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Post-race smiles, Brighton City race 2019

Brighton City Race

QO again had representation at this annual race on the far south coast, which coincides with a spectacular festive display known as the 'Burning of the clocks'. But were there any scorching times recorded?

Martin Lewis reports.

Results & reports (South Down Orienteers)

Sun 22 Dec Read more…

Over The Bridge, Thurlbear Woods


Autumn 2019

This was one of the toughest JOG programmes imaginable, held mostly on woods and open hillside, with no visits to school campuses.

We introduced a coaching element into this series and welcomed contributions to assessing juniors' skill levels as they worked towards badges.

Sun 15 Dec Read more…

Barrow at Tom's Hill

Exmoor Challenge

Walk & training weekends

Tom Hasler is looking to organise some club teams comprising of older school children for a long walk on Exmoor in late Spring, with some training weekends on offer in the build up.

Full details here

Mon 9 Dec Read more…

How did he keep it mud-free? Steve's Blue course, Kingswood

Kingswood & Soudley

Wye O Wye? Another Dean double

Obviously feeling surprisingly fresh after last weekend's triplet of events, several QO went back to the Wye Valley / Forest of Dean area for some more. Steve R reports from Kingswood and Jeff from Soudley.

Results- Kingswood

Results- Soudley

Sun 8 Dec Read more…

Ollie and Sheila tackling Steve's exercises

JOG planners course

Steve Robertson provided a two-evening course for 10 new planners for JOG activities using the excellent facilities at Taunton School.

Steve (assisted by Roger and Judy Craddock) outlined the guidelines for the Hare, Squirrel, Badger courses and discussed various training options for the Fox challenges for QO members.

Photos (Dropbox)

Wed 4 Dec Read more…

Annabelle, 5th of 18 at  Mallards Pike

Southern Champs Weekend

Forest of Dean

Pete Shirvington had the run of his life on the Middle event, finishing a very close 2nd to Pete Ward, who was M45 Southern Champ in 2016.

Competitor reports further below.

Results: Middle - Night - Long

Tue 3 Dec Read more…

Mulled wine supplied by Father Christmas

Ash Priors JOG

With all this booze being consumed we'll get mistaken for our distant cousins, hashers...

Finishers at Ash Priors were treated to some mulled wine (and it's not even December), while the planner apparently spilled a glass of red over the map! Judy Craddock reports...

Photos (Dropbox) & Video footage (below).

Mon 2 Dec Read more…

Sue Made JOG's wonderful mascot

What's this?

New arrival at JOG

The Toomers and Macphersons presented QO with a new mascot, made by Sue.

Elven in appearance, he could almost have emerged from the woods. He's already invested in some QO merchandise too- check out the detail on Sue's stitchwork.

Mon 2 Dec Read more…

Taking on the misty forest

Staple Hill JOG

Rain has been falling on a Super Saturated Staplehill for about a week and as you will see from the photos the whole area was shrouded in mist BUT many JOGgers turned up to have a run, well done all of you, it made it worth-while!

Photos (Dropbox)

Sat 23 Nov Read more…

Near the Start, Ringwood Forest North

Ringwood Forest

SW League

What a day - half of the QO runners who ran at Wimborne OC's event placed! But who fell over four times? And was the going really that rough? I'll give you a clue - she was out there two hours plus but still loved it...


Mon 18 Nov Read more…

A Controller

Training courses


A neighbouring club is offering a planning course soon.

Bristol OK's offering is on Saturday 4 January.

Please contact them for further details.

Thu 14 Nov Read more…

Ollie And Sarah finishing, Thurlbear

Thurlbear JOG

As you can see from the photos, there was plenty of water and mud but Karen had put a lot of thought into the planning and everyone came back satisfied that they had been challenged....especially those on the Fox.

Photos (Dropbox) by Jim Pearson

Sat 9 Nov Read more…

Stooping to conquer...Roger C

November Classic weekend

Oliver Lewis and Pete Shirvington had fine runs at Sunday's classic in the New Forest. With some running in the urban and night events on the preceding days, QO had a good representation in Hampshire and Sussex.

Results - Bramshaw (Classic), Chichester (urban)

Mon 4 Nov Read more…

Tom And Ollie Reviewing The Run

Neroche JOG

Strong gusts of wind and rain swept across the SW throughout the night before and the morning of the Castle Neroche JOG.

A glance at the photos will tell you that we got drenched but still had a great time.

Photos (Dropbox)

Tue 29 Oct Read more…

New Forest Fritham

Coming up

November Classic & more

Not featuring on our event page listing is the annual November Classic weekend, on 2/3 November. The Classic itself is always in the New Forest on the Sunday. More than 10 QO are already going. Start list (Fabian)

More about the November Classic

Also: other regional and major events soon

Fri 18 Oct Read more…

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