Land’s End – John O’Groats
Still considered by crews as one of the most demanding and challenging events in Europe and a definite to be ticked on your “must do” events list! HERO's Land’s End to John O’Groats Reliability Trial is open to cars built before 1986. Running in December, tough conditions are to be expected, but no-one crosses the finish line without a smile on their face.
The event has been tackled and completed by novice crews in the past, however, we would recommend undertaking less advanced events as a preparatory measure prior to competing on Le Jog.
Starting from Land’s End on Saturday morning, competitors take part on a number of regularity sections and driving tests before arriving at the evening rest halt. From here, it is the maze of lanes that criss-cross Wales, your endurance and skill tested as you battle through the night against the elements and the route set out by the Clerk of the Course. Sunday brings you a little more of a relaxed day, the route and scenery as stunning as the first, your overnight halt will be welcoming and give you chance to rest before the final push to John O’ Groats.
As you leave on Monday, it is hard to believe you are only half way along the route, the night section is daunting and the evening meal is most welcome. When you arrive in John O’Groats, it is not unusual to see crews so elated that a tear is shed, after all, they have completed what is regarded as the toughest historic rally in Europe, and quite possibly the world. Welcome to Le Jog.
The event features mixed navigation, night time driving and driving in adverse conditions. Some competitors have attempted Le Jog as their very first event, we would advise you to take part in the HERO Training Day that takes part in October if you wish to attempt Le Jog as a novice.
For 2017, the route will be as demanding as the 2016 one, starting in Land’s End, a run up the west side of the UK and into Wales will bring crews to an overnight halt on the borders of Wales and England, close to Chester. The Sunday run will once again be the ‘easier’ part of the event, however, we may include one or two more demanding sections here to keep the pressure on crews and ensure that the endurance side of the event is still there. Sunday’s overnight will once again be close to the borders, this time the borders will be Scotland and England as we take the chance to have a good night’s rest before the final push to John O’Groats.
For those who have not attempted LE JoG before – the event presentation is held in the town of Wick, south of John o’Groats. Your accommodation at Wick isn’t included in the entry fee.
(Cars built before this date)
This event runs under the regulations of the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA)
1. Entries are only accepted on receipt of a completed online application form and the deposit of £350 being received
2. The entry is only confirmed once the balance in received on or before the due date of 30th August 2017
Entries received that do not meet the criteria of 1 and 2 above will be automatically moved to the event Waitlist and an entry on the Waitlist will be moved up to the entry.
LE JOG 2017 - Entry list
. wdt_ID No. Driver Navigator Car CC Year Class 1
Horst Pokroppa (DEU)
Arno Bauschert (DEU)
MG A Coupe
John Kiff (Wal)
Robert Kiff (Wal)
Tony Clark (Eng)
Brian Neill (Sco)
Michiel van der Velden (NLD)
Pieter Hennipman (NLD)
Jon Miles (IRL)
Andy Elcomb (GBR)
Jürgen Riethmüller (DEU)
Bernd Reibeholz (DEU)
Derek Skinner (GBR)
Pete Johnson (GBR)
Porsche 356B Coupe
James O\'Mahony (IRL)
Frank Hussey (IRL)
Christopher Oechsle (CHE)
Bruno Lang (CHE)
Georg Donni (CHE)
Balz Bessenich (CHE)
Jaguar MkI 3.4 Saloon
|wdt_ID||Place/Leg||Date||First Car||Control Type||GPS||Postcode|
|2||Land's End||09/12/2017||07:30||Time Control||50.06450, -5.71422||TR19 7AA|
|3||First & Last||09/12/2017||07:33||Test||50.06640, -5.71468||TR19 7AA|
|4||Lanivet Inn||09/12/2017||09:28||Time Control||50.44469, -4.76480||PL30 5ET|
|5||Pork Hill||09/12/2017||11:20||Link Section||50.55764, -4.07488||PL19 9LQ|
|6||Two Bridges||09/12/2017||11:40||Time Control||50.55771, -3.96784||PL20 6SR|
|7||Exeter Race Course||09/12/2017||12:30||Time Control||50.64249, -3.56080||EX6 7XS|
|8||Exe it!||09/12/2017||13:20||Test||As Above||EX6 7XS|
|9||Severn View Services||09/12/2017||16:27||Test||51.60408, -2.62294||BS35 4BH|
|10||The Halt, Llanwrthwl||09/12/2017||21:50||Time Control||52.25892, -3.49670||LD1 6NT|