Enjoyable afternoon of orienteering
A number of local families ignored the drizzle and rain and took part in the community orienteering event organised by The Centre on Saturday July 15th. A special route for the event had been laid out by members of Red Rose Orienteering Club and this was much appreciated by local residents, as well as runners from as far away as Preston.
Everyone who took part was introduced to the new world of dibbers to record locations and timing. They all enjoyed the event and were grateful for all the hard work in setting up the route.
There were prize winners – male and female and the top 3 girls and boys – but the main point of the event was to give locals a chance to have fun getting to know Halton better and to learn basic map reading skills.
Everyone who completed the course received a personal Certificate.
Event organiser Susan Lucas said:
“ We were delighted that locals supported this event even in poor weather, and enjoyed the opportunity to learn about orienteering and what it involves. The new technology of dibbers was fun to use and the children appreciated combining map reading and running or jogging.
The event would not have happened without the hard work put in by key people at Red Rose Orienteers – especially Julian and Mike. Thanks very much to them and congratulations to everyone who completed the course.”