South West summer relays
The last relays of the series is Devon's, set in the landscaped grounds of Killerton House NT. We have teams pre-entered but there will also be entry on the day available to individuals to run a score event Devon OC say is 'great for newcomers and improvers'.
Car sharing is encouraged and half price entries are available.
To see who's registered their interest for each event, see this link to our Doodle poll.
Form or join a team
Besides forming a team via our club captain, individuals can always get together and form their own teams. As long as it's registered in QO's name, you can apply to the treasurer for the club to cover half your entry fees. Some families used this approach last year. Don't worry if you're not very fast or great navigationally- the terrain isn't always that technical and all sorts take part!
|Date [BOF details]||Venue [Maps]||Organising club [event page] / Closing date|
|10 June||Shaw Forest Park, Swindon (NWO)||Results, Article, Photos|
|17 June||Warmley Forest Park, Bristol E||Results, Article, BOK website|
|23 June||Fyne Court||Quantock|
|1 July||Hyde Common, New Forest||Results|
|8 July||Dinton Park, nr Salisbury||Summary results, Detailed results|
Article, Article 2
|15 July||Upton Country Park, Poole||Wessex, Results, League, Article|
|22 July||Killerton NT||Devon, Results, Article|
The Lakes 5 Days festival that two dozen QO are going to is on the Sunday (29 July) that follows the last relay.
There are seven relays to look forward to, held throughout the South West in anything from landscaped school grounds to open moors.
All relays are on Sundays, except for our relay which is on a Saturday. Sometimes relays have 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.
NB- the entries in the [ square brackets ] below relate to links with more information
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. If they wish, newer or less confident members can run together 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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