Community orienteering event
Orienteering is an adventure activity which combines navigating around a course using a map, doing so either walking, jogging or running. It’s a fun activity for families and individuals of any age, experience or ability.
At The Centre we are delighted to offer a free orienteering event for local residents. This will take place on Saturday July 15th at 2pm at The Centre. The local ‘Red Rose’ Orienteering Club has kindly produced a new map for this special event, which is different from the orienteering waterproofed map which can still be bought for only £1.00 from the Coffee Shop at The Centre. Although there is no charge for the event small prizes will be awarded to the adult and junior winners.
There is no minimum age for taking part but because the course takes participants around the village, and therefore involves crossing public roads, the event insurers insist that anyone under the age of 16 on July 15th must be accompanied by an adult. Of course, an adult could take responsibility for more than one child as long as they don’t get separated.
Anyone interested in taking part will need to register at The Centre between 1.30 and 1.55 pm in order to be ready for the mass start at 2.00 pm. Participants will then be given a map with 25 markers/sites printed on it and will have an hour to visit as many markers/sites as possible. Each one found and recorded earns 10 points, so a maximum of 250 points is possible. But anyone going over the hour will lose 10 points for every extra minute. A time-piece will therefore be needed.
If you have any queries please contact Julian Lailey, the event planner/organiser, by email on firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the sport of orienteering please visit the local orienteering club website, www.sroc.org ,or the British Orienteering Federation website, www.britishorienteering.org.uk