The run of glorious weather continued this Sunday with blue sky across Bristol. Seven members of Quantock Orienteers travelled the short distance beyond the boundary of Somerset to compete in this local BOK event. It was well supported with over two-hundred competitors.
National Junior Competition
The regional qualifier for the Yvette Baker competition is being held on Black Down in the Mendips on 16 May 2021. QO competes in the Trophy and we need at least 9 juniors to compete. Please could you fill in this form to let us know if you are going?
If anyone doesn't have their own SI dibber, the club can lend you one. Contact president@ to request one and he will let you know the number to include in the online entry.
Ready, Steady, O!
Here are some events to get you back into orienteering...
|Ham Hill - Special||18/4/21||woodland and open countryside||white-blue|
|Wellington - Street Series||29/4/21||urban||long and short score|
|Taunton West - SEGOL||22/5-25/7/21||urban||age class linears|
Why not get ready using one of our permanent courses?
March saw the third Torus online Temp-O series. Competitors came from Hong Kong to the US, with a healthy European contingent.
The best five results from the eight events counted for individual scores, and the individual scores added to the club and national scores.
Our Chairman finished 112th in the B-class, which was the urban series, and was invited to join members of the GB Trail-O team for post-event analysis on Zoom.
QO finished 291st. It would be great to have more members taking part next time. BOK came 20th, DVO 78th and WIM 108th, so we have local competition!
Ever wanted to try Trail Orienteering? Well, now's your chance to have a go at an online version.
Instead of running from control to control, TrailO involves looking at the map and identifying which of the controls you can see in the landscape matches the one on the map. It allows everyone to compete on a level playing field. In the popular modern form, TempO, you are timed making each decision.
If you want to have a go at the March series, go to http://temposim.yq.cz/tempo.cgi. Make sure you select 'GBR Quantock orienteers' when setting up your account (or your own club if you just happen to be visiting our site).
The government timetable for England currently has competitive outdoor sport restarting from 29 March. British Orienteering has indicated that to be the earliest date that they will support orienteering events. Obviously, this is dependent on what happens in the next few weeks.
Quantock Orienteers is planning on restarting with a few events where social distancing can be easily managed. They will be MapRun events requiring no touching controls, no download, and only minimal contact at map collection. As before, there will be online registration and only a few competitors allowed within each 15-minute start window to avoid queues at map collection and any congestion on the course.
We have plenty of urban events planned in Taunton for November 2020, from JOGs to a Southern England league event.
A quick review
On Sunday, QO members descended on Longrun Meadow and French Weir Park for the annual club championships.