Cannock Chase, W Midlands
This Easter's weekend festival is reasonably close to us. This is a reminder that the cheapest entry is available until 17 December.
The club is considering hiring its new SIAC dibbers to members who are making the journey- please let Rosie Wych if you're interested in one.
SW League (2 of 9)
Sixteen members enjoyed the wild, windy and wide open spaces of Haytor on Sunday and some stunning vistas in Devon OC's annual Galoppen.
Formerly the Double Gloucester! Unlike the other more famous local event also involving cheese, it's never been on much of a roll... it's been held on and off and at different times of year since it began in the late 1970's. So like some good cheese, it's mature but lacking in consistency.
The attraction is simple: a high quality classic distance event in highly runnable New Forest terrain topped off by wonderful autumn colours. And there's a city race the day before. Link: November Classic website
Bill wins major event
Storm Brian left its mark again, this weekend moving further down the coast to Cornwall. Holywell Bay was put on a Yellow (and green) alert, with Brian Fletcher reaching dangerously high speeds and blowing away the competition. Further east, Andrew Page achieved second place at the Cambridge city race.
Galoppen series begins
Several QO members competed in what was mainly marshy rough open terrain in the New Forest on Sunday. In the first south west league fixture of the season, both Brian Fletcher and Tony Hext opened their accounts with solid performances.
Steve and Julia Robertson took on the technical limestone terrain of the Yorkshire Dales in Airienteers OC's Dales Weekend in mid September. Event page Also featured: Swindon City race Results, Devon club champs Results
Late entries possible
See event pages, Day 2 Exmoor), for items of kit you must carry. Though the forecast is light rain, conditions can change quickly on the moor.
Results, reports and photos to follow later for Day 1.