Rossendale Schools Sports PartnershipVirtual Orienteering

RSSP

RSSP

Posted: Thu 18 Jun 2020

Following the success of the recent virtual mile competition Rossendale Schools Sports Partnership and Pendle Forest Orienteers are launching the ‘Rossendale Virtual Orienteering Competition’ from 22nd June- 6th July and would love for you and your family to get involved! This is a Rossendale-wide, mass-participation event that anyone of any age or ability can take part in (yes that’s right, we encourage teachers and parents to get involved too!).

Throughout the two weeks, we will be encouraging as many people in Rossendale to get out and have a go at our virtual orienteering event. There are courses set out in two parks across Rossendale, one at Whittaker Park (Haslingden Road, BB4 6RE) and the other at Marl Pits (Newchurch Road, Rawtenstall, BB4 7SN), participants can take part in either or both of the parks.

Everyone that enters will receive a certificate. The schools with the most entries (nursery, primary and secondary) will be crowned the overall winners. As well as this, there will be prizes for the top 3 in the following categories:

Girls

Boys

EYFS

EYFS

Year 1-2

Year 1-2

Year 3-4

Year 3-4

Year 5-6

Year 5-6

Year 7

Year 7

Year 8-9

Year 8-9

Year 10-11

Year 10-11

Under 20’s

Under 20’s

Under 40’s

Under 40’s

40-49

40-49

50-59

50-59

60+

60+

How do I take part?

To take part, download the ‘Maprunf’ App on your smart phone (please see instructions on the next page). You will see that there is a ‘short course’ and a ‘long course’ for both of the parks; the short course is for EYFS up to Year 7, for year 8/9 and above you can choose to take part in the short course and/or the long course (dependant on how experienced you are in orienteering). Your phone will make a sound each time you pass through a control and through the finish line, it will then automatically give you a time.

To enter your time, please click on the link: Rossendale Virtual Orienteering Results Form

Please also post photos of you taking part to the Rossendale Schools Sports Partnership Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Rossendalessp/

Comment on your experience on Pendle Forest Orienteers Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/group...

Tips

Introduction to Orienteering

This short document will give you an idea of what Orienteering is and how to use the MapRunF App.

Orienteering Intro

Paper Maps

The map for each of the courses will be visible in the App on your phone, but if you'd prefer to have a paper copy of the map they can be downloaded below:

Marl Pits Short Course

Marl Pits Long Course

Whitaker Park Short Course

Whitaker Park Long Course