To help alleviate Summer Holiday boredom and keep our Juniors active we’ve teamed up with Pendle Forest Orienteers to create some courses/hunts in our local parks!
Towneley Park, Burnley, BB11 3RQ
Alkincoats Park, Colne, BB8 9SF
Letcliffe Park, Barnoldswick, BB18 5HE
(Letcliffe Park courses are now uploaded to MapRunF and attached. Please note the Long course is TWO pages)
There are two courses at each location – a short course around 2-3km and a long around 4-5km.
They are timed events but please treat them with a bit of fun with your Juniors and enjoy exploring the parks as you make your way through the numbered checkpoints.
There are two ways to take part: you can download the attached maps and manually time yourself or you can download a fab app called MapRunF which will track your location and ‘punch’ you in at each control.
The attached guidance gives you details on how to use the app. Once loaded, you simply head to the start.
Apple Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/maprunf/id1468994114
Android Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=au.com.fne.maprunf&hl=en_GB
More help on understanding the maps can be found here : www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPw8rLTCiG4
I will post an update mid-August with those who have completed so far and a full list of finishers at the end of August, so plenty of time to do them.
Once done, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with
– your Juniors name and category
– your time (a photo of stopwatch, a link/screenshot of Strava/Garmin or screenshot of the MapRunF)
– any photos of you all having fun you’d like to share!
Alkincoats and Towneley are also both part of the local Virtual Orienteering Competition for Pendle School Sport Partnership so if you’d like to enter the competition, head over to www.pfo.org.uk/news/pendle-schools-sports-partnership to register.
Any queries please get in touch with us….. Enjoy!