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Wellington School


Sat 5 Feb

Near: Wellington
Level of event: Activity

Type of event: Training, Juniors

Out of about 40 participants today there were a good number of first-timers. Despite the unexpected damp and windy weather, everyone enjoyed themselves and seemed keen to come again.
We even had a reporter and photographer come along - take a look at their article...

If you missed it, or are having withdrawal symptoms, you can explore the area in an online temp-o format from a recent international online trail-o event.

And if you are looking forward to your next orienteering fix, come to the festival of orienteering next weekend:

Wellington - map excerpt

Wellington - map excerpt
Credit: Open Street Map

Courses open at 2pm and close at 3pm. Please try to arrive before 2.30pm for your run. We will start bringing controls in at 3.30pm so if you are still out, please make your way back to registration.

Registration is on the field near the chapel, which is across the road from the parking. There will be signs, but all you need to do is walk back up the entrance road, cross South Street, turn left along South Street until you can turn right up the main school drive. You'll see the start flag at the top of the drive, and registration will be round to the left from there. Due to children running in between buildings and across the site roads, we want to minimise cars in the course area.

Lots of fun detail.

Lots of fun detail.

Hare to Badger are all within an enclosed school site and thus will be perfect for younger ones to have a go. Badger has a bit of an urban flavour, darting around between school buildings - be sure to read the control descriptions carefully.

We have a map memory Fox course this week, which uses an urban area south-west of the school as well as the school grounds. Participants will get a copy of the control descriptsion but no map to take with them. There will be enlarged maps for the next few controls at strategic points around the course.
The urban area is a mix of 30 and 20 limits, but under-16s wanting to run Fox will still need to be accompanied by an adult.

All courses will have the choice of pin punching or QR punching.

Take a look at this video from the Fox course last time we were at Wellington School...

Pre Event Info

JOG Spring 2022 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 to train. Newcomers are always welcome.

Information on the full series for this term is at JOG Spring 2022.

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

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 - Spring 2022 - 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 will be in the main carpark near the Sports Complex.
Using What3Words, the entrance is at ///asterisk.riverbed.before

You will then need to cross South Street to reach the registration area. Look for the big yellow and green JOG banner.

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 incorporates adult training exercises.

All four courses have the choice between PIN punching and QR code punching using your smartphone. The latter has the training benefit of the GPS track automatically being added to Routegadget for post-run analysis.

JOG courses explained

Entry Details

  • Entry - £1 per person
  • 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

Saturday 1400-1500: pre-enter by 4 February or enter at the event


If you are planning on bringing a large group to enter at the event, it would be really helpful if you could let us know so we can make sure we've printed enough maps.

Terrain Description

School grounds with playing fields, fully enclosed. As this is a fenced school site this will be a good opportunity for children to “have a go” by themselves if they wish.

Dog restrictions

No dogs allowed on site.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Alasdair Shaw

Series Organisers: J and R Craddock

Photo Gallery

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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