royal Inn, opposite the station.

Please reply to this message if you want to join us, telling Graham:
    * How far you want to walk/run
    * If you want to eat


See you on Friday.

16/07/2010 - Date Change for Cradock Moor FL

Please note that FL7 held at Cradock Moor is being held on Saturday 18th September not as previously advertised on the Sunday.

Updated fixtures can be found here.

13/07/2010 - Friday Run 16th July

Devoran to Portreath Minerals Tramway - Part 1

Have crossed Cornwall one way (The Saints’ Way), we are now going to recross it further west.  The Minerals Tramway is an almost level, smooth surfaces route, which will take us 2 weeks.  Options this week for running/walking are 4km, 6km or 9km.  Cycling is another options available on this route.


Meet at the Fox and Hounds pub car park in Scorrier, just off the A30, (SW723444) ready to set off at 18.30.  Please let Graham know:
   1. If you are coming and which length you want to do, (or if you want to cycle).
   2. Whether you want to eat afterwards.


See you on Friday.

01/07/2010 - Friday Run 2nd July

The last leg along the Saint’s Way is not all downhill, as last week’s leg to Milltown brought us down to almost sea level and the journey on is not flat!  Nonetheless it will be worth the effort as the scenery is superb.


Options this week are 9km from Milltown, or 5km from Golant, to Fowey.  We will go to a restaurant in Fowey to eat afterwards.


Please reply to Graham via the training option on the contact form to tell him:
   1. If you are coming and which length you want to do.
   2. Whether you want to eat afterwards.


Meet at the Caffa Mill (Bodinnick Ferry) car park in Fowey (SX126522) ready to set off at 18.30.  Bring change for the car park, as it is pay and display.


See you on Friday.

01/07/2010 - Sam Giles - Lands End to John O Groats

Sam Giles (of Sarum OC and SWJS) is riding solo from Lands End to John O Groats starting on Mon 26th July and aiming to finish on Saturday 7th August, a mere 13 days later.  He will be averaging 80 miles a day.  He would be most grateful if members of SW orienteering clubs felt able to sponser him.  His route will take him through Cornwall on his way up north.  If anybody would like to sponser him or perhaps come out in support, please get in touch.

23/06/2010 - Trelissick Results Added

Last Sunday saw Trelissick host Forest League 5 and all those that ventured to the National Trust estate enjoyed some glorious weather, swealtering temperatures, fantastic views and challenging orienteering.  Gavin Henderson's courses made the most of the area, dominated by parkland and steep slopes, and heres hoping you all had a good run.  Thanks must also go to Roger Venn for controlling and Ian Harvey for organising.

Results can be found here.

The next event will be Forest League 6 at Idless Woods.

18/06/2010 - Friday Run 25th June

Our last leg along the Saint’s Way was quite a tough one, as we climbed to the high point of Helman Tor.  The next one looks significantly easier, as we descend from 209m to 10m.  I am not saying that every step is downhill, but they are definitely in the majority!


Options this week are 7km from Helman Tor to Milltown or 4km from Lanlivery to Milltown.  We go into Lostwithiel to eat afterwards.


Please reply to Graham to tell him:
   1. If you are coming and which length you want to do.
   2. Whether you want to eat afterwards.


Meet on the south side of the railway bridge on the minor road from Lostwithiel to Golant at SX104576 ready to set off at 18.30.  There is space for us to park at this point.
See you on Friday.

07/06/2010 - Friday Run 11th June

The Saint’s Way is turning out to be a very pleasant and straightforward route to follow and is enabling us to see new parts of Cornwall that we would not normally visit.  A good example is the peaceful little village of Withiel where we finished our run last week.  Having reached the highest point at St Breock, where we ceremoniously touched the longstone, this week we move on to the second high point, just a few metres lower, at Helman Tor.


Options this week are 9km from Withiel to Helman Tor or 5km from Withiel to Lanivet.  We will move on to the Crown Inn at Lanlivery afterwards.


Please contact Graham (via the training option on the contact form) to tell him:
   1. If you are coming and which length you want to do.
   2. Whether you want to eat at the pub afterwards.


Meet at the car park below Helman Tor (SX062614) ready to set off at 18.30, (the early time is because the narrow roads in the area will slow things down).  Allow plenty of time to get there.


The second part of the 9km run, from Lanivet to Helman Tor is on minor roads, so bright clothing and trainers are recommended.


See you on Friday.

01/06/2010 - Friday Run 4th June

Whether inspired or depressed by your performance at the Tamar Triple, your next chance to get a bit fitter is this Friday, when we tackle the next stage of the Saints’ Way. 

