POTOC Captains ReportCaptain’s Report 23rd May 2018


British Orienteering Championships – Long distance race, Balmoral, Scotland

The British Championships were held at Balmoral Castle on the day of the royal wedding. Beautiful weather, fantastic courses and excellent mapping all combined to make it a great event.

We had 6 runners making the long journey north to compete.

Ellie Bales came a creditable 8th place in W18E on her 6.3k and 240m course.

In W55, 5.6k with 185m climb, Elizabeth Bales placed 28th out of 40 runners.

On W75, Jean Rostron came 9th on her 3.4k course with 110m climb.

Andrew Rowe, M40L, took on the tough challenge of 9k and 375m of climb. He got around in 137 minutes to take 22nd place.

In the M60L class we had Dave Bales and Henry Morgan gunning for the top POTOC runner! Dave just came out on top in 87 minutes ahead of Henry who was 7 minutes behind.

Whitfield Valley 2nd Summer Series

The second summer series is only nearly upon us, on what should be an interesting challenging area that hasn't been used for a summer series before.

See our website events page for details -

World Orienteering week

Begins today to encourage people young and old to participate in orienteering activities during the week 23-29 May.

Be part of it! For more information about World Orienteering Day visit www.worldorienteeringday.com

Or try out one of our 7 permanent courses



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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