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Taunton West and Longrun Meadows

Christmas Novelty

Thu 28 Dec

Near: Taunton
Level of event: Local

Type of event: Score, Social, Urban

Thanks for coming along to this event! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.

Results

Raw results to show where you went!
SnookerO results now with open course
Some notes about the results

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Directions / Parking

Taunton West Park and Ride area which is free of charge. TA1 5AA W3W: slap.sugars.bright

Course Information

For the adults, this is going to be a welcome return of Snooker O where a one hour event loosely follows the scoring rules for snooker. It is therefore not just the person who gets the controls the fastest, it's the one who maximizes their 'potting' break. Full scoring details are below. The junior course is a simplified version of the above, and novices/family groups can wander around and collect controls as they wish without the snooker scoring format if they prefer.

Some practical information:

  • Free parking is available at the park and ride. When you enter, please park in a bay at the far E side behind the administration building. (you'll see 'Vinnie' the Rimes/Wych white VW Van- the event HQ- park near here. Note that there is a height limitation barrier (3.5m max). If you do insist on bringing that Winnebago you've cashed your pension in for, you'll have to park outside the barrier. Please arrive and be ready to run by 10.15hrs latest.
  • There will be a briefing at 10.20hrs with starts from 10.30hrs
  • The event terrain is mostly in urban parkland using a mixture of grassy tracks and compacted paths- that said, the persistently awful weather we have been enjoying for weeks now, coupled with the area's popularity, have turned it into the veritable quagmire in places- anyone bringing those fancy new £150 trainers they opened on Christmas morning are not going to have an enjoyable morning's sport! Dress appropriately- including wet weather gear if the weather on the day demands it. Only the adult course ventures outside of the parkland area crossing some very quiet roads.
  • We are not a swimming club- the river Tone is deep, swollen and fast running- use bridges only for crossing this and any smaller water bodies. Keep children away from unprotected edges- there are no controls placed immediately next to the river banks.
  • There is a punching start and finish with a 60 min time limit for all- penalties for lateness are 20 pts/min or part min- don't be late back!
  • I have two roving balls- one black, one pink- they could be anywhere in the park at any time. They will not venture outside the park area. If you see them and are in need of the colour ball they represent, they have a control box with them for you to punch. As they are mobile and you will never be able to predict their location, the value of the control they represent will always be its 'full' value (black 70, pink 60) no matter how many times you visit.

Following the event, a post-run social gathering is arranged from 12.00pm at Staplegrove Village Hall nearby (w3w: ends.basin.fool) . Soups/bread and hot/cold drinks will be provided. We ask that, to supplement the soup and bread, you bring along any surplus Christmas nibbles and munchies you may have left over and donate them for all to share- many thanks in advance. Please bring warm clean dry clothes to change into for this, especially footwear- categorically no muddy shoes in the hall please.


Entry Details

Run only: adult £4.00, child (<21) £3.00, family group 2 adults+ child(ren) £10.00

as above including post run social: adult £6.00, child £4.00, group £15.00

Registration & Start Times

Registration open 10.00am. Briefing at 10.20am. Punching starts from 10.30am

Terrain Description

Mostly urban parkland. The adult course ventures into quiet residential areas to the South and West. There are no road crossings on the junior course.

Dog restrictions

on leads will be fine during the run- not permitted in the Village Hall - sorry

Full scoring details below- read and understand this fully before you start your run!

Snooker O Scoring 191223

Contacts / Officials

Planner: andy rimes andyr.qo@gmail.com

Important Event Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. All participants must report to download whether they finish their course or not.

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Photo Gallery

Pre-briefing

Pre-briefing
Credit: Judy Craddock

Roving controls Andy and Roger

Roving controls Andy and Roger
Credit: Judy Craddock

Andy briefing runners

Andy briefing runners
Credit: Judy Craddock

Andy giving the briefing

Andy giving the briefing
Credit: Judy Craddock

Roger the capped crusader (the roving Black ball)

Roger the capped crusader (the roving Black ball)
Credit: Judy Craddock

Andy and Alison Reynolds (Devon)

Andy and Alison Reynolds (Devon)
Credit: Judy Craddock

Ollie Rant and Linda Mudd

Ollie Rant and Linda Mudd
Credit: Judy Craddock

Olive Lewis

Olive Lewis
Credit: Judy Craddock