BL 50th Anniversary Crossword Puzzle
Not many replies yet so here's a reminder to have a go at our 50th Anniversary Crossword Puzzle, compiled by Karen Parker in honour of the occasion.
Karen will randomly select a winner from all correct answers (BL members only) on 7th June, and there will be a prize appropriate to the occasion!
Border Liners 50th Anniversary Celebration
Border Liners Orienteering Club was formed in Autumn 1969. Our first event was in May 1970 in Greystoke Forest.
On Sunday 31 May, at 11.00am if possible, do some activity on a theme of 50 to celebrate Border Liners’ 50th Anniversary.
Border Liners and friends, past and present, and anyone who was at that 1970 event are all invited to take part.
If you would like to join in the fun but haven't received the club email newsletter, please get in touch for full details. Most importantly, all activities must be in accordance with UK/devolved government guidelines on the day. That still leaves you with plenty of choices, and scope for ingenuity!
Tie-breaker result, a new quiz, and crossword answers
“Five people got all the answers right in the Towns and Cities quiz. The tie-breaker was to come up with the best clue for a town or city in Wales (since I didn't have any in the original).
Choosing a winner was very hard but eventually I decided that my favourite was Richard Moss’s so he wins the bottle of wine, though how to get it to him remains unresolved. Most people, in addition to their official entry, sent me other clues that they had devised so I have collated them all into a new quiz which is now available - attached. There are no prizes and the answers will be published in a few weeks’ time. Richard’s winning tie-break entry is the first one in the list.” Karen Parker
Welsh Pictorial Descriptions Quiz (PDF)
Please note, file replaced on May 23rd. The word lengths for no. 14 are (5,6) not (5,5) as shown in original version.
The crossword is still available, so don't look at the answers yet if you haven't tried it yet!
Guidelines for Resumption of Orienteering
INFORMATION MAY CHANGE AT SHORT NOTICE
PLEASE VISIT THE BRITISH ORIENTEERING WEBSITE FOR UP TO DATE NEWS AND GUIDELINES.
Time's up! Here are the answers you've been waiting for.
There were 12 entries for the Towns and Cities prize puzzle, 5 of which were fully correct. A tie breaker is being sent to those people.
The Lake District Pictorial Descriptions quiz was of course just for fun.
Answers to the crossword will be published in a few weeks.
We do hope you've enjoyed these quizzes, and thanks again to Karen Parker who provided them for our entertainment.
Lake District Puzzle
No doubt you've all finished the British Towns and Cities quiz in super quick time.... don't worry, you still have until the end of April for that one!
Here's another puzzle from Karen Parker to keep those brain synapses firing, Printable version (PDF), but do please read the following note:
“The British Towns and Cities puzzle seemed to go down well so here’s another of the same sort. This one was originally produced for the MDOC Twin Peak event in 1998 - thank you to Richard Moss for reminding me about it and suggesting it could be revived. There are no prizes this time as some people have seen it before. Answers will be published at the end of the month, but if you want them sooner than that just email me.”
Junior Series 2020
Border Liners 2020 Junior Orienteering Series
Incorporating Carlisle and Eden Schools Competition.
Enter a minimum of 3 events, your best 3 scores (on any course) will count towards an overall series score.
Congratulations to all the schools from Carlisle and Eden that took part at Miltonrigg on Saturday in our school series!
Results from Miltonrigg Woods for primary schools:
1st Fellview (391 points)
2nd Hayton (369 points)
3rd Stanwix (279 points)
Other competing schools Gilsland, Crosby-on-Eden and Stainton
Results from Miltonrigg Woods for secondary schools:
1st Trinity (297)
Overall series results so far (best three events by the end of the year to win)
1st Hayton (765 points)
2nd Stanwix (478 points)
3rd Fellview (391 points)
4th Gilsland (368 points)
All competing schools: Crosby-on-Eden, Stainton, Wigton, Hunter Hall
1st Trinity (297 points)
Saturday 28/12/2019 Whittas Park - Xmas Charity Event
Saturday 28th December 2019, Xmas Charity Event (Level D, Local)
Hope you all enjoyed your post Christmas run in the sun (yes, sun!) today at Whittas Park. Results won't be published today due to a small technical problem with the map memory course. You're all patient people though, and some will remember having to wait weeks for them to arrive in the post! 😄
Thanks to Raymond and Jenny for organising it all, and providing fantastic post race food at Bothel Village Hall to raise money for Cumbria Blood Bikes. The total raised came to £420 - thank you for your generous donations.
Border Liners 50th Anniversary Dinner
HUGE thanks to the team of volunteers who worked so hard to make Border Liners 50th Anniversary Dinner such an extra special occasion. An excellent buffet meal was provided, the hall looked a treat with specially made bunting, the tables were elegant enough to grace a top class restaurant - and we even had BL themed chocolates!!
The club's inaugural meeting was held in November 1969 and the Anniversary Dinner took place at Bothel Village Hall on Saturday 23rd November 2019.
Click on the photo to see more Anniversary Dinner photos on Flickr (with apologies for a shaky hand held video)
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