Plean - Local Event

Date Start Place OS Grid ref Type Organiser
19 Jan 2019 10:30 a.m. Plean NS 827 868 Local Chris Smithard
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Local event

Further Information

Come and try orienteering at Plean Country Park. Have a go at orienteering after doing the Park Run on Saturday morning.

We will be setting up in front of Plean House - close to where the Park Run starts and ends.

Ideal for all ages and abilities, families, children and runners welcome. Loads of help is available and no experience is necessary.

New to orienteering? Don't worry about doing this!

Times

Start from 10.30-12.00

Courses

  • 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. This course will be using an app to time, record checkpoints and GPS. You can download the Android app on the link near the top of this page. We will have extra phones on the day. Full instructions will be given at the event. If you have an armband phone holder please bring.

  • Blue: harder navigation and longer. 5.5km. This course will be getting an app to time, record checkpoints and GPS. You can download the Android app on the link near the top of this page. We will have extra phones on the day. Full instructions will be given at the event. If you have an armband phone holder please bring.

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.

Cost

  • Adult/Group £6
  • Under 20s £4

Need more info?

Send us a message via our facebook or email Chris on developmentofficer@fvo.org.uk