It looks like lots of QOs were taking part in events across the country this weekend from The Welsh Championships to urban races in the Midlands (part of the Southern England Orienteering Urban League - SEOUL).
If you took part, please post here on how you found the courses and how you got on! (a summary of this thread will appear on the website).
In the Welsh Middle Distance - Andy Rimes lead the QOs on the brown course coming in 5th, with @Jeff.Pakes coming in 7th, and Pete Shirvington 11th (after drifting off course in the middle following a compass bearing). Rosie Wych came in 14th on the blue course.
In the Long Distance - Oli and Annabelle Lewis did well, coming 4th on orange. @KarenLewis came 26th on the short green course. Rosie Wych pull out of the short blue after a few controls after a good start (fingers crossed nothing more than a minor injury). Andy Rimes was 8th on the short brown, with Martin Lewis 24th. @Jeff.Pakes looks to have had a good run on the brown course - coming 5th. Pete Shirvington successfully completed the black course - running against international orienteers like Ben Mitchell (ranked 84th) and Megan Carter-Davies (ranked 44th).
The Sorrells-Hemmings took part in two events in the Midlands. At Great Linford Urban in Milton Keynes, I came 5th on course 2 (M40 / Women Open). On course 7 (W/M12) Al Hemmings came 2nd - leading the W12, and Sebastian Hemmings came 3rd.
At North Cambridge Urban, I came 8th on course 2 (M40 / Womens Open) and Sebastian coped with the detailed map to finish in 7th. A write up to follow of our urban experience!