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Who's been where?

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Glorious winter sunshine graced North Glos OC's 50th anniversary weekend and a fair number of QO's took part.

Results: Lightning Tree (Sun), Knockalls (Sat)

Also featuring: results from other events attended by QO members this year

Sun 19 Jan Read more…

Huish Woods JOG

at Huish Woods, Saturday

This JOG was just one aspect of the first Training Weekend QO have organised.

Mark Maynard was the planner and his detailed knowledge of Huish Woods meant that he was able to use the very diverse areas to maximum advantage for each course.

Photos (Dropbox) by Jim Pearson

JOG fixtures

Sun 19 Jan Read more…

Fyne Court JOG

Queues forming at the controls!

A Fyne start

The first JOG of the Spring Term doubled up as a 'Come and Try It', which also had the effect of doubling up the attendance.

By 2pm the area was thronging with families - we hadn’t expected such a massive response!

Photos (Dropbox): Set 1, Set 2

Sun 12 Jan Read more…

Woodbury Common

The almost Serengeti-like plains of Woodbury Common

Devon League

About 20 QO members ran at Devon's lastest league event on physically tough heathland towards the south coast near Exmouth. Ollie Rant was top QO overall, Rosie Wych won Light Green and Ollie Lewis and Al Hemmings were runners up on their courses.

Results

Sun 5 Jan Read more…

Brighton City Race

Post-race smiles, Brighton City race 2019

QO again had representation at this annual race on the far south coast, which coincides with a spectacular festive display known as the 'Burning of the clocks'. But were there any scorching times recorded?

Martin Lewis reports.

Results & reports (South Down Orienteers)

Sun 22 Dec Read more…

JOG

Over The Bridge, Thurlbear Woods

Autumn 2019

This was one of the toughest JOG programmes imaginable, held mostly on woods and open hillside, with no visits to school campuses.

We introduced a coaching element into this series and welcomed contributions to assessing juniors' skill levels as they worked towards badges.

Sun 15 Dec Read more…

Exmoor Challenge

Barrow at Tom's Hill

Walk & training weekends

Tom Hasler is looking to organise some club teams comprising of older school children for a long walk on Exmoor in late Spring, with some training weekends on offer in the build up.

Full details here

Mon 9 Dec Read more…

Kingswood & Soudley

How did he keep it mud-free? Steve's Blue course, Kingswood

Wye O Wye? Another Dean double

Obviously feeling surprisingly fresh after last weekend's triplet of events, several QO went back to the Wye Valley / Forest of Dean area for some more. Steve R reports from Kingswood and Jeff from Soudley.

Results- Kingswood

Results- Soudley

Sun 8 Dec Read more…

JOG planners course

Ollie and Sheila tackling Steve's exercises

Steve Robertson provided a two-evening course for 10 new planners for JOG activities using the excellent facilities at Taunton School.

Steve (assisted by Roger and Judy Craddock) outlined the guidelines for the Hare, Squirrel, Badger courses and discussed various training options for the Fox challenges for QO members.

Photos (Dropbox)

Wed 4 Dec Read more…

Southern Champs Weekend

Annabelle, 5th of 18 at  Mallards Pike

Forest of Dean

Pete Shirvington had the run of his life on the Middle event, finishing a very close 2nd to Pete Ward, who was M45 Southern Champ in 2016.

Competitor reports further below.

Results: Middle - Night - Long

Tue 3 Dec Read more…

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