Orienteering during Lockdown 2.0
As of writing this on the morning of 7 November, the government is allowing people to travel a short distance to do outdoor exercise. In fact, outdoor exercise is actively encouraged as long as you do it solo, with members of your household/support bubble, or as two individuals from different households.
British Orienteering has confirmed that in line with this, clubs can still put on events as long as they do not involve needing to meet up, are virtual (e.g. MapRun), and are open for at least 7 days (to reduce risk of crowding).
Instead of trick or treating this evening, the Shaws and MacAlisters went night orienteering. It was a score course with a difference - each control site had a bag of goodies (the harder the control to find, the better the selection of chocolates and sweets). The first pair to reach each control got to collect the bag!
Its great that so many families are managing to get out and go orienteering, despite the recent weather.
We have plenty of urban events planned in Taunton for November 2020, from JOGs to a Southern England league event.
Free online course
Calling all current and prospective event organisers and planners! The national O body is running a course, which remains free till the year end.
This'll be an interesting season with all the Covid restrictions, but should still be fun.
Read on for fixtures and how it will all work...
A warm welcome to...
The Tilley family, Joanna, Daimon and Olly of Wiveliscombe. The Tilleys have taken in two of our first three virtual junior events, running first at Vivary Park then making their way up to Lydeard Hill.
A quick review
On Sunday, QO members descended on Longrun Meadow and French Weir Park for the annual club championships.
Over the next couple of weeks we will be moving across to using a new email provider.