If you’re a member of Harlequins Orienteering Club, you’ll know Baggeridge Country Park very well. We put on an event there on average a couple of times every year, and here I was again! (It must be in the top five areas by use over the last 10 years – Dave Nevell will know.)

We’ve been lucky with the weather this season, with lots of sunny Sundays, but my event at Sandwell Valley was an exception, so was this. The rain lashed down, so it was great that Kerstin had planned such a picturesque Orange course for us, bringing us back via the ponds and the steps. 🙂


This event was also the Black Country Championships. Like last time (also at Baggeridge!) Ian Hopkins was Black Country champion. Alex Mitchell was junior champion. In the Open category, Rachel Emmerson and John Embrey were the winners. If anyone has a photo of Ian or Rachel with his/her “trophy” please email me a copy!