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Roughmoor & Longrun Meadow


Sat 20 January, 2018

Near: Taunton
Level of event: Activity

Type of event: Training, Juniors

You'll be streets ahead with JOG in this new year...

The harder two of the four courses will have you travelling through an urban environment partway through your run.

Otherwise, we're using the same woodland/ open parkland section as the 'Come and Try It' event of October.

Silk Mills nature reserve

Silk Mills nature reserve
Credit: Harrias, CrtveCmmns

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.

Fixture list

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

If the Park and Ride car park is closed we will park along a small road that runs parallel and to the east of Silk Mills Road. Turn into the Park and Ride and follow the parking signs.

Course Information

Courses cater from beginners through to a good club standard and vary in length from 1.5km to 3.5km. We call the courses Hare, Squirrel, Badger and Fox and these offer a clear progression in the difficulty level. Fox course incorporates adult training exercises. 

The Badger and Fox courses go into the urban area to the southwest of Longrun Meadow so competitors under 16 years old will have to be accompanied or followed by an adult.

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

Mixture of nature reserve, woods and open. Shortest courses lie within the nature reserve, bounded by the River Tone to the south and the railway line to the north. Longer courses use some streets.

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: Angela & Tate Modica 01823 451647 buddyinfo@

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 and not joined an orienteering club that is a member of British Orienteering, then not only are you not covered by our public liability insurance but you risk invalidating the insurance for any specific event. Read more about joining 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