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....
This is the national inter-club competition for small clubs, 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.
It went down to the final relay but Wessex pipped us in the end on their own patch. Apart from that, it was a great series with three relays wins for us at Devon, Sarum and our own events.
QO recruited some urban orienteering specialists for our Warminster Garrison test and we won the Moonraker Trophy for the first time! In doing so, we kept our prospects of a series win alive. The juniors won their relay and our other seniors were third.
Graham Hartley reports...