Saturday Afternoon Informal Event at Hillsborough Park
Sat 1st Jun 2013 Start Times 13:00 - 15:00
Results are available above.
Thanks for coming, hope you enjoyed a beautiful day in the park. Results are available above.
Thanks to all the volunteers for helping and making the event happen.
The next in the Saturday Series is at Hillsborough Park. The Saturday Series aims to introduce new people to the sport and also provide training opportunities to all orienteers.
We will be based next to the car park off Catch Bar lane (here), or get the yellow route tram to Hillsborough Park and walk through the park towards the leisure centre to find us. Registration, start and finish in the south west corner of the car park.
Registration for courses will open at 1pm. You can start any time from 1pm - 3pm but the courses close at 3:30pm.
Orienteering Courses Available
If you complete a course and there is still time you are welcome to try another.
See below for details on the courses on offer
|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||2.1km||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
Harder still, the Orange course introduces:
To be confirmed.
Ideal for improvers. The navigation difficulty increases and you start to use simple contours and point features.
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.
An exercise to practice your compass bearing and distance estimation. A map with just the controls on so you need to run on your bearing and use distance estimation techniques e.g. pacing to find the right control.
No control codes and a 1 minute penalty for each wrong control.
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.
Plenty of parking available at the car park off Catch Bar lane, or get the yellow route tram to Hillsborough Park.More details about Hillsborough 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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