South West Orienteering Association
This is an annual competition running from September to Spring based on scores from a series of colour-coded events. More details can be found here
Galoppen trophies for 2018/19 will be awarded at the first event of the new season on October 13th
|13th October 2019||DEVON||Whitchurch Common, Dartmoor||www.devonorienteering.co.uk|
|27th October 2019||SARUM||Sidbury Hill, Andover||www.sarumo.org.uk|
|10th November 2019||WIM||Ringwood, New Forest||www.wimborne-orienteers.co.uk|
|12th January 2020||NWO||West Woods, Marlborough||www.northwilts.org.uk|
|19th January 2020||NGOC||Lightening Tree Hill, Forest of Dean||www.ngoc.org.uk|
|2nd February 2020||BOK||Stockhill, Mendips||www.bristolorienteering.org.uk|
|1st March 2020||WESSEX||Anderwood, New Forest||www.wessex-oc.org|
|29th March 2020||QO||Blackborough, Cullompton||www.quantockorienteers.co.uk|
|19th April 2020||KERNO||Hutyn, Wadebridge||www.cornwallorienteering.org.uk|
Winner: Chesters (Ben) SARUM
Top Junior: Grierson (Flurry) DEVON
Winner: Nourse (Nick) NWO
Top Lady: Simmons (Alison) BOK
Top Junior: Perry (Tom) DEVON
Winner & Top Junior: Ward (Rebecca) NGOC
Top Man: Hext (Tony) QO
Winner: Vigar (Bill) QO
Top Lady: Green (Jill) DEVON
Winner & Top Junior: Medlock (Lyra) WSX
Top Man: Perry (Ben) DEVON
Winner & Top Junior: Bratcher-Howard (Harry) WIM
Winner: Bratcher-Howard (Monty) WIM
Top lady: Medlock (Eskarina) WSX
1. Points are awarded only on the Brown, Blue, Green, Short Green, Light Green, Orange and Yellow courses at SW League 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.