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.
The 2018 running of Le Jog will see a class especially for Vintageant cars built prior to 1940, this will be a competitive class with crews following the same route as those in more modern vehicles.
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 with the possibility of some old favourites to be included for 2018. 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 2018, the route will be as demanding as the 2017 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. 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 be close to the City of Newcastle, it is here you will rest before the final push up through Scotland on Monday, along some of the very best roads the country has to offer. The 2018 route will feature some old favourites, but the final leg will differ in its course from past events before reaching the tip of the country and the welcoming sound of the pipes at 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 £495 being received
2. The entry is only confirmed once the balance in received on or before the due date of 30th August 2018
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.
|1||Tomas de Vargas Machuca (GBR)||TBA||Porsche 911 2.2S (A&D)||2200||1970|
|2||Daniel Gresley (CHE)||TBA||Porsche 911 SWB||1998||1965|
|3||Thomas Lundt (DEU)||Dirk Adam (DEU)||Porsche 356 B Super 90||1962|
|1||Matthew Sharp (GBR)||Amy Henchoz||Volvo Amazon 131||1986||1969|
|2||Horst Pokroppa||TBA||MG A Coupe||1500||1957|
|3||Andy Simpson (Eng)||Colin Sutton (Eng)||Austin Morris Mini 1275GT||1275||1980|
|4||Gerry Simpson (Eng)||Martin Phaff (Eng)||Lancia Fulvia||1290||1968|
|5||Bill Cleyndert||Tony Brooks||Bentley 3 / 4.5||5300||1925|
|6||Paul Bloxidge (Wal)||Ian Canavan (Sco)||Porsche 911 carrera 2.7||2687||1974|
|7||Dave Bryan (Eng)||TBA||Ford Escort RS 2000||2000||1974|
|8||Justin Lawson (GBR)||John Lawson (GBR)||MG B roadster||1800||1975|
|9||Chris Hunt Cooke (Eng)||David Kirkham (Eng)||BMW 325i||2494||1987|
|10||Thomas Bricknell (Eng)||Roger Bricknell (Eng)||Volkswagen Golf Gti Mk1||1800||1983|
|9||Nick Bloxham (Eng)||Richard Crozier (Sco)||Ford Escort Mexico||1600||1972|
|18||Lloyd Gooding (WAL)||TBA||MG B||1800||1964|
|19||Paul Ruthven Murray (SCO)||Mark Rodbert (GBR)||Austin A35||998||1958|
|20||Neil Archer-Munro (SCO)||Graham Frary (ENG)||TBA||TBA||TBA|