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Triumph for Sarum at Dartmoor
THIRTY-two members of Sarum Orienteering Club made the journey to Dartmoor to compete in the Compass Sport Trophy recently.
The event, organised by Devon Orienteers, was the regional round of a national competition in which the Salisbury-based club has a proud record of success.
The participants competed on challenging courses set around the rocks of Haytor and across physically tough terrain on February 16 .In a close competition Sarum triumphed, scoring 1,284 points ahead of South Wales Orienteering Club (1,246), Quantock Orienteers (1,227), Swansea Bay Orienteering Club (1,169), Kerno (1,037), and University of Bristol (185).
Ben Chesters, Jack Benham, Jackie Butt, Chris Huthwaite, Ian Pierce and Harry Butt put in outstanding individual performances but it was the big club turnout that ensured the final victory confirming that Sarum remains one of England's top small orienteering clubs.
Sarum now qualifies to compete in the national final to be held in the south of England in November.
Wiltshire's sport club of the year is holding three events around a maze next month.
Five Rivers Leisure Centre is the venue for the first competition on Saturday (March 1), with Victoria Park hosting on Saturday, March 15 followed by Churchill Gardens on Saturday, March 29.
Each race takes place from 11am to 1pm, costing £2 with a certificate up for grabs.
Contact Liz Yeadon on 07990734576 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.