SWOA's restarts as Devon's ends
Our regional association SWOA has just restarted producing a regular newsletter, albeit electronically. This follows Devon's proposal this week that their latest newsletter is to be their last. Our club's last magazine was issued in April 2016. So what do all the other clubs do?
The dibbers being used at Savernake on Sunday are a bit different to ours...
Some clubs use EMIT, an alternative timing system to the SportIdent most members are familiar with. Many members encounter it for the first time at team events like the Compass Sport Trophy; here is what you need to know.
Within 2 hours drive of Somerset
Those looking to improve or to sample different sorts of terrain will often look further afield. This is a guide to some of the best areas within a reasonable travel distance of our county. Most of these areas are used for a range of events, from low key local league events to National tournaments.
Information and documents for organisers.
A Quantock Orienteers guide
According to British Orienteering rules, every orienteering event must have a written risk assessment.
It is the Organiser's duty to prepare the risk assessment.
The Controller must check and sign the risk assessment. So if the Controller is not happy with the arrangements then changes have to be made before the risk assessment can be signed off.
It is recommended that Organisers use the latest standard British Orienteering risk assessment form, which can be downloaded here. It is much better than previous versions. Examples of filled in risk assessment forms can be found below.
A collection of resources connected with event organisation
A Quantock Orienteers one page guide
There are three officials involved in any orienteering event: Planner, Controller and Organiser.
The Planner and Controller deal with the courses, but the Organiser does everything else