Forest Sprint Series
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FOREST SPRINT ‘SERIES’ 2021

Not a series as such this year but this is a handy place to list the dates of upcoming Wed events. Check entry fees and times etc on each clubs’ website.

AT PRESENT, CLUBS CAN ONLY ACCEPT ENTRIES FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE MEMBERS OF THAT CLUB
PLEASE OBSERVE ANY TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE AT TIME OF EACH EVENT

WED 31/3  Dess, MAROC
WED 7/4    Hazlehead Woods (City) GRAMP
WED 14/4  Bellwood, MAROC
WED 21/4  Tollohill (Shire) GRAMP
WED 28/4  Cambus O’May, MAROC
WED 5/5    Dunnottar Woods  (Shire) GRAMP
WED 12/5  Laurencekirk, MAROC

Registration: 18:00 to 18:50
Starts: 18:30 to 19:15
Fees: £4 Senior, £2.50 Junior/Student

One course TD3 or Orange standard i.e. medium difficulty, about 3km,plus one shorter one of Yellow, easy.

Lots of controls and route choice in a relatively small area so full on concentration required just as much as fleet feet. Great for developing Juniors too if accompanied by a TD3 standard runner. Usually best 4 scores out of 6 will count towards the FSS league results but 2021 may be different.

WE’LL BE TAKING EXTRA PRECAUTIONS:
– PRE-ENTRY REGISTRATION AND STAGGERED STARTS
– HAND SANITISER AND MASKS AT MAP PICKUP
– NO GATHERING TO CHAT IN LARGE GROUPS AFTER RUNNING
– GRAMP MEMBERS ONLY AT THE MOMENT

Sprint O is great fun – lots of controls in quick succession in a relatively short distance and fast running alone is no use in this discipline if it’s of the headless chicken variety! You really have to look closely at the map, make snap decisions about route choice, execute them quickly and cleanly while all the time trying to read a jiggling map and watch where your feet are going. Give it a go.

Maroc and Gramp usually join forces every Spring to bring you a short series of Forest Sprint events in and around Aberdeen/Deeside. Links to all parking locations will be confirmed soon so check back here nearer the time or on each clubs’ website.

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

FOREST SPRINTS (ISH)
WED 21/4  Tollohill (Shire)
WED 5/5   Dunnottar Woods  (Shire)

SUNDAYS
18/4 Perwinnes Moss

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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