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Whitchurch Common

Heading north towards Heckwood Tor, to the SE of the competition area

SW League season begins

Despite the rainy start to the day, 22 QO headed to the opening race of the new SW League season, up on Dartmoor. They were rewarded with a great event, some good runs and sunshine which made hanging around afterwards a pleasure.

Results

League tables

Sun 13 Oct Read more…

Henlade Hill JOG

Emma running up Henlade Hill

Ray and Sue Toomer certainly made the most of Henlade Hill small venue though it is, with a variety of interesting courses.

We had another great turn out which was surprising as the weather forecast was not grand.

Link to photos (Dropbox)

Sat 12 Oct Read more…

General news

Croeso 2020 - Welsh 6 Days preliminary details available here

Report from latest committee meeting (3 Oct) now available- here

Latest monthly newsletter from the SW Orienteering Association- here

New training website (as featured in CompassSport magazine, June 2019): Better Orienteering - here

The health benefits of 'green exercise'- survey

Fri 11 Oct Read more…

Weekend action

Tony H, Liverpool

Liverpool urban & New Forest

A trio were up on Merseyside for an urban double header while on Sunday seven headed down to the New Forest for Wessex OC's annual Dorset Delight race.

NEW: brief report from Martin Lewis

Dorset Delight results

Sun 6 Oct Read more…

Netherclay JOG

Bearing up? The bearings exercise being discussed

One of the courses had some senior orienteers well and truly 'foxed' this week...for planner Jenny West presented them with a blank map with bearings but very little else to go on!

A great exercise for anyone who's ever tried it, even in an area you think you know well.

Photos

Sat 5 Oct Read more…

Caddihoe Chase

Tony H, Sheeps Tor

& SW Long Distance champs

Congratulations to the new SW Long Distance & Caddihoe Chase champions Tom Hasler (M18), Oliver Lewis (M12), Annabelle Lewis (W12).

In total, fifteen QO braved the testing weather on Sheeps Tor, Dartmoor over the two events.

NEW: Photos & Day 2 report

Results / event page

Thu 3 Oct Read more…

Coombe Hill Wood

path towards open area, Combe Hill

Permanent course, temporary closure

For anyone thinking of venturing up there, due to forestry work commencing week beginning 7 October the majority of the Combe Hill Wood permanent course will be closed. The White course will still be available though.

Link to our permanent course information pages

Tue 1 Oct Read more…

Broomfield Hill JOG

A queue for the swing forms, Broomfield

Last Saturday saw JOG at Broomfield Hill an area which provides a good mixture of open heathland, woods and open fields (with stunning views).

Photos (Dropbox link)

Sun 29 Sep Read more…

New member

Oli Rant Mountain

In profile

A warm welcome to Ollie Rant, who joins us having sampled several JOG training sessions this season and last.

Membership secretary Judy Craddock said "It's great to have Ollie on board, our first M21 for a long time."

Sat 28 Sep Read more…

Andrew makes podium

Multi-level action, Barbican

London City Race

Congratulations to Andrew Page for a strong performance in the capital, where he finished third, just 90s behind the winner in the M16- category. Like in 2017, the action centred around the striking Barbican Centre.

Mon 23 Sep Read more…

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