Local Sprint Street O

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Street O

street oDue to very low turnout at the previous set of Street O events we’ve decided that maybe it’s just not what the average GRAMP member is after and so we haven’t organised anything this autumn.

If you want to have a go at something yourself then some of the maps from the first and second series are still available for you to print off and run when convenient. Street O maps.
Or you could try making your own route to spice up your training runs by having a play around on http://oomap.co.uk/, all the brainchild of Oli O’Brien of SLOW.

Street O maps

These are very basic maps designed for a bit of navigational distraction on a training run maybe or as an intro to simple urban navigation. Unlike Permanent Orienteering Courses, there are no control markers when you get to the control points so you’ll just have to convince yourself you’re in the right place. (You’ll soon find out if you’re not as nothing will fit as you try to navigate away again!)

The maps are named after the start/finish points. In each case, the full course is approx. 6 km long (as the crow flies so actual running distance will be longer) with a suggested subset of controls to make a shorter version approx 4 km long. All distances very approximate and depends on how adventurous you get second guessing likely looking paths and cut throughs not shown on maps.

Map showing start/finish points for all Street O maps listed below.

1   Aberdeen Beach Leisure Centre   shorter version 1 – 7, 13, 14
2   Duthie Park   shorter version 1 – 4, 8 – 10
3   Westburn Park  shorter version 1 – 7, 13, 14
4   St Machar Drive   shorter version 1 – 8, 12
5   RGU Sports Centre   shorter version 1 – 5, 10, 11
6   Johnstone Gardens   shorter version 1 – 5/6
7   Kaimhill Road (Garthdee)  shorter version 1 – 6, 11
8   Aberdeen Beach Leisure Centre  very shorter version 1 – 6
9   Duthie Park  shorter version 1-7, 11
10 Johnstone Gardens  shorter version 1-3, 7-12
11 Ferryhill  shorter version 1-4,9,10
12 Kingswells  shorter version 1-6
13 Stonehaven shorter version 1-4, 9-12

Have fun! Let us know how long you took if you timed yourself and we’ll publish those too so you can see how you compare. If you fancy having a go at making a map for yourself or for next year’s Street O series or to publish here, then have a play on http://oomap.co.uk/, all the brainchild of Oli O’Brien of SLOW.

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

This is what we’re currently planning…. (fingers crossed everybody please!) Things are going to look  a little different now due to Covid-19 precautions, most important being pre-entry only and allocated start times even for local events.

See our Covid 19 page for more info.

Wednesdays Urban Sprints
9th Sep Danestone
16th Sep Westhill
23rd Sep Duthie Park/F’hill
30th Sep ABZ Uni
Look out for an email or a post for each event with details and how to pre-enter. No entry on the night.

Sundays
9th Oct  Glen Dye
At least 4 courses – more details to follow very soon.

If you can’t make any of these events or prefer to avoid others fo the time being, 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 – see the TOC post for info.

SOA events calendar

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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