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British Orienteering has published updated guidance about coronavirus and orienteering, requiring that all orienteering events be cancelled at this time. SYO has therefore followed this advice and cancelled all events within the next few months.

Club Training & Coaching at Bowden Housteads

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Sun 26th Jan 2020 Start Times 11:00 - 12:30

There is a coaching and training session on Sunday 26th January at Bowden Housteads. Experienced orienteers will enjoy the mix of runnable ancient woodland and open areas with their contour and vegetation detail, while the network of paths caters well to newcomers and younger juniors. Sessions are suitable for all ages & abilities.

The session will run from 11am - 12.30pm. Please meet at 10.50am on Bowden Wood Crescent - nearest postcode S9 4EB. What3words: retail.bowls.common

Pre booking is essential. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5pm Thursday 23rd January so that we can ensure we have enough coaches available to comply with safety ratios and have enough maps available.

Parents who wish to accompany their children on the activities are encouraged or alternatively are very welcome to join the adult's group and have a go themselves. Children under 8 and those who aren't yet able to complete a white course on their own must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Please wear plenty of layers and full leg cover and bring a water bottle, waterproofs and gloves. 

Cost is £3 per session to non-members, free to club members.

Venue Details

Runnable deciduous woodland and a variety of open and semi-open areas.  Several stream valleys provide contour detail.  It is split into three parts by the Sheffield Parkway and A57, but footbridges mean this doesn't have a negative impact on course planning. Map resurveyed and updated to ISOM 2017-2 by Ian Cooper in 2019.

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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