Lakes 5 Days: update
This summer's festival
A couple dozen of us are making the trip. Start times are due to be published on Tuesday (24 July). There are now two training areas. For anyone still seeking to go, entries are still open though the prices have gone up a bit.
Several QO families have booked accommodation and Matt Carter is acting as our point of contact up there.
Choosing what course to run on
Courses are based on age class. For an explanation of how they match up with the usual colour-coded course, click here.
Our trip co-ordinator
Those interested in going are welcome to contact the Carter family who are co-ordinating our club efforts up there.
Collaborating with other club members is quite common at the big events, as it's more social, logistics can be easier and all parties can benefit. Particularly those members within the larger group who fancy sight-seeing and a rest from orienteering on some days!
A week of orienteering seems like a great basis for a family holiday. We’ve certainly enjoyed belonging to the club and wondered if other families might be making plans. It might be more enjoyable for the children to have some company.
Matt has come up with a few ideas for getting together, if others are interested. A time-honoured one being establishing a club base at each event. Or perhaps even meeting up for a club 50th anniversary meal?
The Carters joined us early in 2017 and quickly acquainted themselves with the multi-day holiday format, with long weekends in Shropshire and Sussex. Since then, Matt's school groups and minibus have become a familiar site at JOG.
I’m happy to be a point of contact for anyone else interested, although it might be a case of the blind leading the blind!
Matt's contactable at firstname.lastname@example.org
Oh, and if you're worried you can't handle the steep slopes up there, just remember, you probably have an advantage - the Quantocks you are so used to are notorious amongst South West orienteers for being steep and physical.
- Jeff Pakes
Trips to the Lakes in recent years
Summer multi-day events
There's a summer festival annually in the UK. The 2017 series was in Scotland- here's the write up