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British Middle & Sprints

Julia R finishing at Stock Hill

Stock Hill / Bath Uni

Results: Middle, Sprints

Two of the biggest events on the calendar came to Somerset with the national sprint finals at Bath University and the middle distance title competed for at Stock Hill near Wells the next day.

Sun 2 Sep Read more…

News round up

The Adventure Show

on TV

  • Our sport was the subject of some serious coverage on BBC's the Adventure show recently
  • QO has a new membership secretary
  • Events round-up

Fri 24 Aug Read more…

MapRun series

A nice shortcut through a riverside wood by one runner at Wilton

Summer 2018

Graham Hartley explains why he found Richard's summer smartphone series inspiring, even after a hot summer pounding the tarmac in a seemingly endless sequence of urban races throughout the South West...

Sat 18 Aug Read more…

Lakes 5 Days 2018

Call up

Index, results & links

An amazing number of members took advantage of this quadrennial opportunity to orienteer in some of the most breathtaking scenery in the UK. Besides testing themselves on some of the most challenging - and wet - terrain! Who doesn't know how to navigate via marshes now?

Fri 10 Aug Read more…

Street series

Pyrland: paths galore


Richard Sansbury has planned four weekly street events within Taunton. You can run the course any time you like during its allotted week. Download a copy of the map & the free app onto a smartphone, then read these notes - and you're ready to go.

Thu 9 Aug Read more…

Lakes 5 Days 2018: Day 3

Beautiful Views


Situated in the north west of the Lake District the course area was steep working forest with surrounding areas of open fell. Weather was significantly better than earlier days so much so that waterproof hooded jackets were not required!

Wed 1 Aug Read more…

Mountain Marathon

51St Omm Flyer 900

in the South West

Time is running out if you want to enter the OMM (Original Mountain Marathon), being held in the Black Mountains, a short hop away over the Severn Bridge in late October. With no Long O this year, it's the longest adventure race available locally (19 Aug: event now sold out)

Wed 1 Aug Read more…

Lakes 5 Days 2018: Day 2

Angle Tarn

Angle Tarn Pikes

Day 2 was under threat - event organisers warned of a possible cancellation due to the unexpectedly heavy rainfall and potential for flooded fields for car parking. Fortunately, the event went ahead and competitors enjoyed much improved weather from Day 1.

Mon 30 Jul Read more…

Lakes 5 Days 2018: Day 1

Silver Howe above Grasmere village

Silver How

After weeks of dry weather it was “waterproofs must be worn/carried by all runners” today. Despite the weather outlook QO entrants were keen to leave the flat fields of Grasmere to tackle the 2.3 km walk (400m of ascent) to the start.

Sun 29 Jul Read more…

Last of the summer relays

Status QO about to get rockin', Killerton

The last relay of the summer series was at the landscaped grounds of Killerton House NT, where QO provided three of the 10 teams competing.

Results, Write-up

Mon 23 Jul Read more…

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