Sat 22 May to Sun 25 Jul
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This event is the QO offering to the Southern England GPS Orienteering League. We are using the same area as in 2020 but all new courses.
If you want to get in some practice, maps from last year's event can be downloaded from British Orienteering. The MapRun courses are still open, so you can compare your times to those who did it in the actual event.
The event will be open from mid-May to Mid-July. If lockdowns or similar restrictions are put in place during the scheduled date range, we will extend the closing date to compensate.
It is a GPS punching event using MapRun (like our Street Series and COVID-era JOG activities).
£6 collect a read-printed map
Prices £1 more than last year as British orienteering levies are back in force.
Self-print payment buttons to follow once courses finalised...
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 - A3 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 event.
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 near 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@