The club has five new middle distance champions, after some thrilling races round the awesome dune system on the north Devon coast on Sunday. Congratulations to Annabelle Lewis, Jacob Shirvington, Paul Chavasse, Steve Robertson and Rosie Wych.
Though we aren't putting on many events ourselves till September, there's still plenty of action in late spring and early summer, listed below. This includes events put on by neighbouring clubs and multi-day series further afield.
Fitting finale to season
A fabulous day was had up on the Mendips in very fine weather. Winscombe's busy cricket/sports ground provided a vibrant base, with cake and clothes stalls and a BBQ. Nice luxuries to help the 20 QO's recover from physical courses and a long walk to the start/finish.
Low key but technical!
A gem of a summer festival, hosted by another small club Swansea Bay OC.
This year it's on the weekend of 1 & 2 June.
What areas Swansea Bay boast. Fiendish dunes test the technical skills but relaxing on the wonderful beaches adjacent is a just reward for your efforts.
The Jan Kjellstrom International Festival of Orienteering (or the JK for short) is held every year somewhere in the UK over the long Easter weekend. It has proved popular with a nucleus of QO members over the years and some have had a great deal of success in it.
Entry fee increase
The bi-annual summer holiday attraction is now just six months away and is centred on the Comrie-Crieff area, an hour's drive north of Glasgow.
After 30 June 2019, entry fees will increase e.g. senior age classes will increase by £2.50 per day.
The website has full event details and explanatory videos - click here to view