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Slovenian 5 days

Stonah, Day 4 of Slovenia, 2019

Andy Rimes and Rosie Wych coped well with some highly technical orienteering in the Julian Alps of Slovenia at the end of July. An abundance of contour and rock features and general absence of paths or other line features made for a tough challenge.

Overall results

Sun 11 Aug Read more…

Scottish 6 Days

Annabel, Craig A Barns

Review

The 2019 tournament was enjoyed by many, with fabulous weather, a nice mix of venues and formats and great organisation. For those seeking a flavour of the series, the official website (link) contains video coverage of the action, links to photographs plus Routegadget (here).

Fri 9 Aug Read more…

Introduction to Orienteering

Millenium stone circle, Ham Hill

At Ham Hill

On Wednesday 24 July Pete Akers and Tony Hext organised a CATI (come and try it) event as part of South Somerset’s Pop-up Museum and Activity Calendar.

Thanks to Tony Hext for the following report.

Wed 7 Aug Read more…

News of members

  • Martin Lewis and Pete Shirvington have registered for the Race the Castles series in Yorkshire- but not all nine days in a row, which includes urban, middle distance, woodland and even indoor events!
  • One of our leading orienteers Brian Fletcher reports that he is hoping to return to orienteering next year

Thu 1 Aug Read more…

Forest League 2019/20

Toughing it out on the trail, Staple Hill QOFL5, April 2019

'QOFL' preview

Six events are being planned for next season, with four on the Quantocks and the others on the Polden Ridge and in east Devon.

Already we have planning teams for each event but our fixtures secretary would be grateful for any offers to organise QOFLs 4 & 6.

Wed 24 Jul Read more…

South West League 2019-20

Whitchurch Common

Next season's fixtures

See what lies in store for you throughout the season in our handy calendar (below). Venues vary from runnable forest, open hillside, moorland and mixed New Forest terrain.

These events are bigger than our QOFLs (Local 'forest' league) but still on a human scale and have toilets and often traders present.

Tue 23 Jul Read more…

Wessex Relays

Holton Lee Map

A close finish

In a tragic plot twist befitting of a Thomas Hardy novel and to the backdrop of that writer's beloved Wessex terrain, our enjoyable and successful series ended in misfortune and anti-climax at the Hardy Relays.

Results

Sun 21 Jul Read more…

SW Summer Relays 2019

All four teams, Knightshayes Court

So close!

It went down to the final relay but Wessex pipped us in the end on their own patch. Apart from that, it was a great series with three relays wins for us at Devon, Sarum and our own events.

Sat 20 Jul Read more…

Urban events

Richard flying along at Camborne

April - July 2019

The finale to the Bristol series...Pete Shirvington was 7th of 27 on the Long course. On the Short, Graham Hartley gave the series' top two a run for their money while Phil Sorrell impressed on his urban series debut, finishing 7th of 42.

Results

Final tables

Thu 18 Jul Read more…

Micr-O & more

Micr O at Llangynidr- lots of kites in a small area

in South Wales

A miniature mountain orienteering course was amongst one of the attractions for a trio of QO who made the trip to South Wales and Forest of Dean this weekend for a double-header. Ideal preparation for forthcoming summer tournaments, it was well attended by those seeking a technical challenge.

Sun 14 Jul Read more…

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