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Exmoor Challenge

Barrow at Tom's Hill

Walk & training weekends

Tom Hasler is looking to organise some club teams comprising of older school children for a long walk on Exmoor in late Spring, with some training weekends on offer in the build up.

Full details here

Mon 9 Dec Read more…

Kingswood & Soudley

How did he keep it mud-free? Steve's Blue course, Kingswood

Wye O Wye? Another Dean double

Obviously feeling surprisingly fresh after last weekend's triplet of events, several QO went back to the Wye Valley / Forest of Dean area for some more. Steve R reports from Kingswood and Jeff from Soudley.

Results- Kingswood

Results- Soudley

Sun 8 Dec Read more…

JOG planners course

Ollie and Sheila tackling Steve's exercises

Steve Robertson provided a two-evening course for 10 new planners for JOG activities using the excellent facilities at Taunton School.

Steve (assisted by Roger and Judy Craddock) outlined the guidelines for the Hare, Squirrel, Badger courses and discussed various training options for the Fox challenges for QO members.

Photos (Dropbox)

Wed 4 Dec Read more…

Southern Champs Weekend

Annabelle, 5th of 18 at  Mallards Pike

Forest of Dean

Pete Shirvington had the run of his life on the Middle event, finishing a very close 2nd to Pete Ward, who was M45 Southern Champ in 2016.

Competitor reports further below.

Results: Middle - Night - Long

Tue 3 Dec Read more…

Ash Priors JOG

Mulled wine supplied by Father Christmas

With all this booze being consumed we'll get mistaken for our distant cousins, hashers...

Finishers at Ash Priors were treated to some mulled wine (and it's not even December), while the planner apparently spilled a glass of red over the map! Judy Craddock reports...

Photos (Dropbox) & Video footage (below).

Mon 2 Dec Read more…

What's this?

Sue Made JOG's wonderful mascot

New arrival at JOG

The Toomers and Macphersons presented QO with a new mascot, made by Sue.

Elven in appearance, he could almost have emerged from the woods. He's already invested in some QO merchandise too- check out the detail on Sue's stitchwork.

Mon 2 Dec

Staple Hill JOG

Taking on the misty forest

Rain has been falling on a Super Saturated Staplehill for about a week and as you will see from the photos the whole area was shrouded in mist BUT many JOGgers turned up to have a run, well done all of you, it made it worth-while!

Photos (Dropbox)

Sat 23 Nov Read more…

Ringwood Forest

Near the Start, Ringwood Forest North

SW League

What a day - half of the QO runners who ran at Wimborne OC's event placed! But who fell over four times? And was the going really that rough? I'll give you a clue - she was out there two hours plus but still loved it...

Results

Mon 18 Nov Read more…

Training courses

A Controller

Planning

A neighbouring club is offering a planning course soon.

Bristol OK's offering is on Saturday 4 January.

Please contact them for further details.

Thu 14 Nov Read more…

Thurlbear JOG

Ollie And Sarah finishing, Thurlbear

As you can see from the photos, there was plenty of water and mud but Karen had put a lot of thought into the planning and everyone came back satisfied that they had been challenged....especially those on the Fox.

Photos (Dropbox) by Jim Pearson

Sat 9 Nov Read more…

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