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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…

David Parkin 1933 - 2019

David Parkin, proudly displaying his medals

It is with sadness we announce the death of Dave on 3 February.

One of the club's earliest members, Dave soon became chairman and a long-serving one at that. His son Richard described orienteers as being his father's extended family.

Fri 8 Feb Read more…

Member benefits

New shoes?

Need new kit?

Did you know that your club membership entitles you to a string of discounts? A particularly good one is from a well-stocked online sports shoe retailer, which offers free postage plus a 10% discount on already heavily discounted shoes.

List of discounts

Sat 26 Jan Read more…

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