Further afield & abroad
Almost guaranteed weather & sun tan, plenty of choice on courses, free-flowing wine and cheap entries- orienteering further south has its attractions! This year's O France festival is in the Provence/Alps region from 7 - 12 July. Entries close on Thursday 20 June.
The club has five new middle distance champions, after some thrilling races round the awesome dune system on the north Devon coast on Sunday. Congratulations to Annabelle Lewis, Jacob Shirvington, Paul Chavasse, Steve Robertson and Rosie Wych.
Fitting finale to season
A fabulous day was had up on the Mendips in very fine weather. Winscombe's busy cricket/sports ground provided a vibrant base, with cake and clothes stalls and a BBQ. Nice luxuries to help the 20 QO's recover from physical courses and a long walk to the start/finish.
South West League
With the best in the South West distracted by the British Orienteering Champs in Yorkshire, there was a good chance for the rest to gain extra points at Rushmore on Sunday. Pete Shirvington and Bill Vigar in particular each took full advantage.
Funeral & gathering
With great sadness we learned, as all members will have by now, that Sue died recently (18 April).
Sue's funeral is this Thursday (9 May) and arrangements are detailed further below, together with a piece written by Mike Crockett.