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Course Maps

Beginner - 1 loop

Advanced - 2 loops

Elite - 3 loops

Organizers: Ben Smith (Event Director), Adam Woods (Coach), Joanne Woods (Membership), Rachel Howard (Membership)

Map: Renfrew Ravine

Thank you all for coming to Renfrew Ravine. Many thanks to Joanne and Rachel on registration, and an especially big thanks to Adam and Stan for all the training they provided.
Those of you on the elite course with a comment next to your name have some homework to do! Take a look at this picture and learn the International Orienteering Federation pictorial control descriptions. The downside is that there are a lot to learn (including the 15th entry in the "man-made features" category - a tower). The upside is that you'll then be able to orienteer anywhere in the world and understand what's going on. Even in Quebec!


This week we're heading to the wonderful Renfrew Ravine to do something a little bit different!

  1. Everyone will run the first loop, which is a standard point-to-point course. Great for newcomers to the sport, and for more advanced competitors to get familiar with the map.
  2. The second loop is a "fog-O" exercise and is a little bit harder. Bits of the map have been blanked out, but you can still see the area inside the control circle and areas further away from the control. Choose a good attack point or handrail for each control and you'll be fine. Relocation may take longer than usual, so try to get it right first time!
  3. The third loop is a complete white-out, and is only suitable for experienced orienteers. All features have been removed from the map except for the control circles and bridges across the river (i.e. there is no map - only the purple overprint). Use a combination of compass, pace counting, control description and memory of what the map looks like to get around this final loop. Good luck!


6:15 pm - Introduction to Orienteering for Beginners

6:30 pm - Starts begin for both courses

8:00 pm - Course Closure, participants must report to the Finish by Course Closure Time.

Safety Precautions:

Whistles must be carried at all GVOC events. If you get completely lost, just head to the nearest road and walk around the park until you get back to the car park. You must report to the finish even if you don't complete your course.

Parking/Start/Finish Locations:

Meet in the car park at Renfrew and 20th.

Post-Event Dining:

TBC, but maybe Ragazzi Pizza?


Without volunteers, these events cannot take place. A hearty thanks to all those helping put this event on. If you would like to volunteer/help at upcoming WETs/WJRs or would like to organize a WET please let us know.



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