News
  • Wet Wet Wells

    Jun 30, 2022
    Wishing I was lucky? Only if you weren’t an early starter for the race at Wells, as the heavens opened just in time to provide early runners with a full drenching out on the courses. Later starters were lucky to have a break in the weather, and at least have a map that could be folded and read by the end of their runs. The use of the complex school area for the early and late parts of each course made for some really head-scratching moments for most runners - made worse for those that had to navigate the slippery steps and alleys in the torrential rain.
  • Anne Palmer

    Jun 21, 2022
    It is with great sadness that we report the passing today of Anne Palmer, a great and loyal member of BOK for many decades, and much loved friend and colleague to us all.
  • World Championships training in Nailsea

    Jun 16, 2022
    BOK's Nailsea Urban Race got off to a flying start when Megan Carter-Davis (SBOC), GB's World Cup Silver Medallist, attended prior to starting her preparations for competing in the World Championships in Denmark later this month. Perfect weather, and fast longer legs on some of the courses, meant that the winning times were likely to be pretty fast already - but with a number of Elites racing, the competition was as hot as the sunshine!
  • Sprint format shines in the sun at Hanham

    Jun 09, 2022
    The BOK Urban Series changed format slightly for the races in Hanham, with 2 sprint races for each competitor rather than the normal longer urban race. We luckily had bright evening sunshine - making for the perfect weather for a spot of sprinting. Food and refreshments were also provided by Ivy’s Cafe meaning that we had a very social club event.
  • June 2022 Newsletter now available

    Jun 02, 2022
    Our June 2022 edition of the newsletter is now available. We've had a slight redesign to make it easier to find the sections that readers are interested in. Its another bumper issue covering news about: the Urban Series, our recent regional events, EOD vs Online, Volunteer profile, our Senior and Junior League winners, and our regular updates on events and training.
  • Super-Weston Racing Treat

    May 26, 2022
    Those that competed at the Weston-Super-Mare Urban Race had a real treat, and not the ‘stick of rock’ type, but fast paced racing along the promenade of the sea-front with the wind in your hair and the smell of fish & chips as an incentive to finish quickly and get a local speciality supper!
  • Heavy rain does not dampen the spirits in Bath

    May 19, 2022
    Despite the majority of competitors getting drenched in the heavy downpours at the Bath Urban Race, overwhelming feedback was of very well planned courses that took in all of the intricacies that the beautiful Georgian City of Bath has to offer.
  • Sunshine and strong legs the order of the day at Bradford on Avon Urban Race

    May 12, 2022
    The gloomy skies and rain of earlier in the day cleared just in time for a wonderful sunny evening of urban racing at Bradford on Avon. The new area for BOK proved to require strong legs for the steep hilly and complex area to the north of the river, and careful route choice on the longer controls south of the river.
  • Tricky first few controls in the forest at Emersons Green Urban

    May 05, 2022
    Our 2nd race in the BOK Urban Orienteering Series took us to Emersons Green and the tricky hillsides of Rodway Common. All courses started with controls that went into the complex contoured forest area, which proved a challenge for competitors with many comments afterwards about lost time trying to ‘find number 1’. This didn’t seem to put people off though, as the overwhelming feedback after the race was that the mix of forest and urban on a sunny Wednesday evening was the right combination of fun and challenging.
  • May 2022 Newsletter now available

    May 02, 2022
    Our May 2022 edition of the newsletter is now available. Another bumper issue covering news about: GB selections for our elite class runners, a wedding in the snows of Sweden, volunteer of the year award, JK2022 results, races every week in May, the upcoming British Sprint Championships, and our regular updates on events and training.
  • Record numbers of entries make for a exciting start to the Urban Orienteering Series

    Apr 30, 2022
    With over 150 entries, the first event of the BOK Urban Orienteering Series 2022 proved to be an exciting race at a complex (and hilly) Bristol University Halls campus. Last years season opener at the end of April was not blessed with the best of weather (those that were there might remember the constant rain and dark skies). However, despite the evening being pretty cold this year the weather was good to us and we even had a beautiful sunset to view over the Bristol Channel whilst standing at the finish and watching late starters come in.
  • April 2022 Newsletter Available

    Apr 21, 2022
    April 2022 Newsletter now available, with articles on JK2022, Track to Terrain, BOK Urban Series, and other big events coming up this year. Our volunteer profile this month is of John Parfitt. Results included from Dolebury Warren, and the British Long Distance weekend. We also have a special report from Finlay Anderson from his time at the 2021 junior training camps.