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Vivary Park


Sat 23 Sept

Near: Taunton
Level of event: Activity

Type of event: Training, Juniors

Park, residential streets & fields in the heart of Taunton.

Hare (1.2km), Squirrel (1.9km) and Badger (2.1km) are regular pin punching courses. Fox is a mix of regular pin punching and, for the urban parts, no physical controls but an easy question about something visible at the control location (e.g. How much does two hours parking cost?). As the Fox is part urban, under 16s must be supervised by an adult.

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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.

Directions / Parking

Parking in the Fons George Car park (a pay and display council car park - so charges apply). Vivary Park is also accessible by foot, public transport and has bicycle parking.

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)

Dog restrictions

Dogs allowed on lead.


The nearest toilets are 500m away, at the Coffee Station Cafe.

Change Log

  • 23/08/23 - Pre-entry link added
  • 18/08/23 - Additional course information from the planner
  • 17/08/23 - Change of dates due to clash with Taunton Pride and added details from event form submission
  • 30/06/23 - Initial website listing

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Tom Hasler

Controlller: Sarah Hasler

Organiser: Sue & Ray Toomer

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

Photo Gallery

Coming into the finish

Coming into the finish

Finish flag and kite

Finish flag and kite

Graham at the start

Graham at the start

Jenny cutting across the grass

Jenny cutting across the grass

JOG registration

JOG registration

QOFL assembly

QOFL assembly

Start flag and kite

Start flag and kite