South West Orienteering Association
This is an annual competition running from September to Spring based on scores from a series of colour-coded events.
|8th October 2017||SARUM||Foxbury, New Forest||View the website|
|12th November 2017||DEVON||Haytor, Dartmoor||View the website|
|3rd December 2017||BOK||Brierley, Forest of Dean||View the website|
|21st January 2018||NWO||West Woods, Marlborough||View the website|
|4th February 2018||NGOC||Mallards Pike, Forest of Dean||View the website|
|11th February 2018||WESSEX||Holmsley, New Forest||View the website|
|18th February 2018||WIM||Turfhill, New Forest||View the website|
|8th April 2018||QO||St Audries, Quantocks||View the website|
|29th April 2018||KERNO||Davidstow, Camelford||View the website|
Winner: Chesters (Ben) SARUM
Top lady: Austerberry (Judith) NGOC
Top Junior: Narbett (Eddie) BOK
Winner: Clegg (Gavin) QO
Top lady: Simmons (Alison) BOK
Top Junior: Stevens (Ben) DEVON
Winner: Medlock (Jolyon) WSX
Top Lady: Somers (Meg) DEVON
Top Junior: Johnson (Sam) DEVON
Winner: Hands (Sue) WIM
Top man: Hambleton (Peter) SARUM
Winne & Top Junior: Ward (Rebecca) NGOC
Top man: Perry (Tom) DEVON
Winner & top Junior: Godley (Bobby) DEVON
Top lady: Medlock (Rebecca) WSX
Winner: Bratcher-Howard (Harry) WIM
Top lady: Ward (Jessica) NGOC
The following are recognised for attending all 9 Gallopen events
Knipe (Matthew) QO
Hext (Tony) QO
1. Points are awarded only on the Brown, Blue, Green, Short Green, Light Green,
Orange and Yellow courses at Galoppen events.
2. Only members of SWOA on the day of the event score points. Runs must be
alone and unassisted for the competitor to score. Only a competitor’s first run
3. On each course the fastest SWOA competitor earns 1000 points. Other
competitors are awarded points using this calculation: Points = 1000 x fastest
time/competitor’s time. Points are not transferable between courses.
4. The results of competitors who have not completed three or more events on
the same colour course will not count in the calculation of the final scores for
the series; points will be recalculated omitting those competitors’ times.
5. The best five from nine events shall be used to calculate the score for the
series. If for any reason there are a different number of events the number to
count shall be: six from ten, five from eight, four from seven, four from six.
6. The competitor with the most points on a course will keep the perpetual
trophy for a year. Other awards will be made at the discretion of the Scorer and
SWOA and may vary from year to year. Trophies and awards can only be won by
competitors who have scored points in at least three events in the series.
A picture of the Galoppen trophies can be found here. Photo courtesy of Trevor Bridle
For previous Galoppen scores and prize winners, please see the Archive section.