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Online JOG Planners Course

Where To Put The Kite

If you are looking to skill up during Lockdown, why not do our JOG Planners Course? It will take you through everything needed to plan and to control a Hare, Squirrel, Badger, and Fox for one of our junior activities sessions. It is also a great introduction for those wanting to go on to plan for Category D events.

Thu 21 Jan Read more…

New Lockdown Challenge

Lejog Route

Can the club run Land's End to John O'Groats and back again?

This Lockdown, QO is taking on a challenge. As a club, we want to run Land’s End to John O’Groats and back again. Well, virtually, anyway. We’ll add up all your runs during daily exercise, be that a visit to a permanent orienteering course in your local area, a quick trip to the shops and back, or laps of your garden.

Update: We made it to John O'Groats on 31/1/21- less than a month to do it!

Wed 6 Jan Read more…

Tier 4

From 31 December, Somerset enters Tier 4. Accordingly, we will be postponing our scheduled events. We will announce more information shortly...

For full British Orienteering rules for Tier 4 areas see https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/news/5431

Wed 30 Dec

Happy Christmas

Buff

Happy Christmas from Quantock Orienteers. Hope you got all sorts of nice orienteering-related presents.

Some families have been sending in photos of children wearing club snoods...

Fri 25 Dec

JOG Spring 2021

Jog Flag

As we are now in Lockdown, we are unable to arrange events. However, we are able to provide additional permanent orienteering courses. We'll be providing them in the normal JOG courses - Hare, Squirrel, Badger, and Fox. As they become available, they will appear on our POC page.

Permanent Orienteering Courses


Wed 9 Dec Read more…

Uncrossable Boundaries

Vaulting a Fence

The recent Longrun JOG threw up a point about uncrossable boundaries. As so many were caught out by this, and earned a time penalty as a result, I thought it would be sensible to highlight this. In a more serious competition, disqualification would be the likely result of an infringment.


Mon 7 Dec Read more…

Supporting Mental Health

Bp Infographic Athlete

Although these tips are aimed at young athletes in training programmes, many parts of the advice apply to us all.

Sat 5 Dec

Organisers Conference

Social Distancing Sign

SWOA will be holding a virtual conference on 23 January 2021 for event organisers to discuss ways to conduct events within the letter and spirit of the British Orienteering guidance.

Thu 26 Nov Read more…

The Current Situation

Orienteering during Lockdown 2.0

As of writing this on the morning of 7 November, the government is allowing people to travel a short distance to do outdoor exercise. In fact, outdoor exercise is actively encouraged as long as you do it solo, with members of your household/support bubble, or as two individuals from different households.

British Orienteering has confirmed that in line with this, clubs can still put on events as long as they do not involve needing to meet up, are virtual (e.g. MapRun), and are open for at least 7 days (to reduce risk of crowding).



Sat 7 Nov Read more…

Hallowe'en Orienteering

Planning

Instead of trick or treating this evening, the Shaws and MacAlisters went night orienteering. It was a score course with a difference - each control site had a bag of goodies (the harder the control to find, the better the selection of chocolates and sweets). The first pair to reach each control got to collect the bag!

Fri 30 Oct Read more…

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