Victoria Park hosts last Sarum Summer training session

Sarum’s last training evening of the summer took place on the small but perfectly formed Victoria Park.  Though not blessed by the bright sun of previous club evenings the rain did clear up in time for everyone to enjoy the exercise and the amazing sunset.  We were delighted to welcome newcomers Orla and Esma with Mum Samantha from Bruton nr. Chippenham and their Aussie friends Dave and Jazz who kept up the international flavour started last year when a Canadian family dropped in.

Ricky designed some interesting courses that fitted well into the small park and required the use of many of the skills honed in the previous sessions such as navigating without clue sheets to precise points, map memory and a challenging tree only course using a map that had most other features removed.  Ricky managed somehow to catch out just about everyone of the club members.  Peter held the record for the longest first leg using the excuse that he met an old friend en route and spent 10 minutes chatting.

All smiles at a welcoming Sarum training session in Victoria Park
All smiles at a welcoming Sarum training session in Victoria Park
Planner Ricky personally explains what's going on.
Planner Ricky personally explains what’s going on.
Charlotte provides help at the Start.
Charlotte provides help at the Start.
Frightening sight reported in Public Park.
Frightening sight reported in Public Park.
Alan keeps his eye on the map.
Alan keeps his eye on the map.
It's here somewhere.
It’s here somewhere.
Orienteering enjoyment.
Orienteering enjoyment.
Planning the next leg.
Planning the next leg.
Geoff takes a striking pose.
Geoff takes a striking pose.

 

 

That just about concludes the practical training sessions but club socials will continue over the winter months, so keep an eye out on the web site for details.