Saturday 28th December 2019
The event will start from the car park of St Columb’s Park House NOT the Foyle Arena. Turn off the Limavady Road just past the Foyle Area entrance onto St Columb’s Road / Browning Drive and then turn right following signs to St Columb’s Park House. Additional parking is available adjacent to Browning Drive and at Foyle Arena.
Starts from 11:00 to 12:30
- 4.7km linear
- 2.8km linear (Orange standard)
- Score (suitable for families)
In addition there will also be a Sporteering Event across the peace bridge in the city centre. Juniors under 16 years cannot compete in this event unless accompanied by an adult.
- Score format – approx 4km if all markers visited
This is a form of orienteering which replaces traditional physical Orienteering markers and control boxes with invisible GPS checked control sites. Competitors download the Sporteering app (Android or Apple IOS) onto their phone and select the City Centre event from a menu.
Competitors are given a normal Orienteering map with overprinted course and proceed to the location of the start triangle. Once there they start their run by clicking on the phone. A GPS lookup is done and the phone confirms the start (if they are in the correct location). Similarly as they reach each control site they click their phone and there location is checked with GPS. Correctly clicking at the finish circle stops the race clock.
Please note that GPS is only accurate to few metres so a margin of error will allow control to be “punched” in the general area of the circle.
The course will remain “open” after the event – so competitors can take part at a time which suits them.
Orienteering Course OR Sporteering £5 seniors, £2 juniors
Orienteering Course AND Sporteering £7 seniors £3 juniors
Cafe in the Park / Shopping
St Columb’s Park House Cafe will be open for the duration of the event for Coffee / Tea and light meals. The “sales” are also only a short walk away over the peace bridge!
There is also a Derry Park run on should you wish to extend exercise opportunities!
Lunch in the Cafe
Everyone attending is invited to join NWOC members for lunch. In addition to snacks, and lighter options (including vegetarian and vegan) the Xmas menu is still available at a very reasonable 2 courses £11.95 / 3 courses £13.95. Christmas Lunch 2019 Menu
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your choices from the link above if you plan to order from this menu.
The NWOC AGM will follow the Orienteering at approximately 1400.
Organiser: Des Fletcher
Date(s) - 28th Dec 2019
11:00 - 12:30
St Columb's Park