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Fetch Orienteers

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25 Sep
8:03am, 25 Sep 2020
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Fragile Do Not Bend
We have our first orienteering event since New Year’s Day tomorrow, can’t wait! :)
25 Sep
10:42am, 25 Sep 2020
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Shortcut Cam
That’s great FDNB. I did an army event at Hawley, near Farnborough the other week. Rusty to say the least! The entries for civilians for next week’s event near Aldershot sold out in 20 minutes yesterday and I didn’t get a place ☹️

For those that live or work in London SLOW have teamed up with TfL and produced a series of ‘streetscape challenges’. It’s a score map and you have to match 12 photos to the 12 control points. (You could do this from the comfort of your armchair and using google streetview 🤣 but kind of defeats the purpose) tfl.gov.uk
25 Sep
10:57am, 25 Sep 2020
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We've been going a few months now up here - Claro did a series of local events that finished last week and we (AIRE) had a local event at the end of august, and EBOR did an event at skipwith over the bank holiday weekend.

There was an SYO event last weekend (which I didn't do - plus there was a limited entry) and there's a claro regional event this sun.

And I think a Lincoln urban event too.

So lots going on!
25 Sep
11:29am, 25 Sep 2020
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Cool, I've run a MapRun street-o nearly every weekend since June. TVOC organised a forest event for this weekend. I dithered and it sold out in a couple of days, oops.

I might have to practise some MapRun forest courses, although with GPS coverage in wooded areas being patchy that'll be a challenge.
25 Sep
11:36am, 25 Sep 2020
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We've found maprun is not great in the woods and on steep slopes.
25 Sep
11:41am, 25 Sep 2020
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I've got MapRunG on my watch, which is an improvement on the phone app (even though my phone has a pretty good GPS accuracy) - there's almost no hesitation at a control in a street-o.

I shall have to see how it goes..
26 Sep
4:13pm, 26 Sep 2020
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Just saw TVOC doh! I think I might do the MLS this Wed. Long valley south. baoc.info
26 Sep
4:14pm, 26 Sep 2020
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This is a fun game - left/right route choice options
26 Sep
7:40pm, 26 Sep 2020
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Shortcut Cam
Civilian entries sold out on Thursday in one hour for the Long Valley event Totri.. Remaining military places go up for grabs on Tuesday but only 21 left.
26 Sep
11:46pm, 26 Sep 2020
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Oh goodness! Had no idea. Better get in there fast!

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About This Thread

Maintained by rf_fozzy
A thread all about orienteering.

If you have any questions (however basic they may seem!) please ask in the thread and someone will hopefully be able to answer.

Here are some useful links:

British Orienteering Federation (BOF): britishorienteering.org.uk

BOF newcomer's guide: britishorienteering.org.uk
Graham Gristwood's beginner's guide on Youtube:

Find an event through BOF website: britishorienteering.org.uk
Find a local club through the BOF website: britishorienteering.org.uk
Find a local Permanent Orienteering Course: britishorienteering.org.uk

Maprunner main site: maprunner.co.uk

Map symbol guides: maprunner.co.uk
Control Description guide: maprunner.co.uk
Control Description Quiz: maprunner.co.uk

Routegadget2 UK: routegadget.co.uk

Routegadget user guide: screencast-o-matic.com
Drawing a route in RG: screencast-o-matic.com
Uploading GPS to RG: screencast-o-matic.com

Open Orienteering Map (Home page): oomap.co.uk
Open orienteering map (GB): oomap.co.uk

Maprun F app F: maprunners.weebly.com
Maprun explanation: ngocweb.com or aire.org.uk
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