There will be eight events running over eight consecutive Wednesday evenings in April, May and June 2014. Each event will have:
- SI punching
- Standard Orienteering maps
- Three courses – Long, Short and Novice Beginners
- All the results being collated to create a league table. Best 6 scores from 8 events to count. There will be prizes.
- Entry Fees will be £3 for adults and £2 for U16 so it is stunningly good value!
- Starts from 6.30p.m. with courses closing about 7.30p.m.
The Program is as shown below:
|30 Apr 14||Bilton – Street event planned by Mike Hind. Park on Woodfield Road/Sandhill Drive. GR 315573|
|7 May 14||Conyngham Hall – Park event planned by Vince Grealy. Car park at GR 345572|
|14 May 14||Knaresborough – Street event planned by Tim Moon. car park at GR 349581|
|21 May 14||Pinewoods – Dumbell Park event planned by Graham Ramsden. Park on Harlow Moor Road GR 288548|
|28 May 14||Hell Wath, Ripon – Park/street event planned by Stan Appleton. Park on Hell Wath Lane at GR 301699|
|4 Jun 14||Bilton – Street event planned by Mike Hind. Park on Woodfield Road/Bilton Lane. GR 313576|
|11 Jun 14||Hookstone Woods – Park event planned by Phil Headford. Meet on Hookstone Road GR 321542|
|18 Jun 14||Pannal – Park/street event planned by Edwyn Oliver-Evans. Meet at Crimple Meadows GR 305516|
Put all these dates in your diary now and plan to do some decent orienteering close to home. Don’t expect massively difficult technical challenges but do expect to be moving faster than normal (winning times on the long course below 30 minutes?) and, as a consequence, thinking rather faster than normal (or if I’m anything to go by failing to think faster than normal).
This is the third year that Claro have put on these events. The success of these events in terms of attracting new people to the sport depends on the oxygen of publicity so drag your friends along (kicking and screaming), tell anyone who might be remotely interested, and generally promote the idea.