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Longrun Meadow


Sat 19 January, 2019

Near: Taunton
Level of event: Activity

Type of event: Training, Juniors

Come and Try It - support and advice given to first time orienteers and those returning to the sport

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Smartphone orienteering courses available too all the usual JOG courses!

The Oak Barn, Longrun

The Oak Barn, Longrun

Pre Event Info

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.

Fixtures - Autumn 2019 term

Juniors home page

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 Contacts

Series organisers: Judy & Roger Craddock 01823 323850

Directions / Parking

We're meeting at the COACH building in French Weir Park and using the Link Room, which faces directly onto the park.

There are a few council run car parks to the east, all around 10 minutes' walk.

There is only limited on street parking on the surrounding streets to the north.

Course Information

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. This week's Fox course spills out onto the urban areas adjacent to French Weir/ Longrun.

Entry Details

£1 per head for everyone (whether a member or not).

You need to join a recognised orienteering club once you have participated at three or more events. This is a requirement of our insurers. Read about joining QO here.

Registration & Start Times

Courses open at 2pm and close at 3pm. Please try to arrive before 2.30pm for your run.

Terrain Description

Park with adjoining country park, bounded by the River Tone. The country park is largely flat and has good path network and scattered copses.


Certificates in recognition of achievements in the Autumn term will be awarded in the Link Room after JOG.


We have five Maprun courses using Longrun Meadow available to try, catering for all abilities. These range from a simple loop of French Weir Park, a pair of course of middling difficulty across Longrun Meadow and a pair courses spilling out onto the streets.

Why not have a go after JOG?

Help will be provided but please make sure you read our guides to getting started and download the latest version of the app. You can load up the courses in advance, but if you haven't, the COACH building has WiFi. You don't need WiFi on the courses themselves, just an activated GPS chip on your smartphone.

Maprun guide here

You might find it a useful trial run for our urban mini-series in February and March.

Permanent course

If you have a smartphone, you can use it to run round the permanent course today or at any other time. You use the phone to read the QR codes on the control stakes as you go.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Andrew Page

Photo Gallery

French Weir Park played host to Southern Sprint Champs earlier this season

French Weir Park played host to Southern Sprint Champs earlier this season

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.

Insurance: Please note that if you have participated in three orienteering events/activities you need to join British Orienteering (BOF). After this point, you are not covered by BOF's public liability insurance. Read more about joining BOF and QO here.

Privacy: when participating in our events/activities your name may appear in the results section of this website or in newspaper reports. Read our data protection page to see how we look after your personal data.

Photography: QO has an agreed policy on the taking of photographs at events, based on national guidance. This provides a sensible balance between the benefits and risks associated with the taking and use of images. If you are unsure about acceptable practice, please speak to the event organiser.

Safeguarding: QO is aware of it's responsibilities in safeguarding and child protection. To comply with The Child Safeguarding Practice Review and Relevant Agency (England) Regulations 2018, we now provide an email address for individuals to report concerns to the Lead Safeguarding Officer. This address is