Devon Orienteering


Virtuous Lady (Galoppen)

South-West and Devon League Event No. 1

Sun 19th Oct 2014

Info updated: 21st Oct
Type of event: District-(C)
Type of terrain: Woodland


Results: Many thanks to John Whittingham (WIM) for significant technical help on the day, when the operating system failed on the master event laptop. Splits are now also available.

Results 19.10.14 Virtuous Lady

Organiser's Comments: What a great day out with the Devon Orienteering Club! The weather held off and many helpers turned out to give a hand for which I am very grateful.  We saw a few faces that have not been out for a while. I hope they can continue to come out to enjoy other Devon events. A good show was put on by the juniors including a cake stall to raise funds. Nicholas (Planner) and Peter (Controller) provided good, technical, courses including use of the mine workings in the Virtuous Lady area.

I hope everyone had a good run and will come out next week to enjoy the event at Killerton. Remember to bring your dibbers to get discounted entry from the National Trust . Please see the Devon orienteering website for the latest details. See you at the next event. Tim Gent

Pre Event Information

This is a South-West League (Galoppen) and Devon League event.

Virtuous Lady Galoppen Flier

Terrain mixture of open/semi open areas with some bracken, mixed woodland,steep hillsides with rock features and former mining terrain. The terrain is generally runnable.

Dogs on lead - sheep in area.


Nearest town: Plymouth

Directions / Parking

Parking in field next to assembly area. In case of wet weather car parking may be moved to 15 minutes walk away.

Registration & Start Times

Starting times: Registration opens at 1030 for 1100 starts. Last starts at 1300 with courses closing at 1500.

Seniors £8.00, Juniors £3.00, Family Groups £8.00 (but the Junior rate will apply if the children are the main participants).

A second map (e.g. for a family group or for a second run) will be £1.00 for any competitor.

Dibber Hire: £1.00

Course Information

Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Short Green, Green, Blue, Brown.

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

On day entry only.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Tim Gent


phone: 01395 276815

Planner: Nicholas Maxwell

Safety and Risk

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