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Jogularity Rally

  • The Highwayman Public House, BA4 4LY Shepton Mallet, Somerset (map)

Results below:

1    Steve Connor and Gary Frostick     269   (Bold are Bath MC members) 

2    Mike McNulty and Peter Barnard        274

3    Elliot Dale and Charlotte Ryall              405

4    Caroline and Gruffyd Parry             409

5    Mike Burrows and Steve Macey      526

6    Ken and Sarah Binstead                  693

7    Stephen Hall and John Lockyer            979

Mark D and Jerry P agreed to take on and run the April Jogularity, Mark sketched put a route which in the end started and finished at the Highwayman Inn, Cannards Grave and took in the local area around Glastonbury and the moors to the north and south of there.

We had assembled 7 crews and 4 marshalling crews to compete, and to run the event with.

As was the idea of this type of event we had a couple of crews not having done this type of event before so a bit of advice was given on the timings appearing in the road book and such.  

Mark let me know the night before a re-route was needed as a road closure had popped up since we had run the route and sorted the mileages with a car Odometer, so that meant having to recalculate part of the route and re print the road books Sunday Morning.

Mark also had been informed the Glastonbury half marathon was due to held on the morning of the 30th but that it should be clear for our run as it passed around Glastonbury, that was not to be so yet another very last minute reroute.  

The crews assembled at the start and were to be led off with Mike Burrows with Steve Macey on the maps, Mark had done a good job with marketting the event with Woolbridge MC who provided 2 crews.

The event was just under 40 miles and the first car was away at 14:00 hrs, 8 controls were to be manned,

So Mark and I went out to near Coxbridge to man TC 4, all the 7 cars appeared on time and seemingly unphased by the route navigation

We left TC 4 and headed back to the finish calling in to see another TC near Dulcote to see if everything was OK, to which it was.

Back at the finish I manned the final TC by the pub car park and waited for the competitiors to arrive, all 7 duly arrived and seemingly completed the route as intended, apart from a couple of PC questions not completed.  Looking at the results below the PC missed penalties accounted for the marks allocated from 5th onwards

Mark worked out the results very quickly and we had a winner, which turned out to be Steve Connor with a Novice Navigator; Gary Frostick parachuted in from Woolbridge (he had not done this type of event before) so a good result for Steve.

Everybody enjoyed the event and a few stayed on to have a meal at the Highwayman and chat, the only downside of the event was that after so many weeks of fine, clear and sunny weather the afternoon became cold, breezy and slightly wet but that did dampen the spirits of the marshals or the enjoyment the competitors experienced
Organisers: Jerry Pennell & Mark Dunkerley

Marshals: Colin & Janet Biles, Mike Patton, Geoff Sutton, Dick & Alice Pease, Sue Barnard & Kevin Clarke.

Finally it only goes for me and Mark to thank the competitors for turning out and making the event a success and the marshals for giving their time on a Sunday PM to help run the event so well

Well done everybody involved, Hope to see you all on the next one hopefully to be organised later this year

Jerry Pennell


Entries are open for the 2017 Jogularity Rally. It will run with a similar format to previous years but in a slightly different area.

Start & Finish: The Highwayman Public House, Cannards Grave, Shepton Mallet, BA4 4LY .

Times: Signing on from 13:00, first car away 14:01. Results approx. 17:15.

Our aim for this event is tomake it a social event with time for fun. Therefore we have decided to run it on a Sunday afternoon starting at 14.00hrs, using roads safe to do so and at speeds compatible to the daylight conditions.

In addition a bunch of us will be staying on for an optional Sunday lunch at the finish (around 16.30 hrs) for those who have worked up an appetite.

The event will run as jogularity, meaning you will be issued with route instructions in a road book complete with marked maps in case you get lost, giving you inter and total mileages, in line with your normal speedometer in your car (no trip meter required) landmark and/or junctions and information, plus the time you should arrive at that point. What we will do is to set up intermediate and time controls at certain landmarks and you need to arrive on time. For lateness or early arrival you will collect penalties.

There are plenty of you with old and new cars that could enter this event and have lots of fun, followed by a carvery and a pint at the finish.      

The complete route will be timed at average speeds from 15mph to 30 mph. The idea is to encourage Bath and neighbouring club members to use any form of transport to have a go. This is simple straightforward navigation, easy to achieve average speeds with the need to concentrate and follow the correct route.

If you have any questions please contact Mark Dunkerley on Webmaster at bathmotorclub.co.uk

Earlier Event: April 10
Club Night at the Rose & Crown
Later Event: May 2
Ten Tenths Workshop Visit