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SCAT, Longrun Meadow & Silk Mills

Club Championships

Sat 24 June, 2017

Near: Taunton
Level of event: D

Type of event: Race, Social, Urban

Final details (printable)

  • Mixed open area with nature reserve & college campus
  • Entries via Fabian 4 by Weds 21 June
  • Event format: Score with a Trail-O element
  • Suitable for all ages & abilities and open to all whether QO members or not
  • Gathering at the nearby COACH centre afterwards- all welcome
  • Social and talk, "Orienteering with ski and kite"
  • Club awards ceremony & AGM to follow the talk

This year the club championships will based at the fantastic brand new Coach centre in the middle of Taunton. The area used will be Bridgwater & Taunton College campus, Long Run meadow and a new extension into Silk Mills park and ride. Read the news story here

Club Championships Series Info

An annual one-off score event using handicapping, to decide our club champion. The event and buffet is open to all but entries and payment must be made in advance of the day.

List of previous champions & venues

Directions / Parking

Parking: in the car park marked on the map above, round the back (NE) side of the college campus, a stone's throw from Longrun Meadow. Should this car park become full, please use the pay and display car park, on the turning before the free one and adjacent to the Castle School access road.

Course Information

This year the format will be a 45 minute or one hour Score* event plus a short Trail-O course (click link). To make the competition suitable for all ages and abilities different rules for young children will apply, and age handicaps will be used so all club members have a chance of winning. 

* if you are new to Score events, there is an explanation further below

Entry Details

Seniors - £8 (£5 for BOF/QO members)
Junior/student - £3 (£2 for BOF/QO members)
Family of Runners £16 (£10 for BOF/QO members)

Dibber Hire - £1

Due to using online pre-entry for this event, unfortunately we cannot offer the usual "Family Group" and "Shadowed Junior" deals.

Registration & Start Times


Register in advance of the day for the competition and the buffet at Fabian 4. Entries close Wednesday 21 June, but to assist our preparations, please enter earlier if possible. Entry on the day is possible, subject to map availability.


10:30 - please arrive by this time, ready for the briefing

11:00 - mass start

All welcome to stay on for the social afterwards whether QO members or not

12.30 - lunch

14.00 - talk - "Orienteering with Ski and Kite", with our kite-surfing orienteer, Ray Toomer! (20-25mins)

14.30 - awards ceremony: Mike Crockett presents the trophies & certificates* for the QOFL (forest league) series

15.00 - AGM (meanwhile children can have a go with Ray's kites on Longrun Meadow). Click here for Agenda

16.30 - finish

* certificates awarded to those finishing 3rd place and above

Terrain Description

Mixed open area with adjoining nature reserve and college campus, with some paved areas. The area is suitable for running in shorts although there will be long grass. Not suitable for studded running shoes


SCAT is the old (and still popular) name for Bridgwater & Taunton College (Taunton Centre)

* Score competitions

In score events the idea is not to complete a course. Instead, you are a given a map showing a large number of controls. Each control will have a score associated with it. The idea is to score as many points as possible but returning within the allotted time. For every minute your are late a severe penalty will be deducted from you score.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser & planner: Richard Sansbury 01823 288405

Controller: Rosie Wych 01823 400744

Alternative contact: Judy Craddock 01823 323850

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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 you are not covered by our public liability insurance.

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.