Covid Safe Orienteering
Orienteering Report 17th August 2020
Returning to competition, Border Liners enjoyed a successful club event at sunny Faulds Brow near Caldbeck at the weekend. With restricted numbers, entry in advance and social distancing from start to finish, the organisers were rightly praised by competitors for bringing the sport back to North Cumbria in a safe manner in line with British Orienteering guidance after what has been a disturbing few months away.
Border Liners Celebrate 50th Anniversary!
Border Liners Orienteering Club was formed in Autumn 1969. Our first event was in May 1970 in Greystoke Forest.
For 2020 the club had planned a celebratory event in Chances Park Carlisle, as Greystoke Forest is now unusable for orienteering. Unfortunately the Covid-19 pandamic put a stop to that, but this did not dampen the club's enthusiasm to acknowledge an auspicious occasion! Angela Whitworth came up with a Grand Plan, and on Sunday May 31st 2020, as near as possible to 11am, club members and friends undertook a whole variety of individual '50' themed activities. These ranged from building sandcastles and counting rainbow posters in windows, to bike rides and gps tracked personal orienteering events. The order of the day was to have fun and, with the added bonus of wonderfully sunny weather, that's exactly what happened! Thanks to everyone involved for making the event a real community effort, and a day to remember.