Clyde Tuesday Club Night: Tuesday 26th June
Event type: Activity
The Exercise for tonight was course planning for beginners. Perhaps the hardest courses to plan for an experienced Orienteer
Starting with a blank Map, jog round and plan a Yellow Course and draw it on your map.
Where would you put the controls? Where would you tape the route. Where would you use unhappy faces?
Back at the Start swap maps and have your map reviewd by someone else. Is it good yellow course? Is the Technical difficulty right?
So how did it go? Click on the Title or read more to go to the full report.
A large urban park in the South side of Glasgow. The Auldhouse Burn runs through the centre of the map in a significant gorge with interesting rock and contour features along its length. The parkland to the East of the gorge is well manicured and very fast running with enough detail to confuse the unwary. To the West of the gorge the park is less manicured but still fast and pleasant running. A good area of training events and sprint races.
Donald, Patrick, Kenny and Andrew took part. Scanned maps are available as Downloadable Documents below and the thoughts of the planners will be posted soon.
Course planning Guidlines by Barry Elkington. Also Useful for those thinking of going on a course to know what to expect.
Orienteering Courses range from Very Easy courses at Technical Difficulty 1 (TD1) to Very Hard TD5.
White, Yellow and Orange are designed to progress a beginner from TD1 to TD2 to TD3.
Near: Rouken Glen Park, Glasgow. GoogleMap
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