|Date||Start||Place||OS Grid ref||Type||Organiser|
|17 Mar 2018||10:15 a.m.||Mine Woods||NS 790 980||Local||Chris Smithard
Newcomer Series - Race 3
Try a new outdoor adventure sport around Mine Woods, Bridge of Allan. Ideal for all ages and abilities, families, children and runners welcome. Loads of help is available and no experience is necessary.
Travel / Car parking: Western end of Sunnylaw Road. From Stirling go through Bridge of Allan, then turn right at the first second mini roundabout (after the Allan Water Cafe). Then take the first right up a steep hill. You will spot us and the car parking just to the right at the top of the hill.
Registration: open from 10.15am to 11.00am (by parking) Start a course any time up to 11.30. Courses close at 1pm.
- Yellow: Ideal for under 16s. Approx 1.5km.
- Orange: Perfect if you haven't done any/much before. Approx 2.5km, allow up to an hour to complete.
- Green: Harder navigation, for those who have done it before or who are in search of a challenge! Approx 3.5km with hills.
New to orienteering?
It's a trail run (and often an off-trail run!) with a difference - an orienteering race doesn't follow a set route. Instead you have to visit a series of checkpoints and register each one with an electronic timing chip. The checkpoints are marked by flags on the ground and may be along paths, earth banks, streams or anywhere around the area. The challenge is to race between each one, choosing your own route between the checkpoints, using a special orienteering map (which you get to keep too). Why not come and give it a go?
What do I need?
It's an outdoor sport, dress for the weather conditions. You may encounter mud and bushy vegetation so please don't bring your designer clothes... We'll give you a map, compass and an electronic card for recording your time.
Newcomer Series: We're running a series of 4 events in March for people to learn how to orienteer.
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