Brand new orienteering courses launched at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Working together British Orienteering and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park have launched new permanent orienteering courses in the Park.
The launch follows the success of the British Sprint Championships 2016 held for the first time at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday 11 June 2016. The Championships provided an excellent day of competitive orienteering and the launch of the permanent orienteering courses will help create a long lasting legacy.
Chief Executive, Mike Hamilton, at British Orienteering, said: “We are very excited to have launched brand new permanent orienteering courses at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Our aim is to raise the profile of the sport of orienteering and encourage families living in the community or travelling to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to have a go at orienteering.”
Orienteering combines running and navigation and offers a great way for families to get out and explore their local parks in a whole new way, adding value to a walk and regular check points to keep the children motivated.
Great Britain’s International Orienteer, Alice Leake, was on hand to explain some of the finer points of orienteering and inspire a group of local school children to get started on the new course in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Layla Conway, Head of Business and Communities at the London Legacy Development Corporation, said: “It is great news that there will be a British Orienteering course for everyone to enjoy at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. It is a fun and free activity for school groups and families to enjoy so that they can explore and discover the Park. What’s more, it is for everyone, even if you haven’t been orienteering before. It’s a great way to stay active and progress at your own pace and enjoy the wonderful Parklands.”
Permanent orienteering courses are a great way to get active outdoors and go orienteering at a time and place that suits you. The courses offer a huge amount of variety, from urban courses in city centres to rural routes through beautiful scenery. Permanent Orienteering Courses can be found across the UK and can be accessed from your doorstep or further afield helping you to discover new places. No matter what your level of experience and fitness is there are courses that will suit you.
To access a film about permanent orienteering courses – click here.
To find permanent orienteering courses on our new portal go to: www.britishorienteering.org.uk/pocs. Select a venue before collecting your map and off you go! It is as easy as that.
To find out more about the orienteering courses in the Park, visit: www.britishorienteering.org.uk/poc/qe-olympic-park
To find out more about the sport of orienteering visit: www.britishorienteering.org.uk
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