The two-wheeled version of our sport attracts a small but dedicated following, including a few from QO. If you fancy giving it a try, the first event of the season put on by SWEMBO on Sunday 24 June on Dartmoor.
Knightshayes, Gower & relays
Nearly 20 QO members were in action in three different places this weekend. Devon OC had an event in the stately grounds of a National Trust property, Swansea Bay OC hosted Midsummer on Gower and North Wilts OC put on the first summer relay.
Andrew hits the streets
With a step up in age class, Andrew Page found himself let out of the park and into the streets, where he managed to beat some experienced campaigners in an impressive run down in Poole
Urban race, 13 June
A message from Graham Hartley, who is planning Bristol OK's event midway through June. Courses available for juniors as well as seniors. Graham would also be delighted to have help from any QO members on the day.
On dunes & campus
Dunes can be a struggle for many but 20 from our club ran on Sunday and really tested themselves. Among them was Oliver Lewis, runner-up on the Yellow course, which he raced round without using a compass! Do we encourage this at our JOG sessions?!
Congratulations to Robin Carter of Devon OC for winning the Blue league and hence the series. Robin becomes the first female to win under the handicap score system in at least a decade. Well done Robin!
Dates for next season
If you would like to plan one of these events, please could you let our fixtures secretary Judy Craddock know as soon as possible. If you have a preferred venue please tell her.
The committee's next meeting is in Taunton on Monday (4 June). If you'd like to attend and / or you have any items you feel should be discussed, please contact Rosie Wych.
Congratulations to Tom Hasler and Owen Maynard, who completed their Duke of Edinburgh Ten Tors expeditions in mid May. Tom's team did the 45 mile expedition and Owen's the 35 mile one. Tom was tasked with navigating for his injury-hit team, which finished with 17 minutes to spare.
What a cliffhanger...the race to win most of the seven QOFL divisions went right down to the wire. The margin of victory over the whole season in those leagues was only two or three minutes, making this season one of the most closely contested in the series' 20 year history.