The MapRun orienteering app allows you to take part in “Virtual” orienteering courses using the GPS in your smartphone (or watch) at a time convenient for yourself. You run a course using either the map on your phone screen or a paper version, and your phone will beep when you reach the correct location of each control.
Orienteering is an exciting outdoor adventure sport which involves walking or running whilst navigating around a course using a detailed map and sometimes a compass.
The aim is to navigate in sequence between a set of control points and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace.
Congratulations to all the CLYDEsiders who took part in the Scottish Middle Distance Championships held at Kinnoull Hill near Perth on Saturday 14th May, but especially the newly-crowed Scottish Champions Donald Petrie (Ultravet Men) and Alice Wilson (W20), and commiserations to Dave Robertson who missed out on the Supervet Men title by a mere 24 seconds!
We have organised a Spring Series of five informal local evening events, namely
Thursday April 21st: Mains Estate
Tuesday May 3rd: Mosshead
Thursday May 19th: Milngavie Centre
Tuesday May 31st: Houston
Thursday 16th June: Garnethill M8dness
Please take part in as many as you can!
Further details (and a sign up sheet for each event) are given in the "Events" section.
The series is overseen by the Series Coordinator Alastair Dunlop.
CLYDEsider Thomas Wilson, currently resident in Spain, has been selected to represent Great Britain at the World University Championships to be held in Switzerland this August.
A small but enthusiatic group of CLYDEsiders made the long trip to South Wales for the Easter weekend to compete in arguably the most important orienteering event in the UK orienteering calendar, the Jan Kjellstrom International Festival of Orienteering.
A weekend of sunny weather and furious sprint racing in Dundee saw several strong CLYDE performances, but the standout results were definitely the crowning of Donald Petrie as the new Scottish Men's Ultravets Sprint Champion and a third place (second W65) on the Women's Ultravets course for Amelia Petrie. Full results can be found on the Masterplan Adventure website. Well done to all of the CLYDE members who took part.
Thanks to everyone who took part in CLYDE's first major event of 2022, namely our Scottish Urban Orienteering League (SOUL) event on a new map of Dumbarton on 5th March 2022. Simple results are here, for full results click on the "Results" link above.
Thanks for Andy Paterson for organising some great sprint orienteering training at Linwood on 30th January, consisting of a straight-or-round pairs exercise and two mass start sprint exercises. We even managed to avoid the rain showers! The mass start courses can be run anytime by anyone as "Linwood A" and "Linwood B" using MapRun6.
CLYDE's annual award winners for 2021 were announced at the recent AGM and are