Controller, organiser and planner reports along with some comments from competitors.
BASOC event on 9th October, other events, changes to Tuesday=O, BASOC athletes selected to run for Scotland and GB and much more.
Following on from the responses to the Tuesday=O questionnaire, the shape of Tuesday=O will change a bit.
Important news this month - events coming up (remember to enter before the closing date), your opinions are sought about Tuesday=O, BASOC event on 9th October (volunteers needed), reports from summer multi-day events and tours and much more.
Tuesday=O started in 2009 and was the inspiration of Hilary Quick. For the first year, it ran from April to October; in 2010 BASOC members asked “Why is this stopping?” and so T=DarkO happened. Since then there has been something on almost every Tuesday night from 6:30pm to 7:30pm (exceptions have been driven by the weather conditions).
Alice has sent in a report about her experiences during the ScotJOS Tour - her first tour to Sweden. At the moment (August 2022) she is on another tour, this time to Stockholm.
Coast and Islands is a multiday orienteering event with low key organisation and quality orienteering on mainly new areas! Entries are limited to 200 competitors and this year you entered a group number (so you could be with friends) and this was your start block for each day. This meant very little queueing at the start and there was flexibility regarding your actual start time.
The O-ringen is the “worlds biggest orienteering adventure” held annually in Sweden, each year in a different location, with around 15,000 competitors.
First of all, welcome to all our new members; thank you for joining BASOC and remember – ask if you have any questions about orienteering! We look forward to seeing you at training and events.
Many people who orienteer plan a summer break around an orienteering event. In 2022, a few BASOC folks are competing in a variety of events around the UK and Europe.