Local and schools event at Graves Park
Sat 24th Oct 2015 Start Times 13:00 - 15:00
This is a combined Sheffield Schools and Saturday Afternoon series aimed to introduce new people to the sport and also provide training opportunities to all orienteers.
Registration for courses will open at 1pm. You can start any time from 1pm - 3pm but the courses close at 3:30pm. We will be based by the Cafe. The nearest car park is at the Rare Breeds Centre off Hemsworth Road this is Pay & Display and will fill very quickly. There is plenty of parking on the roads around the park but please park considerately. This link shows where Registration is and some parking suggestions
Orienteering Courses Available
If you complete a course and there is still time you are welcome to try another.
|Course||School Years||Distance / Climb||Technical Level||Who is it for?|
|White||Y3-Y5||1.5km||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.|
|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 every time 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:
The same technical difficulty as the Orange, but longer...
Ideal for improvers The navigation difficulty increases and you start to use simple contours and point features.
|Corridor and Window||
This is the same course as the Light Green, however we have blanked out large areas of the map so that you are left with 'corridors' of map showing and in some cases just areas around the control. This is great practice for distance and direction judgement and also simplifying the map.
We are going to print a full map on the reverse so that if it all goes horribly wrong you can turn over and find out where you are!
Extract from the Corridor and Window map
Graves park is Sheffield’s largest park and arguably provides the widest variety of orienteering terrain. As well as a good path network and open spaces, there are wooded valleys, steepening at the west, with old mineral workings providing a small area of interesting contour detail.
Non-orienteering attractions include a café and a rare-breeds animal farm.More details about Graves 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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