SW Summer Relays
Next: Knighthayes NT
This Sunday (23 June) it's QO's Somerset Relay in Taunton- be there!
There are seven relays held throughout the South West, this year mainly in small woods, country parks and urban areas.
All relays are on Sundays, except for Bristol OK relay which is on a Saturday. Some even 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
|Date [basic details]||Venue [Maps]||Organising club [event page] / Closing date|
|9 June||Badbury Hill |
|North Wilts OC|
|16 June||Knightshayes NT|
|23 June||Longrun Meadow,|
Taunton (urban / park)
by Mon 17 June
|29 June (Sat)||Blaise Castle, Bristol||Bristol OK|
Harris Relay format (BOK)
by Wed 19 June - Fabian
|7 July||Warminster (urban)||Sarum OC|
|14 July||Ringwood (urban/park) *||Wimborne OC|
includes family relay (Yellow standard)
by Sun 7 July
|21 July||Holton Lee, nr Poole||Wessex OC|
by Tues 16 July (entry form)
* Clashes with a regional event in Forest of Dean
NB - fixtures may change, so keep an eye out on the following schedule:
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!
Car sharing is encouraged and half price entries are available.
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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