Mike Crockett's New Year message for 2016
As announced in my last post, my battery has run down and I have retired from active competition. However at the Taunton town event someone came up and offered me access to a new battery charger, which proves that someone reads Quonicle!
1999 (1st half of year)
In a series of articles for our newsletter, every couple of months Bill Vigar digged through the archives to find out what was happening in the world of QO 100 newsletters ago. Back then the QuOnicle was simply called ’Quantock Orienteers’ and was a single A4 page (occasionally with an A5 attachment).
Fernworthy Reservoir, Dartmoor
With 30 members present, this mass late summertime migration of QO members to Fernworthy was one of the most impressive of recent times, even counting or various Compass Sport Trophy outings. Andrew Page provided the following write-up...
by Brian Pearson, 2015
After a five year rest I returned to the mountain marathon scene to introduce my 16 year old son Matt to the pleasure and pain of these adventure races across the highest, most remote areas on offer.
Spreadsheet nearly wins the day
Even with the best plan and perfect execution, our relay team Status QO were beaten at Wimborne OC's summer relay at Canford School in 2015. Captain that day Chris Hasler recollects...
Luke wins Orange league
The late May bank holiday has three classic distance courses on consecutive days and a laid-back family-friendly atmosphere. This page lists QO members who previously attended the festival prior to 2017 and how they got on.
Four podium positions
Some of our best runners excelled in the sprint and middle distance races. Though having bagged some glory (they were both runners up in Middle distance) on the Saturday, Andy Rimes and Rosie Wych understandably eased up a bit for the Long course the next day!
By Bill Vigar
Evergreen Bill Vigar and Sue Gard had a torrid time returning from the JK 2015 in the Lake District...
It does have a few similarities with the Orienteering version of a Relay, but the rules are rather different