Summary of the ShUBOC summer trip to Jukola 2023
We arrived on Tuesday to be greeted by a drunk Finnish man, who welcomed us with his controversial jokes. On Wednesday, 11 of us wandered the streets of Helsinki visiting the O shop, and Suomenlinna finnishing the day with a bit of Skog, the first taste of Finnish woodland. In the evening we played baked sardines in the Sauna, in which we spent longer than recommend amount of time in. Thursday saw us head to Luuki, where we trained in area with O kites and got mauled by mosquitos. In the afternoon, we had a dip in the lake. Friday the last day of training, we headed to Sipoonkorpi National Park. Post training we had another dip in the lake, after being interviewed about Finnish Grilling culture. The evening saw the big ShUOC vs UBOC indoor O champs where ShUOC took home the gold medal.
Saturday we headed over to the Jukola arena and arrived just in time to watch the Venla mass start and practice on the model event. At 11pm we saw Harry and Dan head off into the woods in the mass start. Following Harry was Maya, Adam, El, Ben, Goodwin and Dom. However Ben decided his run was going far too well and left his map behind in a bit of marsh, never to be seen again.
Sunday night we travelled by Noah’s ark to Stockholm.
On Monday afternoon after arriving in Hellasgarden, we headed back into Stockholm to do a spot of site seeing. Tuesday followed with us hiring bikes to take part in the ShUBOC tour de Stockholm which abruptly ended in a minor mechanical failure resulting in Ben splitting his chin in half and a fracture in his map hand (which he hadn’t been using anyway). He arrived back at the hostel 12 hours later. Wednesday morning saw us say goodbye to the remaining UBOCers, and we headed into the Swedish skog to embark on some O training, it was OK. The afternoon we just chilled by the lake and slept on rocks, Thursday we headed back into Stockholm via a bus journey accompanied by a friend zoned Spam who was about to miss his bus to Oslo. We finnished the trip with an emotional flight back to Manchester.
Come Dine With Me:
Tuesday ShUOC: Pasta, Chilli and Plastic Cheese - 10/10
Wednesday UBOC: Sweet and Sour with Rob’s Rice - 9/10
Thursday ShUOC: Pasta and Curry - 10/10
Friday UBOC: Chilli with Dan’s Rice - 10/10
The dessert of the week: Pingvinni
Quotes of the Week:
“Can you suncream my hole”
“Can I put the bönor in now”
While some members of ShUOC have been out in Finland competing in Jukola, others have been competing closer to home.
Last Saturday, some members took part in the @southyorkshireorienteers event in the South-West of Sheffield.
9th Natasha Claus
31st Liam Overett
2nd Chloe Potter
3rd Adrien Gallet
9th Joe Thomas
On the same day, members also took part in the next Steel City 10km race. Congratulations to Adrien Gallet on 1st place, and well done to everyone else who also ran!!
Later this week we will have a summary of the ShUOC abroad trip to Finland for Jukola!
Firstly, congratulations to Tom Perry, who represented the GB team in Austria this week, competing in the Mountain Classic Junior race and placing 43rd!!!!
Last Monday, a group from ShUOC attended the local Bamford Sheepdog Trials Fell Race, consisting of a brutal climb up and down Win Hill.
3rd Cynog Williams
74th Harry Scott
78th Maya Hampshire Wright
82nd Abbie Walker
114th Rebecca Ward
On Saturday, some members took part in the Duddon Valley Fell Race in the Lake District, where the summer heat made conditions difficult. Congratulations to all who took part representing ShUOC (123rd Andrew Macdonald
162nd Jack Baker
Dnf Dominic Green) as well as all the other members of ShUOC who took part representing their other clubs!!
Well done to all who have trained and raced this past week!!!
📸 Peter Stock
Bamford Sheepdog Trials Association Website