POTOC Captains ReportCaptain’s Report 22nd March 2018

Midlands Championships

On Saturday it was the middle distance championships at Irchester Country Park. Just 6 of our runners made the trip.

But it was certainly worth while for Ellie Bales who won W18. She finished the 3.6k course in 39:23, just 28 seconds ahead of the second placed runner from LEI.

The next best performance was Jean Rostron who made the podium in 3rd on W75.

Amongst the others, Alex Evans was 6th on M14. Dave Bales 12th on M60. Peter Yoxall 20th on M70 and Ianka Evans 7th on W50.

Full results and routegadget can be found on Leicester orienteering club website - click here


The JK is nearly here, 4 days of quality orienteering around Cannock Chase, the areas separated by only 15 miles.

Day 1 is the SPRINT RACE on MOD Stafford, hosted by Walton Chasers OC (WCH) and Royal Signals OC (RSOC). This is a little used area and will be new to most people.

Day 2 is the MIDDLE RACE on Brereton Spurs, hosted by Octavian Droobers (OD). Last used in 2014 for the British Middles and 2015 for the Junior Inter-regional, it has been remapped for the first time using LIDAR data.

Day 3 is the LONG RACE on Beaudesert and Brereton Hayes, hosted by Potteries OC (POTOC) and Wrekin Orienteers (WRE). Beaudesert has been used over many years for top class events, the last one being the Midland Champs in 2009. The tricky terrain has been remapped for the first time using LIDAR data.

Day 4 is the RELAYS on Beaudesert, hosted by Harlequins OC (HOC) and City of Birmingham OC (COBOC). The relays will use some of the same area as the long race, but the planning will not make it easy for you!


JK relays

We have entered 3 teams:

JK Trophy: Rob Holdway, Graham Pigott, Martin Pigott

Senior Women: Ellie Bales, Lil Bales, Ianka Evans

Ultra Vets: Dave Bales, Jean Rostron, Peter Yoxall


Martin Pigott

Club Captain

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Permanent Courses

Why not try out orienteering at one of our permanent courses?

We have courses at:

  • Apedale
  • Bathpool Park
  • Biddulph Grange
  • Brough Park
  • Downs Banks
  • Ladderedge
  • Hanley Forest Park
  • Tunstall Park
  • Westport Lake

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