A QO team finished ahead of two teams from 2018 Compass Sport Cup winners South Yorkshire Orienteers (SYO) in the Lockdown Team weekend. We may have only been using mice, PCs and phones, but any win over one of the UK's mightiest clubs counts, doesn't it?
Club away day
The novelty of hiring a luxury coach that doubled up as a changing room, warm up area and entertainment lounge was amongst the highlights of this fun club away day. Many folks ran in a different course class than usual but the results were still good.
Because of our new and rather unrealistic status as a "big" club, our captain Chris Hasler has an extra challenge this year making up a full team to take part in the heat near Gloucester on Sunday 15 March. Please email Chris ASAP if you'd like to take part.
Throughout the year, there are events where you can compete as part of teams representing the club.
National junior competition
If our juniors can emulate their 2019 feat of qualifying for the final, we should have much less trouble getting there this time- it's 90 minutes away for most, at Westonbirt Arboretum. And the qualifier is on QO turf!
To get an idea of what the Trophy is about, read on....
These are the two national inter-club competitions, held annually. Up against strong competition, QO always aim to raise as big a team as possible for the qualifying round, held every spring somewhere in the SW.
A history of the series from a club perspective
Reports and league tables for seasons gone by
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.