Sat 28 Dec
Near: Kingston St Mary more details...
Thu 2 Jan
Near: Cheddar more details...
Sun 26 Jan
Lydeard Hill & Aisholt Common
Near: Taunton more details...
Our 2019/20 series continues at Galmington, a suburb of Taunton today (Thursday 5 December).
Please download your chosen course (Long or Short) onto the app. Look for "Comeytrowe v1.3".
NEW: directions to pub afterwards advised- see event page. Avoid the town centre- it's likely to be busy.
Steve Robertson provided a two-evening course for 10 new planners for JOG activities using the excellent facilities at Taunton School.
Steve (assisted by Roger and Judy Craddock) outlined the guidelines for the Hare, Squirrel, Badger courses and discussed various training options for the Fox challenges for QO members.
With all this booze being consumed we'll get mistaken for our distant cousins, hashers...
Finishers at Ash Priors were treated to some mulled wine (and it's not even December), while the planner apparently spilled a glass of red over the map! Judy Craddock reports...
Photos (Dropbox) & Video footage (below).
New arrival at JOG
The Toomers and Macphersons presented QO with a new mascot, made by Sue.
Elven in appearance, he could almost have emerged from the woods. He's already invested in some QO merchandise too- check out the detail on Sue's stitchwork.
Halfway point in season
After the back-to-back outings to St Audries and Ashclyst Forest, our league season is now halfway through. The next race is back on the Quantocks on Sunday 26 January, using the open hilltop and steep coombe sides of Lydeard and Middle Hills.
Wear your club colours with pride in the forest with a club top, only £16 for children and £20 for adult.
Before and after your run, be seen in your club soft shell jacket, available in bottle green or black. Available now at a subsidised price.
Hints and tips for improvement
A series of themed training articles and videos. It is aimed at all from those attempting Orange courses to those who would be considered experts.
Most of the articles were written by Richard Sansbury but we have borrowed from other resources on You Tube and other clubs' websites.
Also highly recommended: the Better Orienteering website (here)