Northumberland, 1 & 2 July
Juniors, you did so well in the YBT qualifying round that it’s a possibility that we’ll go to the north east for the final- be there! If we do go, the venue has good contour detail and that is what Tess and Vikki's Thursday training sessions are now concentrating on.
& awards presentation
The evening began with a warm up led by Tess and Angela. This was followed by a Clock Relay in French Weir Park and the Presentation of Certificates and Trophies in the COACH Building by QO President Mike Crockett.
Action from last event of season
The course planners Graham and Brian Pearson made us work up a sweat in warm early spring weather this Saturday, taking us some of us round this lovely little wood once, twice or three times depending on which course you were running
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!
Good results in Dorset
Several of our juniors put in excellent performances at the Compass Sport Trophy at Moors Valley Country Park, near Ringwood on Sunday 12 March. We also had a good number of younger juniors doing well in the White and Yellow courses.
Surprisingly challenging area
We had a fine spring day to enjoy a relatively new area which offers a nice contrast to our other JOG venues. It's strangely reminiscent of the New Forest, the terrain is relatively flat with a patchwork of woodland and large clearings, bisected by minor roads and streams.
Jim Nickolls planned some excellent courses around the lovely grounds of Fyne Court, which was looking at it's best, with clumps of stunning snowdrops and anemonies in flower. We were lucky with the weather, the sun managing to shine now and then!
Ahoy- Sea Scouts visit
Thar she blows! Bridport Sea Scouts made a windy Cothelstone Hill their port of call at JOG this Saturday. Some of their crew sailed along at a good rate of knots to show they could mix it with our landlubbers
Junior training Sat 11 Feb
You had to be on the ball while running round the intricate combination of stairways, paths and alleyways between the buildings on the school site! The Fox course also explored parts of Comeytrowe, using questions as evidence of visiting a control. Who knew that street furniture such as lamp posts could be so useful in daylight?
The intricate network of buildings and passageways at Bridgwater & Taunton College and the adjoining Castle School kept our juniors focussed on Saturday. This concrete labyrinth provided a stern test for those daring to try Jim Mallinson's fiendish memory map exercise. Even the Hare course provided a significant navigational challenge to our smallest runners.