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Sun 18 October, 2020

Near: Blackborough
Level of event: Regional

Type of event: Race

South West League Series Info

Every year, each of the nine clubs in the South West region host a regional league event, sometimes called 'Galoppens'. These events offer the same range of colour coded courses as our QOFL series but there is also a Brown (extra long) course. There is still a White course but it is not part of any league. The series starts in the Autumn and continues at approximately one or two events per month until the spring.

See our SW League pages here

SW League season planner

Directions / Parking

Will be in the Forest Glade campsite, signed from the A373 Cullompton to Honiton road.

Parking fee - £1 per car donation to Devon Air Ambulance.

Course Information

Provisional course details (subject to final planning and approval) assuming that courses from March's cancelled SW League event are reused:

Brown8.1 k160 m
Blue5.9 k145 m
Green4.3 k90 m
Short Green3.2 k40 m
Light Green3.0 k75 m
Orange2.8 k35 m
Yellow2.0 k25 m
White1.5 k10 m

The tracks can be very muddy and are not suitable for buggies.

Map is at a scale of 1:7,500 for all courses apart from White 1:5,000.

ISOM 2017 with minor updates 2019/20.

Entry Details

Online pre-entry

Obtain a cheaper entry and guarantee your map by entering online via Fabian 4 here, up until the Sunday before the event.

Late entry available until Thursday before event day at entry on day rates (see table below)

Please note this option is not available for the 'Family - separate runs' deal or any Beat The Trail course offered.

* effectively no charge for the juniors in the family

Helpers qualify for a half price run.

Entry on the day (EOD)

This will be available for as long as limited map stocks last.

Please use the registration form here.

It must be checked to ensure it is fully completed. This is important for safety, back-up, and speed of entering details.

This form can also be obtained on the day from parking marshalls.


Entry typePre-entryEntry on Day (EOD)
Seniors £10 £12
Junior/ student £4 £5
Family of runners* £20 £24
Family group (max of 3 maps) n/a£10

Electronic punching

SportIdent (SI) being used with SIAC contactless punching enabled.

Standard dibbers can be hired for £1.00, limited SIAC cards available at £2

Back up pin punches will be available at control sites.

Lost dibbers will be charged for at the replacement cost of £40 (SI) and £65 (SIAC).

Event cancellation policy

Cancellation is a last resort, however if very bad weather is forecast or some unforeseen event makes it necessary to cancel, a notice will be placed on this website.

We will also send an email to those pre-entered via the Fabian 4 system. If the event is cancelled, QO reserve the right to retain part of the entry fee to cover non-recoverable costs.

Registration & Start Times

Registration from: 10:00

Start times from: 10:30 to 12.30

Courses close promptly at 14:30

Terrain Description

Blackborough consists of mixed deciduous woodland and forest on a relatively flat topped plateau with steep sides all around. Some areas of rough open and newly planted areas exist between the patches of wood. Surface undulations and complex contour detail are the legacy of our ancestor's search for flint stones suitable for knapping to form sharp cutting tools. Modern forestry and the popularity of the area with local walkers,riders and cyclists has provided a good network of paths and tracks.

Dog restrictions

Dogs allowed under close control and on leads.


The campsite has ample parking, toilets and some refreshment availability (campsite shop).

Apply direct to the campsite if you wish to stay and receive 10% discount on their normal rate

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Andy Rimes 01823 400744 results@

Controller: Matt Atkins (Devon OC) TBC membership (at)

Organiser: Rosie Wych 01823 400744

Team: all members

Photo Gallery

cleared area, Downlands Plantation, Blackborough

cleared area, Downlands Plantation, Blackborough
Credit: David Smith

Important Event Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. All participants must report to download whether they finish their course or not.

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Photography: QO has an agreed policy on the taking of photographs at events, based on national guidance. This provides a sensible balance between the benefits and risks associated with the taking and use of images. If you are unsure about acceptable practice, please speak to the event organiser.

Safeguarding: QO is aware of it's responsibilities in safeguarding and child protection. To comply with The Child Safeguarding Practice Review and Relevant Agency (England) Regulations 2018, we now provide an email address for individuals to report concerns to the Lead Safeguarding Officer. This address is