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.
Running until early December, our Autumn season had one event every weekend. Terrain varied from open hill top and woods to parkland or college campus and we visited two new venues.
Final, West Midlands
Backed by our brilliant support team, 18 members ran for the club at the national final of this inter-club tournament on Sunday. Up against some very stiff competition, we still managed to beat a couple of clubs.
An experienced member of another club who's been a regular at our Forest League events over many years has praised the club for providing clear, large scale maps for juniors. Surprisingly, it appears 'going large' isn't always the norm elsewhere.
All courses visited the tower at the top of the hill so everyone had a chance to catch their breath and enjoy the views!
It was good to see people chatting at the end comparing their courses and discussing their route choices.
It was the first time we have had a “long leg” map memory for the Fox course and it proved quite challenging! As well as a lot of our regular JOGgers we welcomed three new families along to enjoy Chris Hasler’s courses.