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.
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.
£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.
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.
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