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Kieron Hands Over To Andrew

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Last edited: Sat 15 Jun 2019

This Sunday (23 June) it's QO's Somerset Relay in Taunton- be there!

Latest action: Devon Relays

Link: event page

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.

SW Orienteering

SW Orienteering

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

Blaise Castle, Bristol, Sat 29 June

Blaise Castle, Bristol, Sat 29 June
Credit: Kurt Thomas Hunt

The series

Date [basic details]Venue [Maps]Organising club [event page] / Closing date
9 JuneBadbury Hill
nr Swindon
North Wilts OC
Review/ results
16 JuneKnightshayes NT
nr Tiverton
Devon OC
Devon relays
23 JuneLongrun Meadow,
Taunton (urban / park)
Quantock OC
by Mon 17 June
29 June (Sat)Blaise Castle, BristolBristol OK
Harris Relay format (BOK)
Preview (NGOC)
by Wed 19 June - Fabian
7 JulyWarminster (urban)Sarum OC
14 JulyRingwood (urban/park) *Wimborne OC
- Details
includes family relay (Yellow standard)
by Sun 7 July
21 JulyHolton Lee, nr PooleWessex 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:

BOF fixtures, filtered on SWOA relays

Knightshayes nr Tiverton, 16 June

Knightshayes nr Tiverton, 16 June
Credit: Lewis Clarke

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.

Bristol Relays, 2017

Bristol Relays, 2017

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.

Archived under: Teams

Photo Gallery

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Willow Cathedral, Longrun Meadow

Willow Cathedral, Longrun Meadow


Credit: Sarum Routegadget


Credit: Michael Day-Bath

Holton Lee

Holton Lee
Credit: Mike Faherty