Saturday afternoon informal event at Endcliffe Park
Sat 22nd Sep 2012 Start Times 13:00 - 15:00
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Based outside the cafe in Endcliffe park this session is suitable for all ages and abilities.
Endcliffe park and the cafe are here
Registration for courses will open at 1pm. You can start any time from 1pm - 3pm but the courses do close at 3:30pm.
For those new to orienteering or who would like a refresher Colin Best will be running an 'Introduction to Orienteering' session starting at 1:15. After the session there will be time to practice what you have learnt on one of the courses.
Orienteering Courses Available
If you complete a course and there is still time you are welcome to try another.
|Course||Distance||Technical Level||Who is it for?|
|White||1.1km||1||The easiest course and a great place for children to start. The course is entirely on paths and each time you have to make a decision - which path to take, there will be a control point.|
|Yellow||1.8km||2||The next step up and a good place for teenagers etc. to start. The course will use paths but also other line features - Fences, streams etc.
It will also no longer have a control everytime you need to decide where you are going. For example you may need to make a couple of turns on paths between controls
|Orange||2.2km||3||Harder still, the Orange course introduces
|Light Green||3.4km||3||Ideal for improvers. The navigation difficulty increases and you start to use simple contours and point features.
NOTE: This course will use Bingham Park as well which means crossing Rustlings Road. Whilst there will be 'Runners Crossing' signs it will not be marshalled.
|Map Memory||3.6km||4||Experienced orienteers or someone up for a challenge! Rather than carrying a map each control has a map extract that shows the location of the next control. You have to figure out the route and then run to the next control. If you lose your way you have no option but to retrace your steps back to the last control and try again.|
|Sprintervals||5x1km||4||Experienced orienteers looking for a hard workout and practicing navigation at speed.|
The distances are provisional!
Any additional courses will cost an additional £1
If you would like to go around in a group you would just pay for one entry.
Endcliffe Park has a good path network for easier courses and small sections of pleasant woodland for more technical courses.More details about Endcliffe Park...
Safety & risk
A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. If a competitor has a pre-existing medical condition that they think should be declared, please complete a medical form at enquiries. The sealed envelope will only be opened in an emergency.
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