Tockholes long distance Regional event.
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.
In view of todays advice from the Government to avoid non-essential social contact we have taken the decision to cancel Club Nights until further notice.
Max Cole once again represented England in the annual Interland competition.
He came 2nd in th M50 age class - congratulations.
3rd place in the British Night Championships
Sunday 15th March at Fixby & Bradley Woods near Huddersfield
Various prizes and awards were given out to PFO members at the Social evening on 17th January.
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.