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and British Middle Champs
Saturday & Sunday 5th & 6th June 2021 (New provisional date)
Postponed from May 2020
The recently published Covid-19 roadmap for England is suggesting that hotel and B&B accommodation will not be allowed to open until Step 3 (no earlier than 17 May). For a full weekend of championship orienteering, the availability of overnight accommodation and places in which to take meals, is a key requirement. As a result, we are now checking with landowners and suppliers to see if a revised date in early June will be possible.
Please keep the weekend of 5 & 6 June 2021, free in your diary. We are hoping that we will be able to stage these two postponed events but that will depend on how the C19 roadmap progresses.
In accordance with the latest BOF Guidance on the Suspension of Competitions Activities in Tier 4 areas in England (see below), the MDOC Winter MapRun Series has been suspended until further notice.
When we postponed the start of the NSL Series 10 (20-21) at the end of October, we hoped that the Covid situation would be clearer by Christmas. Sadly, this has not proved to be the case - the virus's reluctance to go away, a new variant threatening increased infection rates and government guidelines still strongly advising against travel between tiers, continue to cause problems for us.
After discussions on the possible alternatives, the organising team has decided to cancel the series for 2020-21, and re-introduce it (almost oven-ready!) in 2021-22.
Congratulations to Ben Kyd who finished in 5th place, in a field of 523 from all over the world, in the TORUS Advent Calendar - a 24-day Virtual TempO competition.
Two other MDOC members achieved top-100 places - John Kewley was 81st and Dominic Wathey 94th. In total, 14 members of MDOC took part and we finished 3rd in the clubs competition.
December 2020 edition now available
The latest edition is now available online - MDOC News December 2020 - contains a report on the recent TORUS Cup including an interview with Britain's #1 (in Virtual TEMPO), MDOC & GMOA Chairman's Reports and a look back to the Staffordshire Way Relay 1984, plus reports on the 2020 TrailO Season, Virtual O in Wythenshawe Park, Club Kit and honouring Pete Lomas' service to the club.