JOG at Crowcombe Heathfield
Full steam ahead
The penultimate junior event of the season saw us at an established forest league venue overlooked by the Quantocks. The tooting steam trains arriving and departing from the vintage station nearby always lends something to the atmosphere...full steam ahead, JOGgers!
Planner Rosie Wych used the bottom half of the area, which has spurs of woodland radiating into the surrounding fields, from a concave wooded flattish-topped hill in the middle of the area. Add in a grid of earthbanks and you have plenty of scope for parallel errors. Needless to say, your correspondent fell into the planners' trap on a couple of occasions.
The Fox course was linear affair this week and again a good number attempted it, with just enough maps to go round.
The craters and gorges to the south of the area provided added navigational interest- and at times, a physical challenge to get out of them!
Rosie thoughtfully provided a taped route during the course to steer runners through the worst bit of the landscape.