Next season's Galoppen calendar is gradually taking shape- see what lies in store for you. Venues vary from runnable forest, open hillside, moorland and mixed New Forest terrain.
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The club has developed a scheme designed to help and encourage those looking to improve and / or gain confidence. But for it to work properly, we need more potential matches. All welcome regardless of age or experience.
A dozen or so QO members ran at the Easter weekend tournament (the Jan Kjellstrom International Festival of Orienteering), this year held in the Midlands/ Staffordshire.
NEW: Sat 7th- extra reports added
Together with her late husband Roger, Devon OC's Sue was a regular at our forest league events over the years. She died suddenly on 16 March.
Her funeral is at the crematorium at Barnstaple at 14.20 on 13 April. Family flowers only.
Finally QO play host to a summer relay, to be held in the Quantocks in June. As usual, there are six other relays to look forward to, held throughout the South West in anything from landscaped school grounds to open moors.
Dartmoor, Bath & Lyneham
Several members booked themselves in for a spa treatment this weekend... Bath Spa University was the venue for some fast-paced orienteering action on Saturday. Then on Sunday, lucky members who made the trip to Dartmoor's Fernworthy Forest were treated to some glorious early spring weather
A warm welcome to...
...Ben Loudon of Bridport, possibly our most south-easterly member. We met Ben at our Ham Hill event last month, when he braved the wind and rain on one of our most technical areas to finish a respectable 4th on the Orange course.
Score challenge then social
Twenty five members, some with headtorches others hoping to get back by nightfall, took part in part in our latest course with 'invisible controls'. Afterwards, excellent achievements during the JOG season just gone were recognised with awards presented by our club president.
The Sport England funded project ran for eight weeks from Taunton's COACH building. The proejct covered a variety of training courses, workshops talks plus an experiment with courses with GPS-enabled courses on neighbouring terrain.