Monday, 27 September 2010


Tonight's session involved participants memorising and copying a challenging course onto a blank map then taking bearings between controls whilst moving.

Also, David Bolton, co-planner of the recent Formby event, was on hand to offer guidance to those who'd taken part.

Next event is Saturday at Calderstones Park.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Sudoku orienteering style

Tonight's version used map symbols instead of numbers. Hard enough? No, try doing it jogging round a track!!! Well done to everyone who did :-)

Before that we took part in a quiz about the summer's European Athletics Championships with questions set by 9 year old David Spencer. What an excellent and challenging job he did - thanks.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Special Offer

You'll see from the post below that several Monday evening regulars are having a go at this Sunday's open event at Formby. Anyone taking part in that event can enjoy a Monday evening orienteering club night session at Litherland FREE OF CHARGE plus 50% off all other Monday evening club night sessions until 31/10/2010, subject to the following conditions:

1) You don't need to have previously attended a Monday orienteering club night session at Litherland to benefit from this offer.
2) You must bring your Formby event map and results slip along to the Monday orienteering club night session. One map/results slip is sufficient for whole family to benefit from this offer.
3) You must claim your FREE Monday orienteering club night session before 31/10/2010.
4) 50% discount applies to all Monday orienteering club night sessions until 31/10/2010.
5) The claim period will be extended should the Lead Coach need to cancel any sessions during the offer period.
6) Please note that entries on the day for the Formby event are subject to sufficient maps being available so you are advised to register early. More info at

Monday, 6 September 2010

End of Summer?

It had been a stormy sort of day and the rain duly arrived at the wrong time!!

Anyway, in addition to some of our regulars we welcomed several people from Chris Henders' running group tonight and hope they'll be able to join in again sometime soon.

Despite the rain they all said they enjoyed their orienteering experience. Well done for coping excellently with the weather and the Score and Snooker courses.

At least 3 of our regulars will be taking part in the big open event at Formby this Sunday. Good luck to Oliver, Diane and Elaine and anyone else up for the challenge. Limited entries available on the day. Turn up at Range High School, Formby between 10.00 and 11.00am to register. Yellow is a good course for beginners; Orange for novice adults. As well as beginners, several hundred competitors from across the NW will be racing in the regional round of a national competition. More details at