Posts by Wessex OC Members

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Darting down to Devon

With fantastic spring sunshine and despite it being Mothering Sunday, we were given special dispensation to head down at the last minute to Devon O’s league event at River Dart Country Park, near Ashburton. Given the long journey and clock change, Lyra and I still managed to be first out in the woods. The country […]

Harewood Forest

This week the Medlock family, Alan Blanchflower and Bruno Smith went to Harewood Forest, organised by BADO orienteering club, and what an event it was. Harewood Forest is the second largest ancient woodland in Hampshire and we all did very well. Alan came 13th out of 25 on the brown, above the brown standard, well […]

Compass Sport Trophy – My Experience as a beginner

I joined Wessex club in November 2016, so haven’t actually done that many events, but, I know how to run (one leg in front of the other quickly is my approach) and I think I can read a map (10 years in the British Military helped with that). Not sure exactly when, but I think […]

Exploring the Blackdown Hills – QOFL

As part of their forest league Quantock Orienteers organise a series of six local events across their region. This year they were nearly all in the Quantock hills to the west of Taunton and the M5 corridor. These locations tend to be beyond our regular reach (hence the almost complete absence of WSX members) however […]

Not Elite

So what makes you go through an arduous 650 miles drive over a weekend? Not a lot of things. But for me, the Lake District became a magnet for many reasons. Having been living in England and been told for years how beautiful it is and not visited, I finally have done that trip first […]
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