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Summer term

Where we going next?

Where next?

Though we only have one more event left this season (at Blackborough on Sat 18 May), there's still lots of action over the next two months, listed below.

These include events very nearby in Devon, on the Mendips and also Dorset.

Sun 21 Apr Read more…

Blackbrook JOG

The hilly park area behind the houses, Blackbrook

We had a wonderful, sunny Spring day for the last JOG of the season at Blackbrook, primroses and blossom to be seen everywhere!

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Photos (Dropbox link)

Tue 2 Apr Read more…

JOG Spring term

The Start Control At Lydeard Hill

Review

Below is an index of all the Spring term events, with links to reviews and photographs.

If you'd like to continue orienteering over the next six months, here's a link to some suggested fixtures

Fri 29 Mar Read more…

Young Wood JOG

Working it out together

Review

Tom Hasler planned some interesting courses, the highlight being the Fox exercise using an Underground-style diagram for the map. Thanks to everyone who helped collect in controls, it was good to see so many children helping!

Photos

Sun 24 Mar Read more…

Club clothing

Tilda models new O top

Wear your club colours with pride in the forest with a club top, only £16 for children and £20 for adult.

Before and after your run, be seen in your club soft shell jacket, available in bottle green or black. Available now at a subsidised price.

Sat 23 Mar Read more…

Training exercises

Doughnuts O Training Net 300

at JOG (Fox course)

The Fox course is a training exercise for seniors and juniors from those who are on the verge of trying Light Green at senior events and upwards. Depending on how much of a challenge you want to give your runners, there are all sorts of imaginative possibilities.

Wed 20 Mar Read more…

Yvette Baker Trophy (YBT)

At the 2017 qualifier, Savernake

​National junior competition​

Please keep Sunday 7 April free in your diaries! All juniors are invited to run for the club in a great area for orienteering, Savernake Forest in Wiltshire.

To get an idea of what it's about, read on....

Mon 18 Mar Read more…

Beginners

Tips for improvement

Tips for all those who have reached the level of Orange (or Badger course at JOG) i.e.

  • an adult beginner
  • a junior improver

Some of those doing harder courses may often still need to master these techniques though.

Fri 15 Mar

Permanent Orienteering Courses

Within the club's area

If you're a newcomer keen to improve, you’d like to keep your orienteering skills up to scratch or you're after a form of exercise that's both affordable and can be done at your own pace, why not head out to one of the Permanent Orienteering Courses available in the vicinity?

Thu 14 Mar Read more…

JOG at Wind Down

Tent safely secured, Wind Down registration opens

Another weather warning….another JOG pending!

Would it just be the superstitious that stayed away from such a poetically named venue in weather like Saturday's?

Action photos (by Jim Pearson, Dropbox)

Landscape photos (on Flikr, by John Fisher)

Mon 11 Mar Read more…

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