Sun 1 Nov to Mon 21 Dec
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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.
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.
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
All courses are mapped at 1:5000 to ISSprOM 2019 standard. See the image gallery at the bottom to see the blank maps.
c2km - traffic-free urban parkland - A4 map
M/WYJ M/WJ M/WHV
c3.5km - traffic-free urban parkland and some residential streets - A4 map
c5.5km - residential streets, central urban, and urban parkland - A3 map
WO M/WV MSV
c7.5km - residential streets, central urban, and urban parkland - A3 map
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).
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.
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.
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.
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@