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Cothelstone Hill East

QOAD 2 / WNL 4

Sat 9 Dec

Near: Kingston St Mary
Level of event: Local

Type of event: Race, Night

It was QO's turn to host the Western Night League.


Results and Splits
League table

QOADs: warning

QOADs: warning

WNL logo

WNL logo

Quantocks at night

Quantocks at night
Credit: Mark Robinson, Flikr

Good to see all those attending, especially from afar, were rewarded with better weather than that which was to follow the next day.


The results file contains two errors but the league table should be correct.

Missing in action?

Two club headtorches are missing! If anyone borrowed a club headtorch, please let Judy know (see Contacts page).

QOAD - After Dark Series Info

Our series of night events, with a score course for all abilities.

See our page dedicated to night events, including the latest league table.

All those participating must wear a head torch plus carry a spare and a whistle for emergencies.

Series Contacts

Series Co-ordinator: Roger and Judy Craddock 01823 323850

Directions / Parking

Parking: at Seven Sisters car park. Space will be limited, so please arrive early

Course Information

Format: one hour score course for all abilities.

Scoring: different points awarded for each control dependent on its difficulty e.g. 15 for easy control 50 for difficult or far away control. Maximum points available typically = 500.

Penalties: will be deducted for late finishes at 10 points per minute and pro rated to fractions of minutes.

Restriction: controls are divided equally into two blocks, red and blue. You can switch between one set of controls to the other only once. e.g. If you started on red, once you have dibbed a blue control you must continue on blue. This format allows stronger runners to cover more ground i.e. two loops of the area.

Newcomers: it is possible to select a sequence of controls that would be no more difficult than a Yellow or an Orange course. To make it even easier, if you attend JOG training during the day you can see where the night controls are located.

Entry Details

Seniors £5 (non-BOF members £8)
Junior/Student £2
Dibber Hire: £1

Registration & Start Times

Registration: 17.00 – 17.45

Starts: as soon as it is dark enough. The latest possible start time is 18.15.

Terrain Description

Open, grazed hill top, surrounded by rough open. Further down the slopes is runnable woodland. There is a decent path network and some clusters of contour and point features.

Western Night League

Consists of 10 events throughout the season.

Link to its website

Despite the league's name, its geographical epicentre appears to be in Gloucestershire, with the extremities being the South Midlands, the Welsh borders, Wiltshire and the Quantocks, the latter being it's most southerly destination this season.


QO member John Fisher in local news 2014 "Quantock Hill Trees felled to Save Bronze Age Rabbit Warren", at Cothelstone Hill

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Richard Sansbury 01823 288405 richard.sansbury@

Organiser: Judy & Roger Craddock 01823 323850

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.

Privacy: when participating in our events/activities your name may appear in the results section of this website or in newspaper reports. Read our data protection page to see how we look after your personal data.

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