South West League
With the best in the South West distracted by the British Orienteering Champs in Yorkshire, there was a good chance for the rest to gain extra points at Rushmore on Sunday. Pete Shirvington and Bill Vigar in particular each took full advantage.
Who's in the running for the trophies? The league tables have begun to take shape but with two QOFLs left, even those who've ran just once so far have a chance. So early pacesetters are best to keep on showing up to defend their lead!
The annual regional league for the south west, running from September to Spring based on scores from a series of colour-coded events.
Each of the nine SWOA member clubs take it turn to host one of these events, sometimes known as 'Galoppens'.
QOADs league scrapped
Almost as quickly as it returned, QOADs has gone. A very poorly attended event at Buckland Wood prompted a decision to end our after dark forest events. Roger and Judy Craddock explain below and thank those who have supported the league.
What a cliffhanger...the race to win most of the seven QOFL divisions went right down to the wire. The margin of victory over the whole season in those leagues was only two or three minutes, making this season one of the most closely contested in the series' 20 year history.
Annual score event
This event is held every summer and the format is always a 'score'. The catch for each newly-crowned club champion is that they will be asked to plan next year's championships!