Options this week are 9km from St Jidgey to Withiel or 5km from St Breock to Withiel.  We will move on to the Victoria Inn at Roche afterwards.

Please reply to Graham to tell him if you are coming and which length you want to do and whether you want to eat at the pub afterwards.

Meet at the church in Withiel (SW994654) ready to set off at 18.30 (the earlier time is because the narrow roads in the area will slow things down).  Allow plenty of time to get there.

Parking in Withiel is restricted, but there are some places down the hill through the village from the church.  Please park with consideration for residents.  Please share if possible; you could make your own arrangement to meet a friend at the Victoria in Roche, (by the old A30), and leave one car there.

 Contact Graham via the contact form using the 'Training' option.

21/05/2010 - Friday Run 21st May

Over the last three years we have run around Cornwall (well most of it), so now we need a new challenge.  We are going to run across Cornwall! 

The Saints’ Way runs from Padstow to Fowey via some high points along the way.  It’s too far to go in one evening, so we are going to split it up a bit.  

Meet this Friday at the main quayside car park in Padstow at SW920752, ready to start promptly at 7pm.  It’s a pay and display, so bring some change.  

Lengths are 4km or 8km long; take your choice.  We will go to a local pub to eat afterwards. Please let Graham know if you are coming so that the pub can be booked.

See you there.

21/05/2010 - Photos

The website is constantly under development.  A new feature has been the addition of a link to Flikr - a photo hosting site.

The first batch is a set of photos taken on the Friday urban O run around Truro on James Hargreaves "new" O-map.  Participants could choose from a score or a multi-loop course.  Options were 3km, 5km or the full 8km.  That is of course the OCAD calculation of distance - Shane recorded almost 12km on his completion of the longest course.  Other runners to complete the full distance were Graham and Will.   Barry and Arthur looked shattered after only 5km!

21/05/2010 - Stithians Run

The Stithians run around the lake is Kerno's biannual test of running fitness.  It has been happening regularly since the Autumn of 2002 whatever the weather.  The distance was thought to be 5 miles or 8km - GPS technology now confirms the distance as 7.79km!

The latest run on the 7th May was a good evening for the run with 12 hardy souls running or walking the route.  The idea is that of a handicap time trial - staggered starts so that in an ideal world there is a mass finish.

Past runnings of the test have shown some speed with times close to the 30 minute mark.  Several people have got close - Martin Ackerley has been closest most often but John Allen has been close too.  The two Hargreaves brothers James and Ian have been close as well.

However this running saw the breaking of the 30 minute barrier by Shane Ohly.  On only his first attempt at running the all terrain route unseen he managed 29:42 - wow!

Next running - autumn 2010 - will you be there?

 

10/04/2010 - Eden Urban Race

A few words from the organisers of the event.

 

Firstly, an apology; a few people commented on one or two map anomalies that should have been corrected before the event – they’ll be sorted although the outcome maybe academic.

 

Secondly, the good stuff; a superb day for all of us and a unique opportunity to run in this particular location with a quality field representing all ages of British Orienteering.  And apart from those super-fast runners going quicker than expected on Oak most courses were won in 30 minutes which was the aim of the planner.  Thanks for coming and making this a successful event.  Elsie and I would also like to thank our friends and club members for turning out to support the event.

 

Lastly, the not so good stuff.  There were many conditions placed on KERNO to allow this event to coincide with the week following the JK.  Two were safety related – a complete ban on anyone entering the land train route and walking was mandatory on the time out leg on the long courses.  From a high observation point it was seen that several competitors breached those conditions. 

 

Then, in a horticultural environment such as Eden it is unthinkable that runners should cut corners and run across the planted beds – apart from gaining an illicit time advantage by going out of bounds those runners totally compromised ever returning to Eden.  I was with the site manager when several instances were seen. 

 

Next, competitors were asked to take care of themselves, other runners and visitors to the Project.  There are now written reports on file of runners barging visitors and staff.  Unbelievable!

 

So what is in store for the future for orienteering at Eden?  We don’t know yet but a meeting with management is scheduled soon when all Eden reports have been collated.  It was noted, however, that the vast majority of competitors were well behaved and the pit area was alive with movement and a feel good factor was created by the, mostly athletic, activity.  Up to now KERNO’s orienteering based activity at Eden has been with the blessing of the site – with some further tweaks we may be able to return

 

Roger & Elsie Hargreaves

Mapper, Planner, Organiser

 

09/04/2010 - Eden Results

Eden results have now been posted and are available here.

Please note there are a few issues with how the run-in splits are displayed - this is due to the fact that the code that beautifies the results files is not robust enough to deal with the untimed leg.  This problem is currently being actively corrected.

