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News - August 2013

SELOC Club Night in September

The club night venues for September can now be announced. As ever sessions will run from 6.30pm to 8pm. Usual orienteering kit required - just turn up and join us.

Monday September 2nd - Queens Park, Bolton, BL1 4QP

Monday September 9th - Leverhulme Park, Bolton, BL2 6EX

Monday September 16th - Moses Gate, Bolton, BL4 7QN

Monday September 23nd - Turton Tower, Bolton, BL7 0HG

Monday September 30th - to be confirmed

From Monday October 7th will be back at the regular winter venue of Eagley Junior School, Bolton, BL7 9AT

Eagley Valley Clubnight Review

SELOC members enjoyed a newly mapped area for their training session on the evening of Monday 12 August - Eagley Valley in north Bolton.

For the seniors there was an score event and the results are below:

Joe Mercer        15 mins
Mark Seddon     25 mins
Rachel Deegan   33 mins
Jason Middleton  34 mins
Paul Turner         38 mins
Joanna Treasure  55 mins

Juniors Toby and Theo Middleton, Josh Harrop, Lucy Seddon and Emily enjoyed finding a few simple controls on a less technical part of the map.

Clive Atty, the mapper and evening organiser, said he was pleased to see the map being used and seniors appreciating the challenge it presented, despite the rampant vegetation at this time of the year. One part of the map couldn't be used at all because of the vegetation.

It is rumoured the area the map may be used for a night orienteering training session later in the year?

SELOC Club Night in August

The summer tour continues 6.30pm to 8.00pm throughout the summer ... Here are the training venues for the next few weeks. These sessions are a great opportunity to get out in the summer sunshine and practice your orienteering before the Autumn fixtures get underway.

29th July No club night as Scottish 6 Days of Orienteering

5th August Leverhulme Park, Bolton, BL1 6EX with Elspeth Ingleby

Meet at the car park near the athletics track

12th August Eagley Valley, Bolton, BL1 7JZ with Clive Atty

Park in the streets on Eagley Bank. Try Park Row, Andrew Lane, The Gardens. Meet at the top of the cobbles (south end) of Eagley Brow.

19th August Lever Park, Horwich, BL6 7RX with Roy Stevenson

We will be meeting at the South Car Park (same venue as in June). The car park is on the other side of the road, just to the north of Rivington and Blackrod School.

News - July 2013

Bolton Club Night in July

The summer tour continues on Monday nights ... 

1st July Lever Park, Bolton, BL6 7RX

8th July Chesham Woods, Bury, BL9 6NG

15th July Queens Park, Heywood, OL10 4UY

22nd July Moses Gate, Bolton, BL4 7QN

29th July No Club night as Scottish 6 Days

News - June 2013

Bolton Club Night in June

The summer tour starts on Monday 3rd June at Heaton Park. 

3rd June Heaton park, M25 2SW

10th June Heaton Park, M25 2SW

17th June Tandle Hill, OL2 5UX

24th June Nuttall Park, BL0 9LR

 SELOC/PFO Bowling Competition

The bowling competition finally went ahead on Saturday after a rain-enforced delay of 12 months! All those who attended had a great time and learnt a thing or two about bending balls! Unfortunately, we lost to PFO 18 points 14. Many of us went off to the pub afterwards to continue socialising.

MDOC Countrysdie Score Events

This year's MDOC Countryside Score Series kicks off on Wed 12 June at a new venue being - Ye Olde Park Gate Inn, Over Peover, WA16 8TU
With 60 minute and 90 minute runs available and using enlarged OS maps to navigate on public rights of way, these events offer an alternative form of informal low-cost orienteering suitable for newcomers and experienced navigators alike.  Please bring your friends!
They also all start and finish at a pub, so there is opportunity for food, drink and post run analysis on your return!
This is the first in this year's series of 4 events:
Wed 12 June - Ye Olde Park Gate Inn, Over Peover, WA16 8TU
Wed 26 June - The Vale Inn, Adlington Rd, Bollington, SK10 5JT
Wed 10 July - Boddington Arms, Racecourse Road ,Wilmslow SK9 5LR.
Wed 24 July - Venue to be confirmed
Registration from 6:30pm.  Pre race briefing 7:10pm. Mass start 7:15pm
Bring a pen/pencil and your watch.
Entry is on the night only £3 per map adult, £1.50 per map junior.
Please pre book your map in advance by emailing Andy on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. preferably no later than Sunday 9 June.
More details below and on mdoc website If you have any questions please drop Andy an email.

News - May 2013

Bolton Club Night

In May we have two bank holidays and therefore there will only be 2 Bolton club nights this month. Both will be at Jumbles Reservoir as we head away from Eagley Junior School on the Summer Tour. Over the next few months we will be found outside in local parks and countryside across the north of Manchester - so you will have to keep an eye on this website to guarantee the latest details of where we are.

Caroline is very interested to hear from you if you would like to be involved in organising a session This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

May 6th Bank Holiday - no club night

May 13th Jumbles Reservoir, north Bolton. Nearest postcode BL7 9AJ - car park off Chapeltown Road. Find us from 6.30 to 8pm at the car park, entrance 50m north of the junction of Chapeltown Road and Hillside Avenue.

May 20th Jumbles Reservoir, north Bolton. Nearest postcode BL7 9AJ - car park off Chapeltown Road. Find us from 6.30 to 8pm at the car park, entrance 50m north of the junction of Chapeltown Road and Hillside Avenue.

May 27th Bank Holiday - no club night

SELOC Membership Profile

The committee has been undertaking some analyses of the membership to help us better understand where members live and the age profile of the club. The hope is that this will aid decision making when we plan our events and activities.

SELOC Membership homes

SELOC Age Profile


News - April 2013

SELOC Winner at JK

We may only have made a small showing at the Jan Kjellstrom (JK) 2013 but our members that did make the journey to the south of England over Easter weekend did very well indeed.

Elspeth Ingleby continued her early year success at the Compass Sport Trophy winning her W21L class on both days, whilst Tony Davies was eighth overall on the M65L. Steve Round had a strong second day to finish 65th overall in the M60L class.

This bodes well for the other national events coming up in the coming months. First up will be the British Sprint and Middle Championships (20/21 April), then the British Championship (4/5 May). Quite a few club members will be heading up to Scotland for the Scottish 6 days (July 28 to August 3).

Crown Green Challenge Match


Sat 1st June 2013 at 2pm

All welcome even if you have never bowled before. Bowls will be available but bring your own if you have any.

Entry fee £2

Tea, Coffee and biscuits provided. Venue Edgworth Bowling Club Bolton Rd, Edgworth, Bolton, BL7 0AP

Please email if you are intending coming and whether you would like to join us for a pub meal afterwards This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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