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John Kewley reports ...
The most recent TORUS event saw the TrailO community commemorating (commiserating?) the lack of the European Trail Orienteering Championships (which moved from May 2020 to August 2020 to May 2021 and will now not be until May 2022. We therefore had 5 days (corresponding at least nominally, to the Model, TempO, PreO1, PreO2 and Relay days that we’d have had at ETOC and on their respective days). The best 3 from 5 results counted for individual, club and country.
Terrain was Finnish forest (in contrast to most of the TORUS days so far which have been park or urban). This was expected to suit the more experienced Orienteers and Trail Orienteers who had experienced this terrain more and so it proved.
Going into the final event JK had the narrowest of margins over Ben to be top Brit, but both Mike Greenwood and Tom Dobra (BOK) had lower scores to drop and Tom ended out on top.
The third of MDOC's Spring MapRun series will be available from Saturday 1st May.
Planned by Dave Mawdsley, the three scatter score courses will offer plenty of opportunity to test your legs and navigation skills in and around this picturesque and hilly village near Macclesfield. In addition to steep streets and scenic footpaths, runners may choose to run past Bollington's most famous high landmark, White Nancy, or cross the valley using the old Macclesfield-Marple railway line, now the Middlewood Way.
The second of MDOC's Spring MapRun series will be available from Saturday 17th April. It will be a 45 or 60 minute Score course using the MapRun6 app.
The courses will be available to run until Sunday May 16th.
The Final Details will be available on the Navvies site from Thursday 15th April.
And the courses will be available there from Friday evening, ready for those wanting to run the courses on Saturday.
Also, don't forget the first event in the Series is still available until Sunday May 2nd.
British Orienteering have released their Roadmap for returning to orienteering ...
with the following statement ...
We fully understand that clubs need direction and clear guidance from the board at each step, particularly about the restriction on start rates. The Roadmap will help the clubs understand the intention and hopefully assist clubs to plan for larger events. A fully updated operational guidance on orienteering at Step 2 will follow shortly.
In addition ...
The MDOC MapRun Series is being relaunched this week on Sunday 4th April 2021 with a new scatter event in Hadfield. Grahame Crawshaw has planned short, medium and longer options to keep you entertained in this new area ...