Catherine went to all three sessions at Witton Lakes, plus the beginners event on the 16th, which was cleverly arranged to tie in with a fun day being held there. A similar format will be tried at Aston Hall and Handsworth Park either side of Christmas. Although she’s somewhat overqualified for this role, it was good to see Sam Chambers involved with orienteering again, and the children took to her.

Catherine and I also went to the COBOC committee meeting and it’s good to see the enthusiasm to get things up and running. There’s going to be a Christmas event on 18 December, and the AGM in January, so if you live in Birmingham and you have a couple of quid to spare, do join and help us to kick start regular races in the city.