Which way now? The path network at Writtle Forest was covered in fallen leaves and virtually impossible to follow. Congratulations to all 36 children who tackled the white and yellow courses there. They displayed some great navigation skills using alternative line features such as earth banks, gullies and streams to guide them.
Undeterred by the difficult terrain, Rosy and Zac in the older primary section and Oliver in the younger boys’ category all won their respective age groups in impressive style. Also demonstrating a detailed knowledge and understanding of the orienteering map symbols were Tom M, Ben and Daisy H on the yellow course and Louis on the white route. To round off a successful day Ben lifted the East Anglian M10 champion’s trophy.
The tension is mounting in the chase for the league title. The last league event of the season is at High Woods, Colchester on 14th June when the presentation of team and individual awards will take place. There will be more medals and trophies to be won at the East Anglian Schools Championships which is a separate one-off competition at Hylands Park, Chelmsford on 17th May. Beginners as well as experienced orienteers are very welcome at both events.