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News Archive 2012

News items posted in 2012

01st Jan 13

World Schools Championships selections
Posted on December 1st, 2012

MDOC juniors Matthew Fellbaum and Alistair Thornton have both been selected as non-travelling reserves for the England team for the ISSF World Schools Championships to be held in Monte Gordo, Portugal in April 2013.

Congratulations to both of them.

The full selection list is published at

Matthew and Laura in successful England team at WJHI 2012
Posted on October 17th, 2012

Congratulations to MDOC juniors Matthew Fellbaum (M14) and Laura Hindle (W14) who were part of a successful England team in the Ward Junior Home Internationals last weekend.

The event was held in Surrey with the Individual event at Headley Heath on Saturday, and the Relays at Wisley Common on Sunday.

The final scores were England 141 points, Scotland 106, Wales 62 and Ireland 51.

Full results are available on the Ward Junior Home International 2012 page.

Tom selected for Elite Development Squad
Posted on October 12th, 2012

Congratulations to Thomas Fellbaum (M20) who is one of 27 athletes selected for the 2012-2013 Elite Development Squad. The squad is focused on preparing athletes to win medals at WOC in two to five years.

Last weekend Tom became the M20 winner of the 2012 Future Champions Cup Competition following the FCC Final at Hameldon Hills.

Major wins for former members Killian and Steve
Posted on September 12th, 2012

Congratulations to two former members of MDOC, Killian Lomas and Steve Birkinshaw, for their recent wins.

Killian Lomas was part of the British Team for the World Masters Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships in Hungary at the end of August, taking Gold for the Sprint and also making the podium for both the Long and Middle races. Full report on

And last week, Steve Birkinshaw won The Dragons Back - five days of mountain running and navigation through Wales, from Conwy Castle in the north to Carreg Cennen Castle in the south. Full report and videos on

Three more MDOC juniors selected for Coaching Camps this summer
Posted on June 19th, 2012

Congratulations to Thomas Fellbaum (M20) who has been selected to attend the Euromeeting followed by the Elite Development Coaching Camp which is being held in Obernberg-am-Brenner, Austria from 8th to 19th August.

And also to Matthew Fellbaum (M14) and Laura Hindle (W14) who have been selected for the Regional Squads summer coaching camp at Lagganlia, Scotland in July.

Well done all of you.

MDOC Northern Champions and Twin Peak prize-winners
Posted on May 23rd, 2012

MDOC members won four of the classes in the Northern Championships at High Dam last Saturday - Tom Fellbaum (M20E), Andrew Gregory (M75L), Laura Hindle (W14A) and Vicky Thornton (W50L).

After excellent runs in the Middle Distance event on Sunday, Tom and Andrew also became the overall Twin Peak prize-winners in their respective classes, as did Alistair Thornton in M16A.
(Click photo to enlarge)

Congratulations to them all.

Full results are available on the Twin Peak 2012 page.

Alistair selected for Talent Development Coaching Camp
Posted on May 16th, 2012

Alistair Thornton (M16) has been selected to attend British Orienteering's Talent Development Coaching Camp this summer. The Camp is being held at Badaguish Outdoor Centre, Aviemore from 21st to 28th July 2012.

Well done, Alistair.

MDOC members in successful England team at Interland 2012
Posted on April 26th, 2012

MDOC members Matthew Fellbaum (M14) and John Britton (M60) were part of the successful England team which won the Interland Cup 2012 competition in southern Belgium last weekend. There is a Team photo on the Orienteering England website

Results are here.

Tom selected for Junior World Orienteering Championships
Posted on April 21st, 2012

Tom Fellbaum (M20) has been selected to represent Great Britain at the Junior World Orienteering Championships, which are being held in Korsice, Slovakia from 7th-14th July 2012.

Well done, Tom.

JK 2012 Prize Winners
Posted on April 21st, 2012

Congratulations to members who won prizes and medals at JK 2012 in Scotland over Easter:

John Britton, 2nd in M60
Andrew Gregory, 1st in M75
Laura Hindle, 3rd in W14
Rae Lomas, 2nd in W70
Sue Birkinshaw, 2nd in W75

Rebecca Humphreys, 1st in W18L
Vicky Thornton, 2nd in W50L
Sue Birkinshaw, 3rd in W75L

Full results at

British Sprint and Middle Distance Championships 2012
Posted on March 27th, 2012

MDOC members came away with an impressive medal tally at the 2012 British Sprint and Middle Distance Championships which took place at York University and Strensall Common on 24th/25th March.

Andrew Gregory became a double champion, winning both the Sprint and Middle Distance Championships in the M75 class, Dave Mawdsley won M70 in the Sprint Championships and Rae Lomas won W70 in the Middle Distance Championships.

Other medal winners in the Sprint Championships were:

Ben Dempsey - 3rd in M10
Laura Hindle - 3rd in W14
Vicky Thornton - 3rd in W50
Rae Lomas - 3rd in W70
Sue Birkinshaw - 3rd in W75

and in the Middle Distance Championships:

John Britton - 2nd in M60
Dave Mawdsley - 2nd in M70
Vicky Thornton - 2nd in W50
Ben Dempsey - 3rd in M10

Congratulations to them all.

Full results on the York 2012 website.

JK selected for ETOC and WTOC
Posted on March 27th, 2012

Although (as he was planner) JK was not able to score at the recent British Trail-O Championships at Newborough, he maintained his 2nd place in the rankings and earned selection for both the European Trail-O Championships (ETOC) and the World Trail-O Championships (WTOC). He will also participate in the European and World TempO Trophy (speed Trail-O) competitions which precede the main events. Well done, John.

John has also accepted the role of GB Team Manager for both Championships.

Matthew, John and Vicky selected to run for England at Interland 2012
Posted on March 8th, 2012

Congratulations to Matthew Fellbaum, John Britton and Vicky Thornton who have all been selected for the England Team for Interland 2012, which takes place over the weekend of April 21/22.

The 2012 Interland Cup match will be held at Habay-la-Neuve, in southern Belgium with the pre-event at Citadelle de Montmédy across the border in France.

North West Night League 2011/12 - Provisional Results
Posted on March 6th, 2012

The Provisional Results for the North West Night League 2011/12 after the final round have now been published - click here to view.

Congratulations to Alex McCann, winner of the M18- category, Tom McCann (2nd M18-) and John Britton (3rd M40+).

Chris Rostron comments:

I have had to assume that all the people on the Bigland event completed their courses without retiring. We will never know if anyone miss punched.
However, if anyone has declared that they retired or were non competitive then please let me know ASAP.

And finally if you spot any mistakes then let me know.
The raffle will be done in the next few days

MDOC on Facebook and Twitter
Posted on February 27th, 2012

MDOC now has a presence on both Facebook and Twitter - thanks to Steve Nicholls and Tom Fellbaum. You can now access them via links in the page banner:

[MDOC on Facebook] Find us on Facebook [MDOC on Twitter] Follow us on Twitter

MDOC's Hazel Grove Club Night featured on Sky Sports News
Posted on February 12th, 2012

Dan Riley and other club members attending the Hazel Grove Club Night two weeks ago were filmed for an article on orienteering which was broadcast on Sky Sports News yesterday as part of their 'Get Involved' programme.

Read more about it and watch the video on the Sky Sports News website. 

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