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Local & Schools Event at Endcliffe Park

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Sat 28th Sep 2013 Start Times 13:00 - 15:00

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You can view the results using the links above, they still need a bit of work, and we will be seperating out the schools competition and putting it here and on the SFSS webite.  This may take a couple of days to sort out though.  There are also split times available.  If anyone spots an error or can identify missing names / years / schools then please send me the information.

 Thank you to everyone who came along and enjoyed the orienteering today, a fantastic turnout makes all the effort worthwhile.  Thanks to Colin Best for planning, putting out and collecting the courses, and to all the other volunteers who make these events happen.

The next Schools event is on 17th October at Weston Park, but you can get your orienteering fix earlier at Rivelin, from Wyming Brook on the 12th.



Event Information

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.

Start Times from 1 - 3pm

Beginners Coaching

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.

Schools Event

Running alongside the public event is the first event in the SFSS Orienteering League for both Primary and Secondary pupils.  Entry to the schools event is free if your school has entered.  Information about the SFSS Orienteering League is here

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.  Distances are provisional

Course Distance Technical Level Who is it for?
White 1.4km 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 2.6km 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
Long Orange 3.7km 3

Slightly harder than the normal orange course, but quite a bit further!

This course is split into 2 parts with part 1 printed on one side, when you get to the last control you turn over to part 2

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 5 x 1km 3

Experienced orienteers looking for a hard workout and practicing navigation at speed.

5 1km loops on a detailed map with a rest between loops


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

Endcliffe Park has a good path network for easier courses and small sections of pleasant woodland for more technical courses.

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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