Anytime Orienteering courses are ones where you can take part at anytime when it is convenient for yourself.
Some make use of the MapRunF App which can be downloaded for either Android and iOS and there are no physical controls on the ground., others are Permanent Orienteering courses in local parks which make use of fixed posts with orienteering markers attached whilst some others are just based upon a paper map.
Here is a short video about Permanent Orienteering Courses which has been funded by the Orienteering Foundation.
We will create a number of simple orienteering courses for you to try whilst the lockdown continues, they will be added below when they become available.
British Orienteering has published a number of training webinars on their YouTube channel.
There have been a few Street O events created where you navigate around using Google Street Maps.
Check the links below to try them out.
Here's a little O-something to while away the dark nights, with a few O images to cheer you up.
Wendy and I had booked to go to the first ever Cyprus International Orienteering Festival in early March. Five morning events, 4 middle distance courses in open terrain (Days 1, 2, 4 & 5) and one urban (Day 3).
We arrived on Sunday, the first cases of CV were confirmed on Monday, the city streets emptied on Tuesday, O started Wednesday, all museums and archeological sites were closed on Thursday, the sprint/urban was cancelled on Friday, though a mini Harris Relay around our holiday 'village' went ahead, and days 4 and 5 in open terrain went ahead on Saturday and Sunday. We flew back on Sunday evening with Jet2 in a full 737 that had arrived empty. Phew.
There were some 300 entries almost all from Europe, especially Scandinavia, with many UK clubs well represented. Attached are the maps for the 4 middle distance areas, plus some O-action photos.
Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport that exercises both the mind and the body. The aim is to navigate in sequence between control points marked on a unique orienteering map and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace.