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AGM & buffet

Saturday 31 August

The buffet and prize giving for the Forest League and other competitions will precede this year's Annual General Meeting. All these things are being held at the Lord Nelson Inn, Norton-sub-Hamdon (not Stoke-sub-Hamdon, as previously published), following the Club Championships.

Link to event page.

Sat 10 Aug Read more…

News of members

  • Martin Lewis and Pete Shirvington have registered for the Race the Castles series in Yorkshire- but not all nine days in a row, which includes urban, middle distance, woodland and even indoor events!
  • One of our leading orienteers Brian Fletcher reports that he is hoping to return to orienteering next year

Thu 1 Aug Read more…

Saunders Mountain Marathon

The Shirvingtons, Day 1 start

Howgills, Lake District

Arising presumably fresh from their overnight camp, the Shirvingtons had a very impressive day 2, climbing 13 places to 47th of 115.

Harterfell Class- Overall results
The Modicas meanwhile climbed one place and clocked up 16.5 hours on the hills.

Kirkfell results

Mon 8 Jul Read more…

Ultra & fell running

Holme Wood, Lake District

Stephen's Lake District trip

Stephen Lysaczenko took the opportunity to orienteer at Loweswater while up north for the Lakeland 5 Passes Ultra and another fell race. On the 5 Passes, he clocked up the 32 miles (3000m climb) in under eight hours, finishing in the top 50 out of 200+ competitors.

Thu 27 Jun Read more…

Mountain Marathons

A Mountain Marathon on Dartmoor, 2010

and QO members

Several of our members take part in a variety of adventure races further afield. These are variously known as mountain marathons, ultras, fell running...and sometimes a Long O, the orienteering world's version of a mountain marathon.

Sun 23 Jun Read more…

New members

Members Graphic

A warm welcome...

...Karl Manley of Banbury, another member of the Lewis family.

Join us! More info

Members' home page

Sun 26 May Read more…

'O' Holidays

Andy R on another O holiday abroad!

Further afield & abroad

Almost guaranteed weather & sun tan, plenty of choice on courses, free-flowing wine and cheap entries- orienteering further south has its attractions! This year's O France festival is in the Provence/Alps region from 7 - 12 July. Entries close on Thursday 20 June.

Event website, Review of '18 O France

Tue 21 May Read more…

Round up

A leg traversing open hill top on the Short Green, I mean Orange course, Leckhampton,

Events & other news

Another North Gloucester event, another steep sloped hill! At least the Lewises had good training for the Wrekin at Springtime in Shropshire by venturing up to Leckhampton on Saturday (11 May).

Read Karen's entertaining write up below.

Results

Thu 9 May Read more…

Sue Gard,1948 - 2019

Sue at the Scottish 6 Days, 2017

Funeral & gathering

With great sadness we learned, as all members will have by now, that Sue died recently (18 April).

Sue's funeral is this Thursday (9 May) and arrangements are detailed further below, together with a piece written by Mike Crockett.

Sat 4 May Read more…

David Parkin: memorial service

David Parkin

In the Peak District

Mike Crockett has provided the following details of the memorial service for former QO chairman David Parkin on Saturday 6 April in Derbyshire, for any QO members interested in attending.

Wed 13 Mar Read more…

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