Alan Hooper

Wessex OC Secretary
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01202 746374


One of the original members of Poole O.C. and then Wessex O.C.  I am a retired Chartered Engineer and have designed various timing equipment for O-events in the pre-SI era . I have acted as Chairman and Secretary over the years and have some experience of Mapping, Organising, planning and controlling events. Now I regard Short Green as a long distance event!

Most recent posts

“Forest Challenge” Orienteering Board Game

Alan Brown of Gloucester Orienteering Club has asked us to publicise this unusual board game, it may make a useful Christmas Present.                    Click on the following link for more information            O Game Tweet

Frida’s Wedding


Recycling unwanted expenses to BO

BO have come up with an interesting idea for those of you who do NOT claim any expenses when officiating at events, i.e. transport costs etc.  The idea is that money get’s recycled back into Orienteering with Gift Aid. Click this link to get more information. Reclaim Expenses for BO benefit. Tweet

JK comes to SWOA 2021

The most prestigious event in the UK orienteering calendar has been awarded to the South West – the JK is coming to us in 2021!   This may seem a long way off but, in terms of the effort involved, we need to start work on this now.  We are looking for volunteers to fill […]

When do you need to change a Control battery?

SI have produced an interesting PDF document which explains the problems of predicting when a BSF8 control battery needs to be replaced. This is a fairly important decision since  unnecessary replacement costs the club around £15 but failure to spot a dying battery infuriates competitors at our event  by causing possible voiding of a course. […]
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