|Date||Start||Place||OS Grid ref||Type||Organiser|
|24 Mar 2018||10:15 a.m.||Abbey Craig||NS 808 962||Local||Chris Smithard
Newcomer Series - Race 4
Try a new outdoor adventure sport around Abbey Craig. Ideal for all ages and abilities, families, children and runners welcome. Loads of help is available and no experience is necessary.
Parking will be at Stirling University. Please enter the university by the main entrance and park beside the "ScotJos orienteering event"
Registration: open from 10.15am to 11.00am (by parking) Start a course any time up to 11.30. Courses close at 1pm.
Ideal for those new to orienteering. Approx 2km, allow 20-60 minutes to complete!
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 four events in March for people to learn how to orienteer.
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