The mercury may be rising - along with the bracken- but Devon OC can always be relied upon to put on a 'proper' forest event in mid summer. Eight members went to the action adventure park west of Exeter.
- Review of the British Orienteering Championships in Scotland (May)
The two-wheeled version of our sport attracts a small but dedicated following, including a few from QO. If you fancy giving it a try, the first event of the season put on by SWEMBO on Sunday 24 June on Dartmoor.
Knightshayes, Gower & relays
Nearly 20 QO members were in action in three different places this weekend. Devon OC had an event in the stately grounds of a National Trust property, Swansea Bay OC hosted Midsummer on Gower and North Wilts OC put on the first summer relay.
Urban race, 13 June
A message from Graham Hartley, who is planning Bristol OK's event midway through June. Courses available for juniors as well as seniors. Graham would also be delighted to have help from any QO members on the day.
On dunes & campus
Dunes can be a struggle for many but 20 from our club ran on Sunday and really tested themselves. Among them was Oliver Lewis, runner-up on the Yellow course, which he raced round without using a compass! Do we encourage this at our JOG sessions?!
Devon & Cornwall
The Tamar Triple is a relatively low key series of three (sometimes four) events on the late May bank holiday weekend in even years. Devon OC and Kerno OC play hosts. Two of the three 2018 events are at the fantastic and rarely used Braunton Burrows, North Devon.
"No" to October date
Hopes that we could reschedule March's postponed regional heat have been dashed. The tournament's committee rejected a proposal from QO to rebook the prestigious event at the Slades for early October.
The flipside is we have been offered a wildcard entry to the final in the Midlands.