Thursday 9th March, 7 to 10pm
You are warmly invited to attend this informal training session organised by QO. It is open to any orienteer whether in QO or any other club. It is now mandatory for anyone taking the role of planner, organiser or controller to have had attended an event safety workshop, no matter how experienced they are.
Weekend of Sat 4 & Sun 5 March
Those with a flavour for high quality terrain and competition are spoilt for choice this weekend. A fabulous sand dune area in South Wales hosts back-to-back events. Also on Sunday just off the A303 near Shaftesbury is the Sarum Saunter. And of course there's JOG at Fyne Court.
Our first gathering at COACH centre
We had our first club night on Thursday 23rd February. Thanks to Roger and Judy for organising and the session leaders for their work and to all for thirty people who came. We had a real mix of young and old and a good gender balance to boot.
Junior training Sat 11 Feb
You had to be on the ball while running round the intricate combination of stairways, paths and alleyways between the buildings on the school site! The Fox course also explored parts of Comeytrowe, using questions as evidence of visiting a control. Who knew that street furniture such as lamp posts could be so useful in daylight?
Weekend 4/5 February
The Forest of Dean again played host to a top quality event and a few QO members on Sunday, this time it was a middle distance race at New Beechenhurst. The previous day at JOG, several seniors in attendance had a go at the map memory exercise with Spencer Modica excelling.
The intricate network of buildings and passageways at Bridgwater & Taunton College and the adjoining Castle School kept our juniors focussed on Saturday. This concrete labyrinth provided a stern test for those daring to try Jim Mallinson's fiendish memory map exercise. Even the Hare course provided a significant navigational challenge to our smallest runners.
A divine right to win?
After training well at our JOG at Culm Davy, a happy hunting ground for him previously, Devon's Patrick Devine-Wright went on to record the fastest time at the Devon League event the next day. A round up of the action from the weekend of January 28/29th
Taking advantage of a lovely sunlit wood the day before Sunday's downpour! Training alongside our juniors were some very good senior orienteers, attracted to this most runnable and pretty part of the Blackdowns
Funeral & wake
A QO newsletter he edited and a photograph of a winning QO relay team were amongst the memorabilia displayed at Tim Wood's wake on Tuesday (24th January). Tim's athleticism and his orienteering days were also referenced at the preceding funeral, at St Cuthberts Church, Wells, which Mike Crockett attended.