Review: summer relays
3rd place for QO in 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.
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.
Club & website /
|Team captains /
|Venue / link / format|
|Did not enter
|Lawns Park, Swindon|
|Jeff Pakes (seniors), Vikki Page (juniors)
|Ashton Court, Bristol (S)|
|2 July||Moonraker, |
|Dinton Park, Salisbury
|Gillingham School, Gillingham
|Steve Robertson |
|Broadstone Rec & Hillbourne, Poole
|23 July||Devon||Chris Philip
|Kings Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor
Final league table
The other SWOA clubs failed to register the four scoring runs needed to obtain a decent score.
We are hoping to put on a summer relay of our own!
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.
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
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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