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8th December 2021: Anne Braggins RIP

We are all sad to hear that Anne passed away on 27th November. Outside our region, Anne is mostly known for championing TrailO. It is down to Anne that TrailO is established as a recognised discipline within the sport of orienteering both nationally and internationally. In addition to this Anne helped create the East Anglian Regional Association and was chair of the region in the 1980's. Anne coordinated the 1986 JK held in our region, at Thetford Warren. She went on to become chair of the British Orienteering Federation between 1989 and 1992. A wealth of detail on Anne's achievements can be found in the obituary recently published on the BO website.

Although not an active competitor, Anne continued to be a presence in the sport, remaining a member of WAOC, representing TrailO on the EAOA committee, and organising TrailO events as part of the JK and more locally at WAOC events.

She continued to act as an on the day helper at our higher profile events until recently. Our best wishes go to her friends and family.

11th October 2021: EA Champs presentations

Mini-presentations were held at both events of the Autumn in Anglia weekend, to award the East Anglian Championship trophies from HAVOC's Championship event at Epping a couple of weeks earlier. Photos of some of the category winners with their trophies are shown below.

In addition to the EA Champs trophies, two additional awards were presented: Sarah Mansel of SUFFOC, who happened also to be the planner of the Bury St Edmunds event, received the Bill Stevens trophy for contribution to orienteering in the region, and Kate Jarrett was awarded the Joan George award for best performance at the EA Championships.

7th October 2021: East Anglian Championships 2021

The East Anglian Championships 2021 were held at HAVOC's event in Epping South West on 26th September, where orienteers of all age classes were competing with their peers in the region to be the champion in their age class, or outright winner. Congratulations to all the class winners. Trophies will be presented at the Autumn in Anglia event at Bury St Edmunds on 10th October. If you are going to this event, we hope you will attend the presentation and applaud the recipients.

Full results can be viewed on the HAVOC website, and the list of current and past East Anglian Champions is available here.

Due to an unfortunate side effect of various events having been rescheduled as the orienteering calendar returns to normal, the championships were on the same date as at the Junior Inter-Regional Championships (JIRCS). The JIRCS took place near Redcar in the north-east of England, where the East Anglian Junior Squad, representing their region in a combination of individual and team competitions, secured a very creditable 6th place overall. Congratulations to the junior team and to Sally and Clive Wilkinson, whose coaching and enthusiasm helped produce this result.

1st June 2021: 2021 AGM

The EAOA AGM will take place online on Wednesday 30th June at 7.30. Please contact your EAOA Committee representative for the url and password for the meeting. The Minutes of the 2019 AGM are available here. Please contact the EAOA Secretary with any items you wish to raise at the AGM.

18th February 2021: Let's (socially) dist again

Read Peter Wood's (WAOC) article describing how WAOC was able to adapt their event organisation in line with British Orienteering's guidelines, to allow their events to proceed safely and meet the legal social distancing regulations then in place. In addition to the technical aspects, the organisers needed to consider questions which don't normally arise, around who gets to come to the event, given demand was likely to greatly exceed capacity

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