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Saturday afternoon informal event at Concord Park

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Sat 27th Apr 2013

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Hope everyone who came enjoyed the park and woodland and managed to dodge the rainshowers and hail...

The next Saturday event is at Millhouses on 11 May.

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Thanks to the volunteers for helping out, as ever we couldn't run these events without you.  If anyone is interested in helping out at these events please let us know, you can send me an email with this link 

Information

Concord Park is the next event in the Saturday Afternoon series aimed to introduce new people to the sport and also provide training opportunities to all orienteers.

Concord Park is a typical Sheffield park with play areas, gardens and open playfields.  The White and Yellow courses will stay in the park with the other courses also visiting Woolley Woods, a wooded hillside on the edge of the park.  We will be based around the Sports Centre.  The session is suitable for all ages and abilities.  

For experienced orienteers we are also adding a harder 'Green' course this is also available with the paths and vegetation removed from Woolley woods to give you a good chance to practice your contour interpretation and distance judgement.

The sports centre is here and has ample parking.  It takes around 30 minutes by bus from the centre of Sheffield, use this link to figure out your options, entering Concord Sports Centre as the destination.

Registration for courses will open at 1pm.  You can start any time from 1pm - 3pm but the courses close at 3:30pm.

Beginners Coaching

Lauren Ferrand will be running a beginners coaching session alongside the event.  This will start at 1pm and last for an hour giving you an opportunity to try your new skills out on a course.

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 1.2km 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 2.3km 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 3.3km 3

Harder still, the Orange course introduces:

  • Choosing routes - e.g. should I go round the paths to the left or right
  • Using 'Point Features' as control sites
  • Basic use of a compass
Red 5.2km 3

Around Orange level but much further, with longer legs between controls you will have some decisions to make on which way will be best

Light Green 4.2km 4

Ideal for improvers. The navigation difficulty increases and you start to use simple contours and point features.

Green 5.1km 5

For those looking to improve their navigational skills this course is navigationally as hard as the area allows.  Once out of the park and into Woolley Woods the legs will focus on fine navigation, diagonal legs across the slope etc.

There will also be an option to use a map that has the paths and most vegetation removed so that you can really concentration on contour interpretation and distance estimation.

The distances are provisional!

Costs

Adults £4

Children £2

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.

Venue Details

The most recent Concord Park map covers three very different terrain types:

  • Concord Park: parkland with games courts, scattered trees, gardens etc
  • Wooley Woods: steep mostly runnable woodland with some controur detail
  • Low Wincobank: quiet residential streets with an interesting area of alleys and steps

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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