JOG training Series Info
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.
If you'd like to help another improve, or would like more help yourself, then why not buddy up? Read more about our buddying scheme and fill in the questionairre to help us identify your needs.
Series organisers: Judy & Roger Craddock 01823 323850 firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions / Parking
Parking: at Seven Sisters car park. Space will be limited, so please arrive early
Cater from beginners through to a good club standard. We call the courses Hare, Squirrel, Badger and Fox and these offer a clear progression in the difficulty level.
The Fox course will be a score course using the same controls that will be used later for the after-dark event, from 17.30-ish. If you would like to try the QOAD for the first time, why not try the course in daylight and then have a go after dark! You’d be classed as non-competitive at the QOAD.
£1 each but free to QO members.
Registration & Start Times
Courses open at 2pm and close at 3pm. Please try to arrive before 2.30pm for your run.
Open, grazed hill top, surrounded by rough open. Further down the slopes is runnable woodland. There is a decent path network and some clusters of contour and point features.
Event the next day (Sunday)
Why not create a weekend of orienteering by heading to Dartmoor? Devon OC is holding a Moorland League regional event at Holne Moor. For many members it is just over an hour's drive away.
It has lots of interesting navigation, using numerous earth features in the form of old mine workings. There are colour-coded courses just like at a QO Forest League event. We sent our junior squad there in 2011 and all successfully completed a course on quite technical terrain.
Devon OC have produced a really handy pictorial guide (here) to the features that will be encountered by anyone doing the Yellow course or above.
Link to Devon OC's event page
Other events over festive period
We may not have another event till the new year but the following races nearby look fun and could keep you in practice!
QO member John Fisher in local news 2014 "Quantock Hill Trees felled to Save Bronze Age Rabbit Warren", at Cothelstone Hill
Contacts / Officials
Planner: Richard Sansbury 01823 288405 richard.sansbury@ btinternet.com
Organiser: Judy & Roger Craddock 01823 323850 email@example.com