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Beat the Street Taunton

Beatthestreet

A new way to explore the town between 16th June and 14th July 2021. Navigate to find the boxes and get your card 'punched'. See how far you can walk, cycle and run in just 4 weeks. There are great challenges to enjoy and prizes up for grabs.

Anyone interested in joining a QO/JOG team, contact membership@


Wed 19 May Read more…

Yvette Baker Result

QO Juniors entered a team of 12 juniors into the Preliminary Round of the Yvette Baker Trophy competition on Sunday at the Mike Nelson BOKTROT Regional Event in the Mendips. Their score of 878 points compared to the winners, Bristol Orienteering Klub, of 898 points reflect an excellent set of results in all the age groups. Many thanks to our Club Captain, Pete Shirvington for putting the team together and to the Juniors for their individual performances after such a long period without events.

Roger Craddock

Club President


Mon 17 May Read more…

Adrian Edwards

Adrian Edwards at OMM

Dear QO Members,

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Adrian Edwards, who has died aged 44 after a relatively short battle with cancer.

Adrian was not a frequent participant in Orienteering, instead preferring ultra-marathons to our ‘shorter’ events, but he enjoyed the camaraderie and banter, particularly of the summer relays.

His biggest contribution to QO perhaps came as editor for the club magazine, the QuOnicle. Adrian could effortlessly coerce event participants to write an event review or contribute technical training tips, often adding articles of his own and then collating the whole to create a rather magnificent and award-winning periodical.

Our thoughts are with his wife Alison and daughter Evie at this difficult time.

Roger Craddock (President)
Chris Hasler (Previous Club Captain)


Fri 7 May Read more…

​My MapRun Experiences

Roger Craddock (President)

Our President shares some of his tips and tricks...

During lockdowns (and trying to keep to guidance to exercise from home) I have used the many opportunities to ‘virtual’ orienteer in Taunton, Somerset.

I use the latest version of the app MapRun6 with smartphone and either GPS or QR code punching, or a Garmin watch with GPS punching, to vary my options.


Fri 7 May Read more…

Sun Blazing, Amazing at Blaise Castle

The run of glorious weather continued this Sunday with blue sky across Bristol. Seven members of Quantock Orienteers travelled the short distance beyond the boundary of Somerset to compete in this local BOK event. It was well supported with over two-hundred competitors.

Mon 26 Apr Read more…

Yvette Baker Qualifier 2021

National Junior Competition

The regional qualifier for the Yvette Baker competition is being held on Black Down in the Mendips on 16 May 2021. QO competes in the Trophy and we need at least 9 juniors to compete. Please could you fill in this form to let us know if you are going?

If anyone doesn't have their own SI dibber, the club can lend you one. Contact president@ to request one and he will let you know the number to include in the online entry.


Thu 15 Apr Read more…

Spring into Action

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Ready, Steady, O!

Here are some events to get you back into orienteering...

Ham Hill - Special
18/4/21woodland and open countrysidewhite-blue
Wellington - Street Series
29/4/21urbanlong and short score
Taunton West - SEGOL
22/5-25/7/21urbanage class linears

Why not get ready using one of our permanent courses?


Thu 15 Apr

QO Featured in SaxAlert

Sax Alert 187

Having seen the British Orienteering article on the Missing Maps Project, Graham Denny, the editor of Saxons OC's magazine got in touch for an interview.

You can read the result in the spring edition.

Thu 8 Apr Read more…

Easter Orienteering

Easter Egg Orienteering

Why not do a bit of Easter Egg O instead of the usual hunt?

You could make a course and hide eggs at the controls. Perhaps even make it a score course, with hard controls having more or better eggs.

Some of our families did a similar thing for Hallowe'een.

Mon 29 Mar

Torus Temp-O Results

Temp O Example 2

March saw the third Torus online Temp-O series. Competitors came from Hong Kong to the US, with a healthy European contingent.

The best five results from the eight events counted for individual scores, and the individual scores added to the club and national scores.

Our Chairman finished 112th in the B-class, which was the urban series, and was invited to join members of the GB Trail-O team for post-event analysis on Zoom.

QO finished 291st. It would be great to have more members taking part next time. BOK came 20th, DVO 78th and WIM 108th, so we have local competition!

Sun 28 Mar Read more…

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