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The MapRun League continued with our fourth event at Cherry Hinton on 16th June. Do not worry if you could not make the evening as you can still be competitive - just run the course before 6.30 p.m. on the following Wednesday. Even if you have missed out on the deadline for your result to be counted in the league, all our MapRun events are available for you to run whenever you wish. Event pages are here:
The next MapRun League events:
We will be holding a short prizegiving ceremony during the Hinchingbrooke Park-O on 26th June.
This is a chance to present the various awards and trophies that would normally be given out at our AGM, when such meetings are in the flesh rather than via a teleconferencing app. The prizegiving will be held at 3:30 pm.
Everyone coming to Hinchingbrooke, is invited to attend the prizegiving and applaud the recipients.
Congratulations to WAOC Winners at the Midland Champs, held on 30th May at Stapely and Rorrington (Springtime In Shropshire):
Alys Powell (W10)
Hebe Darwin (W14)
Alex Wetherill (M21)
Emma Jarrett (W40)
Full results can be found here.
The Huntingdon Urban event was our first WAGAL event of 2021. The remaining events this year will be North Cambridge Urban in September, Bush Heath in October, and Mildenhall South in September.
You can see the scores after one event on the WAGAL scoreboard, where you can also browse results from previous years.
British Orienteering has issued its latest revision of guidelines on orienteering and coronavirus, confirming that events can go ahead provided they meet the "rule of six" and other coronavirus distancing regulations.
have created a family-friendly Christmas event combining orienteering
and a quiz for you to run at your leisure at Lammas Land in
We've added a section on our website to introduce Permanent Courses and Virtual Orienteering courses, which you can take advantage of at any time - even during the current lockdown.
You can find it here.
MapRun is a fantastic way to enjoy orienteering in your own time which has increased in popularity in the absence of organised events. To take part you just need to print a course map and download a free app onto your smartphone. It’s perfect for social distancing and great fun!
A great way to get back into active orienteering is by visiting a Permanent Orienteering Course which can be found all over the country. WAOC currently has 4 such courses and each has been checked and updated recently. Landowners have also confirmed that visitors are welcome. Full details and links to maps can be found here.
While we are in lockdown, Bruce has been thinking of ways we can practice our orienteering skills while observing the coronavirus restrictions.
Can you identify the control points for this 1.4km course around Coe Fen using the aerial photos and the control descriptions on the 'blank' map?