(Well sort of!)
Enjoy a weekend of orienteering in the hinterland of the beautiful Culm Valley. After our day and evening outings at Culm Davy, head 20 miles downstream alongside the Culm Valley on Sunday morning and you'll find a Devon league event at Ashclyst Forest.
SW league (7 of 9), Forest of Dean
The North Gloucester club NGOC's Gallopen was held on Sunday was at Danby Lodge in the Forest of Dean and several club members attended. The icy ground minimised the impact of the mud and the wild hogs, which are churning up parts of the forest. Tom Hasler reports.
Football's loss is our gain
Footy matches were getting postponed locally due to frozen pitches and our numbers were bolstered by some of those younger footballers! No such problems with our "playing field", just nice crisp conditions for a Saturday afternoon run. Not that you'd think it was icy judging by those collecting their JOG awards in short sleeves.
14 & 15 January 2017
Tom Hasler has produced a roundup of the events this week, featuring the junior and night event double-header at Staple Hill and the Galoppen in the Forest of Dean. It's part of the OINFO email / Yahoo Group circular which Gavin Clegg used to edit before he left us recently.
Two of our coaches attended the national coaching conference at the weekend. The timing could not have been better with the club launching new Club Evenings in Taunton next month. One of the things Vikki and Tess learned was "how to use a small space for effective and fun sessions"!
Gearing up for next season's curtain raiser
Despite attracting entrants from faraway Finland and France in 2016, frustratingly we could only muster a dozen from QO. Not to mention the helpers remaining largely the same year on year. Co-organiser Rosie Wych issues a plea for a greater club presence at this year's autumn showpiece...
Spring 2017 term begins 14 Jan
Dates for your diary...a series of 11 events stretching between next Saturday and the end of March has just been finalised, with the usual full range of venues, from college campuses up to "proper" forests and open hilltop
Judy Craddock reviews the second half of the JOG term just ended. She recounts surreal scenes at the Huish Wood scout camp which played host to a variety of groups one Saturday lunchtime, with JOGgers dodging scouts in pink tutus and posh diners...
SEOUL League runner-up's account of the season
From Page boy to SEOUL boy!
Andrew Page (M12) diarised his family's travels throughout the historic towns and cities of the south in 2016 while taking part in the southern urban league.