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.
CLYDE enjoyed the spring sunshine at Springburn parkrun on 2nd March.
There was a good CLYDE turnout at this year's Scottish Night Orienteering Championships held in Dumfries on 24th February, with Alastair Dunlop becoming the Veteran Men Champion, and Dave Robertson (Super Veteran Men) and Donald Petrie (Ultra Veteran Men) both runners up in their categories, plus several other strong results. Full results can be found here.
There was an excellent CLYDE turnout at the Erskine Waterfront parkrun on Saturday 10th February.
Two CLYDE/GOATS teams took part in this year's Devil's Burdens Relay on 3rd February, recording a best result of 53rd place in a large field of very strong teams drawn mainly from hill running and running clubs. Well done to all of those who took part!
The dates for the 2024 South of Scotland Orientering League (SoSOL) have been announced.
The 2023 CLYDE Trophy Winners were announced at the AGM held in January 2024. Most Improved Man was Klaas Wynne, Most Improved Woman was Emma Wilson, Chair's Award Winner was Dan Graves for his numerous contributions to the club, Croy Bowl Winners were the GOATS for the excellent indoor orienteering event at Glasgow University in May, and the Cannon Trophy Winner for most points in the SOL series was Donald Petrie.
CLYDE kick started 2024 at a sunny but cold Linwood parkrun on New Year's Day.
The Scottish Orienteering League (SOL) is (alongside the Scottish Championships) the premier annual Scottish orienteering competition, and several CLYDEsiders achieved top overall results in 2023. Huge congratulations to W21E winner Emma Wilson, W65 winner Amelia Petrie, M50L winner Dave Robertson (actually a M55), M55L winner Steve Wilson, and M65L winner Donald Petrie. Well done to the other podium places achieved by Rachel Wilson (3rd W55L) and Alastair Dunlop (3rd M50L), and all the others who took part this year. Full results can be found here. The winner of the CLYDE Cannon Trophy for the most SOL points is once again Donald Petrie with an impressive 3902 points.