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Moors Valley Park, Dorset

Compass Sport Trophy

Sun 12 Mar

Near: Ringwood
Level of event: Regional

Type of event: Race

The Moor the merrier...what a turnout, we had as many members in our team as we've had at some QOFLs. Well done everyone for giving this annual team event their best shot.


Results on Wimborne website

Chris Philip's route on Green

Chris Philip's route on Green
Credit: RouteGadget

Richard Sansbury

Richard Sansbury

QO team organiser's comments

Dear team member,

Many thanks for attending the CompassSport Trophy competition on Sunday. Everyone turned up, so we fielded a large team and did Quantock Orienteers proud. Well done all who scored, especially those who got maximum scores: Andrew Page, Heather Green and, er, me!

We came 3rd in the Trophy competition. The hosts Wimborne were worthy winners, with 1st or 2nd place on most courses giving a near perfect score, so we were never going to get anywhere near them. Never mind, I hope you enjoyed the day.

Nearly everyone has paid up too, but I am just a few pounds short. According to the sheet a few did not settle up, I will not name names because the amount of cash in the honesty pot means some of these must have paid. So I leave it to you and your conscience to decide if you owe me anything! Please note that if you have not paid, you owe it to me, not the club.

Richard Sansbury




1Wimborne (Dorset)1290
2Wessex (Bournemouth area)1268
3Quantock (Somerset)1245
4Kerno (Cornwall)841


The Compass Sport Trophy qualifier on Sunday attracted 32 QO club members, three of whom won their races (Heather Green, Andrew Page and Richard Sansbury) and the average scoring club member came 5th or 6th in their race. But host club and winners Wimborne were too good, dropping only six points out of maximum score of 1296 (which would be .

Many juniors turned up to participate in the competitive courses, who overall contributed 394 points to the total club score. Also at the event were three non-competitive courses, two of which were won by QO members. Will Toomer won the White course and Ben West the Yellow.

A few days after the event, the course planner John Warren did a talk for us at a club night followed by a discussion of how well each of us did, using maps and the big screen as aids.

Tom Hasler / Jeff Pakes

Pre Event Info

Directions / Parking

Take the B3081 to Verwood from the A31 at Ringwood.

Access will be on the east side of the country park, from the B3081 on the left as you approach Verwood.  See above maps or click on these links for:

Do not use the main access to Moors Valley Country Park Parking on Forestry roads

Course Information

A full range of colour coded courses.

Entry Details

£5 (QO are subsidising entries which are normally £10) Entries via Richard Sansbury please.

Colour coded courses (entry on the day) £5 adults, £4 juniors/ students.

Registration & Start Times

Starts between 10.30 and 12.30.

Entry on day for junior colour code courses (not trophy courses)

Terrain Description

Much wood and relatively few clearings for a country park. Extensive path network and a grid network of paths to the SE. Some steepish bits but relatively flat in most areas.

Dog restrictions

Well behaved dogs are permitted on short leads. No dogs on the courses.

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Contacts / Officials

QO team organiser: Richard Sansbury 01823 288405

Event organiser: Chris Branford WIM 012584 53716

Photo Gallery

Did Jeff Think There Was A Control In There

Did Jeff Think There Was A Control In There

John In Action

John In Action

Brian Studying The Map

Brian Studying The Map

Graham Finishing

Graham Finishing



Elaine Finishing The Green Course

Elaine Finishing The Green Course

Compass Sport logo

Compass Sport logo

Wimborne Oc Badge2 (- 2017)

Wimborne Oc Badge2 (- 2017)

Important Event Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. All participants must report to download whether they finish their course or not.

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