As an alternative to the cross country race, five Striders made the trip to Bradgate Park on a beautiful autumn morning for an orienteering event organised by Stilton Strider and Leicestershire Orienteering Club (LOC) member Liz Harvey. Greg Pettingill cycled over to meet us and we registered – me for the light green and Clive Kent, Nick Pryke and Matt White for the blue course. The ground was firm and largely runnable as most of the bracken had been rolled.
While there were a few navigational mishaps, everyone completed the course and the numerous paths, walls, streams and copses meant it was difficult to go too far wrong and pretty easy to relocate yourself and have another go! If any one is interested future events are shown on www.leioc.org.uk.
Times were:Blue course – 6.3km 230m climb
Matt White – 54.09 24th
Clive Kent – 68.22 46th
Nick Pryke – 80.54 54th
Light green course – 4.2km 105m climb
Jenny Kent – 77.35 19th