A warm welcome
Welcome to our most recent joiners, Richard Holgate of Barnstaple (but based in Taunton) and Annabel Davis, also of Taunton. An M21 and a W21 respectively! Yes, we now finally have representation in our sport's prime age categories. We look forward to seeing them soon at events, training or the summer relays.
Richard has apparently already enjoyed runs around Braunton Burrows using an OS map- a positive sign if ever there was one! We got to meet Richard at the last training session at Thurlbear when Brian Pearson did some one-to-one training with him.
Annabel meanwhile, being from the Modica clan, will surely not be without help in getting started as an orienteer.
Of those who joined earlier in the year, some have represented the club already and others have attended or signed up for big multi-day events further afield!
In April we were joined by the Carter family from near Bridgwater. Matt, who orienteered back in the early 90s, and the rest of the family were at Staple Hill for our final QOFL of the season and did well. Up till then, they had been training themselves up at the permanent course at Coombe Hill. Since then, we are delighted to see they have bravely ventured to some serious events, taking in the Spring multi-day tournaments in Sussex and Shropshire.
In March, we were joined by the Guildford family of Crediton, who sampled some JOG events in the spring term.
Karen Lewis joined in February. Already she has taken the commendably adventurous step of registering for the Scottish 6 Days this summer. JOG regulars the Willmott family (David, Oliver and Harry) also joined in February and ran for the club at the inter-club team event in Dorset the next month.
Over 100 members have renewed this year.
Our membership contact
Julia Robertson is our membership secretary. For further information about your membership or becoming a member, contact Julia (see contacts page).