Tue 23rd Oct 2018
Type of event: Coaching, Training, Tue=O
Subtle contours in the dark.
October is a lovely month - great orienteering in colourful forests, the start of using head torches on Tuesday evenings and holiday time for some. What opportunities are coming up and what has been happening?
We all enjoy orienteering ‘off path’, venturing into areas where there is undergrowth – and there the ticks are lurking, seeking out anything warm-blooded! A tick bite can cause moderate to severe health issues through the transfer of a whole host of things (viruses, bacteria, parasites, poison).
By Kat McGougan
The Lakes 5-Days is a multi-day event held every four years down in the Lake District. This year Mum and I decided to head down for a week and give it a go! I’d previously spent a weekend training in the Lakes last November and so was excited for the five races.
Holidays are now a distant memory for most - and the fact that there was frost on the car this morning means that there are many positives for orienteers. The bracken is beginning to turn colour and die back a bit; visibility in the woodlands changes as trees turn through golden colours and eventually lose their leaves.
There is quite a bit of news this month and the committee have also met so there are some updates regarding BASOC business.
All volunteer run organisations have a number of people who help to keep the club functioning. In BASOC we have four named and elected committee posts - Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Junior Rep. There are other elected committee members - they do not have designated roles.