OrienteeringOrienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport that exercises both the mind and the body. The aim is to navigate in sequence between control points marked on a unique orienteering map and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time.
Orienteering can take place anywhere from remote forest and countryside to urban parks and school playgrounds.
A wee while since I posted on the Blog – what message does that give people? Does it mean that
1. I suffer from SAD and so am unable to get going and do anything when the long winter darkness is here? Nope, I am generally happy no matter the time of year.
2. I am a bit lazy and so have not bothered to do anything? Well, there is some truth in this statement.
3. I’ve been ill? A week was lost in February with a heavy cold but that should not stop me writing. March – see the next article for this!
4. Busy with work? A lot of truth in this one – read on!
5. A holiday? Yes, this as well which will be written about in the next article.
I wanted to run somewhere different to the usual caravan park and across the road to the east side of Loch Loskin. The weather was settled so I suggested a visit to Ardyne.
This annual race is great fun and a bit quirky. The 2010 race took place on Sunday 16th January 2011. Blame the snow and ice in December. However the change of date meant that Paul & I could enter. Carol was relieved at this as she could then have a lift between locations!
2011 – yet again I would like to become a little fitter. This means doing more exercise and maybe reducing the vast volume of food intake so that the running becomes easier if I lose some weight.