Sunday, 18 April 2010

British Sprint Championships

Litherland Club Night Lead Coach Steve McLean was course planner for today's British Sprint Championships in Chorley. Almost 500 orienteers from clubs the length and breadth of Britain raced to become British Champion. Sarah Rollins won the women's final and Graham Gristwood triumphed in the men's race.

photo: Dave Rollins

A sprint race in orienteering terms is one with a predicted winning time of 12-15 minutes. Yesterday's courses were approx 3k for the men and a little shorter for the women. Courses are measured on a straight line route between controls but due to buildings and other obstacles the actual distance covered is further.

Maps, courses, results, etc are at

Don't worry if top class competition isn't your scene as Steve also works with children and adults interested in improving their fitness, enjoying navigating or just wanting to try a new activity.