Street orienteering: results!

Easter Monday 22 April saw Windmilers in conjunction with Sheen Shufflers organise a Common and Street Orienteering Event on the Common and surrounding roads.  (see the attachment for full results).

The weather on the morning was glorious and gradually towards the 10am start time, a total of 28 teams and solo runners gathered for what was the first time Windmilers have put on this type of event. As teams were registered and then handed out their maps and clue sheets there were some very detailed discussions going on about which way to head off to gather as many points as possible within the hour time limit. The rules were explained, clocks were synchronised and the run was started. We also had 4 running buggies and one dog, courtesy of Bryn and family and friends who had the biggest team.

Runners were generally back within the hour although some incurred time penalties which meant the results had to worked out in detail back at The Swan after everyone had consumed enormous amounts of cake, coffee and Easter eggs. 

We hope everyone had fun on the day and learnt some history on their way to finding some answers to the clues, such as Red Maggot Cottage, Blue plaques to First World War poet Robert Graves and Dame Margaret Rutherford and numerous names on benches, church notice boards, lamp posts, fire hydrants and other random street furniture.

If you enjoyed this and would like us to put on another one, please let us know at events@windmilers.org.uk