BEACON HILL PARK ORIENTEERING LEVEE 2017
The 2017 Orienteering Levee had a great turnout in the beginner class C with 23 groups heading out in the 4-degree sunshine.
With photo-O, mystery controls, filling stations, punch checking, memory-O, bringing goodies, and the’ night before’, the New Years event is a conceptual challenge for both organizers and participants.
Participants averaged one and a half mystery controls each, relying on good luck, sharp eyes, photo interpretation or park pre-visits. Congratulations to all who navigated the rules, maps, and wayward controls to put in a good run.
Fewer of the regulars, who come out for the WETs and Determinators, were there on New Years day. So, the four competitors in Courses A and B had a 100% chance of a ribbon – and those lottery tickets that come with the ribbons.
And, we’ll have to up-our-game as Seamus Farragher and Ronan Ling – first and second in the Youth category – both were in the overall top third of Course C. They’re only going to get faster and better!
Happy New Year to all! We look forward to seeing you out at events scheduled for 2017…take a look at the website for the dates and locations
PS - We use old fashion hand punches because of the risk of stolen electronic punches and our caution was well placed because we had control flags moved or removed.
-Richard and Claire - event organizers
Once again, Victoria Orienteering Club (VICO) will be bringing back the ever-popular New Year's Day Orienteering Levee! This special New Year's Day Orienteering Event offers something for everybody, with Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced courses, with a special "Memory-O" twist for those wanting an extra challenge. Test your memory running without a map, using only designated "Filling Stations" where you can memorize control locations!
Location: BEACON HILL PARK
When : Sunday, 1st of JANUARY 2017 - Mass Start at 1:00 P.M.
Where : Meet at the Sport Hut, near playground, which has tables, toilets, and HEAT! (See map below)
Get active! Follow through with those New Year’s resolutions! ORIENTEER on our loveliest map.
Take part in the always popular FILLING STATION-O with Mystery Photos, many prizes and awards
~~~ M Y S T E R Y ~ C O N T R O L S ~~~
These controls are not marked on the Master Maps. They can be found only by luck or by matching the photographs with the map and terrain.The photos may be carried with you during the event or enjoyed the days BEFORE, But please, NOT on the morning of New Year’s D