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Review: summer relays

3rd place for QO in 2017

Ashton Relay

Ashton Relay

Last edited: Mon 24 Jul 2017

A record breaking summer...we had more than 40 individuals taking part in SWOA's series. In a year when Bristol OK took everyone by surprise by entering teams consistently, we managed to finish some way ahead of Sarum to claim third behind the usual series winners Wessex Raiders.

Broadstone Heath, adjacent to the rec

Broadstone Heath, adjacent to the rec
Credit: Poole.gov.uk

King's Tor

King's Tor
Credit: Steven Vacher

Results & reports

Click on the various links below to browse the results and read the various reports. Over the series, we had 66 team entries from 43 different runners.

Date Relay /
Club & website /
Flyer
Team captains /
Results/
Reports
Venue / link / format
4 June NWO,
North Wiltshire
Did not enter
Results
Lawns Park, Swindon
25 June Adams Avery,
Bristol OK

Jeff Pakes (seniors), Vikki Page (juniors)
Results
Seniors report
Juniors report
Ashton Court, Bristol (S)
2 July Moonraker,
Sarum
Graham Hartley
Results
Report
Dinton Park, Salisbury
(country estate)
9 July Furrow Hoppers,
Wimborne
Brian Pearson
Results
Report
Gillingham School, Gillingham
(urban/park)
16 July Hardy,
Wessex

Steve Robertson
Results
Report
Broadstone Rec & Hillbourne, Poole
(urban/park)
23 July Devon
Chris Philip
Results
Report
Kings Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor
(moor)


Dinton Park

Dinton Park
Credit: Sarum OC

Final league table

Full table (link)

PosClubPoints
1Bristol (BOK)200
2Wessex (WSX)189
3Quantock (QO)177
4Sarum169

The other SWOA clubs failed to register the four scoring runs needed to obtain a decent score.

Next season

We are hoping to put on a summer relay of our own!

On-the-day captains

Series co-ordinator Brian Pearson appointed on-the-day captains for each event. That person was responsible for selecting and entering the team(s), co-ordinating the transport arrangements and devising a plan of who runs each leg.

Link: Cap'n Chris' cunning plan at Canford

For any other newcomers I recommend getting involved with the team relays over the summer as it’s a great opportunity to learn from the more experienced club members

- a new QO joiner, 2016

Gillingham School

Gillingham School
Credit: Wessex Fire&Security

Lawns Park, Swindon

Lawns Park, Swindon
Credit: NWO Facebook page

Some of us who ran at Ashton Court

Some of us who ran at Ashton Court

Introduction for newcomers

For those of you who missed out on this summer's relays...

The idea is to have one or more teams representing the club at each of the relays. Females, families and juniors are particularly welcome to join our teams, to dilute the number of MAMILs (= Middle Aged Man In Lycra)!

We try wherever possible to put you in a suitable team, running a course appropriate for your age and ability. Sometimes the courses on offer means we cannot create an exact fit for you so we may ask whether you would be prepared to run "up" or "down" a course.

Venues vary tremendously, including woods, open moorland (Devon), country and urban parks and grounds of stately homes or large rural schools. Toilets are available at most events; showers are sometimes available.

Everyone is welcome to sign up for a team. The more the merrier, as we can register as many teams as we like. Having a B or a C team allows newer or less confident members to get used to the new experience, terrain and format. There is often an opportunity to run a leg or a course of a middling or low technical difficulty (i.e. Orange or Yellow). Families can also run together as a team if they wish.

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Briefing

Briefing

Heather In Action

Heather In Action

Hardy Juniors team

Hardy Juniors team