Sun 18 October, 2020Near: Blackborough Level of event: Regional
Type of event: Race
Type of event: Race
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.
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.
Provisional course details (subject to final planning and approval) assuming that courses from March's cancelled SW League event are reused:
|Brown||8.1 k||160 m|
|Blue||5.9 k||145 m|
|Green||4.3 k||90 m|
|Short Green||3.2 k||40 m|
|Light Green||3.0 k||75 m|
|Orange||2.8 k||35 m|
|Yellow||2.0 k||25 m|
|White||1.5 k||10 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.
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.
This will be available for as long as limited map stocks last.
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 type||Pre-entry||Entry on Day (EOD)|
|Family of runners*||£20||£24|
|Family group (max of 3 maps)||n/a||£10|
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).
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 from: 10:00
Start times from: 10:30 to 12.30
Courses close promptly at 14:30
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.
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
Planner: Andy Rimes 01823 400744 results@
Controller: Matt Atkins (Devon OC) TBC membership (at) devonorienteering.co.uk
Organiser: Rosie Wych 01823 400744 firstname.lastname@example.org
Team: all members
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