What is Orienteering


Event Details

Saturday 10th November 2018 – Leicester 5 Parks Challenge (Watermead)
Event ID: 2000
Event Level: Local
Beginners: We welcome beginners.
Car Park grid ref: SK602083 – view in Google Maps or Streetmap
Watermead Mammoth
Car Park Postcode: LE4 7RN
Registration Times: 1.00pm to 2.30pm
Start Times: 1.00 to 3pm
Courses Close: 3.45pm
Courses: White; Yellow; Orange; Introductory Level (short);
Fees: Junior £2 Adults £4 (including dibber hire)
Refunds will be paid to those needing to withdraw through covid-19 restrictions. Email requests to organiser or Treasurer.
Electronic Punching: SI Dibber Hire: £1.00 (LEI members can collect vouchers towards card purchase) – Contactless SIAC available
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

Large Groups: Large groups (Youth group, Scouts, Running club etc) should let the Organiser know a week in advance.
Social Venue:
Planner: Chris Bosley
Organiser: Roger
Phone Contact: info@leioc.org.uk 08456 801798
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