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Thurlbear Wood


Sat 4 Nov

Near: Taunton
Level of event: Activity

Type of event: Training, Juniors

Most of the northern part is fairly runnable woodland, with some open areas, earth features such as ditches and depressions and a good network of paths. The southern part is largely featureless but has a network of paths.

It will be muddy and could be slippery in places! Make sure you have suitable footwear.

Hare – 1.2km 25m climb. 12 controls. Several twists and turns but plenty of controls to guide you.

Squirrel – 1.4km 30m climb 13 controls. A couple of decision points.

Badger - 2.7km 40m climb.

Fox - 3.8km 50m climb. A linear course with some nice runnable areas.

Pre Event Info

JOG Autumn 2023 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 train. Newcomers are always welcome.

Non-members are very welcome. If you like it and want to join, read about joining QO here.

Junior Orienteering Group (JOG) Fixtures - Autumn 2023

Series Contacts

Series organisers: Judy & Roger Craddock 01823 323850

If using GPS or QR Punching

  • To load the course of your choice into MapRun, tap on 'Select Event' then go to "UK - Somerset - JOG - Autumn 2023 - event name" and choose the one you want.
  • Then tap on 'Go to Start'.
  • The PIN is printed on the map.
  • Full guide here.

Code of Conduct

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

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 usually incorporates adult training exercises.

Hare to Badger usually uses PIN punching, and sometimes also the option of QR code punching using your smartphone. The latter has the training benefit of the GPS tracks automatically being added to Routegadget for post-run analysis. Fox is sometimes PIN/QR punching and sometimes GPS punching. The latter is also automatically uploaded to Routegadget.

JOG courses explained

Entry Details

  • Entry - £2 per person pre-entered or £3 per person on the day
  • Dibber hire - Free (but if lost you would be liable for the replacement cost of £30)

Please consider buying a pack of pre-entry credits in advance. This costs you the same but saves the club a lot in credit card fees.

Buy credits


Registration & Start Times

Starts at 1.30pm with controls being collected in from 3.30pm (No starts after 3pm)

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Sue Toomer

Controller: Ray Toomer

Photo Gallery

Bea heading to the finish with planner Martha shadowing

Bea heading to the finish with planner Martha shadowing

Charlie and dad heading to the finish

Charlie and dad heading to the finish

Dylan approaching the last control

Dylan approaching the last control

Lucas heading to the finish

Lucas heading to the finish

Oscar punching the last control

Oscar punching the last control

Sidney on the run in

Sidney on the run in

The last control

The last control

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.

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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