2016 Spring Schools event 3 - Fellfoot Park

The third of the series of Schools events

Thu 12 May 2016

Type of event: Schools
Type of terrain: Parkland

Info updated: Thu 12 May

Results

Event Report

What a beautiful afternoon for a run round Fell Foot Park.  Many thanks to all the teachers and parents that brought the kids.

There was a date error on the small flyer.  The final NavNight for this term is on Thursday 19th May, not the 26th as it says, sorry for the confusion.

Pre Event Info

There will be three courses at each event as usual - with White / Yellow standard.

You can bring as many or as few children as you wish and the events will be open to parents bringing children under their own steam. The Courses are planned with Years 5 and 6 in mind although children in Years 3 and 4 are welcome if they are under close supervision. All of the venues have clear physical boundaries (walls; fences etc) and pupils are not in danger of straying off-site.

The event will begin at 3.30 and it will be possible to start up to 4.30.

So that enough maps will be provided please let me () know in advance if you’re intending to come and approximate numbers.

Also, please contact the organiser if you wish to bring a Team or if you would like to know more.

Location

Nearest town: Newby Bridge

Registration & Start Times

The event will begin at 3.30 and it will be possible to start up to 4.30.

Course Information

There will be three courses at each event, at the usual White / Yellow standard.

So that I can print enough maps I need to know beforehand if you’re intending to come and approximate numbers. Please contact the organiser ().

The Courses are planned with Years 5 and 6 in mind although children in Years 3 and 4 are welcome if they are under close supervision.

Please contact me () if you wish to bring a Team or if you would like to know more.

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

The cost is £1 per pupil.

Terrain Description

The venue has clear physical boundaries (walls; fences etc) and pupils are not in danger of straying off-site. This does not mean that they wont get lost!

Contacts / Officials

Event organiser: Selwyn Wright 01229 716797

Important Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser.

Runners MUST download even if they retire so we can be sure everyone is back and that we do not need to start a search and rescue.

Participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

Help and Information: Anyone needing any advice about Orienteering should talk to the Organiser.

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