29/03/2010 - Eden Urban Race

Such has been the interest in this event that we cannot take any more entries.  We are full!

For details of how to get to registration please see the fixtures page of this website and click on the Eden link.

All you now need to do is turn up from 1000 to register, reserve your map and start time.  Collect your entry voucher and then go off to enjoy the Eden Project. 

Remember that the first start will be at 1600 hrs, last start at 1715 and courses close at 1800.  See you there! 

 

 

08/03/2010 - Eden Urban Race 8th April

The Eden Urban race is filling up - less than 40 places left - get in touch now via the fixtures contact page.  Entries now top 170 and new applications are received daily. Call in at event registration - open from 1000hrs - to reserve your map and start time and collect your entry voucher.

Club members are asked to ring Roger or Elsie Hargreaves with offers of help or to express interest in entering the event.  See BOF web site for event details and contact.

Starts are from 1600 hrs until 1715 and the courses close at 1800 hrs.

08/03/2010 - JK Relays

Gavin Henderson, Club Captain, has announced the teams for the JK Relay on the 5th April.  Two mens Short teams have been entered along with one 165+ team and three Mixed Ad Hoc teams.

Good luck to them.

Entries for the JK are still open until the 12th March.

08/03/2010 - Dinner Dance

The annual Awards evening and Dinner Dance was held last Saturday evening at Lanhydrock Hotel and was a magnificent success.  A modest gathering of old and new members got together for an excellent meal, short speeches and dancing.

Steve Beech hosted the awards and Pauline Olds master-minded the whole evening. Music by Jailhouse proved very popular with the dance floor rarely empty.  Jock Turnham impressed everyone with his freeform  and innovative moves.

The usual colour and age class awards were distributed.  Winner of the Brown was Gavin Henderson, Blue Barry Olds, Green Rod Allday, Light Green Andy Barclay, Orange Victoria Smith and Yellow Erryn Lockett.  The Junior Trophy was awarded to Victoria Smith, the Mosely Trophy to James Hargreaves and the KERNO Salver to Roger Hargreaves.

Awards not given at the evening will be presented at the earliest opportunity at forthcomimg events.

 

07/03/2010 - Tywardreath Trotter

DATE CHANGE!!

KERNO members may be interested in taking part in this Race.  The Trotter is now in its fifth year, and was a great success again last year, with over 300 runners taking part. A few KERNO runners took part too.

The race starts and finishes in Tywardreath (between St Austell and Fowey) on Saturday 24th July 2010. There is a 1-mile fun run at 5.30pm. The main 7-mile race starts at 6.30pm. Both races are approximately half off-road.

Their website has all the information that you will need, including entry forms, course map, course profile and description, previous results and photos, etc and is at www.tywardreathtrotter.co.uk. Use the online entry form.

The race is run under England Athletics permit, is well marshalled and refreshments are available. All money raised goes to local charities.

Good running.

15/02/2010 - Lanhydrock Results Added

A fantastic turnout enjoyed a glorious day's orienteering at Lanhydrock at the weekend.  Well over 100 competitors battled it out over some excellent courses, which, with their tricky final sections, demanded full concentration right to the finish line.  Thanks go to Graham for planning, Steve for controlling and Annabel for organising.

The results can be found here.

04/02/2010 - Fixtures 2010

The 2010 fixture list has been finalised and can be found here.

This year's forest league will be fought out over 10 rounds; from the season opener at Polly Joke on the 31st January to the exciting finale at Tehidy on 12th December.  It is bound to be a great year's racing.

Also this year sees two major events being held in our region.  Firstly the JK, Britain's premier orienteering weekend, will be held in the South West over the Easter weekend (2nd-5th April).  The JK is always a fantastic event and for those that have never been it is highly recommended.  Details can be found at the event website here.

As well being heavily involved in organising the JK, KERNO is also hosting this year's Tamar Triple, which is being held on Penhale over three days from 29th-31st May.  Penhale is one of Britain's best areas and on a fine day there are few better places to go orienteering.

Happy orienteering in 2010.

04/02/2010 - New Website Launched

After many hours, much head scratching and an uncountable number of coffees, the new Kerno website has finally been launched.

This is the new home for all the Kerno's news, fixture information, results and much more.  We very much hope you enjoy it and find what you need.

Most of all this is your website, so feel free to make your views known, make an enquiry or even hurl constructive abuse via the contact page.  Here you can get in touch with members of the committee as well as the web administrator.

There is also a site news section which will provide information on the progress of the continued development of the site, including feature updates, bug fixes and much more.  If you have any ideas or views on the design or content of the site please contact the web administrator, who will do their best to satisfy, appease or fob off.