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President's Challenge

Parkrun start, at Longrun

Prizes on offer

With this weekend's forest league event having been cancelled, newly installed club president Roger Craddock has an alternative competition for club members this weekend.

Prizes will be awarded for the top senior and top junior.

There's just a couple of catches...

Wed 4 Sep Read more…

Four Days of Limburg

Kovz

Dutch/Belgian tournament

Seasoned O travellers Andy Rimes and Rosie Wych saught out fresh terrain in the Low Countries...and of course the chance to add another souvenir O top to their collections.

Amazingly, the intriguing series of inland dune areas over there might not be used again - Andy and Rosie report.

Thu 22 Aug Read more…

Indoor O

Martin, Jacob and Pete, Bradford Grammar School

Bradford Grammar School

A format that's big in Scandanavia and most obviously of use when there's a whiteout in the forests! Pete and Jacob Shirvington and Martin Lewis tried it out during their grand O tour of Yorkshire. Pete reports.

Photos (Wendy Carlyle, Flickr)

Results

Wed 21 Aug Read more…

Scottish 6 Days

Annabel, Craig A Barns

Review

The 2019 tournament was enjoyed by many, with fabulous weather, a nice mix of venues and formats and great organisation. For those seeking a flavour of the series,the official website (link) contains video coverage of the action, links to photographs plus Routegadget (here).

Sat 17 Aug Read more…

Organising events

Safety training

Courses

We're running both an introductory organiser's course and an event safety course. The venue is in Taunton on Saturday 7 September. To register your interest, please contact Roger & Judy Craddock.

We need more attending to make these courses viable, so please don't hesitate in signing up!

Download the Flyer

Sun 11 Aug Read more…

Urban events

Who reached the control first?

Fast Bucks

The Lewis family ran at the Buckingham event on Sunday 11 August, the latest in the Southern England urban league (SEOUL). Oliver was runner up on his course, in a field of nine. Martin, Issy and Annabelle also went.

Results & photos

Sun 11 Aug Read more…

Race the Castles

Spot the castle! Knaresborough

Yorkshire

Three QO, Martin Lewis plus Pete and Jacob Shirvington enjoyed a grand tour of Yorkshire in mid August. A bit of poetic licence is being applied to the series name by the organisers though on Wednesday evening there actually was a race round a castle!

Knaresborough results

Sun 11 Aug Read more…

Startrack Programme

Can just see the kite...at B&T College

at Taunton Athletics Club

Each summer,Taunton AC run a week-long programme for those schoolchildren aged 8 to 15 with an interest in athletics. QO were tasked with introducing orienteering to those children on one of those days.

Vikki Page reports.

Sun 11 Aug Read more…

Slovenian 5 days

Stonah, Day 4 of Slovenia, 2019

Andy Rimes and Rosie Wych coped well with some highly technical orienteering in the Julian Alps of Slovenia at the end of July. An abundance of contour and rock features and general absence of paths or other line features made for a tough challenge.

Overall results

Sun 11 Aug Read more…

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…

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