Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Mountain Marathon Navigation

From Robin Sloan :

Reivers Orienteering Club is holding an event on Wednesday September 24th.


The OMM (Original Mountain Marathon) is this year being held at the end of October in the Cheviot Hills, right on our doorstep, and we know some local runners have been tempted to enter. Three of our members have planned previous OMMs and know a lot about the technical challenges and navigation techniques.

 ·         Controls can be easy to find in clear weather, but what if the mist comes down?

·         How do you relocate if the ground you are on doesn’t fit the map?

·         What are the ‘rules of thumb’ which allow you to make quick decisions about route choice?

 We’re holding an informal Club Night in Hawick, stating at 7pm with a navigation exercise just to remind everyone how to use a compass, followed by a discussion of hill navigation, with special reference to actual courses and controls used in previous events.


Anyone thinking of taking part in a mountain marathon will be welcome, and details of the venue, Wilton Dean Hall in Hawick can be found here.


Parking is fairly limited, so it would be useful to have a rough idea of numbers attending – just drop an e-mail to Rob Cranston.