|Date||Start||Place||OS Grid ref||Type||Organiser|
|12 Jan 2020||10:30 a.m.||Mine Woods, Bridge of Allan||NS 790 980||Local||
Local event at Minewoods in Bridge of Allan
Courses: Yellow (~2km), Orange (~2.5km), Green (~4km) and Blue (~6km)
Start times from 10.30 to 11.30am
Adults £6 non members, £4 members
Juniors £4 non members, £3 members
Register and pay on the day
Meeting Point and Parking: West end of Sunnylaw Road
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 wear long trousers and bring suitable footwear... We'll give you a map and lend you compass and an electronic card for recording your time.
Yellow - Easy course, approximately 2km all on paths, suitable for children and families
Orange - A little more difficult course, with some route choices and controls just off the paths, approximately 4km
Green and Blue - Longer and more challenging courses for more experienced orienteers.