Saturday saw Sporteering join with British Orienteering and Transport for London to host the Know London Walking challenge. Participants navigated around London to find Legible London signs and scan as many QR codes as possible. As is to be expected in England, we had a little bit of rain, but we still had plenty of entries from a huge variety of people aged 9 to 66 – well done to everyone who took part!
Digital certificates are being sent out to each of you, and our top three high scorers will get two tickets to the new musical version of The Wind in the Willows at the London Palladium.
The full Leaderboard can be accessed here.
It was brought to our attention that Control 15 at the London Eye unexpectedly went missing – apologies to all who travelled to that location and searched for a QR code that wasn’t there. The scores have been amended to take this into account.
Despite the rain and the missing QR code, we hope you enjoyed the event and realised how easy it is to walk in London – keep an eye out for more Legible London activity later this year.
Jennie Taylor Communications Officer for British Orienteering said: “British Orienteering was delighted to partner with Sporteering and London for Transport in this our 50th Golden Jubilee anniversary year. We are pleased that there was a good uptake of this exciting urban navigation challenge which was based on the principles of orienteering. British Orienteering’s aim is to raise the profile of orienteering skills across the country and encourage more people to get involved in orienteering related activities in a new and exciting way. We were delighted to hear that the participants who downloaded the Sporteering app enjoyed taking part in this new initiative Know London Walking orienteering challenge.”
Don’t forget, if you enjoyed the challenge check out British Orienteering’s other events here.
Roger Dillon, Director of Sporteering added: “The event was a great success and we were really impressed by the wide variety of people that got involved, with entrants as young as 9 years old taking part! We’ve spent a lot of time trying to perfect the app and were really pleased to see how positive the reception to the app and the event was. We now can’t wait for the upcoming events with British Orienteering along with a couple of orienteering with a twist events we’ve got planned.”
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