Steve Robertson provided a two-evening course for 10 new planners for JOG activities using the excellent facilities at Taunton School.
Steve (assisted by Roger and Judy Craddock) outlined the guidelines for the Hare, Squirrel, Badger courses and discussed various training options for the Fox challenges for QO members.
Our club's junior section has become a bigger and ever more important part of the club over the years. This section summarises what schemes and resources are available to juniors.
With all this booze being consumed we'll get mistaken for our distant cousins, hashers...
Finishers at Ash Priors were treated to some mulled wine (and it's not even December), while the planner apparently spilled a glass of red over the map! Judy Craddock reports...
Photos (Dropbox) & Video footage (below).
New arrival at JOG
The Toomers and Macphersons presented QO with a new mascot, made by Sue.
Elven in appearance, he could almost have emerged from the woods. He's already invested in some QO merchandise too- check out the detail on Sue's stitchwork.
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?
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.
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.
Junior Orienteering Group
Our Junior Orienteering Group (JOG) runs during term-times holding low-key weekly events aimed at juniors, families and all those looking to improve or to train.