Kerridge-O 2023 is a fun trail orienteering challenge in the countryside surrounding Kerridge Ridge.
RULES FOR KERRIDGE-O 2023
The rules are simple:
- Get the map and clue sheet – buttons on the right
- If you plan to submit a time taken and/or distance travelled then you need to decide where you want to start/finish – you MUST start/finish in the same place. If you are just going to submit the clue answers (no time/distance) then this does not matter – start and finish wherever you want.
- Decide if you will do it in one outing (a long run) or in smaller sections – if you plan to submit a time taken and/or distance travelled with your clue answers then every time you go out you MUST start/finish at your chosen start/finish location (so choosing that location is important!)
- Visit all 40 control points (or as many as you decide to visit) in any order you want – you MUST get as close to each control as possible (be sensible – there is no need to climb over walls or up telegraph poles!). You may find OS explorer map OL24 helpful as well as the map provided..
- You must have visited all 40 controls to fully complete the event (you will still appear in the results table if you do not visit all 40)
- Complete the GOOGLE Form (https://forms.gle/wP9dHwG7csAMf4gRA) with your answers and optionally elapsed total time taken and total distance The form will open on 16/2/2023.
DATES/TIMES FOR THE EVENT
The map and clue sheet are available here (PDF and JPEG) and all answers need to be submitted by 7.00pm on Sunday 26th February – a total of 10 days are available to take part in Kerridge-O 2023.
League tables will be visible in the Trail Group Facebook area each evening as the results come in.
- Can I do the course more than once – yes, if you want the exercise and have plenty of time
- Can I do the course in sections – yes (if you plan to submit a time and/or distance you must start and finish each section at your chosen start point)
- Can I do it with friends/family – yes, but you must stay together
- Are the controls easy to find – yes, they are all on marked footpaths and clearly visible
- How are the controls shown on the map – each control is marked with a red circle with a red dot in the middle. The red dot is the location of the control. Each control on the map has a number that corresponds to the clue number and you need to record your answer to the clue question.
- Can I ‘reccy’ the route beforehand – Yes
- Do I need to physically ‘touch’ each control – yes if possible (in the case of the telegraph or power poles touching the pole is accepted and there is no need to climb over any walls!)
- How do I submit my answers and time/distance – form: https://forms.gle/wP9dHwG7csAMf4gRA
Where can I get help – post your question in the Kerridge-O Facebook event – somebody might help!