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City ready for first ever orienteering competition
THE first ever orienteering competition in Salisbury city centre is taking place on Saturday, with more than 450 competitors already signed up to take part.
The event, organised by Sarum Orienteering Club, Wiltshire’s Sports Club of the Year 2013, is aimed at all ages and abilities.
Courses of varying lengths will require competitors to visit a number of control points around the city, marked by orange and white flags, near roads, in parks and in school grounds.
In addition to the full range of courses for orienteers, there are 5km and 10km courses to appeal to the city’s runners, as well as the Sports Club Challenge, which invites local sports clubs to enter teams of three runners for either or both of the 5km and 10km routes.
Junior courses for children aged 16 and under will be confined to the Cathedral Close and Churchill Gardens. A city photo map trail aimed at families will also be available, which will involve matching up photos of city features with their locations on the map.
The event centre will be at Bishop Wordsworth’s School, with start times available between 11am and 2pm.The event is sponsored by the Journal, Discover Adventure and Mule Bar, who have donated prizes, and BML Printers.
For more details, including how to enter, visit www.salisburycityrace.org.uk.