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The Soggy

...I mean The Spinney

Jana And Neil Compare Notes After Their Runs 0 9

Jana And Neil Compare Notes After Their Runs 0 9

Published: Sat 22 Sep 2018

Unremitting rain was forecast and that’s what we got for our first event at The Spinney, Kingston St. Mary.

Photos (Dropbox)

Angela had sacrificed a day of her family break at Center Parcs and planned some excellent courses on (perhaps) our smallest JOG area. Andy had mapped The Spinney several years ago but The Woodland Trust has only just allowed us to use it for orienteering.

We wondered how many members would brave the elements and were surprised (and delighted) that so many did! So thank you for your support, those of you that came. The map scale of 1:1,250 meant that the area fitted beautifully onto an A4 sheet and it made an interesting exercise for seasoned orienteers unused to such a large scale!

Thanks to Jim and Graham for seeing people across the narrow and very busy Kingston Road.

- Judy Craddock

Next up

We edged towards the foot of the Quantocks on Saturday- now we've got four events on consecutive weekends up there to look forward to. Next Saturday we're heading up to Fyne Court. That'll be followed by Ashley Coombe (one of the best bits of the Quantocks), then open hills with great views, Lydeard Hill and Broomfield Hill.