South London seventh in national clubs competition
On Sunday 15th October, 60 runners from South London Orienteers competed in the final of the Compass Sport Cup, the main inter-club competition in the UK. It was great to see so many turn out.
The event location was the historic Greenham Common. The area comprised a very fast flat open central area (an ex-runway) surrounded by more intricate forest & marsh. The fastest runners managed sub-5 minutes/km.
The competition was very hot with all the top clubs from around the country competing. Congratulations to OD (Coventry) for a very good win to retain the trophy.
We had quite a few excellent runs including some unexpected scorers. There were particularly impressive runs from Ralph Street, Abi Weeds and James McMillan. And well done to Andy Hodgson (pictured right) for winning the Reebok Golden Boot for the fastest run-in split of 21 seconds.
The competition starts again next year on 18th March 2007, with the south-east regional round at Burnham Beeches – put the date in your diary now!
Overall team results appear below. Full results are available here.
1 OD 2157
2 SYO 2057
3 BOK 2038
4 AIRE 1903
5 NOC 1840
6 WCH 1812
7 SLOW 1774
8 SO 1724
9 MDOC 1690
10 TVOC 1393