Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Sunday, September 19, 2010

"National O' Day" courses


Orienteer Kansas hosted a "National Orienteering Day" event today. We tried a new (for us) format. We had 4 courses and orienteers could run as many (or few) of them as they wanted. Most people ran a course, then rested a few minutes, then ran another course (or 2 or 3). It is basically the format from an "Urb-O' Cup" in Norway.

Courses ranged from about 1.1 km to 1.6 km. If you ran all four courses, you did 5.4 km of orienteering. That's a lot of orienteering for an area that is 1/4 square kilometer.

We started people who'd never orienteered before on the first course below:

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posted by Michael | 4:14 PM


Great to see that the Urb-o cup concept worked! I think it is a very good way to introduce orienteering to new people, especially youngsters.
It seemed to work very well. I think people liked the format. It seemed to work especially well for the beginners. They could finish a loop then chat a bit and think about what to do better the next time.

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