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Saturday 10 November 2018 Leicester 5 Parks Challenge (Watermead)

Event Level: Local
Notes: Try Orienteering: If you like maps, being outdoors and want to keep fit, this could be for you.

Who: Everyone is welcome – all ages. Come on your own or with family/friends.

What: Take the challenge: Walk, jog or run, how many checkpoints can you find in the park?

Help: Learn to navigate with the orienteering maps. Friendly coaching to help you to get started.
Coaching advice for all and including exercises adapted for more experienced club orienteers.

Kit: All specialist equipment will be provided.

Reserve a map : Click Here

Courses: Length Description Ideal for
Intro Initial practice Complete beginners
White Easy and short Families and newcomers
Yellow 2Km Slightly less easy and more distance between checkpoints. Families and newcomers
Orange 3Km More navigational decision and choices of routes More confident families and juniors; Adult newcomers
Score 40mins Good navigation skills and route choices Improvers and experienced

Courses close: 3.40pm

5 Parks Challenge
29 Sep Abbey Park
13 Oct Western Park
27 Oct Knighton Park
10 Nov Watermead (Mammoth)
25 Nov Final: Bradgate Park, Hunts Hill

Junior Awards: Juniors qualify for the British Schools Orienteering Explorers Awards. Each control visited counts and there are awards for 25, 50 and 100 points.

Introduction to Orienteering: If you have not orienteered before, take a look at our page for newcomers.

Car Park Charge: Pay and Display

Suitable for Beginners?: Beginners are welcome. Please arrive early and preferably let the organiser know in advance so that you can be sure to get advice from an experienced orienteer.
Large Groups?: If you intend to come to our event as part of a large group, eg Youth group, Scouts, Cubs, Athletic or running club, it would be helpful to let the Organiser know in advance. This ensures we can have enough maps available for you and avoid disappointment.

Organiser: Roger   Contact: info@leioc.org.uk 08456 801798
Planner: Chris Bosley
Courses: White; Yellow; Orange; Introductory Level (short);
String Course: No string course available
Electronic punching using SI card: Yes – Card Hire at Registration: £1.00 (LEI members can collect vouchers towards card purchase) – Contactless dibbing (SIAC) will be available at this event
Fees: Junior £2 Adults £4 (including dibber hire)
Registration Times: 1.00pm to 2.30pm
Start Times: 1.00 to 3pm
Courses Close: 3.45pm
Car Park Grid Reference: SK602083 – view in Google Maps or Streetmap format.
Watermead Mammoth
Car Park Postcode: LE4 7RN
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