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South West summer relays

2018 programme

Kieron Hands Over To Andrew

Kieron Hands Over To Andrew

Last edited: Sun 20 May 2018

Finally QO play host to a summer relay, to be held in the Quantocks in June. As usual, there are six other relays to look forward to, held throughout the South West in anything from landscaped school grounds to open moors.

All relays are on Sundays. Sometimes there is a BBQ or social afterwards.

Click on the date for more information on the event.

Click on the venue to see a map and/ or review of a previous event at that venue.

Dinton Park

Dinton Park
Credit: Sarum OC

NB- the entries in the square brackets [] below relate to links with more information



Date [BOF details]Venue [Maps]Organising club [event page] / Closing date
10 JuneShaw Forest Park, SwindonNorth Wilts / 3 June / Flyer
17 JuneWarmley Forest Park, Bristol EBristol
23 June
Fyne Court Quantock/ 16 June
1 JulyHyde Common, New ForestWimborne
8 JulyDinton Park, nr SalisburySarum
15 JulyUpton Country Park, PooleWessex
22 JulyWoodbury Common
Devon

The Lakes 5 Days festival that two dozen QO are going to is on the Sunday (29 June) that follows the last relay.


SW Orienteering

SW Orienteering

Introduction for newcomers

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.

Archived under: Teams

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Shaw Forest Park, Swindon

Shaw Forest Park, Swindon
Credit: Steve Daniels

Railway embankment on Siston Common (by Warmley Woods)

Railway embankment on Siston Common (by Warmley Woods)
Credit: Bob & Ann Powell

Fyne Court, open area

Fyne Court, open area
Credit: Jim P

Hyde Common, New Forest

Hyde Common, New Forest
Credit: Peter Facey

Dinton Park

Dinton Park
Credit: Trish Steel

Upton House, Upton Country Park

Upton House, Upton Country Park
Credit: Alan Hodgson

Woodbury Common

Woodbury Common
Credit: Roger Cornfoot