GALLERY: Orienteering comes to Ely

08:38 08 April 2014

Ely

Ely's first West Anglia league orienteering event, starting at Jubilee Park, Ely.

Archant

Good map-reading skills and a keen eye were a must for competitors in Ely on Saturday as the city played host to a unique orienteering event.

Ely's first West Anglia league orienteering event, starting at Jubilee Park, Ely.Ely's first West Anglia league orienteering event, starting at Jubilee Park, Ely.

The West Anglian Orienteering Club used the city as the base for the latest in a series of orienteering events it runs across the region during the year.

Using a map and, sometimes, a compass, the name of the game is to navigate from point to point as quickly as possible and return to base before your competitors.

The event started from Jubilee Gardens at 11.30am and saw competitors dashing frantically around the city for hours. Prizes were awarded to the first in each class.

The ultra-veteran class was won by Mick Smith (Herts) and Mary Nixon (Southampton).

The super-veteran class was won by Peter Jones (Hampshire) and Judy Johnson (Carlisle). The veteran class was won by Tanya Taylor (Lincoln) and Robert Campbell (West Anglian).

The open class was won by Gary Wilberforce (no club) and Valerie Suter (South London). The junior class was won by Tim Harrison (Suffolk) and Catherine Mole (Essex), the boys class was won by Daniel Hague (West Anglian) and the girls class was won by Aimée Darley (Guildford).

0 comments

More news stories

Munceys Level Crossing. Fordham, Cambridgeshire

MP Steve Barclay spoke of the possibility of “significant local disruption” if Network Rail presses ahead with closing 19 level crossings in East Cambs.

09:47
Five speeding tickets in 40 minutes during Witchford Road, Ely speed check

Five speeding tickets were issued in just 40 minutes during a speed check on Witchford Road, Ely yesterday.

08:00
Legends of rock to play at Addenbrooke's concert

Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust is teaming up with musician Mat Bayfield and his girlfriend Kelly Pritchard for an impromptu ‘performance’ on the roof of Addenbrooke’s hospital.

12:29
Alec Wood's Art Reach 2016 entry

A 13-year-old budding artist received a personal letter asking for his artwork to remain in chief constable Alec Wood’s office.

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ely Standard e-edition E-edition
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up