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Galoppen 2016/17

Roger C starting at Savernake

Final standings

The 2017/18 league tables have now been prepared by QO member and Galoppen scorer Spencer Modica. The veterans Bill Vigar and Tony Hext again showed up strongly.

Sat 27 May Read more…

Springtime in Shropshire

Long Mynd start

Late May bank holiday

2017's festival will be remembered for a striking variety of terrain, with Day 1 on the dramatic open hill top of Long Mynd, Day 2 in scrappy woodland and a wonderful finale for Day 3 in sumptuous wooded parkland. Eight members made the journey.

Fri 26 May Read more…

JK 2021

The JK

In the South West

Hot off the press is the news that the JK for 2021 is confirmed as being destined for the south west. SWOA are asking for potential officials even at this stage in a whole variety of roles. If interested contact SWOA chairperson Christine Vince ( by 10 June.

Fri 26 May Read more…

World Orienteering Day

2017 05 24 Wod

& other news

With the QO banner and club shirts centre stage, more than 100 pupils at Meare Village School near Glastonbury sampled the sport as part of Wednesday's annual global celebration of the sport.

Wed 24 May Read more…

South West Sprint championships

Graham P

21 May 2017

Well done to our four new sprint champions, Richard Sansbury M45, Brian Pearson M55, Mike Crockett M80 and Andrew M12. The race took place at Blandford Forum. Every second counted, with Richard winning by 20 seconds, Brian 16s & Mike by 11.

Mon 22 May Read more…

Forest League (QOFLs)

Junior England international Flurry Grierson

Final league tables

Final league tables have now been calculated for both Elite league & Handicap League The winners and all those who placed (3rd and upwards) will receive a certificate at a presentation ceremony before the AGM after the club champs on 24 June.

Thu 18 May Read more…

Chairman's Chat

Roger at Culm Davy, 2017

May 2017

Our club chair Roger Craddock looks at recent developments and progress being made within the club in his latest message. Despite not running a summer JOG series this year, it continues to be a very busy season both event wise and behind the scenes

Tue 16 May Read more…

Events 13-17 May

Andrew's souvenirs from the urban race

Sussex, Bodmin Moor & urban

Two contrasting areas were on offer on the sunny weekend of 13/14 May, with nine travelling to Sussex for some forest and urban action, and another five tackling some fast open formerly mined terrain just off the A30 in Cornwall

Tue 16 May Read more…

Controller's course

Course leader & controller, Roger Hargreaves

South Devon, Sat 17 June

Controllers work with the course planner to help them create courses that are fair, safe and enjoyable. Many established controllers have or are on the verge of retiring. Could you do their job? Devon are organising the course, led by Roger Hargreaves, near Bovey Tracey.

Mon 15 May Read more…

COACH grand opening

Maze - Everyone On Their Own

Schoolchildren try maze

11 May saw the official opening of the COACH building in French Weir Park, Taunton. COACH stands for Centre for Outdoor Activity and Community Hub. QO have been using the COACH building for the base for their Club Night Training sessions for a few months now.

Fri 12 May Read more…

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