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ancient oaks at Piddle Wood (to S of area)

ancient oaks at Piddle Wood (to S of area)
Credit: Nick Chipchase

Last edited: Sat 13 Jan 2018

We have a new venue for our third Forest League event of the season and everything still to play for in the league. With three scoring runs still available, people who haven't run yet could still win in each of the seven leagues.

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As is the case in most seasons, there is a strong possibility we could see a new name on all-but-one of our forest-sourced trophies. Those early leaders are all local runners:

In fact, the only former winner (and non-QO) currently leading any one course is Devon OC's Ben Chesters on Blue.

Of course, there are others out there who may make a late run. Don't be surprised if the identities of the leaders change after the Young Wood event.

A more realistic ambition for many is chasing a podium place, which brings the recognition of a certificate at the year end. Finishing third, especially on popular courses like Green, can actually feel like a real achievement.

With some of the league's strongest regular competitors likely to be drawn to Sunday's regional events in Cornwall and the Forest of Dean, there should be a better prospect of doing well for those competing at Young Wood.

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Robert Green always likes a good technical challenge with his orienteering and has been enthused by discovering some good, previously under-utilised pieces of woodland for inclusion in his courses.


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Jim M at the 2017 JK

Jim M at the 2017 JK
Credit: Will Heap

Chris Hasler

Chris Hasler
Credit: Active North

Mike C at QO club champs, 2017

Mike C at QO club champs, 2017

Andrew in Southampton

Andrew in Southampton
Credit: Steve Rush

Sue T at Wilmot's Pool, 2017

Sue T at Wilmot's Pool, 2017

Miles at the Adams Avery Relays, 2017

Miles at the Adams Avery Relays, 2017