We're prepping for our next Junior Orienteering Group season. This one will be taking the best from the old and from the lockdown version - a choice between coming along between 1400 and 1530 when we'll have people around to explain things and real controls or in your own time over the rest of the weekend using GPS punching.
Our President shares some of his tips and tricks...
During lockdowns (and trying to keep to guidance to exercise from home) I have used the many opportunities to ‘virtual’ orienteer in Taunton, Somerset.
I use the latest version of the app MapRun6 with smartphone and either GPS or QR code punching, or a Garmin watch with GPS punching, to vary my options.
March saw the third Torus online Temp-O series. Competitors came from Hong Kong to the US, with a healthy European contingent.
The best five results from the eight events counted for individual scores, and the individual scores added to the club and national scores.
Our Chairman finished 112th in the B-class, which was the urban series, and was invited to join members of the GB Trail-O team for post-event analysis on Zoom.
QO finished 291st. It would be great to have more members taking part next time. BOK came 20th, DVO 78th and WIM 108th, so we have local competition!