Orienteering through the streets of Welwyn Garden City

Published:
8:30 a.m. April 15, 2022



A legacy from Welwyn Garden City’s centenary celebrations is helping to bring a family sporting event back to town.

The Hertfordshire Orienteering Club is hosting an event called Centenary Map Challenge on Sunday 8th May.

This is an orientation event on the streets of WGC where participants use a map to visit a set of controls, in order.

Although the fastest is the winner, you can run or walk as you wish and thanks to the generous support of WGC100, residents of Welwyn Hatfield can participate for free, subject to financial limits.

Event organizer Roger Molding said: “The event is one of 22 Urban Wayfinding League events nationwide and it is hoped to attract some of the country’s leading urban wayfinding, but you don’t need to be an expert orienteer, anyone can participate.

“There are seven courses for a range of experience, ability and age, including two special courses for juniors, designed to avoid road traffic.

“Most competitors compete individually but parents of young children are welcome to accompany their children.”

The event has individual start times between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. and all classes end near Oaklands College on East Campus.

To participate, go to www.herts-orienteering.club before May 1st.

Dino J. Dotson