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.
Taking advantage of a lovely sunlit wood the day before Sunday's downpour! Training alongside our juniors were some very good senior orienteers, attracted to this most runnable and pretty part of the Blackdowns
Football's loss is our gain
Footy matches were getting postponed locally due to frozen pitches and our numbers were bolstered by some of those younger footballers! No such problems with our "playing field", just nice crisp conditions for a Saturday afternoon run. Not that you'd think it was icy judging by those collecting their JOG awards in short sleeves.
Most of the following reports relate to the regional heats, although in both 2016 and 2014 we hit the road to compete in the national final!
Spring 2017 term begins 14 Jan
Dates for your diary...a series of 11 events stretching between next Saturday and the end of March has just been finalised, with the usual full range of venues, from college campuses up to "proper" forests and open hilltop
Judy Craddock reviews the second half of the JOG term just ended. She recounts surreal scenes at the Huish Wood scout camp which played host to a variety of groups one Saturday lunchtime, with JOGgers dodging scouts in pink tutus and posh diners...
SEOUL League runner-up's account of the season
From Page boy to SEOUL boy!
Andrew Page (M12) diarised his family's travels throughout the historic towns and cities of the south in 2016 while taking part in the southern urban league.
Brighton Street race & weekly round-up
Gavin Clegg reports from Brighton where he and Andrew Page dodged the Christmas late night shoppers and revellers to place yet again in the final southern league street race of the season...
After the mammoth effort of the QWO, the club members seek some relief by putting on a simple low-key event! Roger Craddock reports from the final event of JOG for this term, which was held on the Meadow last Saturday...
With his trusty headtorch, Elliot Smith quite literally shone at QO's Weekend of Orienteering at Ramscombe winning the Southern Nights championship on the Saturday evening.