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Scottish Sprint Championships 2018

Sprint is one of the many different flavours of orienteering that seems to be getting more and more popular. It can be done in forest* or urban settings but in either case involves very short courses with lots of controls and twists and turns to keep your brain, lungs and legs at max capacity for 12 – 15 minutes if you’re at the top of the field or at max fun for much longer if you’re not so speedy but enjoy the opportunity to use your navigation and decision making skills every inch of the way.

Route choice is paramount – which way to go round a large building or lake when at first glance it looks 50:50? which side of an uncrossable hedge is the control? – but don’t spend too long overthinking it as you’ll waste vital seconds. Quite often for big events there will be a prologue race and then the final with combined times counting towards your final position as was the case at this year’s Sprint Champs held at Stirling University 10/3/18. If you want to see what sort of course to expect if you decide to have a go next time then take a look at FVO’s Routegadget.

Well done to our speediest Gramps:
Sam Griffin 4th Junior Men 16- (just 19 seconds off the podium)
Tim Griffin 6th Veteran Men 40+

*And here comes the shameless plug – keep your eye on our website for info on the local GRAMP/MAROC Forest Sprint Series starting 11th April.

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UPCOMING EVENTS (click series or event names for details link)

WEDNESDAYS
DEESIDE NIGHT CUP
03/11 DNC Glen O'Dee (MAROC)
10/11 DNC Hazlehead
17/11 DNC H&M Parks (MAROC)
24/11 DNC Tollohill
01/12 DNC Braes (MAROC)
08/12 DNC Dunnottar
15/12 DNC Carlogie (MAROC)
22/12 DNC Templars Park
29/12 DNC Dinnet (MAROC)
plus 7 more

SUNDAYS
24/10 Moray Mix 2
31/10 Evanton Woods (INVOC)
31/10 Balfour (MAROC)
28/11 Carse of Ardesier (INVOC)
05/12 Cambus O'May (MAROC)
12/12 Crathes
02/01 Hogmany Hangover Handicap Hazlehead

VIRTUAL O
You can join the Mobile O revolution  and download the MapRun app and have a go at some local courses using your phone to time yourself and even navigate with. Visit our MapRun page for instructions and a list of maps. Or do one of our Temporary Orienteering Courses if we've got one out at the moment - see the TOC post for info.

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CAN’T WAIT FOR THE NEXT EVENT? NEED A FIX NOW?

Then try a Permanent Orienteering Course in a local forest or park or try one of our Street O maps for a taste of urban O.

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