Club members of all standards will be taking part and enjoying friendly head to head orienteering in our annual relays. If you have not attended a relay before, you will be particularly welcome. It is a great way to get to know other club members while enjoying your orienteering.
After speaking at our club dinner the night before, we are very lucky to be joined by Dr Gordon Avery to award the prizes. He and Dr Peter Adams presented the Adams Avery trophy 50 years ago to be competed for in an annual orienteering competition.
The premier competition will use the Harris format. Teams of three will be given a set of maps when they all start together. All members of the team need to visit a spine of controls of Orange standard. There will be a number of other controls spread across the map that must be visited by one member of the team. The team time is that of the last person back. You will quickly realise that how you split the extra controls between you is important. The planned winning time is 45 min.
Seniors who don't fancy the Harris or are from different clubs are able to enter an Ad Hoc relay. This, like the Junior relays will be in the format used for many years of three runners competing consecutively. There will be prizes for teams who are all from the same school and an ad hoc prize.
All the relays will be pre-entry only. Entries will close on Fabian4 on Wednesday 19th June. If you are looking for team members, you could ask on the club's Facebook page or get in touch with the organiser, Dave Potter.