Launch of Halton orienteering route
Orienteering is an activity which combines route finding and map reading with jogging or running and at The Centre @Halton we are delighted that we now have an orienteering map and are able to offer this activity to local residents. This is a great activity for families and all ages.
There will be a launch of the route at a special event on Saturday October 17th at 2pm at The Centre. We are very grateful for all the hard work of the South Ribble Orienteering Club in producing the map for our village. The Club’s website, http://www.sroc.org has full details of the Club’s activities, including this event.
There will be a modest fee of £2 for adults and £1 for juniors to pay for the special map and a light buffet, and there will be prizes for adult and junior winners and special prizes for the first Novices back – male and female.
There is no official minimum age but anyone under 16 on 17th October must be accompanied by someone 16 or over throughout the event. This is because the area to be used includes several roads which may be expected to carry traffic moving at 30 mph, and the event insurers impose this age limit in these circumstances.
Anyone interested needs to register at The Centre from 1.30 pm, so that they can be ready to start on time and participants will be given an hour, from 2pm, to visit as many markers or sites as possible. So younger participants need to be able to jog or walk, continuously for this 1 hour time period.
As an alternative to using a paper map, the orienteering course can also be navigated using the “MOBO” (mobile orienteering) app on a smartphone. At each checkpoint, the phone is pointed at a QR code which immediately uploads to the internet.
Any queries can be addressed to Chris Roberts from SROC on email: firstname.lastname@example.org
After the launch, copies of the orienteering map will be available to purchase from the Coffee Shop costing only £1 each.