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 Having a Blast: Andrew, Pete & Sam in Queen's Square

BOK Blast urban races

10/11 June

Mon 12 Jun 2017

Bristol harbourside and city centre provided a fabulous setting for a weekend of urban races. Entrants came from throughout England and Wales and even from Scandanavia and Italy. Several members made the trip and Andrew Page won his class on both days.

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 Matt Carter's Green course, Minchinhampton

Events round-up

3/4 June & coming soon

Wed 31 May 2017

A dozen or so QO members and JOG-goers were at a sodden Woodbury Common in Devon on Sunday. Several of those going are also going to the Scottish 6 Days- maybe they were trying to keep in practice and get used to the rain!

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 Bill Vigar, BOC '17 at High Dam

Galoppen 2016/17

Final standings

Sat 27 May 2017

The 2017/18 league tables have now been prepared by QO member and Galoppen scorer Spencer Modica. The veterans Bill Vigar and Tony Hext again showed up strongly.

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 Long Mynd start

Springtime in Shropshire

Late May bank holiday

Fri 26 May 2017

2017's festival will be remembered for a striking variety of terrain, with Day 1 on the dramatic open hill top of Long Mynd, Day 2 in scrappy woodland and a wonderful finale for Day 3 in sumptuous wooded parkland. Eight members made the journey.

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 The JK

JK 2021

In the South West

Fri 26 May 2017

Hot off the press is the news that the JK for 2021 is confirmed as being destined for the south west. SWOA are asking for potential officials even at this stage in a whole variety of roles. If interested contact SWOA chairperson Christine Vince ( by 10 June.

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World Orienteering Day

& other news

Wed 24 May 2017

With the QO banner and club shirts centre stage, more than 100 pupils at Meare Village School near Glastonbury sampled the sport as part of Wednesday's annual global celebration of the sport.

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 QO's four Southern Sprint champs

Events 21 May

South West Sprint championships

Mon 22 May 2017

Well done to our four new sprint champions, Richard Sansbury M45, Brian Pearson M55, Mike Crockett M80 and Andrew M12. The race took place at Blandford Forum on Sunday. Every second counted, with Richard winning by 20 seconds, Brian 16s & Mike by 11.

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 Junior England international Flurry Grierson

Forest League (QOFLs)

Final league tables

Thu 18 May 2017

Final league tables have now been calculated for both Elite league & Handicap League The winners and all those who placed (3rd and upwards) will receive a certificate at a presentation ceremony before the AGM after the club champs on 24 June.

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 Roger at Culm Davy, 2017

Chairman's Chat

May 2017

Tue 16 May 2017

Our club chair Roger Craddock looks at recent developments and progress being made within the club in his latest message. Despite not running a summer JOG series this year, it continues to be a very busy season both event wise and behind the scenes

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 Andrew's souvenirs from the urban race

Events 13-17 May

Sussex, Bodmin Moor & urban

Tue 16 May 2017

Two contrasting areas were on offer on the sunny weekend of 13/14 May, with nine travelling to Sussex for some forest and urban action, and another five tackling some fast open formerly mined terrain just off the A30 in Cornwall

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