TOC 2 Bowden Housteads 22/23 May & Connecting People Project
TOC 2 will be held at Bowden Housteads from 12 noon on Friday 22nd May to 12 noon on Saturday 23rd May.
- Controls (mini blank kites) will be out from 12 noon Friday 22nd May to 12 noon Saturday 23rd May. Some might have numbers on - they do not match the codes on the control descriptions.
- Maps are now available on the “Keep Orienteering Resources Hub”. Please print the maps yourself
- 3 courses on offer – long (5.5k), medium (3.6k) and orange (2.9k)
- The medium shares the same controls as the long to begin with so consider this when starting near other people!
- The orange is tricky but there are easier path routes and good attack points. If you are fairly new to orienteering spend time in advance planning your route and choosing your attack point into the controls.
- It is near the end of May so there is a lot of vegetation, which makes navigation tricky - please wear full leg cover.
- The undergrowth symbol (green stripes) is fairly accurate so plan your routes accordingly. I managed to check all my control sites in shorts so the brambles were easily avoidable!
- It was absolutely lovely in Bowden on Wed. Pretty quiet, not too much litter and friendly people - I hope you enjoy it!
Other important info
- Park on Bowden Wood Crescent, S9 4EB. what3words: mason.monday.camp. This is a residential road so please be really considerate of local residents.
- We now have a simple document, where you can upload the time you took. You can also upload your route to RouteGadeget afterwards & comment on our Facebook thread. Links to all on the hub.
Covid 19 / Health & Safety Warnings
- Only travel with members of your household
- Make sure you stay 2m away from anyone not in your household
- Be really courteous to any member of the public you come across, giving them right of way.
- Go close to the controls but don’t touch them!
- Don't take part if you're experiencing any COVID symptoms
- One person from one household can train with one person from another household but you must stay 2m apart.
- Please note that this is not a British Orienteering insured activity so it is undertaken at your own risk.
- If you go alone, please let someone know the details.
Proposed future locations / venues are:
29th May - Treeton.
5th June - Tankersley.
Please let me know if you'd like to plan one.
And on a different note.........
Sheffield Health & Social Care - Connecting People Project
SHSC have started a project called Connecting People, which shares thoughts, stories and ideas about the importance of social connections and how this impacts on mental health recovery.. As part of the project they are recording podcasts about what keeps people feeling connected and would really like to talk to our members about the connections SYO provide and how it helps with their mental health. If you would be willing to help with this please let me know.
Not interested any more?