Map: Prince of Wales
Thanks to everyone who came out on a wet, muddy course. Special thanks to Jiri for picking up pin flags and saving me from getting cold and wet again!
Not everyone figured out the "hand-rails" training exercise, but some comments I got were "it made you look up to where you were heading" and "you had to look for other features to help" which is what I wanted, so I was happy!
Come along to an basic point-to-point course on a rather ordinary map...
6:15pm Introduction to Orienteering for Beginners
8pm Course Closure, participants must report to the Finish before leaving.
Three courses offered - Beginner/Short, Expert/Medium and Expert/Long.
On the Expert/Medium, I've added in a bit of a twist for 3 or 4 controls - there won't be a pin flag, just a small marker in an open grassy area. To find the marker, you'll need to follow a "hand-rail" - a feature (fence, building edge, etc) that leads you in the right direction and (hopefully) over the marker! Warning: this idea might not work so don't worry if you can't find it - just keep going.
The Expert/Long is an extension of the Expert/Medium, with a side-diversion to Quilchena Park. This is an old map that's quite out of date. I've made some rough updates but it's Runner Beware.
Take extra care when crossing roads - especially King Edward Avenue and Arbutus Street (for Export Long). Please carry a GVOC whistle. We sell them at every event for $1 - what a bargain!
Under cover, next to Prince of Wales Min School building (not the main Secondary School building). Park along Haggart St or Eddington Dr.
To Be Determined