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Taunton West

SEGOL

Sun 1 Nov to Mon 21 Dec

Near: Taunton
Level of event: Regional

Type of event: Race, Urban

Due to Covid-induced cancellation of the Southern England Orienteering Urban League, the Southern England GPS Orienteering League has been created to fill the space. This event is the QO offering to that league.

If you're looking to make it a double-header, check out our other events happening at the same time:

Taunton Hamilton Street Series 4/11/20

Taunton Pyrland Urban JOG 7-13/11/20

Crosslands JOG 14-20/11/20

Taunton Longrun Meadow JOG 5-6/12/20

or one of our POCs.

The event is open throughout November and most of December. It is a GPS punching event using MapRun (like our Street Series and this season's JOG activities).

Due to the November Lockdown, the closing date was moved into December to allow more people to travel to do it.


Entry Details

If you want to pay online and print your own map, please use the appropriate button below. Each map costs £3. Please note that Medium and Long are A3.

Once you have paid, you will be taken to the map. Please make sure you save it so you don't lose it.

Ultra-Short
Short
Medium
Long

Alternatively, if you'd rather collect a map, you can do so from The Weir Cafe at the start for £5 cash. Under current lockdown rules it is opening for takeaways 10am - 3pm unless the weather is foul.


Directions / Parking

Sited on the western side of Taunton, it is easily accessible on foot from anywhere in the town. Parking is possible at the Tangiers carpark and sometimes behind Somerset College. If you combine it with a shopping trip, there is always Tescos.

Start and finish is at The Weir Cafe / COACH Building, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1AW


Course Information

All courses are mapped at 1:5000 to ISSprOM 2019 standard. See the image gallery at the bottom to see the blank maps.


Ultra-short

c2km - traffic-free urban parkland - A4 map

M/WYJ M/WJ M/WHV


Short

c3.5km - traffic-free urban parkland and some residential streets - A4 map

M/WUV WSV


Medium

c5.5km - residential streets, central urban, and urban parkland - A3 map

WO M/WV MSV


Long

c7.5km - residential streets, central urban, and urban parkland - A3 map

MO


Registration & Start Times

All competitors who want their run to count for the league must register for free on the SEGOL website by the closing date of the first event they take part in.

You can start any time between the starting and closing date of the event. We would recommend that you avoid busy shopping times to help with social distancing (and potentially speed your run up).


Terrain Description

Mixture of residential streets, central urban, and urban parkland - see course information for specifics on each course. Leg covering not required. We advise you wear bright colours to be more easily seen by drivers.

Refreshments

The courses start and finish right next to the wonderful The Weir Cafe. The light meals and cakes are a favourite with runners after Parkrun or urban orienteering events.


GPS Signal

All controls have been checked by at least two devices on different days. However, your device or the weather conditions or time of day might mean that a control doesn't register. If you know you're at the right place and have waited a couple of seconds for your GPS track to catch up with you, just move on. We will manually review every track and retrospectively award controls missed by the GPS.


Event Class

This event does not count for national ranking. It is only marked as Regional to indicate that it is part of a Southern England league.


Contacts / Officials

Planner: Alasdair Shaw chair@

Controller: Roger Craddock president@

Organiser: Judy Craddock membership@

Photo Gallery

French Weir

French Weir
Credit: Martin Southwood

Goodlands Gardens Footbridge

Goodlands Gardens Footbridge
Credit: Alasdair Shaw

The Oak Barn

The Oak Barn

East End Of Goodlands Gardens

East End Of Goodlands Gardens
Credit: Wayland Smith

Goodlands Gardens Leat

Goodlands Gardens Leat
Credit: Alasdair Shaw

Old Library

Old Library
Credit: Simon Burchell

Burma Memorial

Burma Memorial
Credit: Steve F

Goodlands Gardens Lampost

Goodlands Gardens Lampost
Credit: Alasdair Shaw

Goodlands Gardens Lawn

Goodlands Gardens Lawn
Credit: Alasdair Shaw

River Tone

River Tone
Credit: Alasdair Shaw

County Hall

County Hall
Credit: John Sutton

Water Feature County Hall

Water Feature County Hall
Credit: Derek Harper

Bridgwater & Taunton College

Bridgwater & Taunton College
Credit: Derek Harper

Long Courses Blank Map

Long Courses Blank Map

Short Courses Blank Map

Short Courses Blank Map

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 safeguarding@britishorienteering.org.uk.