Frostbite Sprint Series 2020

This year we offer a ‘Frostbite’ with a difference. Instead of the tough complex terrain of the past we offer 3 short and fast Sprint type activities. The first session will be a ‘double’ header beginning at Gortatole OLC at 11.00 on Sunday 19th January with the second activity following on at Florence Court around 13.00. The third sprint will be at SHARE Centre, Lisnaskea on Sunday 2nd February, again 11.00.

Contribution to Club:- Senior £2  Junior £1

However, this remains a ‘barebones’ type of activity where participants are expected to be fairly experienced orienteers who come with all necessary clothing (for very cold/wet winter conditions) and equipment including a plastic bag (A4) for map cover (plain paper and printed on ink-jet).

These Sprints will use the GPS orienteering app on android. (NB not available for iPhones!) You will need to download the free GPS-orienteering run app from play store before the first event. Once you have done this you can download the courses and maps by entering the following codes when prompted by the app. Please note there will be no flags at the controls; the App will indicate when you are within 10 – 15m of the control site!

Please reply to confirm interest and which activities you intend to come to.

VenueDateMap codeCourse code to follow upon confirmation of interest  
Gortatole practiceJanuary 19thfsj3k4wz 
Gortatole sprint 
    
Florencecourt practiceJanuary 19thmi33kfgq 
Florencecourt sprint 
    
Share Centre practiceFebruary 2ndtsj3kwjz 
Share Centre sprint 

Though it is possible to find your way round the course using the phone alone having a paper map speeds up route choice and orientation to ground features. So ideally print off the attached course maps. If you are unable to do that let us know when you confirm and we will supply. Anyone new to this should come 15 mins early for a briefing and practice.

If you have mastered the technology you can run the Florence Court course as often and at any time that suits after 19th January! Specific permission is required for Gortatole and SHARE