South West League 2017/18
Congratulations to Martin Lewis for becoming south west league champion at Light Green level. Oliver Lewis also made the podium, finishing 3rd on the Yellow course.
There were several other QO members who were regulars at the so-called Galoppens this season. How they got on is summarised in a table at the bottom of this page.
In Galoppens, you're pitted against some of the best terrain in the South West, over nine events from autumn to spring. Venues vary from runnable forest, open hillside, moorland, dunes and mixed New Forest terrain.
Galoppen is a Swedish word for a regional league.
The following table is an index with reports and results for all the events in the series:
|Date||Info / results||Venue / organising club|
8 Oct 2017
Foxbury, New Forest (Sarum)
12 Nov 2017
Haytor, Dartmoor (Devon)
3 Dec 2017
|Review, Results, Photos|
Brierley, Forest of Dean (Bristol)
21 Jan 2018
West Woods, Marlborough (North Wilts)
4 Feb 2018
Mallards Pike, Forest of Dean (North Glos)
11 Feb 2018
|Review, Results, Details, Route analysis|
Dur Hill & Holmsley Walk (Wessex)
18 Feb 2018
Turf Hill & Millersford, New Forest (Wimborne)
8 Apr 2018
|Review, Results, League tables|
St Audries, Quantocks (Quantock)
29 Apr 2018
Davidstow, Camelford (Cornwall)
How QO members scored
These are the positions achieved by those members who achieved the magic number of five scoring runs, compared to all on their course who did likewise.
|Name||Course||Position / of|
|Steve Robertson||Blue||6th / 12|
|Tony Hext||Green||7th / 17|
|Bill Vigar||Short Green||4th / 7|
|Martin Lewis||Light Green||1st / 1|
Others who competed quite frequently were Andy Rimes & Pete Shirvington (Brown), Brian Fletcher & Matthew Knipe (Blue), John Trayler & Roger Craddock (Green), Julia Robertson (Short Green), Karen Lewis (Orange) and Annabelle Lewis (Yellow)
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