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South West League 2019-20

Season curtailed

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Published: Mon 16 Mar 2020

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation the season has now ended, after just seven of the nine events.

Latest league tables (after Blackwater event)

Also featuring: league analysis after Blackwater

League analysis (March 2020)

Whether the current league tables are final is not clear at present. Nethertheless, after seven events, there were a few QO members in good positions. Pete Shirvington lies 4th on Brown and the usual high fliers like Clive Hallett and Pete Ward have registered fewer runs this season. Bill Vigar is 3rd on Short Green and only 140 points shy of the leader, an M70. Annabelle Lewis is 3rd on Light Green. Although Annabelle's brother Oliver trails the leader on Orange by 500 points, his win at Blackwater put him clear in 2nd place.

Season planner

What else lies in store for you throughout the season? Check out our handy calendar (below).

Venues vary from runnable forest, open hillside, moorland and mixed New Forest terrain.

These events are bigger than our QOFLs (Local 'forest' league) but still on a human scale and have toilets and often traders present.

On some of the better terrain in the South West, you get to rub shoulders with some of the best runners over nine events, from autumn to spring.

Between 10 and 20 QO members usually go and car sharing is popular amongst this group.

Pre-entering on Fabian 4 guarantees you a map but not all clubs offer this facility.

Fixtures correct as at 16 March 2020.

Details in bold are links to the club's website, the rest are just fixture listings on the BOF website.

DateVenue, (Organising club) [map]Information*
13 Oct 2019Dartmoor: Whitchurch Common (Devon OC)Report,
League tables
27 Oct 2019Army terrain: Sidbury Hill, nr Andover (Sarum OC)Results page
10 Nov 2019Ringwood Forest North: nr Ringwood (Wimborne OC)Report
12 Jan 2020West Woods (North Wilts OC)Results,
19 Jan 2020Forest of Dean: Lightning Tree Hill (North Glos OC), part of a weekend of OResults
2 Feb 2020Mendips: Stockhill (Bristol OK)Review
1 Mar 2020New Forest: Blackwater, nr. Anderwood (Wessex OC)Review
: Blackborough (Quantock OC),including YBT (junior team) qualifier

19 Apr 2020Coast: Polly Joke, nr Newquay (Cornwall OC) - including dunes!Details

* Where in bold, the links are to the organising club's details. NB- flyers may not be the latest versions- check the organising club's website.

Otherwise the links are to generic details from the BOF website.

Events are often re-arranged: always double-check details on the BOF or organising club's website before making plans.