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Walton Chasers are holding an urban race in Lichfield on the evening on Tuesday 26th July. Come and run round the cathedral city – experienced orienteers and beginners welcome. They will be using the MapRun app rather than physical controls, so download to your phone / watch before you come. Please register before Thursday 21st July to reserve your map (pay on the day) – full details here: Lichfield Urban
A message from the Orienteering Foundation:
The Orienteering Foundation is pleased to announce support for another coaching day in the Lakes on Saturday 24th September 2022, in a similar format to previous ones (Nov 2021, Nov 2019 and Nov 2018). We are particularly keen to promote coaching of adult orienteers, who are often under-served, but also welcome groups including juniors. Details of the day are below. Put the date in your diaries, and either sign up as an individual, or think about encouraging your club to attend as a group
For further information please click on the link below:
Full details are on the Heart of England City race website.
18th June in Coventry City Centre
Explore the 2021 City of Culture with a Middle style race in quality urban terrain. Be prepared for an unrelenting technical challenge in a city that combines medieval history through to stunning modern sculptures.
The competition area is mostly inside the historic Ring Road. The area is heavily pedestrianised with shopping and business areas. Almost half is taken up by the Coventry University campus. There are some multi-level sections and together with the complex campus areas this will provide for an appropriate level of technical challenge for all courses including the junior courses.
19th June in Birmingham City Centre.
This is a brand-new map and a new area to orienteering. The map was drawn by Dave Peel in 2019 with updates by Alison Sloman. The courses will include some multi-level sections.
Run round a challenging, varied and scenic Urban Orienteering venue as it prepares to host the Commonwealth Games. 18th century canals are now lined with cafes and bars; Victorian era passages open onto 21st Century buildings.
Unfortunately this has had to be cancelled due to lack of interest. We hope to be able to run a course sometime later in the year.
Henry and Brenda Morgan are holding a Level C Event Planning course on the 28th May. The venue is Clifton Road Youth Centre, Sutton Park and it will last from 9.30am to approx 4.30pm. More information, and Henry’s email address are here: click here for more details
The West Midlands Schools Champs take place at Sandwell Valley on 14/5/22. This event is for school age children only who have previously taken part in an orienteering event and are experienced enough to go round an orienteering course either by themselves or in pairs. Schools or individuals can enter. Shadowing is not allowed. If your child would like to take part please go to COBOC HOME PAGE for more details and complete the application form. Please return this to firstname.lastname@example.org by 7/5/22 at the latest so we can print enough maps.
Yesterday’s Hartshill Hayes event was the West Midlands round of the Yvette Baker competition. Congratulations to the Junior teams from Octavian Droobers and Harlequins who have qualified for the final in the Trophy and Shield respectively.
Many thanks to Walton Chaser’s for Sunday’s testing courses.
The league points have been calculated and the battle for second place is tighter than ever. More details on the West Midlands League page.