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Wellington School


Sat 22 February, 2020

Near: Wellington
Level of event: Activity

Type of event: Training, Juniors

Rearranged from last Saturday, after being rudely interrupted by Storm Dennis

A fenced school site, providing a good opportunity for children to “have a go” by themselves if they wish.

Lucy Bussell, one of our experienced juniors, has planned the courses.

Wellington - Open source map excerpt

Wellington - Open source map excerpt
Credit: Open Street Map

JOG training 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.

Fixtures - Spring 2020 term

What happens at JOG (NEW: Feb '20)

Juniors home page

If you'd like to help another improve, or would like more help yourself, then why not buddy up? Read more about our buddying scheme and fill in the questionairre to help us identify your needs.

Series Contacts

Series organisers: Judy & Roger Craddock 01823 323850

Directions / Parking

Parking will be in the main carpark near the Sports Complex.

Using What3Words, the entrance is at ///asterisk.riverbed.before

Course Information

JOG courses explained (NEW- Feb '20)

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. Fox course incorporates adult training exercises.

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 an urban Fox course this week, which uses a newly-mapped area of town south-west of the school. The 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. See the attachment for a flavour of the urban map.

Entry Details

£1 per head for everyone (whether a member or not).

An additional £1 for second runs (NEW, Feb '20)

Registration form- please download & fill in before you arrive (NEW: Feb '20)

Download form here

Non-members, you are more than welcome to join the club at any time - read about joining QO here.

Registration & Start Times

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. 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.

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.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Lucy Bussell

Planner's assistant: Alasdair Shaw (Wellington School) chair@

Photo Gallery

Look out for the banner

Look out for the banner

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