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Taunton - Pyrland

Urban JOG

Sat 7 Nov - Fri 13 Nov

Near: Taunton
Level of event: Activity

Type of event: Race, Score

A 40 minute urban score course using the same blocks scoring as used for the long course in our Street Series.

Please note that due to roads, we ask that parents exercise due caution in deciding whether their child is mature enough to run unaccompanied. There is no penalty applied for a child who runs with an adult purely for safety.

We are looking at including this course in our POC list so people can run it any time.


Score events do not have a prescribed order to visit the controls. You don't even have to visit all of them. What you have to do is score as many points as you can in a set time.

The point value for each control is the control number rounded down to the nearest ten. So 11-18 each score 10 points, 21-26 each score 20 points, and so on.

You will lose 30 points for each minute you return after the set time. So 40m01s would cost you 30 points and 41m28s would cost you 60 points. So unless you can grab more than 30 points per minute you overrun, don't be late back!


There are two blocks of controls - red and blue (you'll also notice that reds are odd numbers and blues are even numbers). You have can change colour once and once only. So, if you started by doing reds and then switched to blues, you couldn't go back to reds.

A single punch of the wrong colour is ignored due to the possibility of accidentally running through the punching zone for a GPS control. If you did red, red, red, blue, red, red it would be as if you never punched the blue and all the reds would count. If you did red, red, red, blue, blue, red, red the first five would count but the last two reds would be ignored as you had switched to blues.

JOG using MapRun 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.

JOG Fixtures Autumn 2020

This week's event is using the MapRunF app. Download the app from your appstore (links at

Series Contacts

Series organisers: Judy & Roger Craddock 01823 323850

Map Printing

It is easiest to print your own map. See our map printing guidance for best results.

Social Distancing

  • Do not go if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Wash your hands throughly before going out.
  • Park carefully, avoiding getting too close to others.
  • Please leave at least 2m between yourself and others not in your household. Remember that when running, you could be spreading virus further than when standing still, particularly in your wake.
  • If someone is already at a control, wait. If you cannot get close enough for the control to register, let us know by email and we can review your track manually.
  • Overtake carefully. Perhaps wait for wide grassed areas instead of trying to do it on a narrow path.
  • Be respectful to other users of the area.
  • Wash your hands as soon as possible afterwards.

Code of Conduct

Please make sure you have read and comply with the Participant Code Of Conduct and Parent Code Of Conduct.

If you can't see the details and entry form below, click 'more' to toggle the Pre Event Info section.

Course Information

We 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. The Fox course incorporates adult training exercises.

JOG courses explained

To load the course of your choice into MapRun, tap on 'Select Event' then go to "UK - Somerset - JOG - Autumn 2020 - event name" and choose the one you want.

Then tap on 'Go to Start'.

The PIN is printed on the map.

Entry Details

Fill in the entry form to get the link to the map download folder - make sure you right click and open in a new tab. The maps will appear in the folder shortly before the event - if they aren't there yet please bookmark the link.

NB: You may have to scroll back up after filling in the form to see the link.

Non-members, you are more than welcome to join the club at any time - read about joining QO here.

Registration & Start Times

Unless the registration form asks you to select a start window, you can run any time within the date range of the event.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Chris Philip

Photo Gallery

Priorswood footpaths

Priorswood footpaths
Credit: Alex McGregor

Priorswood- flats, grass verges and steps aplenty

Priorswood- flats, grass verges and steps aplenty
Credit: JP

Pyrland Farm

Pyrland Farm
Credit: Roger Cornfoot

Pyrland: paths galore

Pyrland: paths galore

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.

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