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Organising events

Safety training


We're running both an introductory organiser's course and an event safety course. The venue is in Taunton on Saturday 7 September. To register your interest, please contact Roger & Judy Craddock.

We need more attending to make these courses viable, so please don't hesitate in signing up!

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Sun 11 Aug Read more…

Urban events

Who reached the control first?

Fast Bucks

The Lewis family ran at the Buckingham event on Sunday 11 August, the latest in the Southern England urban league (SEOUL). Oliver was runner up on his course, in a field of nine. Martin, Issy and Annabelle also went.

Results & photos

Sun 11 Aug Read more…

Race the Castles

Spot the castle! Knaresborough


Three QO, Martin Lewis plus Pete and Jacob Shirvington enjoyed a grand tour of Yorkshire in mid August. A bit of poetic licence is being applied to the series name by the organisers though on Wednesday evening there actually was a race round a castle!

Knaresborough results

Sun 11 Aug Read more…

Startrack Programme

Can just see the B&T College

at Taunton Athletics Club

Each summer,Taunton AC run a week-long programme for those schoolchildren aged 8 to 15 with an interest in athletics. QO were tasked with introducing orienteering to those children on one of those days.

Vikki Page reports.

Sun 11 Aug Read more…

Slovenian 5 days

Stonah, Day 4 of Slovenia, 2019

Andy Rimes and Rosie Wych coped well with some highly technical orienteering in the Julian Alps of Slovenia at the end of July. An abundance of contour and rock features and general absence of paths or other line features made for a tough challenge.

Overall results

Sun 11 Aug Read more…

AGM & buffet

Saturday 31 August

The buffet and prize giving for the Forest League and other competitions will precede this year's Annual General Meeting. All these things are being held at the Lord Nelson Inn, Norton-sub-Hamdon (not Stoke-sub-Hamdon, as previously published), following the Club Championships.

Link to event page.

Sat 10 Aug Read more…

Introduction to Orienteering

Millenium stone circle, Ham Hill

At Ham Hill

On Wednesday 24 July Pete Akers and Tony Hext organised a CATI (come and try it) event as part of South Somerset’s Pop-up Museum and Activity Calendar.

Thanks to Tony Hext for the following report.

Wed 7 Aug Read more…

News of members

  • Martin Lewis and Pete Shirvington have registered for the Race the Castles series in Yorkshire- but not all nine days in a row, which includes urban, middle distance, woodland and even indoor events!
  • One of our leading orienteers Brian Fletcher reports that he is hoping to return to orienteering next year

Thu 1 Aug Read more…

SW Summer Relays 2020

Kieron Hands Over To Andrew

There are usually six or seven relays held throughout the South West typically in small woods, country parks and urban areas.

All relays are on Sundays and some even have a BBQ or social afterwards.

Wed 31 Jul Read more…

QOFL series 2018/19

Ditch at Blackborough Common

Review & series index

Congratulations to the series winners: Richard Sansbury, Ian Whitehead, Jenny Wood, Sam Shirvington, Dawn Carter, Ollie Lewis and Chloe Carter.

See the Photo Gallery for pictures of each receiving their awards.

Final league tables:

Elite, Handicap

Tue 23 Jul Read more…

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