Orientación Colmenar Club continues its effort in spreading Orienteering by organising an orienteering training event for CIOR on the 31st July 2016, and an orienteering competition the following Friday, August the 5th.
Orienteering Event : 5th August
At last the big day is here! Everything is almost ready and just working on the final details. I would like to thank from here all those in the organization of the event for their time and dedication. And to those competing, don't forget that the most important thing tomorrow is to HAVE FUN!
Results will be published here as soon as available
Photos will be published here as soon as available
The orienteering was perfect! Just the right amount of complexity and route choice decisions to bring our teams to full readiness. The map is beautiful and we could not have found better prepared, nicer or more skilled hosts! Thank you from Team USA and the orienteering coaches, Andi, Linda and Chuck (former President, US Orienteering Federation and author, Discovering Orienteering). Chuck Ferguson
Orienteering Trainiing : 31st July
Place of Event: CC at Calle Mieres 34, Torrelodones, Madrid. See map below.
Start : 9:30 a 11:00 Finishing Time : 12.00 - 12:30 Course CIOR Lineal : 5.8km : Controls must be visited in order Course CIOR Rogaine: Free to choose order to visit controls / checkpoints.
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Orienteering as a navegational sport is quite different from it's military version. The scale of the map (usually 1:10000) and the prohibition of GPS coordinates require the use of different navagational skills. To cut through the jargon as quick as possible and get you ready for Friday's event, here below is a list of documents essential for understand the maps.
This file is a summary of the IOF control descriptions. IOF stands for International Orienteering Federation: