First-ever Orienteering race to be held in Huntingdon

THE streets of Huntingdon will be the venue for the town s first orienteering race on Saturday March 20. The race will be the third fixture in the increasingly popular City Race season, which has been held in Cambridge for many years, and also takes in Gl

THE streets of Huntingdon will be the venue for the town's first orienteering race on Saturday March 20.

The race will be the third fixture in the increasingly popular City Race season, which has been held in Cambridge for many years, and also takes in Glasgow, York and London during the season.

Organised by the West Anglian Orienteering Club (WAOC), the race sets competitors the timed challenge of navigating a course set around the city centre. The sport attracts competitors of all ages, with junior and senior races being run.

Seonaid Dudley, a Huntingdon-based member of the WAOC, said the event would be a great chance for people to find out about the sport.


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She added: "People can come down to watch and to find out what orienteering is all about. It's a fun event which is great for all ages. We should have competitors coming from all over to take part, and holding it in Huntingdon will be a new experience for them all."

WAOC members will be hoping to continue the excellent recent form that helped the club secure the annual Icenian Trophy at Brandon, as part of the Thetford Thrash two-day competition.

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Winners on the day included Todd Cooper, Tom Hemingway and Catherine Hemingway, with Thomas Louth and Seonaid Dudley managing second places. Andrew Stimson, Jonny Cronk and Christopher Thorne finished in third. On day two, Alice Hodkinson won by five minutes from youngster Owen Bourne, with Cronk, Todd Cooper, Duncan Cooper and Ellie Low also recording victories. Tom Hemingway and Dudley took second places again, and Emma Holland and Chris Morley were third.

Earlier in the month, Devnandan Chattertee took a course win in the King's Forest at Thetford, with Ronny and Anna Falk finishing as runners-up. In Lynford Forest, Lewis Cooper took a junior course win, ahead of brother Duncan in second.

INFORMATION: To find out more about orienteering in Huntingdon or to register for the town centre race, visit www.waoc.org.uk.

West Anglia Orienteering Club

www.waoc.org.uk

Seonaid Dudley Tel:01480 381192

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