Posts by Wessex OC Members

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Car- free Orienteering.

Car- free Orienteering. By far the biggest environmental impact of Orienteering is the carbon footprint of travel to events, as we really operate on a minimal basis whilst running events. Other than a generator to power computers and that sound at assembly there isn’t anything to detract from the peace of the forest during our […]

WSX/WIM Joint Club Night – Upton Country Park – Results

UPTON COUNTRY PARK 02:04:12 Short Course  –  2.0k 1 Andrew McNally WIM 364110 10.36 2 Dale Padget WSX 400575 10.44 3 Roger Crickmore WSX 414660 11.38 4 Rob Hick WSX 235801 13.09 5 Chris Branford WIM 560606 14.00 6 Lynn Branford WIM 520202 19.22 7 Tracy Crickmore WSX 414091 25.01 8 Alan Hooper WSX 364107 […]


VEGETATION AND ITS BOUNDARIES As we all know, vegetation comes in three different thicknesses. Pale Green is – Slow Run; Middle Green is – Walk; Dark Green is – Fight, or Impenetrable, or Impassable. Each description is normally preceded by the word “forest”. The ‘slow run’ and ‘walk’ colours may also be in stripes indicating […]

Traffic Lighting

Traffic Lighting Each leg of a course can be broken down to bite-size pieces. Too much information just leads to mistakes – make it easy on yourself. Decide what your attack point is. Work back from there using large obvious features. Now the green light is on. Amber is where you need to verify decisions. […]


The Perils Of Planning – One Person’s View If you ever get the opportunity to plan some Orienteering Courses grasp it with both hands. It is almost guaranteed to improve your navigation for future events. I recently planned our Gallopen at Cull-Peper’s Dish and this is a brief resume of how I went about it. […]
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