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Membership

Memship Expired

join up or renew for 2020

From 1 November you can join us and receive two months' free membership in addition to your 2020 subs.

Membership gives you access to discounts, entry onto league tables and a certain level of insurance cover while running at events.

Join or renew

Thu 31 Oct Read more…

Neroche JOG

Tom And Ollie Reviewing The Run

Strong gusts of wind and rain swept across the SW throughout the night before and the morning of the Castle Neroche JOG.

A glance at the photos will tell you that we got drenched but still had a great time.

Photos (Dropbox)

Tue 29 Oct Read more…

Training courses

A Controller

Planning

A neighbouring club is offering a planning course soon.

Bristol OK's offering is on Saturday 4 January.

Please contact them for further details.

Sat 19 Oct Read more…

Coming up

New Forest Fritham

November Classic & more

Not featuring on our event page listing is the annual November Classic weekend, on 2/3 November. The Classic itself is always in the New Forest on the Sunday. More than 10 QO are already going. Start list (Fabian)

More about the November Classic

Also: other regional and major events soon

Fri 18 Oct Read more…

Whitchurch Common

Heading north towards Heckwood Tor, to the SE of the competition area

SW League season begins

Despite the rainy start to the day, 22 QO headed to the opening race of the new SW League season, up on Dartmoor. They were rewarded with a great event, some good runs and sunshine which made hanging around afterwards a pleasure.

Results

League tables

Sun 13 Oct Read more…

Henlade Hill JOG

Emma running up Henlade Hill

Ray and Sue Toomer certainly made the most of Henlade Hill small venue though it is, with a variety of interesting courses.

We had another great turn out which was surprising as the weather forecast was not grand.

Link to photos (Dropbox)

Sat 12 Oct Read more…

General news

Croeso 2020 - Welsh 6 Days preliminary details available here

Report from latest committee meeting (3 Oct) now available- here

Latest monthly newsletter from the SW Orienteering Association- here

New training website (as featured in CompassSport magazine, June 2019): Better Orienteering - here

The health benefits of 'green exercise'- survey

Fri 11 Oct Read more…

Weekend action

Tony H, Liverpool

Liverpool urban & New Forest

A trio were up on Merseyside for an urban double header while on Sunday seven headed down to the New Forest for Wessex OC's annual Dorset Delight race.

NEW: brief report from Martin Lewis

Dorset Delight results

Sun 6 Oct Read more…

Netherclay JOG

Bearing up? The bearings exercise being discussed

One of the courses had some senior orienteers well and truly 'foxed' this week...for planner Jenny West presented them with a blank map with bearings but very little else to go on!

A great exercise for anyone who's ever tried it, even in an area you think you know well.

Photos

Sat 5 Oct Read more…

Caddihoe Chase

Tony H, Sheeps Tor

& SW Long Distance champs

Congratulations to the new SW Long Distance & Caddihoe Chase champions Tom Hasler (M18), Oliver Lewis (M12), Annabelle Lewis (W12).

In total, fifteen QO braved the testing weather on Sheeps Tor, Dartmoor over the two events.

NEW: Photos & Day 2 report

Results / event page

Thu 3 Oct Read more…

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