Back in action
Strong easterly winds and snow was forecast so we were amazed that nearly 40 people turned up to run at Wind Down. Pete Shirvington planned some excellent courses on his first attempt as a JOG planner.
What a superb afternoon for a JOG, many other people thought that too! After a long period of wet and cold weather, it was wonderful to enjoy a bright and sunny event.
Snowdrops & mud
JOG at Fyne Court was not only well supported by families but also by a good number of adult runners. The venue is excellent with lots of interesting control sites, superb countryside and the chance of a hot chocolate at the cafe afterwards!
The tough get going
The weather forecast was right, there was a deluge of rain between 1 and 4pm but some sturdy JOGgers defied the elements and enjoyed Ian Purnell's well planned courses.
It was a dank and miserable afternoon but competitors returning from their runs had wide smiles and rosy cheeks! Some were experiencing urban orienteering for the second week in a row.
Spring season begins
Angela Modica's debut event as a JOG course planner was really well supported, quite a surprise as the weather was miserable. The courses took in a relatively new area, Roughmoor, with the longer courses spilling out onto Longrun and the surrounding streets.
Presentation & after dark run
We finished the term in
style at the COACH club house - about 20 folk ventured out on a festive night event in French Weir Park.
It was bitterly cold but dry day for the last JOG of the Autumn Term. Richard Sansbury planned some excellent courses using the area well to test competitor's skills at each level.
Forest of Dean
The favoured venue for many a national competition was buzzing again on Sunday, this time with children competing for their schools. Two were QO's Annabel and Chloe Carter. Meanwhile, dad Matt presumably baked in the glorious sunshine while waiting at the finish
There was an amazing turn out for planner Andrew Page's event at Netherclay Woods. It was a very unpromising weather forecast and we wondered if people would come, we needn't have worried!