Middleton Woods Ilkley
Mud and rain didn’t stop 7 juniors and parents having fun orienteering in Middleton Woods Ilkley this month! In the coaching session we practised planning routes from one control to another, matching map symbols to names and finished with the popular peg relay race and biscuits...... cont.
Another 15 juniors came in much better weather to try some yellow and orange butterfly mini courses. Again the focus was on planning how to get from one control to another and how to find and use attack points. The session was valuable training for the British Schools Championships and the up and coming local events at Brimham Rocks and Shipley Glen.
We tried out the new Aire thumb compasses that we have purchased through a successful grant application from Leeds. At the end we discovered that some juniors may still need to practice orienteering more speedily but all were experts at demolishing a tin of Rice Krispie cakes in 2 minutes!