This event, was originally planned for December 2020, then re-scheduled for January 2021, but due to ongoing Covid lockdown, was eventually cancelled and entry fees refunded.
This Regional event is paired with the North West Night League event taking place the previous night.
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.
Organiser's Comments:Wycoller gave us all a grand day out. Historic setting, beautiful countryside, perfect weather for orienteering, superb courses, mezmerising map memory for Tech competitors, though tough underfoot in parts! I hope you a…
The Orienteering Foundation are supporting a training day in the southern Lake District on Saturday 20th November.
PFO will be going along to do some technical training in typical lakeland woodland terrain. There will be training for all levels and abilities.
The session will cost approx. £6.00 per head.
If you wish to attend can you let Andy Ellis know before the 28th October.
Following on from the success of last years Halloween trails we will be organising some more this year.
Beat the streets is a game using electronic controls that is similar to street orienteering. The aim of the game is to earn as many points as possible by walking, running, cycling between the controls which are called 'Beat Boxes'.
The nearest location where you can play this game is Burnley with the 'Beat Boxes' remaining in place until the 27th October.
There are over 100 of these controls in and around Burnley, all you need to do is get a card / key fob and register. You can then plan your routes around and gain points. When you get to a Beat Box you hold the card up to it until if flashes and beeps, and it will register your visit. Go to another Beat Box within an hour and you get 10 points.
Judith has a small number of cards, or you can get them from a number of locations in Burnley.
Visit the Burnley Beat the Street web-site to find out more and also where you can get a card so you can take part.
PFO club night will recommence on Weds 13th October at 18:45.
Our very own Kay Hawke was one of seven featured nationally in British Orienteering's VOLUNTEER WEEK webpage . She didn't win the overall accolade, but I think you'll agree she does a pretty good job of organising, creating, communicating, cajoling and, above all, making orienteering good fun.
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.