Urban Sprints Series

UrbanBrickWall0544590Sprint 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.

Every Autumn we run a short series of Urban Sprint events in Aberdeen and surrounding areas like Westhill or Cove. Dates and links to all parking locations will be confirmed soon so check back here nearer the time or on each clubs’ website.

One course TD3 or Orange standard i.e. medium difficulty, about 3km, with lots of controls and route choice in a relatively small area so full on concentration required just as much as fleet feet.
Best 4 scores out of 6 will count towards the USS league results.

Great for developing Juniors too but please note that Juniors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult to comply with BOF insurance requirements.

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

Urban maps have some special symbols so make sure you know what’s Out of Bounds or can’t be crossed as it’s private property.

Useful Orienteering Information
New to Orienteering?
Guide to O map symbols and control descriptions

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UPCOMING EVENTS (click names for details link)

SUMMER SERIES (GRAMP)
WED 17/7 Dunnottar Woods
WED 24/7 Glen Dye
WED 7/8 Perwinnes Moss
WED 14/8 Mulloch
WED 21/8 Raemoir
WED 28/8 Templars Park + BBQ

SAT EVENTS
17/8 Roseisle (MOR
club champs Score)
24/8 The AWPR Three (GRAMP)
14/9 Findhorn (MOR)

SUN EVENTS
18/8 Loch Vaa (BASOC)
25/8 Glen Fearder (MAROC)
22/9 SOL 5 Pentlands (ESOC)
22/9 SOUL 9 Nairn (INVOC)

 

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