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Last edited: Sun 2 Feb 2020

At Quantock Orienteers, we put on a variety of events through the year. Hopefully there is something for everyone. Here is a quick guide.

JOG

Saturday afternoons 2-3pm

Strictly an activity in British Orienteering terms, this is a series of light-hearted sessions with an element of competition but with training at the focus. Aimed primarily at introducing children and families to the sport, it attracts a healthy number of experienced competitors for the harder courses.

The courses are:

CourseTypical distanceTechnical difficulty

Hare

1.2km

1

Squirrel

1.6km

2

Badger

2.0km

3

Fox

2.5km

4+

Fox often contains fun challenges to focus on particular skills (more here).

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MapRun

Weekday evenings 5-8pm

An urban event using GPS controls instead of physical ones. The aim is to visit as many controls as you can within 50 minutes.

This event is partially accessible to wheelchair users and special maps showing steps and other obstructions are available if you let us know your needs in advance.

The courses are:

CourseTypical distanceTechnical difficulty

Short

6.5km

3

Long

8.0km

3

Both are score format courses, meaning controls don't need to be taken in a set order.

With instant results available via the /phone app, we tend to retire to the pub afterwards

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QOFL

Sundays 11am-2pm

A traditional forest orienteering event.

The courses are:

CourseTypical distanceTechnical Difficulty

White

1.8km

1

Yellow

2.5km

2

Orange

2.8km

3

Light Green

3.0km

4

Short Green

3.5km

5

Green

4.5km

5

Blue

6.0km

5

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Beat the Trail

Sundays 11am-2pm

Held alongside QOFLs, these are aimed at trail runners. There is a marked trail to follow, but you are allowed to take shortcuts.

The courses are:

CourseTypical distanceTechnical Difficulty

BTT

7 km

3 (if you go off the trail)

Find out more…

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