Don't miss a story sign up to Sidmouth Herald's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Sidmouth youngsters trek to success

PUBLISHED: 15:00 23 July 2014

The map in Capite Woods in Sussex that the orienteering tackled

The map in Capite Woods in Sussex that the orienteering tackled

Archant

Young explorers from Sidmouth set a course for success to help the Devon Juniors win a prestigious orienteering challenge.

Suki Hannan also took second place in her class but a bug in the system almost saw the county team lose out to their Bristol rivals.

After a recount the Devon Juniors claimed the Yvette Baker Trophy, named after the first British orienteer to win a world championship.

“Overall it was a very enjoyable day with face paints, running and cake, and we ended up with quite a large number of podium places,” said Suki, who lives in Winslade Road.

“And obviously winning was amazing, as we came second by two points last year!

“We have the most amazing coach, Tess Stone.

“She has helped me progress and is unbelievably dedicated to the sport, encouraging us to reach our full potential.”

The orienteers tore through the Sussex countryside, navigating woodland, pits, distinctive trees and vegetation boundaries to reach the checkpoints.

“I really enjoy orienteering as it both a physically and mentally challenging sport,” added the 14-year-old.

“It has been definitely worth going for years because all the Yvette Bakers I have been to have been really fun, and it is also a great way to make friends from other schools.”

The youngsters, all aged between 11 and 19, are from across Devon, studying in Colyton, Ottery, Sidmouth School, Woodroffe and Torquay.

Also in the team from Sidmouth are Emily Keenan and Max Ward-Weavin.

Other News Stories

An Ottery café has reached the final of the Devon Tourism Awards, just over a year after it opened.

Read more
15:45

A groundworker from Ottery – who was born in Exmouth – has raised £1,000 for charity by running and walking 116 miles along the Jurassic Coast.

Read more

Carol Wheeler from Ottery appeared in Exeter Crown Court after admitting harassment.

Read more
16:56

Old £1 coins are no longer being accepted in East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) car parks.

Read more

The Sid Valley’s two new daffodil varieties were a sellout success when they were offered for the first time on Saturday.

Read more

Ottery’s inaugural hill climb has been called a ‘fantastic’ success after attracting cyclists from across the country to take part.

Read more

Companies big and small have only one week left to enter the Sid Valley Business Awards 2018.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:08

Some Ottery residents will be forced to fork out on parking on Tar Barrel Night and claim it back at a later date.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

Cancer patients are set to benefit from hundreds of pounds thanks to the generosity of those who attended a Macmillan coffee morning in Sidmouth.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:43

A group of donkeys in Ottery were left in such horrendous conditions, two had to be put down, a court has heard.

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications