Compass Sport Trophy
Club captain Chris Hasler has unveiled his line-up for the Final in the West Midlands on Sunday 21 October. A mini bus will be taking most of us there and we'll be using the club's superfast SIAC dibbers.
Will we? Won’t we have JOG? In the end we made the right choice, it was SO windy BUT dry and warm, a wonderful time to be on Lydeard Hill and plenty of people came along.
An experienced member of another club who's been a regular at our Forest League events over many years has praised the club for providing clear, large scale maps for juniors. Surprisingly, it appears 'going large' isn't always the norm elsewhere.
Welcome to the Margrett family of Taunton. We were glad to see Wendy, Chris, Isla and Freya all featuring at our first league event of the season at Ashley Combe.
& other news
With the club now striving to create its event maps directly from the widely used Purple Pen software, we have a new guide to assist planners with the process.
In Dorset & South Wales
Several members competed on the tricky and sometimes boggy open moorland of Purbeck for the annual Dorset Delight on Sunday, while another two went to South Wales to reaquaint themselves with the even trickier moonscapes left behind by industry, almost as an accidental gift to orienteers.
Family friendly Fyne Court was the scene for the third JOG of the season, in warm and sunny weather. Karen Lewis was one of several who must have thought they knew the area well - until they tried Steve Robertson's 'Fox' training exercise.
& SW Long Distance champs
Bill Vigar retained his M80 South West long distance and Caddihoe Chase titles, while Tony Hext achieved an impressive long distance result of third place on M70.
...I mean The Spinney
Unremitting rain was forecast and that’s what we got for our first event at The Spinney, Kingston St. Mary.
The new season has really got going, with three events in the region this weekend plus the London City race, where Andrew Page made the junior men's podium. Meanwhile, M80 Bill Vigar took 3rd place in Devon OC's club champs, up on Dartmoor.