2nd Report - from Sarah Clough
Night orienteering: this sounded like an exciting concept. A friend of mine who orienteers in Yorkshire has been night orienteering a few times, but they were urban events. This was in Haldon Forest, not somewhere I have ever explored, but it certainly sounded pretty hardcore by comparison.
First impressions from one competitor!
This was my first experience of night orienteering and one that will stay with me forever. I’m an experienced novice, capable of completing green but frequently make the same mistakes: running too far and consequently over shooting, this I attribute to my ultra-running background and lack of self-discipline whilst orienteering.
Report from one participant
I really enjoyed the orienteering I did last season so was keen to throw myself into it this season, but every event so far has clashed with an other significant annual event in my calendar, not anything I could escape from. So league event 5 was the first one I could make and I was pretty rusty, so I revised control symbols in the car with my friend Bill who I had brought along.
All you need to know!
Please see Matt Atkins guide to organising and planning a MapRun. Also attached is a simple guide to get new participants started. Hopefully, there will be opportunities in the coming months for club members to take part in MapRuns around the county.
Update after five events
Following the Woodbury Common event on 5th January, Tim Gent has updated the Devon League table, a copy of which can be seen here: Devon League
How are you getting on?