British Schools Score Championship at Rother Valley Country Park
Start Times Sat 14th Oct 2017
You can now add your own route and see the routes others took on our Routegadget site.
The Draw tab allows you to upload a GPS track or manually mark your route.
The Results tab allows you to see other people’s routes. Even if they haven’t entered a route, there are two tick-boxes for each name. The left-hand one shows on the map the sequence of controls visited. If you tick the right-hand one for yourself and your competitors, you can then replay the event as if you all started together.
Results can be viewed here.
Many thanks to all who came to run, their team leaders and parents who brought them and all the helpers who contributed to a very memorable event, aided by the excellent weather.
My main aim was to ensure that no one could clear all the controls. I'm pleased to have achieved this. Well done to those who came close.
The area doesn't give much scope for a navigational challenge. Instead, hopefully everyone enjoyed the challenge of calculating how much ground they could cover in 45 minutes. As expected, a number (particularly the older boys) appear to have miscalculated and accrued penalty points as a result. As far as I can tell, control 55 wasn't visited by anyone. Nevertheless I'm sure it added to the problems to be solved.
Not all the maps were collected from map reclaim.
A blue chair, a purple top, an inhaler, a clear plastic water bottle and green, red and blue plastic box
Rother Valley is a large (2.6km North to south) country patk containing two lakes used for water sports. The orienteering takes in parkland, woods and fields. The golf course is mapped, but not usualy availbale to use.More details about Rother Valley Country 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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