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Round up

Anyone for table tennis...or a bar of Toblerone?

Weekend action

The new season has really got going, with three events in the region this weekend plus the London City race, where Andrew Page made the junior men's podium. Meanwhile, M80 Bill Vigar took 3rd place in Devon OC's club champs, up on Dartmoor.

Sun 16 Sep Read more…

Vivary Park JOG

Prepare to be a-maze-d...orienteering in miniature

& Come And Try It

Jenny West planned the first JOG of the Autumn Term at Vivary Park and the surrounding urban area. Many runners and others in the park enjoyed the maze.

Photos (via Dropbox): 1- Various, 2- Presentations

Sun 16 Sep Read more…

Gard of honour

Finishers Chloe And Dawn

Sue is new club champ

In winning Sunday's contest at Ham Hill, Sue Gard showed what an open contest our annual club champs are. Sue's is the 14th different name to be inscribed on our magnificent trophy in the last 15 years.

Photos (Dropbox)

Wed 5 Sep Read more…

British Middle & Sprints

Julia R finishing at Stock Hill

Stock Hill / Bath Uni

Results: Middle, Sprints

Two of the biggest events on the calendar came to Somerset with the national sprint finals at Bath University and the middle distance title competed for at Stock Hill near Wells the next day.

Sun 2 Sep Read more…

Planners' hints & tips

Steve's example of map clarity

Slideshow now available

Steve Robertson's recent illustrated talk at Broomfield Village Hall focussed on lessons learned from a wide variety of events over many years. As a refresher or for those that didn't attend, the presentation can now be viewed here.

Tue 28 Aug Read more…

O 5 Dias

Andy finishing in 4th place on the Day 3 sprint

In Spain

Not content with just doing the Lakes 5 Days and O France, Andy Rimes and Rosie Wych have just completed their third multi day event of the summer! Andy finished 4th out of 40 overall in his M55 class.

Sat 25 Aug Read more…

News round up

The Adventure Show

on TV

  • Our sport was the subject of some serious coverage on BBC's the Adventure show recently
  • QO has a new membership secretary
  • Events round-up

Fri 24 Aug Read more…

MapRun series

A nice shortcut through a riverside wood by one runner at Wilton

Summer 2018

Graham Hartley explains why he found Richard's summer smartphone series inspiring, even after a hot summer pounding the tarmac in a seemingly endless sequence of urban races throughout the South West...

Sat 18 Aug Read more…

Lakes 5 Days 2018

Call up

Index, results & links

An amazing number of members took advantage of this quadrennial opportunity to orienteer in some of the most breathtaking scenery in the UK. Besides testing themselves on some of the most challenging - and wet - terrain! Who doesn't know how to navigate via marshes now?

Fri 10 Aug Read more…

Publicity attempt

path towards open area, Combe Hill

at Combe Hill

Publicity is difficult enough to obtain for minority sports like ours, which lie largely off the media's radar. The patience of club president Mike Crockett was tested while seeking a mention for the club on Radio Bristol and BBC Somerset recently. Mike reports...

Fri 10 Aug Read more…

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